WMF GLAM report
Call for case studies, #1lib1ref, Structured Commons and more
Call for Case Studies!
The Community programs team is still looking for case studies, to highlight the great work that is going on around the world in GLAM, Education, and other programs. For that reason, we have decided to extend the case studies collection period, and will be providing additional opportunities to work on case studies together with you!
Additionally, at Wikimedia Conference, Wikimania and other regional conferences, we will be holding clinics to help you draft your case study. We will also hold several virtual clinics where Wikimedia Foundation Programs staff can give you feedback and support on developing your own case studies (keep your eye out for invitations for these workshops!).
- If you thought you might want to submit a case study, but haven’t done so yet: please let us know that you are interested by emailing astinsonwikimedia.org or nsaadwikimedia.org.
- We can support you in drafting or developing the case study using the case study templates on outreach. If you would like to share a case study you have already drafted, you can still do so through the input boxes on the same page.
- Learn how to add a case study.
To highlight this year's #1lib1ref campaign, the Wikimedia Foundation team published several blog posts, with a focus on the importance of Wikipedia and Libraries Collaboration:
Also, we produced a short explainer video about #1lib1ref:
Look for an upcoming full report and reflection on this year’s campaign!
A bit earlier, two interviews have also been published on the Wikimedia blog:
- If you are interested in sharing your experience collaborating with libraries, email astinsonwikimedia.org.
Structured Data on Commons: research on GLAM use of Wikimedia Commons
In 2017-2019, together with the community of Wikimedia volunteers, a team at the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Deutschland updates Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia's media repository, to work with structured data. This will make it easier to add, update and find important information about individual files and entire collections.
Presentation of research results: GLAM use of Wikimedia Commons
In order to learn more about the needs of users of Wikimedia Commons, the team performs quite a bit of design research. This helps us understand what to improve, and why it matters. In the past months, we have surveyed and interviewed cultural institutions, asking them about their processes, wishes and pain points when they contribute media to Wikimedia Commons. This survey has been widely distributed and filled in by GLAMwiki volunteers; thank you!
- For more information or feedback, email sandrafwikimedia.org.
Other going ons
- Alex gave a Wikidata workshop and a GLAM-Wiki introduction at Lathrop Library, Stanford University. More info and links to the presentations: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Events/Stanford
- Sandra gave two short introductory Wikidata workshops at the conference Open-Up! in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Her presentation is on Slideshare.
- If you want to re-use some of our workshop materials about structured data and Wikidata, feel free to take a look at, and adapt, the master presentation that we are compiling (Google Sheets, downloadable in various formats)! It is very much work in progress and we'd be interested in any feedback and additions.
- In January, Ben, Alex and Sandra have had continued chats and discussions with the LD4L Community, Smithsonian, Europeana, and several other partners.
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