GLAM

  1. 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

  2. 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’s include photos from noted aviator Walter Mittelholzer, who flew to places around the world in the 1920s and 1930s.... Read more

  3. 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

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

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    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

  5. Wikipedia edit-a-thon, 72 hours long, is recognized with a Guinness World Record

    Photo by Salvador alc, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Wikimedia Mexico and Museo Soumaya partnered for the event, named #72HorasConRodin for the “progenitor of modern sculpture.”... Read more

  6. Community digest—First-ever Wikipedian-in-residence in Brazil; First women in science edit-a-thon in Venezuela

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    The position will stimulate the use of Wikipedia as a means of scientific dissemination; twenty-one women scientists now have articles on the Spanish Wikipedia.... Read more

  7. How MediaWiki is streamlining San Francisco’s new Museum of Modern Art

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    The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is experimenting with MediaWiki as a hub for curated information for hundreds of complex artworks.... Read more

  8. 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

  9. 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
  10. 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.