GLAM/Newsletter/October 2019/Contents/Netherlands report
This fall Wikimedia Netherlands hosts four workshops for information specialists, data-analists and digital collection managers from GLAM-institution who are interested in Linked Open Data and want to learn more about sharing their collections with the Wikimedia projects. The classes prepare the participants for the Wikimedia Tech Storm which takes place on 22 and 23 November in Amsterdam, and for collaboration with Wikimedia-projects in general. The attendees can either participate in this tech storm too start working on sharing their collections, or donate their data for the other participants of the tech storm.
The topics of the masterclasses are the following:
- Copyright on Wikimedia
- General introduction to Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata
- Sharing media on Wikimedia Commons with Pattypan
- Sharing data on Wikidata with Openrefine
The classes are attended by a group of approximately 15 GLAM professionals, and their first reactions are positive. After evaluation of the classes, WMNL will see if the track can be repeated next year. Course materials can be found on Wikimedia Commons. For more information or questions about the program, please contact Michelle (vanlanschotwikimedia.nl).
Introducing: Michelle van Lanschot
From the 1st of October onwards Michelle van Lanschot started working as project manager for Wikimedia Netherlands. She has been a Wikimedia-volunteer since 2015, and has been working as an information specialist in the GLAM-sector and also as a Wikipedia in Residence working with small regional heritage institutions. She will take on several GLAM-related projects together with Denise Jansen, and also the education programme and the Netherlands and the Worl project. You can reach her by e-mail (vanlanschotwikimedia.nl).
6000 images from Africa 1970-2019
by Hansmuller, Wikipedian in Residence at the Afrika-Studiecentrum Leiden
Various seasoned Africanists and expert photographers have donated about 6000 historical and recent photographs and slides of their work in for instance Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Somaliland, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe ... to the Afrika-Studiecentrum (African Studies Centre, Leiden) which has scanned the images and now donates them to Wikimedia Commons. Three recent random samples from Collections of the African Studies Centre (Leiden):
Rietveld Collection Nigeria 1970-1973
Aart Rietveld is an historian who, among other activitities, taught at Toro Teachers College, Nigeria.
Teachers in training await the inspection of their huts, Toro Teachers College, Nigeria.
Polygamy. The driver of Toro Teachers College marries his third wife. Toro, Nigeria.
Dodo dancers dressed as evil spirits of ancestors with their drummer have to wait for their turn at the Jos Ceremony, Jos, Nigeria.
The ceremonial ruler of Bauchi in his procession at the islamic Eid al-Fitr festivities, Bauchi, Nigeria.
Pan African Games Lagos January 7-18, 1973. A female javelin thrower in the stadium. Lagos, Nigeria
Kainji Dam in the River Niger. White horned zebus in front of the openings of the dam, Nigeria.
F. van der Kraaij Collection Liberia 1975-1976
Fred van der Kraaij is an economist who taught at the University of Monrovia, Liberia, and is a well-known expert on Liberia.
Fruit vendors, Monrovia, Liberia, 1975
Open pit mining for iron ore, Yekepa, Liberia, 1976
Conveyor belt carrying iron ore, Yekepa, Liberia, 1976
Train with iron ore, Yekepa, Liberia, 1976
Dam for the generation of electricity, Firestone factory, Harbel, Liberia, 1976
A rubber tapper at the Firestone rubber plantation, Harbel, Liberia, 1976
Firestone latex factory, Harbel, Liberia, 1976
Rubber factory, Harbel, Liberia, 1976
Illuminated houses of the workers at the Firestone rubber factory, Harbel, Liberia, 1976
Storage of latex sheets, Harbel, Liberia, 1976
A woman winnowing paddy and a man with a mortar, Agrimeco, Montserrado county, Liberia, 1976
Van de Bruinhorst Collection, Somaliland, 2019
Gerard van de Bruinhorst, an arabist and Africanist at the Afrika-Studiecentrum Leiden, documented his visit to the Hargeysa 12th International Book Fair, 20-25 July 2019, in Somaliland.
A food stall run by women, Hargeisa, Somaliland, 2019
Nasiim Mohomed Ali Aar, writer of the novel Between Love, Past and Destiny, Hargeisa, Somaliland, 2019
The lights of Hargeysa at night, showing the red Central Market, Hargeisa, Somaliland, 2019
A panel discussion at the Hargeysa 12th International Book Fair, Somaliland, 2019
Hargeisa War Cemetery, 2019, Somaliland, 2019
Animal story and the mathematical geometric series of 0.5, Hargeysa Cultural Centre, Somaliland, 2019
A nest of weaver birds hanging from a tree, Hargeisa, Somaliland, 2019
Rock paintings of Laas Geel with a visiting group from the 12th Hargeisa Book Fair, Somaliland, 2019
A red and white rock painting of a human figure in the caves of Laas Geel, Somaliland, 2019
A group of men sitting in front of the University Bookshop, women in burqa pass, video, Hargeisa, Somaliland, 2019
Cattle livestock market, Hargeisa, Somaliland, 2019
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