GLAM/Newsletter/October 2014/Contents/Germany report
GLAM on tour Sauerland; WMDE World Café at the Conference of National Cultural Institutions
GLAM on tour goes mining
This month, 20 Wikipedians gathered in Museum Haus Hövener in the city of Brilon to work on the topic of mining, a matter of high historical importance in this region. Besides a two day edit-a-thon, field trips to local mines, guided city foto tours and a presentation for Wikipedia newbies completed the program. By now, 700 pictures have been uploaded and many new articles created. The museums director, many staff members and volunteers helped making the event a success by making the Wikipedians feel welcome and highly appreciated.
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Wikimedia World Café
This month, Wikimedia Deutschland got invited to the open access workshop of the Conference of National Cultural Institutions, a network of 23 cultural heritage institutions. We presented the GLAM activities of volunteers, the project GLAM on Tour and the culture hackathon Coding da Vinci. Two longterm GLAM volunteers informed the GLAM representatives about Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons, answered questions and motivated them to learn more about possibilities to cooperate with the GLAM community.