GLAM

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

    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

  2. Wikimedia Foundation receives $3 million grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to make freely licensed images accessible and reusable across the web

    The funding will support Wikimedia community efforts to enable structured data on Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository with more than 35 million media files.... Read more

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    “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

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

    “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

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

    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

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

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