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GLAM is an acronym for Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums. GLAM provide the bedrock for our verifiable information. The original books and manuscripts provide us with the citations that we require. Our illustrations should include information on the location of the original material. When you can see the original, when you know its annotations, an illustration truthfully shows what was originally there.

When we make use of the original material we get from our partnering GLAM, we may make changes to the material. This is one of the freedoms that we insist on. However by retaining the original material as well and by referring to it and from it always to the GLAM we provide the provenance needed for our illustrations. When we share material with a GLAM, the annotations are typically quite technical. Some of the material have their own stories. At this time we do not really have a place for them.

GLAM-WIKI 2009[edit]

On August 6-7 2009, a GLAM-WIKI conference was organized by Wikimedia Australia at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra to discuss ways of improving sustainable collaboration between the two communities. Participants in Australia's GLAM and Wikimedia communities were invited to attend, and some attended virtually and in person from other parts of the world.

The recommendations from this event, divided into the themes of Law, Tech, Education and Business, can be seen at GLAM-WIKI Recommendations.

See also: GLAM-WIKI 2009 report


GLAM-WIKI 2010[edit]


26/27 November 2010 in the UK, British Museum.


3/4 December 2010 in France, 101 rue de l’Université.

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