For the first time, Wikimedia Indonesia invited all volunteers participating in GLAM activities since 2017 to a formal meet-up in Jakarta, on March 7–8, 2020. The event was held for two days to review the current digitization activities in several places such as Yogyakarta, Bandung, Medan, and Padangpanjang. Our goals were to discuss challenges and opportunities in partnership with several GLAM institutions, and increase the capacity of each participant in the digitization process.
Processing raw scanned document to prepare for Commons upload
“Processing raw scanned document isn't a bad idea...”
Explaining how something should be done in the correct way
Staring the Elephant statue in front of the National Museum of Indonesia and why it is there in the first place
Group photo in National Museum of Indonesia
Small edit-a-thon to add structured data on Commons
For ten days, from March 20–29, 2020, we conducted a small edit-a-thon inviting Wikimedia contributors to add "depicts" data to photographs of Wiki Cinta Budaya 2020, a photography contest run by Wikimedia Indonesia focusing on cultural images of Indonesia. This contest gathered more than 1,000 images uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, and this edit-a-thon helped the images being machine-readable and more searchable.
Eleven participants (including the Campaign Manager) engaged in the edit-a-thon and resulted 3,165 contributions. Top three contributors (User:Devi pluto, User:S Kartika, User:Lnahdiya) will receive tokens of appreciation for taking part in the event from Wikimedia Indonesia.
Some feedbacks we gathered from the participants are that they found the edit-a-thon was fun and entertaining. Two-third of total participants have never heard about Structured data on Commons before engaging in the event; however, there was a similar number of participants who gain little understand about the SDC still. They doubted if abstract entity should be added in the SDC or not. In the end, these feedbacks is a good start for Wikimedia Indonesia to grab where we should start to introduce SDC for the community in every workshop we will conduct in the future.