At AvoinGLAM, we prioritized joining the GLAM Wiki 2023 Conference in our yearly activities. As a group of four, we gave altogether five presentations.
Tove Ørsted presented AvoinGLAM Theory of Change, the work we are doing to clarify our vision to others as well as to discuss it among ourselves. AvoinGLAM has been established in 2012, and we have run cultural hackathons and done advocacy towards open culture locally and internationally. In our work, we find ways to include different domains of heritage and tackle the emerging questions, relating to for example the ethics of open sharing. We work in the intersection of Wikimedia, Creative Commons and Open Knowledge, and we need to put extra effort in explaining our perspectives.
Tuukka Hastrup presented the work that has been done specifically this year to bring the Wikidocumentaries project forward in Wikidocumentaries for collaboration. We mentored a Google Summer of Code intern, Zexi Gong, who realized the workflow from displaying images from external repositories on Wikidocumentaries and choosing to upload them to Wikimedia Commons with SDC statements. Tuukka also talked about image faceting in Wikidocumentaries that made use of the SDC data.
Kaisa Haverinen gave a lightning talk about Reimagining GLAM residencies within the Wikimedia movement: sprints, international residency positions, research or artistic collaboration, combining formats with hackathons or wikiprojects, using heritage houses, hacking on ferries, joining field trips and summer camps, for example.
Susanna Ånäs talked about Stretching Meta for displaying the Wiki Loves Living Heritage elements and programme on Meta-Wiki. The Wiki Loves Living Heritage Bazaar invited to share experiences in arranging activities in the project. The intensive hour was a memorable experience to repeat in suitable occasions.
Video recordings will be available for some of the presentations.
We wish to thank the organizers of GLAM Wiki 2023 for arranging a fabulous get-together for the global GLAM community and allowing to celebrate the heritage of Latin America!