Some users shared some ideas about how they thought the GLAM track should be made, with topics such as State of GLAM-Wiki in 2021, Structured Data on Commons, Tools and tech development for GLAM, Underrepresented knowledge, and Suggesting that the Wikimedia culture can enhance the prospects for world peace by encouraging advocacy and research organizations.
The GLAM & Culture team at the Foundation is very excited about the final list of GLAM-related submissions and has also applied for participation in three sessions:
State of GLAM-Wiki in 2021
Structured Data on Commons
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The announcement with the sessions chosen to form the program will be published between July 5 and 9. Check out some sessions marked as public through this link.
The deadline for proposals was extended to July 6. The GLAM & Culture team at the Foundation has proposed two sessions (one about Wikisource and another about GLAMs and Wikimedia). The team has also been invited to the session about the new CC Open GLAM program and for the Hack4OpenGLAM opening, on June 29, with a presentation about Knowledge Equity.
During the opening, there were also presentations about other GLAM hackathons, a look back at Hack4OpenGLAM 2020, and an explanation about what’s in it for GLAMs in this hackathon. For more information about the Hack4OpenGLAM, check last year’s project dashboard.
Arctic Knot Conference 2021
In June, the Arctic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference 2021 took place online on June 24 and 25. The objective of the event was to discuss the "future of indigenous and underrepresented languages and their presence and use on the Wikimedia projects".
There were presentations about many different topics during the conference and, on Friday, a special session only about Wikisource, with three tracks: Wikisource presentation, Digitizing rare texts with Wikisource, and Wikisource workshop. The video with all three is available on the Wikimedia Norge YouTube channel here.
Satdeep Gill, from the GLAM & Culture team, hosted the "Digitizing rare texts with Wikisource" panel, in which there was conversation about experiences of a few different Wikimedia communities in digitizing rare texts on Wikisource: the Balinese community digitizing manuscripts from people's houses, and the Bengali Wikisource community collaborating with the British Library to organize a proofread-a-thon to transcribe 19th century and early 20th century texts from the library's collection.
2021 LD4 Conference on Linked Data
With the theme "Building Connections Together", the 2021 LD4 Conference on Linked Data is set to happen online from July 19 to 23.