A Year of Folk Customs with Wikipedia field work
Easter procession, Wilamowice 2015
The Year of Folk Customs project - in collaboration with the National Museum of Ethnography - is running. Three mixed teams consisting of Wikipedians, Museum staff and volunteers have travelled over Easter to three countryside locations: Wilamowice, Chobienice and Lednica Górna. Each team recorded the folk customs (Easter processions, Wet Monday variations and other customs) happening in those locations on video, interviewed the residents, photographed the events and asked residents for copies of local press and other texts about local customs and about the locations themselves. Some images have already been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.
Over the next 2 months the teams will work on articles related to the customs and visited places. By autumn the project is to include 1k media (images, video, interviews) of 7 customs in Wikimedia Commons and 21 related Wikipedia articles. The project page will soon be available in English.
Six months into GLAM-WIKI
Ryszard Winiarski, 100 incidents 10x10, Zachęta National Gallery
The dedicated GLAM-WIKI project of Wikimedia Polska is six months old. The Wikiproject is up and running with its mailing lists, social media and on-Wiki communication channels. Collaborations with National Archives (Central Archives of Historical Records and the State Archive in Poznań) continue; archivists from Łódź are beginning to upload selected images to Commons.
The Warsaw Rising Museum is planning to begin releasing digitized wartime newspapers published by Polish command in 1944 Warsaw 1944 as PDF files.
3 new projects are currently discussed with museum staff; for the next month, the main focus will however lie on developing the already begun collaborations with State Archive in Lodz, the Warsaw Rising Museum and developing articles related to the ethnographic project - as well as focusing on communicating with Wikipedians and increasing the reuse of new GLAM content in Wikipedia articles.
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