The Content Partnerships Hub is a proposed Wikimedia hub, for affiliates and volunteers who are interested in working with partners across the world, to make content freely available on the Wikimedia platforms. The Wikimedia Strategic Direction establishes that by 2030 “Wikimedia will become the essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge.” But our movement cannot succeed in isolation. We need to work with friends, movements, existing and potential partners across the globe, if we want to make the Wikimedia platforms the obvious choice for making knowledge free and available.
The Content Partnerships Hub aims to improve the Wikimedia movement’s work with content partners by providing new services, missing infrastructure and support coordination efforts. Exactly what this work will entail will be decided in an inclusive way together with the stakeholders in the Wikimedia movement.
Currently, the hub is experimenting through rapid testing, evaluation and adaptation on how hands-on support can be provided to volunteers and affiliates; how networks, knowledge gathering and capacity building can be improved and developed; how new opportunities with international content partners can be co-created and executed on; and how technical and knowledge barriers can be removed to bring large amounts of high value content online over time.
The initiative is based on the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Recommendations. In close collaboration with volunteers and Wikimedia organisations from across the world, we want to experiment on what a thematic hub within the Wikimedia movement could look like, and what the tasks could include.
You can read monthly updates from the Content Partnerships Hub in the This Month in GLAM newsletter. Older reports can be found in the archive.