Grants:IdeaLab/Public domain in GLAM and Wikipedia

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Public domain in GLAM and Wikipedia
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summaryWe believe there are lot of works in public domain, but institutions don't know how many works or when they become into public domain. In fact, there are institutions that own copyright and could liberate works to public domain but they don't know how. With this project we want people enforce the public domain and share it on Wikipedia.
type of grantresearch
amount14452 USD
granteeHiperterminalC3r098
volunteerMasssly
project managerHiperterminal
researcherC3r098
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created on21:00, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
round 1 2016


Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

There are many works in public domain in GLAM institutions in Colombia (South America) and those institutions are not sure what is in public domain or not. There are lot of cultural works that should be shared trough Wikipedia and people don't get access to them around the world. It's easy identify works in public domain if those are documents from XIX and before, but the "recent" public domain is unknown and GLAM institutions in Colombia are afraid of share the content they own because they are not sure about the legal status of this material.

We want to underline that when we made the prototype of the colombian public domain calculator, even the lawyers were not sure when some kind of works fall into the public domain. The law is so complex, that you need an army of lawyers to understand the law. We need a easy way to understand when a copyright ends, without help of lawyers.

What is your solution?[edit]

  1. We want to improve and use the colombian public domain calculator, a website who gives you dates about when a work start being part of the public domain.
  2. We want to make a public domain festival in GLAM institutions to identify, digitize, share and remix public domain works. This festival include edit-a-thons to get richer Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons content; including workshops to explain copyright, public domain and free/open content for understand how institutions and people could share content thought Wikipedia and how we make more visible our local content, to make a bridge between our heritage and the people from new generations.
  3. We want to focus on digitized material. For example the Luis Ángel Arango Library had published this images in public domain (and many more) and we could use it in the edit-a-thons. If we identify material to be digitized because is recently in public domain, we could suggest or report to GLAM institutions to increase the material available for edit-a-thons. Identify digital objects in GLAM institutions is an easier way to develop this project in a faster, cheaper and collaborative way with institutions that need visibility and communities that could get closer tho their history and local identity.

Project goals[edit]

Encourage more institutions and individuals to become regular contributors to Wikipedia with colombian public domain works

The specific goals are[edit]

  1. Clarify when a work is part of the public domain understanding the law of each country (Colombia in this case) and generating work flows and software to explain easily to others when the copyright is over.
  2. Make events with GLAM institutions to make available more works in public domain and publish them in Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and another Wikimedia wikis when we can contribute with public domain works.
  3. Make people and institutions learn about remix culture, copyright, public domain, Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata, Wikisource, Wikibooks and Wikipedia and how they can contribute in the future if they identify works in public domain.
  4. Publish digital documents in spanish explaining how we do this and how anybody in Latin America could make their own event.

Who will you be doing outreach with?[edit]

Get Involved[edit]

About the idea creator[edit]

I am David, a librarian from Bogotá, Colombia. I work for Conector Foundation and believe in the power of editing and sharing. I want to enforce public domain around the world from GLAM.

Participants[edit]

  • Project manager I want to execute the implementation plan of this idea Hiperterminal (talk) 18:52, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Researcher Quiero apoyar la iniciativa para fortalecer el dominio público local y el disfrute de la ciudadanía de los bienes públicos, el acceso a su historio y recursos que dan cuenta de su cultura. C3r098 (talk) 22:18, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Volunteer Research institutions with public domain material. —M@sssly 07:01, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

Endorsements[edit]

  • Es importante que las personas y las comunidades se enteren y puedan acceder a las obras que se encuentran en dominio público.

Estas iniciativas pueden conseguir que se recuperen y valoren las obras de autores colombianos poco conocidos. También es importante que se circule la idea de dominio público en la comunidad de lectores y de la cadena del libro en nuestro país. Paolaisabelroa (talk) 16:38, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

  • As member of Wikimedians of Colombia I strongly endorse this. Leonardo and David work with GLAM and right now they're helping our group representing us in activities in Bogotá (not only GLAM-related). The Public Domain issues are not quite knowed in our country and iniciatives like this one can help to reach more people and institutions and release more material to the Public Domain or under a Free license to Commons. --Sahaquiel9102 (talk) 16:00, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

Project goals[edit]

Encourage more institutions and individuals to become regular contributors to Wikipedia with colombian public domain works

The specific goals are[edit]

  1. Clarify when a work is part of the public domain understanding the law of each country (Colombia in this case) and generating work flows and

software to explain easily to others when the copyright is over.

  1. Make events with GLAM institutions to make available more works in public domain and publish them in Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and another Wikimedia wikis when we can contribute with public domain works.
  2. Make people and institutions learn about remix culture, copyright, public domain, Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata, Wikisource, Wikibooks and Wikipedia and how they can contribute in the future if they identify works in public domain.
  3. Publish digital documents in spanish explaining how we do this and how anybody in Latin America could make their own event.

Project plan[edit]

Gantt of this project, 5 months of activities

Activities[edit]

Those activities are detailed in the gantt chart, the image attached.

  1. Research and work flows about public domain in Colombia for multiple formats with lawyers and librarians. In the gantt is "Fase de investigación" in spanish.
    1. Identify lawyers to contract them. We have one in mind.
    2. Design the workflows, something like this one but for all kind of materials (printed books, audiovisual, sounds, pictures).
    3. Identify digitized material in GLAM institutions.
    4. Test the workflows
    5. Identify and clarify special cases.
    6. Update the workflows
  2. Information architecture and software development of the colombian public domain calculator in all kind of works. In the gantt is "Fase de desarrollo" in spanish.
    1. Information architecture, blueprints and mockups of the software
    2. Software development
    3. Test and evaluation
    4. Software adjustment
    5. Documentation
  3. Digital campaign and communications to invite GLAM institutions and people interested in create, use and share content in public domain. In the gantt is "Fase de divulgación" in spanish.
    1. Presentation of the project
    2. Web publishing
    3. Contact to GLAM institutions to identify digital content and invite them to the event
    4. Contact to tech and cultural jornalists, bloggers to present the project
    5. Contact to communities, like librarians, artists, researchers, etc. and proffesional networks
    6. Communications of the result after the event.
  4. logistic and off-line event to talk about public domain, free culture, copyright and Wikipedia and run an edit-a-thon with content from institutions participating there. in the gantt "Logística" and "Evento" in spanish.
    1. Get the space, like an auditorium and a classroom for the workshop
    2. Meals for participants
    3. Souveniers, t-shirts and stickers for participants
    4. The event.

Budget[edit]

  • Research and workflow: 6900 USD
  • Software development: 2414 USD
  • Digital campaign: 3448 USD
  • Off-line event: 1000 USD
    • Auditorium
    • Meals and coffee for participants
    • Wikipedia stickers and other souvenirs
  • Management: 690 USD

Community engagement[edit]

We will survey the institutions and individuals at the beginning of the event and few days after. We will identify the public domain works uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, Wikipedia articles edited and Wikidata about colombian authors and works and the lack of them to invite to the institutions and the people to find it and share through Wikipedia.

We had run some workshops about the use of Internet and surprisingly the people don't know what is Internet and how it works. For example, they think Wikipedia is written by robots (I am too geek, but not a robot yet :P ) and when you edit Wikipedia and explain in some cases you don't need to be registered, it's like magic for the people. The survey could be a basic questionnaire about how Wikipedia works, if they knew they could edit it, upload content, use it, etc. We want to include some topics about copyright and public domain, because in the school copy information and use Wikipedia is forbidden. We wan to show there is no problem to copy and use Wikipedia, but you have to know hot to do it correctly. We are librarians and we are very good making references. The idea of the survey is try to measure if the main ideas of the workshop are clear: For example: "Wikipedia does not publish original thought: all material in Wikipedia must be attributable to a reliable, published source."

    • An example of the questions:
      • Do you know that you could edit Wikipedia? - Yes / No
      • Do you know Wikipedia is not the only wiki from Wikipedia Foundation? - Yes / No
      • Do you know that you could add images, video and sounds? - Yes - No.
    • This sounds very basic, but maybe that's one reason why we have less than 4 millions of articles in spanish than english. We want to track what new works are uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and what articles are edited in our event.

We want to survey the people before and after the event, to measure the perception about how much they know about Internet, Wikipedia, copyright and public domain. It's not an exahustive test to generate certificates, but a way to catch some perceptions about how things work and if they feel more conficent in the use of Internet, Wikipedia and public domain.

Project team[edit]

  • David Ramírez-Ordóñez I am librarian and teacher in Library and Information Science. My students used to adopt a Wikipedia article and write content and include references. I was the digital project coordinator in the National Library of Colombia (13 people team in it).
  • Leonardo Ramírez-Ordóñez: I am librarian and researcher and ran the first #1Lib1Ref workshop in Colombia with Hiperterminal and Wikimedia Colombia. I used to work with the National Museum of Colombia and now I am studying a MA in historical memory and archives. With David ran workshops since 2008 about Internet and digital content.

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