GLAM/Newsletter/October 2018/Contents/Netherlands report
‘More Gelders Heritage available via Wikimedia’ by Erfgoed Gelderland; Writing week Friesland; Wiki Techstorm
Projectnews ‘More Gelders Heritage available via Wikimedia’ by Erfgoed Gelderland
Latest version GLAM-Wiki manual available
Erfgoed Gelderland has published a new version of the manual Wikimedia for heritage institutions (in Dutch). Via Wikimedia Commons you can download, use and distribute the manual (PDF-version) for free.
The manual contains a practical step-by-step plan for adding images, adding or improving articles on Wikipedia and publishing data as Linked Open Data via Wikidata. The document also explaind and emphasizes copyrights, the use of Creative Commons licences and the codes of conduct for the different Wikimedia-websites.
New in this version are the following topics:
- standardcontracts for Creative Commons releases and licensing
- a step-by-step plan for using the GLAM Wiki toolset, a programme for mass uploading files to Wikimedia Commons
- an explanation concerning the new functionality for searching Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia course for Historian societies
This autumn we will start a course for Historian Societies. During this free multiple day course ‘Writing for Wikipedia’ members of Historian Societies will learn to acquire practical skills which are neccesary for producing an adequate article for encyclopedia. The course will also provide backgroundinformation and the appliciations of the rules at Wikipedia. The knowledge coming from historical societies is a crucial part of this heritage. Already six Histrorian Societies from Gelderland are attending the course.
For more information about our project please see the projectpage or contact Michelle van Lanschot.
Writing week Friesland
From 1 to 14 October, editors were invited to write about nl:Friesland to celebrate that Leeuwarden-Friesland is European Capital of Culture in 2018 (together with Valetta, Malta). In total 44 articles were created or improved by 5 different editors. Project page here.
The Wiki Techstorm was the second Techstorm in the Netherlands this year, funded by an anonymous donation and aimed at increasing the participation of new developers and woman/non-binary within the Wikimedia Community.
The (all inclusive!) Wiki Techstorm took place October 26th and 27th 2018 at the National Library in The Hague, the same partner as during the previous event in May. Participation was about 80%/20% women/men with a total of 35 participants (and fifteen mentors/trainers). After two days, one evening session and six workshops, 23 projects were presented during the showcase on Saturday after eating a Wikidata cake celebrating the Wikidata birthday.