GLAM/Newsletter/March 2013/Contents/Netherlands report
Wiki loves Monuments and Sound; Hackathon 2013; Hebrew and Jiddish words
Wiki Loves Sound
Wiki Loves Sound is a new initiative to promote use of sound in Wikimedia projects. This initiative started within the framework of the project Sound of The Netherlands. The goal of this project is to build a library of typical historical and current sounds of the Netherlands. The partners involved are The Netherlands Institute For Sound and Vision, Kennisland and De Auditieve Dienst. The initiative consists of different activities:
- A workshop Field recording was organised on the 30th Of March. The workshop was focussed on the types of sound that have an encyclopaedic value, different techniques to record these sounds and basic editing. The workshop has been documented and the lessons learned will soon be made available in Dutch.
- A sound donation of 2300+ sounds to Wikimedia Commons. The sounds will be converted from WAV to FLAC and mass uploaded with a bot.
- An editathon will be organised on the 20th of April in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The goals of this editathon is to include relevant sound files in Wikipedia pages. Different instruction video's will be produced for this editathon with information on recording, converting, uploading sound files and adding files to wikipedia pages.
Wiki Loves Monuments
A map has been created to keep track of the municipal monuments in The Netherlands. The source of the lists with monuments are the local municipalities. Some of them have these lists published on their website, in other cases these municipalities have to be contacted one by one. For the first time the Dutch Caribbean have been contacted to participate in WLM.
The program of the annual Wikimedia Hackathon is still the works, but that hasn't stopped a large number of visitors to register already. Registration is free of charge but we require you to sign up for proper planning. You can register for the Hackathon using this form. It's also possible to apply for a scholarship, if you register by 20 April.
Integrating the Dictionary of Hebrew and Jiddish words
A first test has been conducted to integrate the dictionary of Hebrew and Jiddish words into Wiktionary. This test consisted of separating proper nouns and common nouns. These separate lists will also be used to determine which translations could be relevant for inclusion on Wikipedia.