Erfgoed Gelderland is a cooperation for GLAMs in the Dutch province
Gelderland. They stimulate and facilitate cooperation between their members
and are an expertise center for stakeholders in the heritage of Gelderland.
Erfgoed and Wikimedia Nederland are joining forces in a pilot project
focussing on small GLAM-institutions in the Dutch province of Gelderland.
The project aims to give these institutions the knowledge and tools to
contribute (parts of) their digital collections as open data to Wikimedia
Erfgoed Gelderland is now looking for a Wikipedian-in-Residence (1 year,
part-time) who will train the participating GLAM-institutions in how they
can effectively contribute to Wikimedia projects.
If you want to know more about the project, please read the project
proposal here (in Dutch only):
If you want to know more about the open position, please read the
application here (in Dutch only):
Projectleider / Project Manager Wikimedia Nederland
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There are occasional community discussions about how to preserve Wikipedia
(and hopefully the sister projects) for a very long time even if there are
any of several kinds of global disasters. This archival technology might be
Quoting from the article: "As a very stable and safe form of portable
memory, the technology could be highly useful for organisations with big
archives, such as national archives, museums and libraries, to preserve
their information and records."
I haven't studied this technology in any depth so I can't endorse it, but
it looks like it might be of interest to archivists, preservationists, and
*TL:DR: The Community Engagement department invites you to participate in
the Leadership Development Dialogue now through October 16th *
One of the really valuable, parts of our community, is the growing number
of volunteers who step beyond their comfort zone, and become guides,
mentors, and leaders for other parts of the volunteer community. This act
of emerging, to take on responsibilities that strengthen our community is
widespread, but also something that we need to embrace, refine and improve,
so that we have the capacity to meet our broader mission.
>From now through October 16th, the Community Engagement department invites
you to participate in an online dialogue about just how to describe and
build the leadership capacity. Please invite all who may be interested by
forwarding to your local community mailing lists, and be sure to join us
at:  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Engagement/
In particular, we need your help:
Improving the “Learning Days” and other leadership development programs
supported by the WMF and other organizations
Refining the language and concepts we use to describe “leadership” -- in
our initial exploratory engagement of focus groups, we found that the word
“leader” does not translate well across language and cultures.
In behalf of the Community Engagement department, we hope to see you on the
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The next online office hour session of the Wikimedia Language team is
scheduled for next Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 13:00 UTC. This
session is going to be an online discussion over Google Hangouts/Youtube
with a simultaneous IRC conversation. Due to the limitation of Google
Hangouts, only a limited number of participation slots are available.
Hence, do please let us know if you would like to join in the Hangout.
This time we will be taking questions from youtube viewers, only on the IRC
channel #wikimedia-office. The channel will be open for interactions during
the session. Questions can also be sent ahead of time to us.
Our last online round-table session was held in June 2016. You can watch
the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rANCUuJRTE8
Please read below for the event details, including local time, youtube
session link and do let us know if you have any questions.
== Details ==
# Event: Wikimedia Language team's office hour session
# When: September 21, 2016 (Wednesday) at 13:00 UTC (check local time
# Where: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXgMZ7myEA4 and on IRC
Updates from the Language team and Q & A.
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Date: Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 4:34 PM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Open call for Project Grant proposals (Sep
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The Wikimedia Foundation Project Grants program launches its second open
call today, September 12. We will be accepting proposals through October
11 for new ideas to improve Wikimedia projects.
Funds are available to support individuals, groups and organizations to
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new tool or gadget, organizing a better process on your wiki, researching
an important issue, coordinating an editathon series or providing other
support for community-building.
Ideas from the current Inspire Campaign on addressing harassment are very
Do you have have a good idea, but would like some feedback before
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advice and guidance on how to bring it to life. <
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it can be easily migrated into a grant request.
Marti Johnson and I will also be hosting weekly proposals clinics via
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Hi, I could do with some quick views to advise a UK GLAM institution
as to how to make part of their digital archives of images "No
copyright known", based on the date of creation of works (a proportion
may have year of publication instead). To make this an easy step for
the GLAM, there needs to be some evidence of why any date chosen is no
risk, or extremely low risk, so that a case could be made to the
institution's management; and lawyers.
I'm aware that Google Books ran into a lot of lawsuits for releasing
book scans a bit too liberally, while at the British Library there was
a very conservative date of 1874 (I think) where everything before
than could be considered public domain as a default.
The tricky part is to choose a generic date that can apply regardless
of the nature of the item digitized, or its country of
I have created a thread on-wiki at -
- any links or advice from publications would be greatly appreciated.
I'll suggest to Nemo and Axel that "Immovable cultural heritage"
refers to "real property" or "real estate", i.e. land and buildings.
If so, this might be handled well via Wiki Loves Monuments.
I do know of one GLAM who has such a collection. The Philadelphia Art
Museum owns about a dozen historical buildings in Philadelphia and
about half of them are open to the public. Most of them are in
Fairmount Park and funding to maintain the buildings might go through
either institution, or even the city of Philadelphia itself.
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2016 15:23:26 +0200
From: Axel Pettersson <axel.pettersson(a)wikimedia.se>
To: GLAM wikimedia <glam(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, Cultural Partners
Subject: [GLAM] GLAMs with collections of immovable cultural heritage
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Hi GLAM friends,
(Trying again as the first ping about this didn’t result in any specific
collections or GLAMs.)
Connected Open Heritage keeps moving on, and have so far worked with the
WLM database and the upcoming migration to Wikidata, some batch uploads to
Commons and preparations for visiting governments and authorities.
One thing we still need some help with is to get in touch with GLAMs who
has digitized collections of photos, videos, paintings or drawings, or
possibly scanned books (such as travel diaries) of immovable heritage
sites that could be relevant to the project. It can be either old
connections that you are already in touch with or new GLAMs that you want
to work with.
As we have both work time and developer skills in this project we are happy
to help with both contacting, coordinating and do the technical part
required to get a good cooperation going, as long as you give us some
starting points and places to look. If you already have a good
relationship with a relevant GLAM we can help only with the parts you ask
for, and you can still be the primary contact for the partnership.
Suggestions can either be added to
or sent as an answer here.
Looking forward to working together with you!
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