GLAMTLV2018/Submissions/How government can make GLAM more GLAMorous

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Submission no. 34
Title of the submission
How government can make GLAM more GLAMorous

Author(s) of the submission
Ivana Guslarević
E-mail address
Country of origin
Republic of Serbia
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia Serbia

Type of session
Length of session
30 minutes
Ideal number of attendees

GLAM approaches to the cultural institutions can be various, but they always start with two possibilities: top-down or bottom-up approach. Wikimedia chapter or user group can reach the GLAM institutions searching for partnership and cooperation on standard GLAM models, but it is not always an easy way. There is a lot procedures to explain, beside the mission and goals of the Wikimedia movement. GLAM coordinators have to explain to the cultural gatekeepers why should they release materials for Wikipedia, and often cooperation depends on perception of individuals in GLAM institutions (how open they are). Wikimedia Serbia had this problem for years. Establishing GLAM cooperation was very slow, with poor results, until the Ministry of culture of the Republic of Serbia recognised GLAM program as a possibility to expand visibility of Serbian cultural institutions and heritage on the Internet, especially on Wikipedia. How GLAM in Serbia has changed regarding this support, what are the new possibilities for working with GLAMers and how much the top approach can change the perception of cultural workers will be the main theme of this (hoping interactive) presentation.

What will attendees take away from this session?
  1. Learning about the approaches witch can bring great results in GLAM
  2. Learning about how to flourish the bond created with the government cultural institutions
  3. Possibility to share and discuses similar stories from their local area
Slides or further information
Coming soon
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  1. Violetova (talk) 13:09, 27 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]