GLAM/Newsletter/October 2019/Contents/Estonia report
Nordic cooperation + Wikisource + library information
Nordic cooperation and GLAM sector
At the beginning of October Wikimedia Northern Europe Meeting 2019 took place in Estonia bringing together Wikimedians from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Norway, Russia, and Sweden.
The event itself was as close to GLAM institutions as possible: the pre-meetup program consisted of a visit to the Estonian Museum of Natural History and the Tallinn City Museum's Museum of Photography, and the conference itself took place in University of Tartu Natural History Museum.
Bigger plans for the future include:
- A digital repatriation initiative that will help to bring back (in digital form) assets that have ended up in other countries.
- Forming a Museum Task Force for joint promotion of GLAM material.
Bringing museum exhibition texts into Wikisource
Together with the Estonian Museum of Natural History we are investigating the possibility of bringing textual materials composed for exhibitions into Wikisource. The first test case is with the exhibition "The Secrets of Ancient Seas", that talks about the 600 million years of the geological history of Estonia and surrounding regions.
There are also some images that were made for the exhibition and have now found their way into Wikimedia Commons.
We are also looking to get these texts translated into other languages. We'd be glad to get your help!
Locations of Estonian libraries now in Wikidata
In September we got the location information of all the libraries of Estonia (excluding school libraries) from the National Library of Estonia. Nicolás Tamargo got all of that into Wikidata this October.
This is where you may found libraries in Estonia.
We are also actively searching for other similar datasets related to other institutions (schools, museums, etc).
- Australia report
- Colombia report
- Czech Republic report
- Estonia report
- Finland report
- France report
- Indonesia report
- Malaysia report
- Netherlands report
- Norway report
- Sweden report
- UK report
- USA report
- Special story
- Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons report
- Wikipedia Library report
- Wikidata report
- Wikimedia and Libraries User Group report
- Wikisource report
- WMF GLAM report