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This submission to the Wikimedia Foundation Grants Program was funded in the fiscal year 2011-12. This is a grant to an organization.

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Legal name of chapter or nonchapter group
Wikimedia Serbia
Grant contact name
Mile Kiš
Grant contact username or email
Grant contact title (position)
General secretary
Project lead name
Mile Kiš
Project lead username or email
Project lead title (position), if any
Project Manager
Full project name
GLAM Start Up
Amount requested (in USD)
3,820.12 ($ 3012.633100.00 is requested provided that the grant is approved, because of the surplus of $ 807.49 from the Open Wiki GLAM of Serbia project)
4,620.12 ($ 3012.63→ 3100.00 is requested because of the surplus of $1,607.49 from the Open Wiki GLAM of Serbia project and Small Wikipedia Primer)
Provisional target start date
August 1 2012
Provisional completion date
August 1 2013 -- approved extension to 31 December 2013 Asaf Bartov (WMF Grants) talk 00:36, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Budget breakdown[edit]

No Activity Qty Unit Total Amount (USD) Total Amount (EUR)
1 Travel costs for organizers (attending meetings; during the project realization or other activities that require travel expenses) 12 months 500.99 400.00
2 Print and papers 12 months 250.5 200.00
3 Communication cost (cellular and fax) 12 months 751.49 600.00
4 Wikimedian in Residence [1] 375.74 300.00
5 QR codes 2 projects 1,189.87 950.00
6 Participation in covering cost for our other projects 1,252.49 1,000.00
7 Several small event (cocktails, press conferences ... (promotion of our successful projects)) 1,252.49 1,000.00
8 glam website glam.wikimedia.rs 250.5 200.00
9 Promotional materials 500.99 400.00
10 Gifts 125.25 100
11 Miscellaneous expenses 187.87 150
12 Taxes (for WiR) [2] 276.17 220.5
Subtotal USD 6914.42 EUR 5,520.5
Total GLAM Start Up USD 6,914.42 EUR 5,520.5

No Revised Total Amount (USD) Total Amount (EUR)
1 WMF [3] 3,820.12 3,050.00
2 WM RS & Ohhers 3,094.30 2,470.5
Subtotal USD 6,914.42 EUR 5,520.5


  • [1] Wikipedian in Residence: Coverage of one month worth of costs for a WiR is planned in order to present the program of internship and its benefits, which should attract institutions and partners to finance this program in the following period.
  • [2] According to the current regulations of Republic of Serbia, health benefits and pension insurance taxes are 62.13235% of the salary (fee). However, there are indications that the Government might consider the option for lowering the taxes to about 54% (+-2%). If such reduction does occur, WMRS will return the appropriate amount or offer a rebalance of the budget to the WMF.
  • [3] WMF isn't the only source of funding WMRS will attempt to get a grant from.

Project goal[edit]

Local goal is comprised of two subgoals:

  • Development of GLAM program and project realization
  • Development of the local GLAM team

Global goals include:

  • Popularization of using QRpedia
  • Popularization of WMF projects within cultural institutions
  • Development of Wikimedia projects by writing new articles and obtaining multimedia files.

Project scope and list of activities[edit]

GLAM start up is a continuation of the GLAM program in Serbia. After successful Open Wiki GLAM of Serbia conference, certain contacts have been established[1] regarding mutual cooperation on certain projects. Because of the general economic state in all spheres in Serbia, mutual cooperation also means joint coverage of the project expenses.

Participation in the financial coverage is also necessary because of the semi-openness of the institutions; they need to be shown previously successful projects in order for them to opt for cooperation.

Main activities will be directed towards:

  • QR codes
  • collecting images
  • writing new and improving the quality of existing articles
  • maintaining the GLAM site


  • [1] Because of the business policy, names of the institutions we are negotiating with will not be publicly announced until the cooperation is definitive.

Non-financial requirements[edit]

If it's possible, obtaining promotional material.

Participation in and help with press releases.

Fit to strategy[edit]

GLAM start up is supposed to attract GLAM institutions to cooperate with local Wikimedia chapter and encourage the use of Wikimedia projects by the GLAM sector. Also, successfully realized projects will raise the credibility and trust in the global Wikimedia movement, but also in WMF and WMRS.

Successful engagement in Wikipedia content related GLAM projects with institutions will add to the quality of existing articles and improve the quantity of articles. Image donations will enrich Wikimedia Commons with new materials, which will be used on articles on Wikimedia projects.

Installing of QR codes in institutions will improve usage and development of QRpedia. By including GLAM staff in project realization the door is opened for them to become regular Wikimedians.

Other benefits[edit]

None for now.

Measures of success[edit]

  • Number of organized and realized projects
  • Number of scanned QR codes
  • Inclusion in the media
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