GLAM/Newsletter/March 2022/Contents/Brazil report
Pills of GLAM
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.
New Brazilian National Archives upload
We are happy to announce a recent upload of more than 7,100 media files from the Brazilian National Archives (GLAM do Arquivo Nacional). In this batch we have uploaded files from three funds: 1. Security and Information Advisory of the Superintendency of Fisheries Development; 2. Security and Information Advisory of the University of Brasília; and 3. Afonso Pena; which contain official documents, photographs, personal letters and other types of documents.
See below some of the official documents from Security and Information Advisory of the University of Brasília that were written during the Brazilian authoritarian period. This upload connects to our strategy to prioritize uploads that shed light to state-led human-right violations in our recent history.
Prohibition of cultural relationship with socialist States
Suggestion on the adequacy of censorship in Brazilian society
Education & Culture Minister's statements about the closing of Brazilian National Union of Students
Repression of the recomposition of the student movement
Official Notice "No! The person sentenced to death is not a student"
The Portable Museum brochure
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.
The Museu Portátil Project was coordinated by the art historian and curator Carolina Matos in a partnership with Goethe-Institut São Paulo, Instituto Moreira Salles and Wiki Movimento Brasil. Two GLAM-wiki initiatives have emerged as a result of this partnership: GLAM do Museu da Capitania de Ilhéus and GLAM da Santa Casa de Misericórdia da Bahia. These institutions have already uploaded 436 pictures of their collections, including the UNESCO awarded documental series Livros do Banguê - a set of eleven books with information on the enslaved in Brazil.
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!
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