GLAM/Newsletter/June 2013/Contents/Netherlands report
Backstage event NA/KB; WWI Edit-a-thon; New potential partners
Backstage event ("Achter de Schermen") at NA/KB
The National Archives of The Netherlands (NA) and the National Library of The Netherlands (KB) hosted a behind the scenes event on june 8th. Visitors could get a tour through parts of their buildings that normally aren't accessible for visitors. This event was also a Wiki-saturday on location: an opportunity for interested people to meet volunteers of Wikimedia Nederland.
WWI Edit-a-thon at Huis Doorn
Wikimedia Nederland participated in the International World War I edit-a-thon. The event was kindly hosted by Huis Doorn, which has become known as the last residence of the last German Kaiser, Wilhelm ll. Two volunteers of Huis Doorn were available for questions during the event. Participants were taken on a tour through the house and were allowed to take photos for Commons.
New potential partners
There have been talks with several new potential partners in The Netherlands. These are
- the Maritime Museum is interested in edit-a-thons for their exhibitions,
- The New Institute showed interest in donating content,
- Boek.be contacted WMNL to discuss the possibility to reuse Wikipedia content for their data services,
- Communication and Multimedia Design at the the University of Applied Science in Utrecht might be interested in partnering for their Museum Battles, a five day pressure-cooking concepting event for students with different backgrounds.
These were a first introduction and will hopefully lead to cooperation in the near future.