Sign language and case studies
Case study report about edit-a-thons
A case study report about three of the edit-a-thons organized as part of the Europeana Awareness project was produced in cooperation with Europeana Foundation. The idea is that the report should give GLAM staff a few concrete examples and give them a better understanding of the possible outcomes so that more GLAMs within the Europeana network will start to contact their national chapter and co-organize edit-a-thons. You can read a blog post about it or have a look at the full report here.
Sign language films on Commons
Apelsin (orange) in Swedish sign language
After about a year of talking about it, discussing licenses, thinking about use and other issues, we are now in the final stages of a content donation of about 150 000 films of sign language divided over 16 different languages. The organization Spread the sign has, and are continuously, filming signs that they use for an online dictionary. As they also want to raise awareness of sign languages and make the films more used and useful they have decided to release the films under CC-BY-SA and are currently working on an upload bot to get the work done.
So far the Swedish Wiktionary community are talking about how to use the films on sv.wiktionary. All ideas about how to use the films are welcome on the cooperation page or within the different communities.
We participated in #Hack4DK, a Danish heritage hackathon taking place in the National Museum of Denmark. The event looked at new ways of using open cultural data such as images, maps, aerial photos, listed buildings, films and artworks. We worked on connecting our database of public art to a similar Danish dataset  but there were also various other projects involving wiki(p|m)edia. You can see all of the projects at .
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