Mass uploads; Wiki Loves Monuments; Edit-a-thon; GLAM conference
Galerie du cloître du musée des Augustins
, between 1880 et 1907, by Eugène Trutat.
In November we continued to work on mass uploads. We are making progress with the Eugène Trutat project, with 280 new files uploaded. The ~200 ones uploaded three years ago in the pilot project will be overwritten soonish; but the Commons metadata and the Archives metadata will have to be merged manually. The City Archives of Toulouse are eager to continue the collaboration with a larger collection from World War I.
With Trutat nearly out of the way, we reactivated the mass upload project with the Haute-Saône museums, and hope to report on progress there soon.
On the technical side, the Python library was transferred to a shared GitHub project, in order to accept contributions more easily. Apart from small changes, we implemented a new feature to compute metrics on categorisation made through the volunteer-driven metadata alignment. We also carried on with our documentation efforts.
Wiki Loves Monuments
Private visit of the Gallery of Casts before the ceremony.
On November 29th, we organized the awards ceremony of Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in France in the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine inside the Palais de Chaillot. About 60 people attended; a short visit of the Gallery of Casts was organized followed by the actual ceremony. See the blog post and the winners on Commons.
Edit-a-thon at Rennes
On November 24th, the Wikipedians of Rennes, Brittany (the so-called NCO) were invited by the central library of Rennes Les Champs Libres for a small editathon on Wikipedia and Wikisource, given this day was exactly the 10th anniversary of Wikisource and given the library concomitantly opened a new digital library centered on local heritage. Nine people were present during the afternoon, and they contributed on Wikipedia on the topics of the library of Rennes and the local heritage and culture, and in reviewing some pages on the Wikisource in French and Breton.
GLAM conference for professionals in Besançon
"Musées en Franche-Comté", a professional association of museums, organized a one-day conference (14 November) to present Wikimedia France actions with GLAMs. The conference was the initiative of the Haute-Saône Museums, with which we collaborate. Our chair Rémi Mathis presented the chapter and the Wikimedia movement. Then, case studies on Wikimedia collaboration were shown, including Centre Pompidou, Sèvres - cité de la Céramique and musée de Cluny. About thirty museum professionals attended the conference, most of whom knew very little about our projects.
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