GLAM/Newsletter/May 2018/Contents/Germany report
Two fantastic weekends with science fiction literature and the history of mining made audible
Wiki Loves Jules Verne
From 4th to 6th of May 2018 private researchers and librarians, publishers, Wikipedians, Commonists and Wikidataists came together in, Germany to explore the ways and heritage of Jules Verne.
The event took place at the Haus der Braunschweigischen Stiftungen in Brunswick. Some of the participants were members of the "Jules Verne Club", who also participated in the lecture program and contributed greatly to the event.
The documentation of the event can be found here, numerous articles have already been expanded. A report on the event has been published at the blog and in the Wikipedia:Kurier. A guided tour of the Magniviertel of Brunswick completed the program. As part of this tour, many new photos were made for Wikipedia.
GLAM on Tour at the LWL industrial Museum Zeche Nachtigall
This GLAM on Tour station was held from 11th to 13th of May in cooperation with the LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall and was supposed to support the use of sounds in the Wikimedia projects.
The aims of the event were the presentation and introduction to the project "Sounds of Changes" and the work with sounds. Also the discussion and exchange about sounds and sounds of change and their usability for the Wikimedia projects.Later the first exercises to record sounds took place.On sunday an introduction to Wikipedia for participating students and visitors was hold by an experienced Wikipedian.
Inserting sounds from the project database (www.workwithsounds.eu) into the Wikimedia projects and to collect more sounds for use in the Wikimedia projects and the project database were further questions of the event.
Also the exploration of the Nachtigall colliery and the history of mining in the Muttental valley for the illustration and expansion of existing articles or for the creation of new articles were ideas of the event.
The results and documentation of this GLAM-on-tour station will be published on this and could possibly be the basis for further sound integrations in the Wikipedia. During the event, a podcast (in german) was created, which can be heard here.
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