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Logo GLAM Wiki Conference 2023 ID: M008 Methodologies for cultural heritage activities in Wikimedia affiliates
Facilitators/Speakers: Paula Durán, Giovanna Fontenelle, Tove Ørsted Time block: Morning Beginning: 10:30
Location: 411 Duration: 45 min

In this session, you will learn about two different approaches for developing cultural heritage activities in Wikimedia affiliates.

Do-evaluate-redo: Practical evaluation methodologies for Opening up Culture and Heritage. Seminar for cultural institutions.

During 2023, the Culture Program from Wikimedia Colombia has been constructing a training program on the Wikimedia Ecosystem for individuals associated with Cultural and Heritage Institutions. This Seminare, named as Open up Culture and Heritage, is centered on sharing experiences on projects developed by the Wikimedia Community for collaborating with museums, archives and libraries which could be addressed as references for the processes through which we can make heritage collections from different institutions around the world, public, accessible and open. Additionally, the seminar included a project prototyping session, aiming to diagnose the needs and opportunities for engagement with specific cultural institutions by the creation of projects that link to the Wikimedia Ecosystem. Through the support and conversations held with the Wikimedia Foundation's GLAM team, the possibility/necessity of considering a contextualized evaluation approach emerged, enabling us to understand how these training processes can contribute to community growth. This experience will be the first pilot of a seminar model that aims to be applicable in different contexts and countries.

The proposed presentation will revolve around the analysis and presentation of results from this initial approach, focusing on three key aspects: experiences shared by the event's organizers, experiences recounted from the perspective of the participating individuals, and finally, experiences from the jointly designed evaluation methodology between Wikimedia Colombia and the Culture and Heritage team of the Wikimedia Foundation.

2. Theory of Change for culture & heritage activities at AvoinGLAM

AvoinGLAM presents our Theory of Change which we have started to work on during the autumn of 2023 to negotiate, express and justify our activities in the Open Access to Cultural Heritage space and within the Wikimedia movement locally, thematically and globally.

We will relate our work to strategies in Open Access to cultural heritage: Open Culture at Creative Commons, Wikimedia Strategy, the redefinition of the Open Definition in the Open Knowledge Network, Open Knowledge Finland’s strategy, and our perspectives on Global Languages, Art & Memory.

The Theory of Change is intended to crystallize our objectives and outcomes, and to make the impact of our work clearly articulated. Through the work we also wish to contribute to a shared understanding of the impact of the culture & heritage work as well as the needs to achieve our goals. We should look at the whole Wikimedia apparatus from a GLAM perspective.

The format is a presentation, but we would like to see it as food for thought for a broader discussion.

Experience level: Intermediate
Keywords: Re-use & re-interpretation of digital heritage, Partnership building (GLAM Wiki collaborations, etc.)
Notes: #GLAMWiki23M008

Logo GLAM Wiki Conference 2023 ID: M001 Music on Wikimedia projects
Facilitators/Speakers: Akbar Ali, Rute Correia Time block: Morning Beginning: 11:45
Location: Auditorium Duration: 30 min

In this session, you will learn about the Malayalam Mala Project (from Kerala, India) and One Year of Wiki Loves Música Portuguesa: how a thematic campaign helped create a strategic path for GLAM at Wikimedia Portugal.

The Malayalam Mala Project is a Wikimedia initiative to collect and preserve the lyrics of Malayalam malas, which are traditional songs of praise sung by Muslims in Kerala. Malas are a rich part of Kerala's cultural heritage, and they provide a unique way to learn about the history and traditions of the region. The Malayalam Mala Project is part of the GLAM project in Kerala, which is a larger initiative to digitize and preserve Kerala's cultural heritage. The Malayalam Mala Project collected the lyrics from a variety of sources, including manuscripts, published works, and oral tradition. The lyrics will be transcribed into Unicode and uploaded to Wikisource.To bring these malas to life, the project encouraged singers from the local community to record and share their renditions of these odes. These audio recordings will be made available in Wikimedia Commons, ensuring wider accessibility and preserving these traditional melodies for future generations.

The campaign Wiki Loves Música Portuguesa launched in November 2022. The project was developed as an aggregator: on one hand, it would leverage the ongoing Wikimedian residency at NOVA FCSH; on the other hand, the wide scope of the project could enhance other partnerships for Wikimedia Portugal, particularly regarding cultural heritage. Indeed, the initiative sparked multiple partnerships with other institutions, including Portugal's national public service broadcaster, amongst others, revolutionizing the work at WMPT. In this session, we will showcase our biggest achievements, reflect on the biggest challenges we faced and get feedback from the GLAM Wiki community on how we can do better.

Experience level: Begginer
Keywords: Content uploads & workflows, Wikimedia campaigns, Partnership building (GLAM Wiki collaborations, etc.), Good practices on digital heritage, Oral history and documentation
Notes: #GLAMWiki23M001
Next session: Co-Creating an AI Responsive GLAM-Wiki Curriculum

Logo GLAM Wiki Conference 2023 ID: 2369 “Sharing is caring, but who cares?” How can we tap into the collective knowledge & experience in the GLAM-Wiki movement
Facilitators/Speakers: Kamila Neuman Time block: Morning Beginning: 11:45
Location: 410 Duration: 30 min hr

We all belive sharing is important, but how do we prioritize it? During the workshop, I will invite participants to consider not only how we can effectively make use of the knowledge and experiences we've gathered, but also what causes us not to care about it as much as we would like.

The workshop's goal is to exchange our experiences, thoughts, gather ideas, and inspiration. What can we do as GLAM-Wiki individuals to tap into our knowledge, not just during major events like conferences or in-person meetings, but also to regularly seek the support that we can provide to one another. The workshop will consist of a brief presentation as an introduction to the topic. Then, we will divide into groups, and each group will discuss the barriers and proposed solutions, which will be collected as part of a summary and briefly discussed. These will also serve as a basis for the concluding discussion of the entire workshop.

Participants will have the opportunity for deeper reflection on whether and how we take care of sharing knowledge in the GLAM-Wiki area. I believe that the most crucial aspect of the workshop is giving voice to the participants so that they can:

  • Address their needs.
  • Identify barriers that impact our commitment to sharing.
  • Examine previous knowledge and experience-sharing solutions.
  • Share knowledge – where we gather knowledge how others handle similar challenges.
  • Seek solutions and inspiration on how to find time for sharing and how to do it effectively.
Experience level: No previous knowledge required
Keywords: Strengthening the capacity of GLAM-Wiki inside the movement, Regional, global strategy & networking, Partnership building (GLAM Wiki collaborations, etc.)
Notes: #GLAMWiki232369
Next session: Wikipedia as a tool for museums and digital culture

Logo GLAM Wiki Conference 2023 ID: M007 GLAM around Latin America: case studies from big institutions
Facilitators/Speakers: Mauricio Genta, Alicia Laszlo, Lilian Viana, Irene Tobón Restrepo Time block: Afternoon Beginning: 14:30
Location: Auditorium Duration: 1 hr

Show this session for a showcase of case studies from big institutions from Latin America.

1. Colaboración entre el Archivo General de la Nación (Argentina) y Wikimedia Argentina

This session will present the first collaboration between the National Archives of Argentina and Wikimedia Argentina, the local chapter. Both institutions have been working for more than a year in the digitization of 21 boxes of photographs from the publisher "Caras y Caretas", the case will show the view of this first work from both sides.

2. GLAM Bibliotecas da USP

It presents the GLAM Wiki USP Libraries, a Brazilian academic libraries project and the different axes of action in this initiative created in 2020: editing articles about researchers on Wikipedia , cataloguing scientific articles on Wikidata, creating metadata to link libraries repositories and catalogues to Wikidata, training student in media and information literacy activities using Wikipedia Project page: Participants will know initiatives developed by academic libraries with Wikimedia projects on the axes: information organization and education. We hope to discuss the potential of library activities with Wikimedia projects and help participants to identify possible activities to carry on in their contexts.

3. The Banrepcultural Encyclopedia: A digital encyclopedia of Colombian cultural heritage, born from the collaboration of visitors to the Banco de la República Libraries

The Encyclopedia is a virtual digital publication that seeks to expand knowledge about Colombian cultural heritage on the web to promote the diversity of knowledge about Colombia. We believe that, as individuals and as cultural institutions, we have a responsibility to lead and support initiatives that seek to reduce these gaps in access to knowledge.

Is a free access publication and, although the edition is closed, since its origin, in 1995, a good part of its contents are generated at the request of our readers, which we collect through crowdsourcing campaigns. Although it was born under the name Ayuda de Tareas and was dedicated to general themes, as of 2017 its content has specialized in Colombian cultural heritage. In that year, it was renamed “La Enciclopedia…”, and it was implemented in the MediaWiki manager. With this relaunch, new calls were created for the generation of information through thematic projects such as Colombianas Notables, which was supported by a collective strategy focused on listing the essential names of women relevant to the country's history, and later commissioning their writing. Same with the Rio project and Bicentennial project. It currently has more than 2,000 articles and biographies, born from original research that we have commissioned from specialists, both members of the Bank and external. Some biographies have also been translated into English.

In this new phase we want to integrate La Enciclopedia with the tools and projects of the Wikimedia Foundation. Wikipedia and Wikidata, to boost their discoverability, as well as expand collaborative projects to translate articles into other languages and the indigenous languages of the country. We will start with the commission to create articles on the region of La Giajura and the Wayúu culture, which will be published in Spanish and in the Wayúunaiki language, in collaboration with the Wikipeetia (the wayuunaiki Wikipedia) team.

Experience level: No previous knowledge is necessary
Keywords: Partnership building (GLAM Wiki collaborations, etc.)
Notes: #GLAMWiki23M007

Logo GLAM Wiki Conference 2023 ID: GLAM Around the World I: Case studies
Facilitators/Speakers: Xavier Cailleau, Vania Anett Graneros Flores, Kamila Neuman Time block: Afternoon Beginning: 16:00
Location: Auditorium Duration: 1 hr

In this session, you will hear about experiences from France, Poland and Bolivia.

1. A look back at a pivotal year for french open content (Xavier Cailleau)

Open content is a particularly active, and sometimes controversial, topic in some European countries. In France, where copyright distribution societies have more power than necessary, a cultural exception still allows GLAMs to sell digitizations of public domain works.

However, more and more institutions are taking an interest in free licenses because they are concerned not only with the accessibility of knowledge, but also with its online visibility.

We, at Wikimedia France, decided to launch the Label Culture Libre last year to reward those GLAMs that opt for open content and contribute to Wikimedia projects. Because who else would?

On April 25, 2023, after analyzing some twenty applications, the jury presented the very first institutions to be awarded the Culture Libre label at the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art in Paris, in front of ministerial officials, agents and directors of cultural institutions. The event also saw the launch of the Observatoire de l'Open Content, whose mission will be to act as a reference body on scientific and cultural open content issues. Links:

A year made all the more important by the fact that, in September 2022, the French Ministry of Culture published a few discreet but decisive lines in its budget for a project to open online national collections... The project is still under arbitration...

The session will look back at the highlights of these projects, their objectives, the political and legal context, the constraints and successes encountered, the outlook for the future and their potential application by other affiliates.

2. Small steps for big projects: Partnership between the FFMV and Wikimedistas de Bolivia

Presentation of the process of the digitization project carried out by Wikimedistas de Bolivia. This work was established thanks to the alliance with the Flavio Machicado Viscarra Foundation (FMV) to develop the digitization process focused on documents and documentary records of Bolivian women in different fields of art and science. It started with a case of digitization of a publication related to the first woman lawyer in Bolivia. This document was identified thanks to a publisher on the other side of the world and highlighted the importance of its digitization.

In this way we were able to perceive the impact of the FFMV repository and the possibility of extending its reach in the digital environment.

3. Do's and Don'ts in GLAM-Wiki: Lessons Learned from a Fresh Perspective

It's been two years since I started working at Wikimedia Poland. When I began my role as a GLAM-Wiki specialist, I was a complete novice, and I had to learn many things by trial and error. Perhaps it was a bit easier for me to grasp some concepts due to my previous years of work in a museum, but Wikimedia is an entirely new world. I quickly learned that failures teach us more than successes, or at least we tend to remember those lessons better. That's why I'd like to share my experiences, but it's not the main goal of this presentation. I would like to use this approach to encourage participants to engage in deeper reflection on their own dos and don'ts. I hope this will be an opportunity for our collective discussions during the conference about how our experiences vary and whether they can serve as a shared lesson for us.

Experience level: Beginner
Keywords: Partnership building (GLAM Wiki collaborations, etc.)

Logo GLAM Wiki Conference 2023 ID: M011 Wikimedia y archivos comunitarios
Facilitators/Speakers: Bernardo Gaitán Otarán, Felipe Bengoa, Diana Souza Time block: Morning Beginning: 9:00
Location: Auditorium Duration: 45 min

In this talk, you will hear from:

1. Archivo Inundación (Flood Archive): Constructing a free photographic and audiovisual repository in the framework of the twentieth anniversary of the 2003 flood in the city of Santa Fe, Argentina.

The April 2003 flood in the city of Santa Fe (Argentina) is one of the country's major water disasters and the largest in the history of the provincial capital. It affected a third of its population, much of it from low-income and under-represented communities. However, the Wikipedia entry has incomplete and outdated information, and the repository created on Wikimedia Commons contained no photographic or audiovisual records prior to 2013.

Archivo Inundación (Flood Archive) is a proposal for the collaborative construction of a free and open documentary repository on Wikimedia Commons. It is composed of unpublished photographs and audiovisual pieces, flyers and writings, produced during 2003 and the following years, by people who suffered from the flood, activist collectives, civil society organisations, research groups, workers and volunteers during the emergency period, among others.

Archivo Inundación seeks to decentralise knowledge in Wikimedia projects, including documentary sources on underrepresented topics. At the same time, it is proposed as a possible approach for the collaborative construction of open repositories of historical catastrophes, with a respectful approach that avoids re-victimisation.

This presentation includes a proposal for continuity to fill content gaps in Wikimedia projects, working with educational and GLAM institutions in the city of Santa Fe and the region. This second stage includes alliances, travelling exhibitions, training workshops, talks and other strategies to strengthen the network of collaborations formed and consolidated throughout the first stage.

2. Colaboración como motor de Rescate: y la creación del archivo visual de Chile

En esta presentación, exploraremos cómo Enterreno, el primer archivo histórico colaborativo de Chile, está abordando los desafíos clave relacionados con el acceso abierto a la información, el rescate histórico, el patrimonio en riesgo y la sustentabilidad para el patrimonio cultural. Descubriremos cómo Enterreno ha logrado crear una plataforma digital que no solo preserva y difunde fotografías históricas, sino que también se convierte en una herramienta poderosa para la construcción colectiva de la historia y el empoderamiento de la comunidad.

3. GLAM Wiki as a resource for promoting the dissemination and appreciation of community archives and social movements

In this communication we will address the potential of the GLAM initiative to promote the appreciation of Community archives and Social Movements. Through the GLAM initiative, it is possible to disseminate collections and generate greater social participation in the eligibility of what may constitute documentary heritage, encouraging preservation actions and promoting the dissemination of knowledge. GLAM initiatives give communities and social movements the opportunity to document their history and disseminate their collections. It is a tool that allows different subjects to elaborate and make public their own perspectives of organizational memory. GLAM can be a great ally in raising awareness of the social importance of archives and for democratizing the participation of people that ensures diversity of race, gender and regionality in the production of knowledge, in the elaboration and selection of what constitutes heritage.

Experience level: Beginner
Keywords: Partnership building (GLAM Wiki collaborations, etc.), Re-use & re-interpretation of digital heritage
Notes: #GLAMWiki23M011

Logo GLAM Wiki Conference 2023 ID: Lighting talks
Facilitators/Speakers: Lilian Viana, University of Sao Paulo, Christina Riehman-Murphy, Penn State University, Kaisa Haverinen, AvoinGLAM Time block: Morning Beginning: 12:00
Location: Auditorium Duration: 30 min

Speedy sessions where you will learn about:

1. Every book its reader: a global Wikimedia campaign

Presents the Every Book its reader campaign and its results. The campaign was organized in 2023 by librarians from different countries to promote the improvement of content about books in Wikimedia projects

2. Addressing Institutional Knowledge Gaps with Wikipedia: Native American Women Activists Editathon

There is a lack of information in Penn State Libraries-provided material about the Native Americans on whose lands various Penn State University campuses sit. A group of librarians, faculty, staff, and students came together to use Wikipedia to create action around improving the information available and organization of the information to our users, and how we collect and present this information. One of the ways that the team decided on to both address the institutional gap and contribute to public knowledge of the peoples Penn State land sits on, was through editing Wikipedia. The team collaborated closely with history faculty to coordinate the now yearly Native American Women Activists Wikipedia Editathon which is planned in celebration of Women's History Month in the United States. The team planned the editathon, coordinated Wikipedia training for students shared best practices for writing about Indigenous people, and taught students how to find, read, and use sources. This lightning talk will share how we coordinated this event, developed learning objects for students, and identified indigenous activists.

3. GLAM residencies

Let's organize an international residency program for GLAM advocates around the world! The residencies could invite Open Access advocates across organizational, country and language borders to join. The hosts could be openness organizations, cultural organizations, human rights organizations, research or preservation projects and so forth. We could even create centers where one could apply for a residency. Who might be interested in supporting this kind of activities?

Experience level: Beginner
Keywords: Partnership building (GLAM Wiki collaborations, etc.), Re-use & re-interpretation of digital heritage

Logo GLAM Wiki Conference 2023 ID: 2273 Art+Feminism and Cultural Institutions at the Forefront of Media Literacy
Facilitators/Speakers: Michaela Blanc, Paula Domínguez Font Time block: Morning Beginning: 11:30
Location: Auditorium Duration: 30 min

In 2023, Art+Feminism completed its tenth year of operation. From its founding to today, the organization continues to work to decrease the knowledge gap regarding gender on the internet and art world while continuing to expand the visibility and knowledge about femme-identified artists in museum collections globally.

This panel will contribute to discussions about and connect GLAM professionals to international efforts on the representation of feminism, art and visual culture on Wikimedia projects highlighting its potential societal impact on media literacy. The audience will learn from the unique perspectives of Art+Feminism’s Regional Leaders. In detail, this session will explore how museums and cultural organizations can broaden their efforts toward tangible actions to address access and knowledge equity through media literacy and inclusive learning programs. Providing foreground to this session, a case study about how the Caribbean Cultural Institute at Pérez Art Museum Miami, and Art+Feminism — “a campaign improving coverage of cis and transgender women, non-binary folks, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia” — were paired in the development of media literacy programs will launch the conversation into how museums can have an impact on younger generations and openly share museum scholarship online.

Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the implications of one of the largest online encyclopedias on art museums, libraries and organizations in different regions of the world. Participants will leave the session inspired to implement mission-driven innovative avenues for audience engagement, media literacy, and critical thinking through diverse art narratives in their institutions. We also hope participants engage in the A+F campaign, contribute to discussions and advance equitable practices around museum access and content development in their affiliated institutions.

Experience level: No previous knowledge is necessary
Keywords: Knowledge equity, Partnership building (GLAM Wiki collaborations, etc.), Wikimedia campaigns
Notes: #GLAMWiki232273

Logo GLAM Wiki Conference 2023 ID: 2296 Democratizing GLAM-Wiki partnerships in Brazil: the case of developing a tool to diagnose the legal and technological compatibility of Brazilian cultural institutions with Wikimedia
Facilitators/Speakers: Adriane Gomes Rodrigues Batata, Lucas Piantá, Sandra Soster Time block: Afternoon Beginning: 13h45
Location: Auditorium Duration: 1h

Socioeconomic inequality is still an obstacle for cultural institutions located far from the main economic centers in the South and Southeast regions of Brazil to access resources to digitize, curate and digitally disseminate their collections. While some institutions in Brazil have a high degree of digital capacity, others don't even have access to the internet.

Due to this disparity, the representation of Brazilian cultural heritage on Wikimedia is concentrated mainly in the richest regions that are well equipped in terms of technology and specialized personnel. It is no coincidence that 90% of the GLAM-Wiki partnerships established by Wiki Movimento Brasil (WMB) are located in the Southeast region of the country.

Within this context, the WMB has promoted initiatives to democratize digitization and the digital dissemination of digitized collections, such as campaigns and partnerships in under-represented regions and the Portable Museum, which reduces digitization costs. One initiative that aligns these actions with the implementation of the Movement's Strategy is the calibra program, which aims to train volunteers to plan and implement educational and GLAM-Wiki initiatives in Brazil.

To support participants in this effort, calibra has developed a tool designed to assess the legal and technological compatibility of Brazilian cultural institutions with Wikimedia. This tool will be used to establish expectations and strategies for using Wikimedia as a means of disseminating the institutions' collections, regardless of the resources available.

In this section, we will present a case study that looks at the development of the tool, which relied on the collaboration of professionals and volunteer Wikimedians experienced in GLAM-Wiki initiatives in Brazil.

Participants will learn how the complexity of the situation of Brazilian memory institutions led us to develop a tool that allows volunteers to help them set up a plan for their effective presence on Wikimedia platforms. We will address issues such as: the need to serve large and small institutions; setting expectations based on the institution’s reality; identifying potentials and challenges for establishing a partnership; collaboration between professionals and volunteers; and the importance of putting together a action plan to build the institution’s loyalty in the Wikimedia Movement.

Experience level: Beginner
Keywords: Capacity building & training, Partnership building (GLAM Wiki collaborations, etc.), Regional, global strategy & networking
Notes: #GLAMWiki232296

Logo GLAM Wiki Conference 2023 ID: 2224 Archivos abiertos, archivos en vigilia
Facilitators/Speakers: Laura Mariana Casareto, Archivo Histórico de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata

Angie Cervellera, Wikimedia Argentina

Time block: Afternoon Beginning: 14:45
Location: Auditorium Duration: 45 min

This talk will present two projects:

Archivos abiertos es un derecho

Presentation of the project Archivos abiertos is a right of the Historical Archive of the UNLP and Wikimedia Argentina. The project had the objective of releasing in Commons documents of the GLAM community of the UNLP linked to the claim of Human Rights and to link these documents and disseminate them through other Wikimedia projects. In this way, it covers the release of documents without restrictions in the Commons, their use in Wikipedia articles, the creation of articles and the educational proposal using these sources and working on what an archive is and why it is related to Human Rights in Wikiuniversity.

This project brings diversity to Wikimedia projects, adding situated perspectives on the past and present of the Argentine context as well as the Latin American context in general, since dictatorial processes are not exclusive to this country. In the same way, it contributes to think of the Wikimedia movement in the future as a movement committed to human rights, truth and justice, involving citizens through uploading and editing content in Wikimedia projects.

Archivos en Vigilia:

Archivos en Vigilia, an online cultural and memory initiative organized since 2021 by Wikimedia Argentina and the Historical Archive of the National University of La Plata that focuses on archival documents. The objective is to promote open access to photographs, manuscripts, audios, videos related to memory, truth and justice in recent Argentine history. Every year more GLAM institutions from all over the country get involved through talks and workshops to open their archives without restrictions in Wikimedia Commons.

Archive and memory are related to access to information, as well as to the search for truth and the right to know. The files of detainees, disappeared or murdered, the photographs of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo demanding justice, the documents collected by the National Committee for Disappeared Persons, are some examples that bear witness to what has happened in the recent past and the fight for Human Rights. Humans.

The documents that participate in Archivos en Vigilia are uploaded to Commons taking into account the intellectual property legislation of Argentina and the United States, the Personal Data Protection Law (25,326) and the Access to Public Information Law (27,275). Documents are parsed in terms of authorship and creation or publication dates and are uploaded with different license tags, as well as connected to structured data.

Experience level: Beginner
Keywords: Partnership building (GLAM Wiki collaborations, etc.), Knowledge equity
Notes: #GLAMWiki232224

Logo GLAM Wiki Conference 2023 ID: 2354 Let's Connect Learning Clinic: Partnership Building Case Study
Facilitators/Speakers: Gorana Gomirac, Bukola James Time block: Afternoon Beginning: 13:45
Location: 401 Duration: 1hr

The Let's Connect Learning Clinic: Partnership Building Case Study promises to be an enlightening journey into the world of GLAM-Wikimedia partnerships. This session offers invaluable case studies, insights, and networking opportunities to inspire partnership-building endeavors. With examples of GLAM Wikimedia partnerships have reshaped the way people access and share cultural heritage. From digitization projects to innovative outreach initiatives, we'll examine the strategies and outcomes that make these collaborations thrive. Join us in celebrating the remarkable successes of GLAM-Wikimedia collaborations and discover how your institution can contribute to the global mission of open knowledge dissemination.

Participants will gain insights into the challenges and triumphs of partnership building in the GLAM and Wikimedia spheres. Understand how successful alliances can be forged, sustained, and scaled for maximum impact.

Experience level: No previous knowledge required
Keywords: Capacity building & training, Partnership building (GLAM Wiki collaborations, etc.)
Notes: #GLAMWiki232354
Next session: Communication strategies for reframing Wikimedia as an infrastructure for open knowledge

Logo GLAM Wiki Conference 2023 ID: 1878 A shared mission. UN and Wikimedians collaborating for free, accessible knowledge
Facilitators/Speakers: John Andersson, Wikimedia Sweden Time block: Afternoon Beginning: 14:45
Location: 401 Duration: 45 min

To a large degree, the Wikimedia movement shares mission with the United Nations and other intergovernmental organizations (IGOs). Like us, they collate information and knowledge and strive to make it freely available to a larger audience. Many, such as UNESCO and ILO, even host large internal archives. The Wikimedia movement has had a number of successful partnerships with IGOs over the years, but the work has most often been ad hoc and limited in scope. The partnerships have not created as many opportunities for underserved and underrepresented communities as would be ideal.

Partnering with IGOs has huge potential. The partnerships could provide large amounts of unique and valuable material from around the world, open up new networks, access to venues and conferences for local communities. They could also create new funding opportunities for local volunteers and Wikimedia organizations as many of them are interested in hiring Wikimedians in Residence (WiR).

The Content Partnerships Hub is an initiative to create a Thematic Hub, led by Wikimedia Sverige. Five different areas of work form the pillars of the Hub, and partnerships with IGOs is one of them. Over the years we have developed a large and valuable network within the IGO sector, including organizations such as UNESCO, WIPO, FAO, IEA, UNEP, EIB and more. In 2022–2023 we started formalizing these partnerships with the goal to lower the threshold for other Wikimedia affiliates to work and engage with the IGOs. One key area we are exploring is the potential for paid WiR positions at the different IGOs and how to ensure that this is an opportunity that is open and possible for Wikimedians from around the world. For this capacity building is needed to create opportunities for more people from the Movement to become WiRs.

During the session we will discuss the work done with IGOs, the most relevant material and opportunities for Wikimedians to focus on and how to engage in the partnerships in different ways.

The participants will gain understanding of the possibilities with IGO partnerships. Through the session they will be empowered to engage in the conversations and to support the development of the WiR training material and future network.

Experience level: Intermediate
Keywords: Capacity building & training, Partnership building (GLAM Wiki collaborations, etc.), Regional, global strategy & networking
Notes: #GLAMWiki231878

Logo GLAM Wiki Conference 2023 ID: 2242 Understanding the Impact of Image Contributions to Commons
Facilitators/Speakers: Virginia Poundstone, Fiona Romeo Time block: Afternoon Beginning: 13:45
Location: 410 Duration: 1 hr 45 min

Historically, the Wikimedia Foundation has provided minimal support to affiliates and the wider movement for impact data and metrics. This limited support often pushed affiliates and the movement to find their own solutions, with multiple affiliates and volunteers making their own tools, data backups, and visualizations. We now have inconsistent definitions of impact metrics, gaps and errors in the data, and tools that can’t scale or be consistently maintained. These issues have been repeatedly highlighted by the GLAM Wiki community.

The absence of reliable tools and data can make it difficult for Wikimedians in Residence, affiliates, and GLAM professionals to access the resources they need to continue, or increase, their contributions to Wikimedia projects. But the Wikimedia movement needs these partnerships in order to address the significant visual knowledge gaps on our projects.

In this session, we will come together to build a shared understanding of what metrics matter most for Wikimedia Commons contributors, with a particular focus on culture and heritage.

Part I: Three invited perspectives on the need for improved Commons metrics: an affiliate, a partner, and a Wiki Loves campaign organizer Part II: The Foundation’s work-in-progress on Commons metrics Part III: Going beyond views—what are the new metrics you need to understand your impact? (interactive prioritization exercise)

  • Participants will understand that the Wikimedia Foundation is working on metrics for Commons, with a focus on GLAM needs
  • Participants will test an early demo and provide feedback
  • Participants will know how to share ongoing feedback on the metrics project as it develops
  • Participants will have some new ways of thinking about the impact of image contributions to Wikimedia projects
Experience level: Intermediate
Keywords: Partnership building (GLAM Wiki collaborations, etc.), Tech, platforms & tools
Notes: #GLAMWiki232242
Next session: Using the Campaign Product Event Registration Tools

Logo GLAM Wiki Conference 2023 ID: M014 GLAM Around the World II: Case studies
Facilitators/Speakers: Dominic Byrd-McDevitt, Giovanna Fontenelle, Mauricio V. Genta, Nitesh Gill, Bukola James Time block: Afternoon Beginning: 16:00
Location: Auditorium Duration: 1 hr

In this session, you will learn about the following experiences:

1. Building a national GLAM-Wiki program: Challenges and Opportunities | Perspectives from DPLA

The Digital Public Library of America is a national aggregator of cultural heritage metadata in the United States, and it has a Wikimedia initiative that is one of the most successful in the world. With almost 4 million uploads from over 300 member institutions since 2020, DPLA is currently one of the largest Commons contributors (with media files and structured data) and the main US institution providing support for GLAMs that want to share their collections on Wikimedia. This project engages a range of institutions, from small, under-resourced libraries all the way up to the largest institutions in the country, and empowers them to participate in the Wikimedia movement.

In 2022, by expanding its Wikimedia initiative, DPLA launched a Wikimedia Working Group in which several institutions are participating (National Archives and Records Administration, Boston Public Library, Harvard Library, National Agricultural Library, among others). The objective is to work together on Wikimedia-related activities as well as spread the word about the support DPLA provides to US institutions to contribute to Wikimedia.

In this session, we will provide background information on the challenges faced by cultural institutions in engaging with Wikipedia projects, and how we designed an approach designed to meet the needs of our participating institutions. Following that, we intend to have some working group members sharing their experiences (Jamie Flood, Senior Wikipedian and Outreach Specialist, National Agricultural Library might join), as well as have some US-based institutions participants to share their experiences as GLAM institutions in North America (JJ Dearborn, Data Manager, Biodiversity Heritage Library has been invited to participate).

We intend to inspire and guide participants to replicate this experience in their own communities, countries, or region—therefore, even though this session shares a North American experience, it will be of use to practitioners globally.

2. Digitization of the Ovidio Lagos Fond

The presentation will be about the work carried out between Wikimedia Argentina and the National Academy of History in 2022, with the "Ovidio Lagos Fond" belonging to the latter institution, which has been worked together since it was received as a donation. The work carried out consisted of conservation, classification, description and digitizatio. The entire process will be explained, the tools used and how it was uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, as well as future plans with Wikisource. Previously a booklet was made with this work:

3. Diversity of GLAM Wiki projects in South Asia

In recent years, South Asia has emerged as a vibrant hub for cultural preservation and knowledge dissemination through GLAM-Wiki campaigns. These initiatives bridge the gap between traditional cultural institutions and the digital age, using Wikimedia projects like Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, and Wikidata to democratize access to cultural resources and promote collaboration. These campaigns cover diverse topics, from art and science to indigenous knowledge. Collaborative efforts between GLAM institutions, Wikimedia affiliates, and volunteers include edit-a-thons and workshops, enhancing cultural heritage visibility and fostering shared responsibility. Despite challenges like copyright issues and resource constraints, South Asian GLAM-Wiki campaigns, driven by resilience and passion, continue to thrive. They exemplify the region's commitment to cultural preservation, diversity celebration, and open access to knowledge. As South Asia's GLAM sector evolves, its global impact on cultural preservation and dissemination is set to grow. I will try take 15 mins to highlight all major South Asia Glam-Wiki Campagians who are promoting a diversity of projects/campaigns and content.

4. Transforming Nigerian Libraries and Librarians through Wikis: Unleashing the Potential of Open GLAM

This presentation will showcase the impact of the WikiGLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) movement on libraries and librarianship in Nigeria. The presenters will share a series of initiatives implemented from 2020 till date that promotes the use of Wikimedia projects among Librarians to enhance access to cultural and educational resources in Nigeria. Overall, this presentation offers a valuable opportunity for attendees to learn about the potential of WikiGLAM to transform libraries and librarianship in Nigeria and explore the practicalities of implementing WikiGLAM initiatives in their own contexts.

Experience level: Beginner
Keywords: Partnership building (GLAM Wiki collaborations, etc.), Re-use & re-interpretation of digital heritage
Notes: #GLAMWiki23M014

Logo GLAM Wiki Conference 2023 ID: 2071 Open Culture on Wikipedia
Facilitators/Speakers: Connor Benedict Time block: Afternoon Beginning: 16:00
Location: 111 Duration: 1 hr

Can you believe there isn't an article on Wikipedia about Open Access in the Culture Heritage and Creative sectors? In this workshop we invite our friends in the Wiki-movement to join forces with all the Open Culture professionals to draft a Wikipedia article together about Open Culture. An outline on the history and key milestones will be provided for context.

We have prepared an outline on etherpad to gather resources in advance and begin to structure a good way to use our time together.

The session will be combine both resource finding and drafting content. If you're more interested in drafting text please check the resources collected in advance and add yours! Our goal is to publish something in a few languages, even if it's just a paragraph, while at the conference.

Experience level: Beginner
Keywords: Advocacy & Policy, Partnership building (GLAM Wiki collaborations, etc.), Capacity building & training
Notes: #GLAMWiki232071

Logo GLAM Wiki Conference 2023 ID: M006 Wikimedians in Residence: Sharing experiences
Facilitators/Speakers: Alice Kibombo, Gorana Gomirac, Federico Colman Time block: Afternoon Beginning: 16:00
Location: 410 Duration: 1 hr

With the growing acknowledgment of the contribution of cultural institutions and allied partners to the Wikimedia Movement, many of the former have opted for the expertise of a Wikimedian in Residence for a number of reasons. From the outside looking in, a Wikimedian in Residence is an abstract figure and the need for them may raise more questions than answers. From helping to create and foster sustainable relationships between the host institution and the Wikimedia Movement, to customising the nature of participation and contribution by and to the community, no two residences are the same. Through a moderated session. at least 4 WiRs will share their experiences at host institutions and what motivated the need for their presence. This will help the audience:

  • Understand who is a WiR, what is the need and role of Wikimedians in Residence (WiR) in their work with partner institutions?
  • Review the goals, outcomes, and lessons learned from specific WiR projects in their respective talks
  • Discover and share best practices for contributing quality content at scale
  • Discuss and propose future types of collaboration with identified external partners.
Experience level: Beginner
Keywords: Partnership building (GLAM Wiki collaborations, etc.), Content uploads & workflows
Notes: #GLAMWiki23M006

Logo GLAM Wiki Conference 2023 ID: 0045 A missing piece of the puzzle: Providing direct support for content partnerships through the Helpdesk at the Content Partnerships Hub – Developing the next step together!
Facilitators/Speakers: John Andersson Time block: Morning Beginning: 9:30
Location: 401 Duration: 1 hr

We propose a session focusing on developing the next steps of the Helpdesk of the Content Partnerships Hub – with a focus on how it can improve capacity building in the GLAMwiki space. It could potentially be organized as a Learning clinic.

The Helpdesk is a new type of support structure for the Wikimedia movement where Wikimedians can request support for projects where the goal is to work with partners to make content available on the Wikimedia platforms, so called content partnerships. The Helpdesk is one of the five pillars of the Content Partnerships Hub, an initiative to create a Thematic Hub, led by Wikimedia Sverige.

The support requests are reviewed by an international expert committee, who provides guidance on what requests to prioritize. A focus is to provide support to local communities in the underserved and underrepresented parts of the movement.

Currently support has been given by Wikimedia Sverige’s staff, but the intention is that the support through the Helpdesk will come from experts from around the Wikimedia movement. Staff and volunteers around the world will be able to join different working groups that will provide the requested hand-on help or knowledge transfer. The requests to the Helpdesk can help guide capacity building efforts and increase the long-term capacity of Wikimedians to work with content partnerships.

At the session we will discuss how affiliates and volunteers can engage with the Helpdesk, what the needs are, how it can support capacity building efforts and what we will develop next together.

Regarding what support you can request we will cover the following: how you can request support and what support can be given, what happens with your request when submitted and what you can expect.

Regarding how you can get involved we will cover the following: What the working groups are, what the benefits and opportunities are for you when joining the working group, how you can apply to them and what the expectations are.

The participants will have a clear understanding of the Helpdesk and its role and functions. They will be able to decide on their future participation and will feel empowered that they have been able to develop this concept further. They will also know how they can request help and support for their content partnerships efforts.

Experience level: Intermediate
Keywords: Capacity building & training, Partnership building (GLAM Wiki collaborations, etc.), Regional, global strategy & networking
Notes: #GLAMWiki230045