GLAM

  1. Bringing the world’s cultural heritage online

    Photo by Bernard Gagnon, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Wikimedia Sweden is partnering with UNESCO and several other organizations to bring cultural heritage to the world.... Read more

  2. Librarian as public knowledge leader: ways to use Wikipedia

    Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon in Madrid, Spain. Events like these took place around the world on International Women's Day, to increase gender diversity on Wikipedia. 
Photo by Carlos Delgado, CC BY-SA 4.0

    Wikipedia has become one of the most influential portals for internet-based research — providing readers with an initial overview of almost any topic and acting as a first stop for expert researchers. Moreover, the platform increasingly favours both scholarship and openness: a recent study showed that journals published as open access are used more frequently on Wikipedia, and Altmetrics has beg... Read more

  3. Gathering memories from the trenches of the Great War

    Photo from the State Library of New South Wales, freely licensed under CC-by-SA 3.0.

    The State Library of New South Wales in Sydney was the first library in Australia and prides itself on a fantastic collection of manuscripts, paintings and photographs, oral histories, and printed works. This library has had a Wikipedia project since 2012, when three members of Wikimedia Australia visited to provide training sessions for interested staff. The group is now one of the most active GL... Read more

  4. WikipediansSpeak: Telugu-language library catalog project helps Wikipedia grow

    "Viswanadh,B.K" by విశ్వనాధ్.బి.కె., under CC-BY-SA-3.0

    As part of the WikipediansSpeak series, Individual Engagement Grantee and Telugu-language Wikimedian Viswanadh.BK shares his experience with the digital library movement in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Over 300K books housed in five libraries could be added to a Wikipedia-based catalog, now helping Wikipedians to cite and readers to easily locate books.... Read more

  5. First Wikimarathon on Spanish scientists

    Volunteer editors participate in a Wikimarathon on Spanish scientists at the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid, Spain. Photo by Millars, licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0

    Wikimedia Spain held a special edit-a-thon in December 2014, working with six different science and technology museums across Spain. Participants of all ages learned how to edit Wikipedia, making over 700 edits about Spanish scientists and inventors. (…)... Read more

  6. New images released are quickly put to use

    "Diagram showing the possible scar lines after surgery for oesophageal cancer CRUK 364" by Cancer Research UK uploader, under CC-BY-SA-4.0

    I’ve had two recent uploads of images released by organizations where I am Wikimedian in Residence. Neither of them are huge in quantity compared to some uploads, but I’m really pleased that an unusually large percentage of them are already used in articles.... Read more

  7. A GLAMorous romance

    QR codes at Joan Miró Foundation, 2011 One of the most fruitful collaborations between the community of Catalan-speaking Wikipedians and the GLAM institutions (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) is taking place at the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona. Let’s peer into this little love story between GLAMwiki pioneers. The first rendez-vous occurred in September 2011, when the Foun... Read more

  8. On Consortium-Based Wikipedian in Residence Positions

    After three and a half months at the Metropolitan New York Library Council, I’m still figuring out what it means to be a consortium based Wikipedian-in-Residence (WiR). METRO is a member-resource organization for a large and diverse body of institutions, each with their own interests in Wikipedia. METRO’s members include 150 libraries and archives in the museum, cultural, public and medic... Read more

  9. A successful “Collection Days” edit-a-thon in Warsaw, Poland

    en:Sarmīte Ēlerte from Latvia was one of the VIPs present at the Collection Days’ kick-off event. Six hardworking Wikip/medians. Finding great images to illustrate articles were a central part of the event. It has already been a couple of weeks, but I wanted to explain and share some lessons learned about an edit-a-thon that Wikimedia Sverige and Wikimedia Polska organized in conjunction w... Read more

  10. Canadian Copyright Collection from the British Library on Wikimedia Commons

    The dancing pavilion at the Boblo Island Amusement Park, Ontario (1914). Financed by Henry Ford, this was the world’s second largest dance hall at the time, holding up to 5,000 dancers. The music was provided by one of the world’s largest orchestrions (pictured on the right): a 16 foot tall, 14 foot wide, self-playing orchestra with 419 pipes and percussion section. July 1st is Canada ... Read more