A group of Wikimedians (including Sandra) were invited to Yerevan, where Wikimedia Armenia organized its GLAM Forum Yerevan for local GLAM professionals. Check this month's Armenia report for a summary!
In May, Europeana held its EuropeanaTech conference, which brought together almost 300 European and worldwide GLAM professionals working on technical aspects of cultural heritage, aggregation and Linked Open Data. GLAM-Wiki and Wikidata were important themes throughout the conference. Read a longer overview in this month's Wikidata report in This Month in GLAM.
Recently, the research team of the Wikimedia Foundation published four GLAM contributor personas to Commons. A persona is a fictional character that represents a specific kind of user; the GLAM personas are four typical GLAM staff members that contribute to Wikimedia Commons. These personas, developed by design research intern Niharika Ved,, can help anyone (including developers, designers, and organizers) better understand the people who contribute to Wikimedia Commons from a GLAM perspective, including their needs, and the issues and pain points they encounter.
The personas are based on interview and survey responses from GLAM participants collected during the GLAM Structured Data contributor research last Fall.
Alex is still focused on documenting the processs of creating Wikipedian in Residence positions (see last month for more information). If you would like to share information about a residency that you have hosted please reach out astinsonwikimedia.org