During a residency at the African Studies Centre Leiden with librarian Jos Damen various image collections by Africanists were curated. Preparations to upload them to Wikimedia Commons are ongoing.
Dogon markets in Mali
The Dutch anthropologist Wouter van Beek is donating more photographs of his fieldwork over many years in Mali and Cameroon to Wikimedia Commons. A first installment concerns colourful markets for food and household articles in the Mali towns of Mopti, Sangha and Tireli.
Chilli and other condiments at Sangha market, Mali 1992
Just circumcised boys at Tireli market, Mali 1990
Sangha market, Mali 1992
Bar keeper, Sangha market, Mali 1992
The Dutch historian Aart Rietveld donated photographs of the scenery and fauna of Robben Island, South Africa.
Cape Town under the Table Mountain. Leeukop (Lion's Head)
Robben Island coast. View of Table Mountain
African sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
[Presentations] Collaborations between the National Library and Wikimedia
During two conferences in November Olaf Janssen, the Wikimedia coordinator of the National Library of the Netherlands (KB), spoke about the ongoing collaboration of the KB with the Wikimedia movement.
The 2017 annual conference of the Dutch information professionals took place on November 9th. Olaf: The KB has been collaborating with Wikipedia and its communities for over 4 years now. In this session (Track 4-4) I explain why the KB has chosen to do so, how we organise it, which priorities we have and which positieve impact it has for the distribution, visibility and reuse of our collections and knowledge. And most importantly, how does the Dutch population benefit from it, as 80% of them use Wikipedia.
On November 16th the annual networking day of the national network of WW2 source providers (Netwerk Oorlogsbronnen) took place in Amsterdam. Olaf: I explained how a GLAM can use image donations to drastically enlarge the visibility and reuse of their visual collections. Check my slides (in Dutch) or read a report of the day (also in Dutch).