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On 22nd June 2017 the Dutch Foundation for the History of children's and youth literature (SGKJ), the KB and the public library of Amsterdam organised a workshop themed around childern's books and youth literature. The workshop was attended by 9 persons. This was a follow-up activity for a recent image donation of 187 historic children's picture books.
On 20th June 2017, various active Dutch GLAMwiki staff and volunteers participated in Sharing is Caring Brussels X 2017. Tim de Haan (NA, National Archives of the Netherlands) and Olaf Janssen (KB, national library of the Netherlands) spoke about the collaboration of the NA and KB with Wikimedia over the last 5 years. Sandra Fauconnier talked about Wikidata collaborations with the ModeMuseum Antwerpen and Flemish art collections. Olaf's slides are on Commons and on Slideshare. The ModeMuseum and Flemish art collections presentations are on SlideShare. Photos here
In May and June, Sandra Fauconnier spent 8 days as Wikipedian in Residence at the Special Collections of Utrecht University Library. This short residency is a part of the UNESCO Memory of the World Wikipedian in Residence project that takes place this Summer.
Sandra worked together with enthusiastic staff and with the talented intern RianneM. The residency included a two-day course on Wikimedia projects (Wikipedia, Wikisource, Wikidata and Commons) and many chats with staff about various aspects of the University Library's collections in relation to Wikimedia. Rianne wrote several Wikipedia articles on Dutch and English Wikipedia about highlights from the Special Collections' manuscript collection and executed an upload of 84 scans from these manuscripts to Wikimedia Commons. Together, Sandra and Rianne also performed a pilot of describing the manuscripts on Wikidata. The residency was concluded with an internal report with recommendations (still in draft) and will probably be followed up by a Wikipedia component in an art history course at Utrecht University, and a public activity in September.
In July, Sandra spends 6 days as Wikipedian in Residence at Zeeuws Archief, Middelburg, the Netherlands.
Codex Boreelianus, UBU Hs.1, page with decorated initial
Book of Hours, UBU Hs. 5 J 27, illumination
Postilla in Prophetas, UBU Hs. 252, illumination
Pontifical of St. Mary, UBU Hs. 400, detail of initial
Boethius, De Consolatione Philosophiae, UBU Hs. 1335, illumination
After the image donation of the Beyeren armorial the KB will upload over 400 other manuscripts to Commons in the course of 2017. Most of these will be richly decorated, so-called illuminated manuscripts, coming from the website Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts. In addtition, medieval works from the digitized collection highlights will be donated.