GLAM School/Definitions

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These are the definitions of the terms used in this project. This page will be made translatable (not yet).

Archive[edit]

An archived collection of items, that can be maintained by an institution, group, or individual. See the Wikidata item archive (Q166118).

Broadcaster[edit]

Organization responsible for production and transmission of radio and television programs See the Wikidata item broadcaster (Q15265344).

Business[edit]

Any type on for-profit activity.

Creative[edit]

All kinds of professional or non-professional creators, such as artists, designers, musicians, photographers.

Creative Commons chapter[edit]

A registered local group in the Creative Commons Global Network.

Developer or technology professional[edit]

Professional and non-professional developers and technologists.

Educational institution[edit]

An organization providing education at any level.

Executive[edit]

A senior management role in an organization.

Foundation[edit]

An institution established with an endowment, can be charitable.

Funder[edit]

An organization that provides financial support for activities.

Gallery[edit]

In the sense of the G in GLAM, a gallery is a national art museum, but it can also be an art gallery.

GLAM[edit]

GLAM-Wiki[edit]

Wikimedia activities where wikimedians work in collaboration with cultural heritage institutions to make their collections accessible in the Wikimedia projects.

Governmental organization[edit]

Public sector institution of any kind.

Library[edit]

A collection of generally books and printed material. The four major types are academic libraries, special libraries, public libraries and national libraries.

Media company[edit]

An organization providing media services of any kind.

Museum[edit]

Non-governmental organization[edit]

Non-professional working with cultural heritage[edit]

Open GLAM[edit]

Open Knowledge[edit]

OpenStreetMap[edit]

Policy maker[edit]

Project[edit]

Scholar[edit]

Technology provider[edit]

Unincorporated interest group[edit]

Wikimedia affiliate[edit]

Wikimedia volunteer, wikimedian[edit]