GLAM

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art makes 375,000 images of public domain art freely available under Creative Commons Zero

    Photo via the Metropolitan Museum of Art, public domain/CC0.

    The release, which covers images of the great majority of the museum’s holdings, will enable anyone, anywhere to freely access, use, and remix photos of some of the world’s most well-known works of art.... Read more

  2. The first week’s highlights from #1lib1ref

    Photo by Andrew Dunn, CC BY-SA 2.0.

    We are just over a week into the second annual #1lib1ref campaign, where we “imagine a world where every librarian adds one more reference to Wikipedia.”... Read more

  3. Librarians offer the gift of a footnote to celebrate Wikipedia’s birthday: Join #1lib1ref 2017

    Photo by Diliff, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Making sure that the public, our patrons, reach the best sources of information is at the heart of the Wikipedia community’s ideals.... Read more

  4. Community digest: Wikipedians in Bulgaria revive their history through the Archives Challenge, news in brief

    Photo, public domain/CC0.

    This month, Wikipedia editors develop and use 6,500 freely-licensed photos in the Archives Challenge. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes editathons in NYC and Belgrade, a prestigious prize for the Wikimedia community in Estonia, new resources for holding Wikimedia events in Africa, and more.... Read more

  5. Engaging the world’s libraries with Wikipedia—what are the opportunities?

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    Do library patrons get the best information for the topic they are looking for? Do they have the skills needed to use Wikipedia as part of a research process that helps with learning and advancement of human society?... Read more

  6. Ethnographers and Wikipedians join forces to showcase the cultural heritage of the Carpathian region

    Photo by Marta Malina Moraczewska, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Wikipedians, museum professionals and researchers are traveling to select locations across the Carpathian range to document its folklore. They shoot photos, videos and collect material to develop content about the region on Wikipedia... Read more

  7. Why you should be paying attention to Wikidata and GLAM

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    As a collaborative project, Wikidata is looking for more partners to fill in data gaps. Every one of the initiatives listed above needs help matching data from important collections to existing Wikidata entries, or help for the Connected Open Heritage community in prioritizing the next source of cultural data to target and improve.... Read more

  8. Switzerland’s ETH-Bibliothek is uploading 134,000 images to Wikimedia Commons

    Photo by Walter Mittelholzer via ETH-Bibliothek, public domain/CC0.

    “We are trying to bring the material to where the users are”: the uploads from Switzerland’s largest public scientific and technical library include photos from noted aviator Walter Mittelholzer, who flew to places around the world in the 1920s and 1930s.... Read more

  9. Is Wikipedia the largest-ever digital humanities project? Exploring an emerging relationship

    Photo via the Library of Congress, public domain/CC0.

    “Wikipedia could be the largest digital humanities project we’ve ever seen,” says David Domínguez, faculty member of the College of History at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). “Considering that digital humanities is a field and not just a discipline, there’s plenty of space to work transversally and collaboratively both from and toward Wikipedia.”... Read more

  10. A change of perspective is needed in Wikimedia-GLAM cooperation

    Foto por Valfex, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Barbara Fischer, the GLAM coordinator at Wikimedia Germany, believes that the movement is at a turning point in GLAM activities and that a change of perspective is needed.... Read more