I wanted to take a minute to tell you a bit about the IMA e-Volunteer program, one that has been in place for a few years now. Link here: http://www.imamuseum.org/support/volunteer
While there haven't been a great number of people to work on it, there has been on outstanding e-Volunteer who has done a ton of work, Zambonia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Zambonia).
As you can see on her user page she has created a huge number of high-quality articles about IMA artworks (and also spent a great deal of time researching the 100 most important artworks in the collection): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100_Most_Significant_Artworks_at_the_Indianapo…
Beyond just bragging about her work, I wanted to put a question to you all:
The Template seems to be broken ... it is no longer showing blue links when it's used as a template in an article, but when you see the template separately it shows blue links.
Thoughts? Can anyone fix this?
Aricle showing many links as red:
The template showing many other links blue:
(Also if anyone had ideas or wanted to help make that Template look cooler, we're all ears!)
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Indianapolis Museum of Art
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As you might have heard Wikimedia Nederland, Wikimedia UK, Wikimedia
France and Europeana are collaborating to provide a set of tools to get
material from GLAM institutions onto Wikimedia Commons. The Wiki GLAM
Toolset has to be created in a way that re-use can easily be tracked,
and that Commons materials can easily be integrated back into the
collection of the original GLAM. You can find more about our the Wiki
GLAM Toolset on our project page.
Currently we are looking for developers who can help us in this process,
if you are interested please let us know. You can find more specific
information about our needs on our discussion page
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P Please consider your environmental responsibility before printing
As you might, or might not, have seen, we (OKFN+Wikimedia+Creative Commons)
are currently working on a short booklet where we explain the use of open
licenses to contemporary artists and the consequences of it. We will design
the document with openly licensed artworks and hope to have a couple of
interviews with these artists about how they work with open licenses. I
recently asked for suggestions for artists to approach and already got
quite a few very good ones, but do share if you know more!
An other thing we would like to include, is interviews with people working
at GLAM's and how this works for them. Or the other way around, what
*do when works are not openly licensed. So if you have a story to share, do
let me know!
Finally we will include a couple of user stories, this can of course be
Wikimedians using works to improve articles, but anybody working with
openly licensed art is more than welcome to share.
Looking forward hearing from you!
All the best,
Open Knowledge Foundation
The most useful lists for en:wp are at
the pages under Art. A lot of what is outstanding is rather
old-fashioned terms from old encyclopedias. We haven't run a comparison
with a big Art biographical dictionary AFAIK. We've been shown the
Cooper Hewitt links before - I haven't checked if they still show
Napoleon Bonaparte as missing a WP article, as they did a month or two ago!
Please remove me from this list.
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Ed Summers
Sent: January 8, 2013 11:15 AM
To: Wikimedia & GLAM collaboration [Public]
Subject: Re: [GLAM] Wikipedia Discordances & the Cooper Hewitt Design
On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 11:45 AM, Magnus Manske
> We do have:
> * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_missing_topics
> * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_red_link_lists
> but nothing GLAM-specific, as far as I know.
Oh, thanks I forgot about those views. When there is a local
edit-a-thon at a GLAM I'm thinking it would still be useful to have a
context-specific list. That way people could go photograph items, and
ask questions of reference staff, etc while they work on their
article. Another big reason why sharing these discordances outside of
Wikipedia is important is that it shows real (practical) institutional
support for Wikipedia.
Again, I'm sorry if this has come up before. I think I might be
playing catchup on a conversation that already happened.
GLAM mailing list
My apologies if this has been discussed before. I just happened to see
Seb Chan speak at the Digital Humanities Winter Institute talk about
work they are doing at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum to figure out
how best to present their collections on the Web.
They are doing a really nice job of linking out to Wikipedia at a
granular level in their item level displays. For example the page for
Winslow Homer  which links out to Wikipedia, Google's Freebase,
Getty, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
One really neat thing they are doing is something they call
"discordances" which highlight entities (people, companies, etc)
related to items in their collection that *do not* have Wikipedia
articles, or it is unclear which article should be related . The
idea being that these discordances could be of use to people at
Wikipedia editathons who are looking for notable topics to write
Seb has written a bit about this work . I was wondering if this
might be something the GLAM community could do, to share these
discordances and make them known to the Wikipedia editing community at
large. Or maybe this is something we are doing already, and I just
don't know about it? I really like having a memorable name for these
lists I guess.
If you have a list like this would you be willing to share it here, on
the discussion list?
Hi all!In December the Vasa museum in Stockholm, Sweden, will open a new part of the museum with a new exhibition. The new exhibition will cover the time from 1600 to 1650 and look at the world from different cultures. The museum have started working with writing Wikipedia articles, uploading images to Commons and are exploring how to use free images in exhibitions. For this exhibition they are planning to use as much free material as possible, and combined with their wish to get more then a Swedish view on the culture they need help finding images. I've prepared a portal on Commons with a list of places, key words and people but input from you and others are highly appreciated.
Have a look at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Vasamuseet, put images you think works with the descriptions in there, help spread the word on village pumps and beyond. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll answer them or pass them on to the museum curators responsible for the exhibition.
All the best and thanks in advance.
Axel PetterssonProjektledare GLAM/OutreachWikimedia Sverige
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In November, we had a photo day at the Royal Cast Collection in Copenhagen,
and one of the participants created this category from a mini-exhibition in
The category name may need adjustment, and several of the images need to be
connected to the original works. Feel free to do stuff with it. :-)
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