GLAM/Newsletter/June 2022/Contents/Poland report
Wikipedian in residence in the National Museum in Cracow; The next online meeting within the cycle of monthly editing GLAM meetings; Steps to communicate GLAM partnerships better and involve the Wikimedian community
Wikipedian in residence in the National Museum in Cracow
We keep developing our cooperation with the National Museum in Cracow where the Wikimedian in residence is located. In June we focused on solving technical issues connected with the upload of digital resources, and we are still in the process of selecting the most significant and valuable artworks from the biggest museum collection in Poland. It is a complex process that involves the curators, museum professionals and Wikimedians as well.
Beside the work of Wikipedian in residence which is made on site, we also had a series of online meetings with museum staff to monitor the progress of the project and make necessary improvements. The page of the wikiproject was launched and it is designed in a new way that helps the community to involve into the project.
The next online meeting within the cycle of monthly editing GLAM meetings
At the end of June we have organized the second online GLAM meeting within the cycle of online editing meetings addressed to the Wikimedians. The goal of the GLAM meetings cycle is to get the community more familiar with GLAM partnerships and invite Wikimedians to actively participate in the projects.
The second meeting was dedicated to partnership with the National Museum in Cracow. The museum representatives presented the museum, which is the biggest museum in Poland that includes 10 divisions in different locations. It was also opportunity to shortly describe the museum collection which includes over 113 thousand digital objects on museum portal zbiory.mnk.pl. But it is only a part of the biggest collection in Poland that consists of more than 700 thousand objects. The Wikimedian in residence talked about his work in a museum and during the second part of the meeting we all had a chance to get involve in a project and edit Wikimedia Commons, Wikipedia and Wikidata.
Steps to communicate GLAM partnerships better and involve the Wikimedian community
In June we decided to make some improvements on Wikipage dedicated to GLAM. We wanted to make our list of partnerships more clear and visible, so we decided to change not only a visual aspect of the wikipage, but also add some new functionalities. The new layout allows to easily navigate to each GLAM wikiproject and the uploaded digital resources. But what is even more important each project has a button get involvedwhich helps all Wikimedians to check how one get involved into the project. This is a first step to rebuild the whole GLAM wikipage and implement more improvements that will allow us to more effectively collaborate within the community.