GLAM/Newsletter/February 2023/Contents/Indonesia report
Launching of Wikisource Loves Manuscripts; Bincang GLAM continues; 2nd Digital Clippings from Youtube
Launching of Wikisource Loves Manuscripts
The Seminar, Discussion and Release of Wikisource Loves Manuscripts (ID) is a collaboration between the Wikimedia Foundation and PPIM UIN Jakarta. The theme raised is the theme "Digitalization of Manuscripts to Strengthen Research Infrastructure and Community Engagement". Also invited to this event were academics, philologists, students, BRIN, National Library of Indonesia and all parties related to manuscripts in Indonesia.
Read more about the project initiatives in Meta: Wikisource Loves Manuscripts.
Bincang GLAM continues
During February, we hosted 4 live sessions of "GLAM Talk", with the following topics: How to upload media to Wikimedia Commons (2 February), the WikiKaleidoskop 2.0 photography competition in Commons (9 February), Licenses in Wikimedia Commons: Creative Commons and Public Domain (16 February), and lastly Structured Data in Wikimedia Commons and ISA Tool (23 February)
2nd Digital Clippings from Youtube
Following the success of the previous event, we held a second Digital Clippings workshop and challenge. This time each participants are asked to clip important images from free videos provided by Indonesian news agency, Antara via their Youtube channel, AntaraTV. While it isn't necessary to upload those freely licensed videos to Commons, we can still take still images from them to increase the number of pictures related to Indonesia, particularly public figures that have yet to have images of them in Commons, and still pictures of recent events held in Indonesia, like F1 Powerboat World Championshiph or F1H2O in Lake Toba, North Sumatra.
During the 1 week challenge, 5 Wikimedians were able to upload more than 350 images from hundreds of videos. This way, those images are now freely available to illustrate articles about Indonesian people, events, and other articles related to Indonesia. We hope that through this event, more Wikimedians understand that Wikimedia Commons are able to use Youtube as one of its sources, as long as the videos are licensed with Creative Commons and from reputable sources.