The Wikimedia Community User Group Brasil and the Brazilian National Archives launched a GLAM initiative in mid October, and this initiative has sparked the creation of a cross-wiki project to bring content onto Wikimedia projects, mostly but not exclusively in Portuguese. The goal of the GLAM initiative is to upload onto Wikimedia Commons as much relevant content from the Brazilian National Archives – a public organization in Rio de Janeiro linked to the Ministry of Justice and responsible for carrying for all public documents in Brazil since the early 19th century – as possible.
The Wikimedia Community User Group Brasil has coordinated volunteers in four Wikimedia projects in order to best make use of relevant content from the GLAM initiative with the Brazilian National Archives: Wikimedia Commons, Wikipedia, Wikisource and Wikidata. A cross-wiki project page has been created on Wikipedia in Portuguese to advertise achievements of the broad community effort to bring content of the National Archives onto Wikimedia projects. Editors who are not members of the user group are of course welcome to team up in the project!
Examples of activities done in the context of this cross-wiki GLAM initiative include:
As the team was dealing with several projects in the context of this GLAM initiative, efforts to integrate projects were made, including:
The development of Merge2PDF, a tool to compile individual pages of a document into a single file. Compiled versions have been linked to Wikidata entries, i.e. on the entry on AI-4, and to infoboxes on Wikipedia in Portuguese, i.e. on the entry on AI-4;