In March Wikimedia in Brazil joined the global campaign #VisibleWikiWomen led by Whose Knowledge?.
“We estimate that less than 20% of Wikipedia articles of important women have pictures. When women’s faces are missing from Wikipedia, that invisibility spreads. [...] Women’s knowledge and contributions to the world are invisible in so many ways. Together, we can address this and make women more visible online!”
Hey, you who work with GLAM! Let’s make all the efforts to upload images of women and reduce the gender gap on the Internet! Don’t forget it: upload your images until May 8th on this link.
As announced in our January Report, the Museu Portátil -“Portable Museum”- Project has released a manual (only in Brazilian Portuguese) on how to use low-cost equipment for digitization of both bidimensional and tridimensional objects. The material also includes information on how to start a GLAM Wiki initiative and guidelines on legal aspects to make collections available under open licenses.
Our team has produced a video tutorial on how to create the basic landing page of a GLAM-Wiki institution, relying on a template we have developed called tGLAM.
This GLAM-Wiki page is a space for coordinating activities, centralizing metrics and providing context on the partnership. It is easy to translate!
New GLAM-Wiki manager
BTW: Hi, everyone! My name is Sandra Soster. I am the new GLAM & Culture Manager at WMB. Here's a little about me. I am currently working on my PhD, called “Management of the Brazilian Cultural Heritage: Collaboration in policies, processes and technologies”. I hold two bachelor’s degrees: Architecture and Urbanism + Advertising, and Marketing. I collaborate on projects of four research groups from different Public Universities here in Brazil. And I am really interested in digital technologies for documentation and dissemination of cultural heritage.
I am so excited to have this opportunity to contribute to both Wiki and GLAM institutions. I think GLAM+Wiki is a perfect match! Don't hesitate to get in touch!