I'm trying to summarize here the status for all the country updates. I would
like to ask you all to correct whenever something is wrong. Please read it
carefully! Suggestions to each other might be helpful.
Sometimes I ask specifically for updates - especially when I think that
sharing information might be helpful. It would be great if you could really
do so on this list, so that others can use it too.
Participating countries definitely:
Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Spain, France, Netherlands, Austria,
Poland, Portugal, Romania
Participating countries maybe/probably:
Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Russia, Sweden
Italy, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Slovenia
Progress table (please fill in - it is expanded):
Amical said they would be willing to organize WLM in Andorra. I have since
then not heard anything any more, and cannot find information online. Update
would be welcome. Monuments available in European WLM database. (
Joined in late, but are working hard on the lists. Some 22% done, more to
come. Nothing yet in the database. Working on trademark agreement (temp)
with WMF to do the contest.
There is some interest. The Dutch Wikipedians have created the lists
already, work is being done to transfer the Walloon lists to frwiki. Main
bottle neck is real life organization part. Real life meeting begin July.
Website is up, but needs still adaptation to some best practices/agreements
from Berlin. Lists are there and imported. Partners OK it seems, things seem
to run fine!
Lists are available, with relevant data. Not yet available in the European
Database. Unclear status for partners, awards and jury.
Lists is still biggest bottle neck, together with motivated volunteers
throughout the country. No data yet in database. Jury, awards etc will work
out. Seperate update email would be very very welcome!
Lists are available, also in European database. Have some partners, have set
up website. How is jury, awards etc working out?
Both Amical and Wikimedia España are working on organizing this event in
Spain together. The status of the lists seems to depend on the region. More
detailed update would be very welcome!
Maarten is trying hard to put them into touch with the correct government.
Hopefully more info soon.
Working on getting the lists on the wiki, data is available in European
database. Further status currently unknown. Update very welcome!
Only some 175 monuments, so should be doable for CH/AT to help out. Unclear
if this is actually happening or not. No locals known? WMCH might be able to
help, but no reaction yet to request.
Lists are available onwiki and in the european database. Bottle neck is
volunteers - none are known to be active on this. Any contacts/help would be
Lists complete (& in Eur.db.) , National Heritage board is very cooperative.
over 400.000 images released on 800px scale, but cannot be processed until
after WLM. Heemschut supports a lot, and freelancer is helping with the
press side. Have found some potential awards, working now on jury.
Started late, but working hard to make up for it. Are in touch with heritage
board to get the lists, after that they will be able to move fast because of
existing contacts with partners/sponsors. More news coming up soon.
on commons! Lists still under construction (?) similar situation with
federative problems as in Germany. Unclear if help with contacts would be
appreciated. Update very welcome, situation mainly unknown.
Lists are available, also in the database. Working hard on partners &
sponsors and seem to do well. Looking forward!
Lists complete (only continental?), also in database; addresses still
missing. Partners and sponsors going well. Seems everything on schedule?
Joined in late, status mainly unknown. Structure for the lists has been set
up, but currently not filled in yet. Have cooperation with local open source
association/community, and temp trademark agreement WMF underway.
Are joining in just now, and I will leave it to them to introduce themselves
here with their status.
Currently unclear what the status is - unable to find much online. Update
would be very welcome!
I would like to inform you that Wikimedia Russia joined WLM too.
Coordinator is Stasie Lvova.
Current link to the project is: http://ru.wikimedia.org/wiki/WLM11
We have a base of monuments, however, some fields there are incomplete.
The project is announced in Wikimedia projects and in sister project
(Letopisi.ru) as well.
I don't see too much interest from the Russian Wikimedia community yet, but
probably we will manage to enjoy significant external interest.
I would like to ask you about your approaches to prizes. What exact prizes
do you expect to provide to the winners?
let me throw an idea in the group:
What would you think if we added a blog component to the European website?
That way we could make it a bit more interactive instead of just a portal,
and we could actually use it to show successes around Europe. I would like
to allow people from all contests to write blog posts (directly or through
moderation) and make it that way easier to maintain. The blog would be in
English, to keep it simple, but could link to national blogs for local
Please shoot on it, and let me know if it is nothing good :)
it is time again for our infamous IRC meeting! Last time was a bit messy, so
I hope you all bear with me, and help draft an agenda and help me stick to
it this time.
You can find it here: http://etherpad.wikimedia.org/WLM-July-IRC-meeting
There are two possible options for date/times to choose from:
* July 1, 21:00h CEST
* July 3, 16:00h CEST
Please *all* fill in the doodle: http://www.doodle.com/2bgz78x697izf89s also
if you cannot make it at either moment.
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I am delighted to announce on behalf of the Wikimedia Polska Association
that this week we have finally signed an official agreement on
partnership and cooperation with the National Heritage Board of Poland
(NHB), which is the main state institution dealing with protection of
cultural heritage monuments in the country. Wiki Loves Monuments is now
under an Honorary Patronage of the Board (yay!).
Both parties to the agreement have obliged themselves, for instance, to
inform about each other's projects; thanks to that obligation, news on
Wiki Loves Monuments will be published on the NHB's homepage
(<http://www.nid.pl>) and information about the project will be printed
on all advertisement materials (posters, leaflets, invitations etc.)
produced for the European Heritage Days.
Moreover, in accordance with the agreement, we have received the full
registry of monuments in Poland which will uploaded on Wikipedia in
(most probably) a few days' time. I believe this to be an amazing
milestone for our Wikiproject.
The Wikiproject itself has significantly developed since our meeting in
Berlin and now we have 40 *active* and enthusiastic members who are
working on our lists of monuments, adding coordinates and pictures --
this makes us the most active Wikiproject of the Polish Wikipedia.
Furthermore, we have prepared a yet-unfinished category tree on
as well as a categorisation template with a full English translation
We are also in the process of securing a media patronage and,
hopefully!, an Honorary Patronage of the Ministry of Culture and
National Heritage, for which an answer we should receive in the next few
That would be it, if anyone has any questions, I am more than happy to
Tomasz Kozłowski | [[user:odder]]
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We have started a poster for the portuguese competition (sending you in
JPG). Does it help in any way?
>>> 2011/6/15 Jane Darnell <jane023(a)gmail.com>
>>>> Hi Nicole,
>>>> The text we have currently is limited to what we wrote on the etherpad
>>>> in Berlin, and of course our ad that Hay made (it is on page 53 of Europa
>>>> Nostra's summer edition of the European Cultural Heritage Review).
>>>> The text is here
>>>> The printable pdf is here
>>>> I don't know if you saw Julia's earlier query on this. Right now all of
>>>> our up-to-date info is here:
>>>> myself have been thinking hard about what the text should be, and last
>>>> Thursday, Austin Hair and I stood behind a table at the Europa Nostra fair
>>>> in Amsterdam. It was an interesting afternoon, since a lot of people came to
>>>> the table with questions that I would never have dreamed of beforehand, such
>>>> as whether I knew about the publicly accessible databases on threatened
>>>> monuments, or on monuments in ultra-hard-to-get-to-places, or similar
>>>> things. I did my best to get people interested in Wiki Loves Monuments and
>>>> the Dutch WP10 birthday celebration this Saturday (though most people coming
>>>> to the booth didn't speak Dutch). I printed out all of the winning photos,
>>>> plus a few Wikipedia logos (the WLM logo, the puzzle one, the Wikmedia one,
>>>> the Commons one, and the WP10 one). I also had printed out a short
>>>> explanation how to uplaod a photo, and the jury report from last year. There
>>>> were several photographers who came to the booth and wanted to know what the
>>>> judging criteria were.
>>>> I was sorry I didn't have any flyers, since people really seemed to want
>>>> this. Fortunately the booth across from us was giving away the Heritage
>>>> magazines, so I told them to bookmark page 53.
>>>> I was very happy that I hadn't yet had a chance to give Tomasz's
>>>> Wikibook on Chopin to Ziko, because I was using it as a paperweight (we were
>>>> outside and it was quite windy). Many people commented on the book and were
>>>> impressed that "we" at Wikipedia knew that Chopin was Polish. Fortunately
>>>> there was a delegation from Poland who were attracted by the book and after
>>>> looking at all the winning pictures got very excited. There was also a
>>>> fairly large group of students from the Reinwardt academy in Amsterdam
>>>> interested in architecture, many of whom have tons of pictures they could
>>>> upload. I realized quite quickly however that it starts sounding very
>>>> complicated when you talk about uploading groups of photos to Wikimedia
>>>> Commons. That is definitely not the right approach for a casual computer
>>>> user, which most of these people were.
>>>> The ten winning pictures did get a lot of attention, and when I
>>>> explained that each of these is linked to an article on the Dutch Wikipedia,
>>>> people seemed eager to learn more. The photo that got the most attention was
>>>> the electricity transformer station.
>>>> So to summarize, I think the main thing to focus on is the result we
>>>> hope to achieve with the contest, namely to gather lots of freely accessible
>>>> photos of monuments for use in Wikipedia articles. The best way to get
>>>> people to understand what this means is to pick a nice monument photo (or
>>>> choose one of the winning ones from last year) and make sure it is linked to
>>>> an article on the native Wikipedia. Then you can use that link to send to
>>>> people in emails.
>>>> This page has the links to Dutch articles with the winning photos:
>>>> nice teaser for the upcoming would be to say how nice it would be to have
>>>> pictures on Commons of nearby monuments that aren't there yet. It would also
>>>> be nice if more people participated who lived in rural areas, since those
>>>> monuments have the least photos on Commons.
>>>> Secondary information that is crucial to have is the criteria for
>>>> judging the photos (everyone seemed interested in that) and the method used
>>>> to upload the photos (especially the older people seemed very skeptical
>>>> about being able to do this, though they seemed quite interested).
>>>> Hope it gets all of you thinking!
>>>> 2011/6/15 Nicole Ebber <nicole.ebber(a)wikimedia.de>
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> I am not sure how the status is here, so please excuse if this was
>>>>> already discussed,
>>>>> We are planning to create info flyers for participants, partners, and
>>>>> other target groups of the contest. In my opinion, it would be best to
>>>>> have one international flyer and then adapt it to all other
>>>>> Wikimedia Deutschland could take care of all the design and printing
>>>>> stuff, if some of you can provide texts, images and all necessary
>>>>> information. What do you think?
>>>>> Nicole Ebber
>>>>> Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
>>>>> Eisenacher Straße 2
>>>>> 10777 Berlin
>>>>> Tel.: +49 30 219158260
>>>>> Helfen Sie mit, dass WIKIPEDIA von der UNESCO als erstes digitales
>>>>> Weltkulturerbe anerkannt wird. Unterzeichnen Sie die Online-Petition:
>>>>> Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.
>>>>> V. Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts
>>>>> Berlin-Charlottenburg unter der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig
>>>>> anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin,
>>>>> Steuernummer 27/681/51985.
>>>>> Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
>>>> Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
> Joined in late, but are working hard on the lists. Some 22% done, more to
> come. Nothing yet in the database. Working on trademark agreement (temp)
> with WMF to do the contest.
30% done, hoping to attach another Belarusan wikipedia after the
Wikimeeting. Still nothing clear about the finance and prizes.
Database updates every week I think as soon as Multichill uploaded list
which we've prepared for now.
Усё будзе добра. Дзень прыйдзе новы.
Small request for last year's organization team (but can be helpful for
In order to finally convince one sponsor for the contest, I would need some
figures about last year contest (number of pictures, press releases, visits
to the site, etc).
Have you got something available (if possible in English) ?
Thanks in advance,