Wikimedia Argentina/GLAM Program 2017

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GLAM Program

Program Manager[edit]

Anna Torres (WMAR)
Giselle Bordoy (WMAR)

Social Media[edit]

Facebook: WMAR's Facebook page
Twitter: WMAR's twitter account
Instagram: WMAR's instagram account

Strategic approaches[edit]

GLAM program is framed through the following strategic approaches:

  • Digitize, liberalization and creation of content : Activities driven by WMAR, Wikimedia community and cultural institutions in order to promote the release and designed of quality content to improve Wikimedia projects.Among the activities within this project we include photography contests and editing challenges.
  • Strengthening cultural institutions : Project aimed to strengthen the cultural institutions we work with, through activities to improve theirs skills in the field of free culture.
  • Construction of the local culture : Project which aims to promote the construction of the local culture and identity in Argentina

Main projects 2017[edit]

Activity Public and audience Strategic approach involved Comments Institutions involved 2016 2017 institutions involved
Editing online challenges Active editors and new editors This activity responds to WMAR’s strategic approach for the GLAM program: Construction of the local culture To support Wikipedia editors’ interests. This initiative is currently being implemented with very satisfactory results. We are approaching the community to assess their needs Spanish Wikipedia More information regarding our editing project here
Editing photo contest Active editors, new editors and new users registered This activity responds to WMAR’s strategic approach for the GLAM program: Construction of the local culture To improve the presence of Argentina in Wikimedia Commons as a way to preserve its heritage. To invite photographers and other users to become editors by turning the photo contest into a combined editing and photo contest Open House Buenos Aires or Cultural heritage UNESCO editing contest supported by LAN Argentina
Institutions take GLAM! Cultural institutions This activity responds to WMAR’s strategic action plan for the GLAM Program: Empower cultural institutions The Institutions Take GLAM project, promotes the following activities:
Stage 1:
Analysis of the institution’s suitability to WMAR’s strategic line for the GLAM Program
Stage 2:
Editing workshop for at least 2 cultural experts within the institution.Uploading of materials to Wikimedia Commons prior to the start of the activity
Stage 3:
Cooperation with the institution in the organization of the edit-a-thon, where the content previously uploaded to Wikipedia and its sister projects will be used and its value enhanced by the participants.
Stage 4:
Definition, on the day of the edit-a-thon, of the material that can be highlighted as interesting, and of the articles that can be improved.Sustained cooperation with the institution in the improvement of content.Study of the content available at the institution
National Museum of Fine Arts - MUNTREF - MACBA - UN WOMEN Not yet available.
Redifining Edith-a-tons Active editors, new users, wikimedians, all publics This activity responds to WMAR’s strategic action plan for the GLAM Program: Empower cultural institutions Edit-a-thons are one of our main face-to-face activities. Redefined by WMAR in terms of impact, it continues to be the best event to engage new users and introduce them to editing UN WOMEN edith-a-ton - National Museum of Fine Arts - MUNTREF - Open Knowledge Argentina Red Internacional de Periodistas con Visión de Género
Spreading GLAM projects New publics, audiences This activity belongs to our strategic approach: Construction of the local culture
  • To reach, through strategic positioning, new profiles of people who can support the GLAM program.
  • To generate debate on free culture in cultural environments, a concept which does not exist in Argentina.
  • To establish a firm base of stable contacts on which to position our actions from a strategic point of view, to attract new participants to our activities.
  • To reach alliances with local governments as doorways to cultural spaces and massive convocation of our activities.
Ministerio de Modernización - Open House Bs.As. - MUNTREF Not yet available
Digitizing project Cultural institutions, Wikimedians, Volunteers This activity belongs to our strategic approaches: Digitalization, liberation and creating content - Construction of the local culture We are presently working with 4 cultural institutions. The main objective of the project is to favor the release of content by those organizations which have been consistently working with us, providing them with the training and tools necessary for the correct release and upload of content.

The strategic objective is the release of quality material focused on our goal to build Argentina’s memory through the preservation of its cultural and historical heritage.
In this regard, the objectives of the program are defined below:

  • To improve and increase the content of Wikimedia Commons concerning the history and cultural patrimony of Argentina, promoting the increase of the local patrimony available under public domain or free license.
  • To improve the content of Wikipedia and other projects by positioning and making use of the released material.
  • To involve cultural and educational institutions in the construction of historical memory through the materials released for free use.
  • To favor the release of material that highlights local historical patrimony through new projects such as Wikisource.
National Museum of Fine Arts
Historial Archive of the province of Buenos Aires
Biblioteca de la legislatura de la provincia de Buenos Aires
Archivo General de la Nación Academia Argentina de Letras
Retain the main four cultural institutions.
Assist the 1st WIR Cultural institutions, wikipedians, volunteers This activity belongs to our strategic action: Building local culture Placing the first Wikipedian in Residence in Argentina, as a way to ensure the sustainability of the work we have been carrying out with different cultural institutions.

In line with our priorities, the WIR will be in charge of selecting, according to specific quality standards, the historical and cultural material under public domain or free license that support our line of work in the construction of the Argentine identity, and enhancing their value.

Academia Argentina de Letras - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes - Archivo Histórico de la Provincia de Buenos Aires - Biblioteca de la Legislatura de la Provincia de Buenos Aires Mauricio V. Genta

GLAM Metrics as December 2017[edit]

Metrics Edith-a-tons Editing Workshops Editing Challenges Digitizing project Photo Contests Total
# of new editors
# of active editors involved
# of individuals involved
# of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages
# of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects
Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects
Number of images/documents released

Other metrics, December, 2017

Metrics Edith-a-tons Editing Workshops Editing Challenges Digitizing project Photo Contests
# Institutions involved
# Volunteers involved

Institutions involved per activity 2017[edit]

Edith-a-ton, workshops and spreading GLAM program[edit]

  1. Gender Edith-a-ton
  1. Mentoring Puerto Rico institution
  2. Campaign #1lib1ref
  3. Biblioteca Nacional Mariano Moreno
  4. INTA Edith-a-ton
  5. Parque de la Memoria
  6. Biblioteca Nacional Mariano Moreno

Digitizing project[edit]

In this section are all digitizing activities that involves GLAM program

  1. Workshop in the Biblioteca de la Legislatura de la Provincia de Buenos Aires.
  2. Wikidata workshop with local editorials

Digitizing partners[edit]

Partners involved per activity 2017[edit]

  1. La Red Internacional de Periodistas con Visión de Género
  2. Dirección General del Libro, Bibliotecas y Promoción de la Lectura
  3. INTA
  4. Editorial Maten al Mensajero
  5. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico
  6. Parque de la Memoria
  7. Open Street Map Argentina (second part of the year)
  8. Defensoría del Pueblo (second part of the year)
  9. Hecho en Buenos Aires (second part of the year)
  10. Open House Buenos Aires (second part of the year)

Conferences[edit]

  • Open Data Day.
  • 49° Reunión Nacional de Bibliotecarios.
  • Wikicite.

Editing challenges[edit]

Resources[edit]

Most of our resources are in Spanish
Material released

Contests

Learning & sharing[edit]

GLAM Program in the media[edit]

Interviews Fan, el programa

Plans & Reports[edit]

Anual Memorial
Anual Memorial 2014
Anual Memorial 2015
Anual Memorial 2016
Strategic plan
Strategic planning 2016-2018 (only available in spanish)
Reports
Progress Report 2014-2015
Anual Grant proposal 2015-2016
Mentions in the newsletter
Newsletter GLAM