GLAM/Newsletter/June 2013/Contents/Belgium report
Edit-a-thon; Wiki Loves Monuments; Open Data Day
Edit-a-thon about World War One
99 years ago the First World War started and had Belgium as chess board. With this idea in mind a group of Wikipedians from multiple Wikipedias organized an edit-a-thon at the same time with other edit-a-thons in Europe and Australia to improve and enlarge the information present on Wikipedia about the First World War and to use more images from Europeana. We found a free location at Leuven University where we were able to use internet and a digital board on the wall to show some things.
Wiki Loves Monuments in Belgium and Luxembourg
The preparations of organizing Wiki Loves Monuments in Belgium and Luxembourg have started.
Open Data Day
On 14 June Flemish government organized with Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) the Open Data Day. On this day a lot of Flemish government organisations were present to get informed and inspired about Open Data. Some thoughts that the government has as goal:
- Open Data will become the norm for all Flemish Government organisations
- Re-use is allowed
- Open Data uses open standards