Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums & Wikimedia / Fri 10 - Sun 12 April 2015
|Info & News||Registration||Programme||For speakers||Accommodation||Travel||The Hague||Challenge||Credits & Thanks|
GLAM-WIKI 2015 is a conference about projects by Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMs) in collaboration with Wikimedia and/or that have another open knowledge component. Professionals and volunteers are very welcome. The goals of the conference are:
- To share lessons learned and best practices on this subject.
- To inspire and motivate participants to join existing or to start up new projects that support the mission of the Wikimedia movement.
- To increase awareness of the importance of freely accessible cultural heritage and to put currently available content in the spotlight.
- 1 News and announcements
- 1.1 Join the Challenge!
- 1.2 Information for speakers
- 1.3 Guided tours at KB and NA
- 1.4 The programme is up!
- 1.5 Registration and attendees
- 1.6 Help photographing the area around KB and NA for Google Street View and Open Street Map
- 2 News archive
- 3 Themes
- 4 Partners and supporters
News and announcements
Join the Challenge!
Join the GLAM-WIKI 2015 Global South Challenge this weekend! Write or improve a Wikipedia article (or edit on Commons or Wikidata...) about a cultural institute in the Global South.
Information for speakers
Are you one of the almost 30 speakers at the conference? We are very much looking forward to meeting you in The Hague! Please take a look at the information page for speakers, which has information on your ticket, and info and tips for preparing your talk.
Guided tours at KB and NA
On Friday and Sunday morning, Koninklijke Bibliotheek and Nationaal Archief offer (free!) guided tours to conference participants.
Registration is mandatory! Please sign on the tour's page if you'd like to attend.
- Friday 10 April, 10.00 and 11.00: Koninklijke Bibliotheek behind the scenes
- Sunday 12 April, 10.00: Guided tour at Nationaal Archief
The programme is up!
The programme of GLAM-WIKI 2015 is now available on this website! It will be completed in detail in the upcoming weeks, and includes:
- Keynote: Paul Keller, Director and Copyright policy advisor at Kennisland. Paul is (among others) public project lead of Creative Commons Nederland. He represents cultural institutions in the lobby for copyright reform in The Hague and Brussels.
- Showcase: successful collaboration projects between GLAMs and Wikimedia from all over the world. Presentations are grouped by subject area, including visual arts, library projects, science and medicine.
- Research on the impact and results of open cultural data and GLAM-WIKI collaborations.
- Large-scale external partnerships of GLAM-WIKI (including Europeana).
- Demonstrations of new applications and visualisation interfaces with (cultural) Wikimedia content.
- Introductions and hands-on tutorials on various current topics and tools, including:
- Initiating and handling media uploads to the media base Wikimedia Commons, source of images on Wikipedia;
- The GLAMwiki Toolset, a tool for mass uploads to Wikimedia Commons;
- Maps on Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia;
- Wikidata, the increasingly important upcoming 'data motor' behind Wikipedia and its sister projects, supported by Google;
- Measuring results and impact of collaborations with the Wikimedia movement.
Now is the time to book tickets, as the early bird period only runs until 27 March! Wikipedians/Wikimedians: EUR 27,50; staff of cultural institutions: EUR 80,- (early bird until 27 March) / EUR 110,-
Registration and attendees
Want to let other attendees know that you will be at GLAM-WIKI? You can indicate this on the registration page.
Help photographing the area around KB and NA for Google Street View and Open Street Map
You might think all of The Hague will be on Google Street View by now, but actually that is not the case. The area around the KB, NA and the Central Station has not yet been visited by Google. You can help KB and NA become more visible on Street View by shooting and uploading 360° Street View panoramas during GLAMwiki2015!
How it works
Google lets people contribute to Street View by enabling user-shot so-called 360° photospheres to be uploaded to Google. If you have an Nexus Android 4.4. or iOS device (phone or tablet), or even a normal DSLR, you can help. You can read here how it works. You'll need a Google+ account for the upload. If you need any help, please contact Olaf Janssen of the KB, he'll be around for the full 3 days of GLAMwiki2015
What the results look like
This panorama was recently shot outside the KB. On Google Maps, when dragging the yellow pegman onto the map, your panorama will show up as a blue dot, with blue indicating user-contributed panoramas (as opposed to orange dots, which have been shot by commercial photographers)
Open Street Map & Mapillary
- List of municipal monuments in the Center of The Hague on the Dutch Wikipedia
- Google MyMaps layer of municipal monuments in the center of The Hague
- List of hofjes in The Hague on the Dutch Wikipedia (Hofje on the English Wikipedia)
- Google MyMaps layer with Hofjes in The Hague
Read older news items in the news archive.
|What's possible with Wiki Projects, open data, resources in the public domain, commons and linked data etc?
GLAMs + Wiki: how to collaborate?
|Case studies of effective partnerships between Wikimedia projects/volunteers and GLAMs. Including Wikipedians in residence, crowdsourcing, transcription projects, etc.|
Creating new content
|An opportunity for artists and content creators using wiki projects and resources in their creative practice. Creating new ‘open content’:
Improve your skills!
|Exploring projects building skills, wiki tools, policies, processes, feedback and statistics, incorporating sustainable processes.|
Exposure and dissemination of collections (with open data)
|Interesting ways to present ‘open’ collections to the public|
For a complete overview and examples, see the ideas for proposals.