Hello all of You,
we would love to further the outreach of the WLM contest even beyond the
boundaries of the community. For that reason each participating chapter
will likely to be organizing its own press information center and maybe try
to get media partners for support. In case you like to get support in how
to raise a media partnership please do contact me. We are working on a
basic pattern for such purpose. In any case please do inform me about Your
press activity as soon as it comes to partnerships.
On international level we strive for media partnerships aswell. Please let
me know, if You do have specific media in mind, that could be interesting
to address. Right now we consider magazines on photography and heritage of
interest but also web related focus as open access would be fine. If You do
have further ideas, come on and share them.Both print and online would be
Here some examples:
- National Geographic http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
- Metro Newspaper http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_International
- Eikon http://www.eikon.at/content/en/termine_wettbewerbe.php
- world monuments fund http://www.wmf.org/watch
Please help me to complete the list! If You do know who to address to
obtain a quick decision please let me know. :))
best regards and have a nice weekend
Kuratorin für Kulturpartnerschaften
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | NEU: Obentrautstr. 72 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
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.
Sorry for cross-posting.
My name is John
Andersson and I have recently been hired by Wikimedia Sweden (WMSE)
as the Event manager for the project Europeana Awareness, a
project that amongst other things has the goal of creating a closer
cooperation between the Europeana Foundation (and its vast network of
GLAM institutions) and the Wikimedia community and by doing so increase awareness of the work done by Europeana (hence the project name). The project leader for
WMSE's part of the Europeana Awareness is Lennart Guldbrandsson,
a.k.a. User:Hannibal, who many of you already know. I will however be
responsible for the day-to-day operations.
First of all I would
like to give you a short presentation about myself so that you know
who I am (if this understandably bores you, you can skip the
following paragraph) and secondly I will present the projects that I
will work with during the coming 18 months.
will start working full time on the 11th
June but until then I am working merely 35 percent as I am currently
at the very end of my university studies at the Master programme in
European Studies at Gothenburg University, finishing up my Master's
thesis that focuses on decision-making in the Arctic Council's
working groups. This time last year I worked as a trainee at the
European Parliament's Secretariat in Brussels for 5.5 months and from
before that I have a Bachelor of Science from Umeå University.
During my Bachelor I spent one semester in the U.S. as an exchange
student. I have been an administrator on the Swedish language version
for 6 years now and have contributed with hundreds of articles and
photos. On a more personal note I enjoy learning new things,
experiencing new cultures, traveling, meeting friends and reading a
Two major tasks that
I will work with are firstly the co-organization of a number of GLAM
conferences in some of the European countries that have active
Wikimedia Chapters that are working with GLAM issues, as well as to
organize a European wide competition called Wiki Loves Public Art
(WLPA), obviously inspired by the super successful Wiki Loves
I am hoping to help
in organizing events in Sweden, Poland, UK, France, Germany, the
Netherlands and Belgium. Currently I am working on organizing the
first event, an Edit-a-thon in Leuven, Belgium. If
you are planning to organize a GLAM event in any of these countries I
hope that you will take the opportunity to contact me and discuss how
I could help! For example, adding Europeana as a partner for the
event that you are organizing is likely to open new doors and attract
more institutions and I am the one to contact about that, I could
also help out with man-hours, perhaps supply you with information,
contacts and digitized media that Europeana already has (which could
be hard and time consuming to collect) or suggest and contact
international guests that could participate in your event.
The organization of
Wiki Loves Public Art will mainly take place later this year. But
even though this event is far in the future I hope that you write me
an email if you think that this sounds interesting and would like to
get involved in this work. I am well aware that this will take a lot
of time and effort to organize so we might as well start with some
initial planning as soon as possible!
am super excited about working with this full time and I really look
forward meeting and talking with all of you!
Event manager, Europeana Awareness
User names: User:John Andersson (WMSE) (work) and User:Jopparn (private)
for more information. Currently only available in Swedish.
Are there any tools or bots for making an XML feed of all images in
Commons tagged with a WLM ID number from one specific country?
The Norwegian Directorate of Cultural Heritage's database, from which
the WLM wiki lists of sites in Norway originates, need to import
images taken during the previous, as well as future WLM competitions.
If the pictures of monuments can be imported to the Cultural heritage
database by a bot regularly, a lot of manual work may be saved. It
will also make it easier to keep track of which monuments that have
already been photographed.
I have been looking for tools on Toolserver for exporting KML/XML from
the monuments database, but none of the tools seems to export web
address to the image the name of photographer (which is required to
keep by Scandinavian copyright law).
Any tips for how to achieve this?
The required fields are
- Image name or image url in Commons
- Name of photographer
- Image license
- ID number in WLM
- Optional: Image description
South Africa is ready to participate! We found a team here that will help,
an organisation that will help us (Wikiafrica: Isla), the governmental
agencies are willing to help us, the biggest news agency is waiting for our
press releases, ....
We do have some troubles:
1. an old and difficult monument database, lots of errors, only
partially tagged with GPS or even the address. Difficult identifier
(something like 302-392-239392-32, impossible to use)
2. no processing of the lists yet
3. mobile upload. South Africans live with their cellphone, would open
up opportunities having a "WLM-app"
4. the current monuments are targetted on the "Afrikaans" culture. We
want to open the monument to the "previouly disadvantaged people", so we
will allow for uploads of things that have not been declared as a monument
yet. The uploader will have the opportunity to add some reasons why we
should consider this important. This information will be shared with
But we're working on it!
I happily present one more usability improvement that was developed (by
Mark Traceur) after our last year's UpWizard bug list:
* User clicks a hyperlink to an Upload Wizard campaign (which is sth.
with parameters etc.) somewhere on a project page, a list etc.
* User is not logged in or does not even have an account
* Result: gets the "please log in or create an account to upload an
* User creates an account or logs in
* User is redirected to MainPage.
* User is lost.
* A "returntoquery" parameter was added. After clicking a link to a
campaign and being forced to log in/account creation, the user should be
redirected to the full campaign url.
I sacrificed one test sockpuppet and created a new account and it seems
to work for me. However, you can test it with logging out and in again ;-)
Please test it as intense as you can, as this is an important usability
step. Especially I'd like to know if the recently added "field
prefilling/parameter passing" works with this (would be necessary, I
tried and failed once).
Please add your comments for improvement under
On a recent wikitech thread about the Upload Wizard, I was asked if
there is a list of bugs affecting WLM and was asked to create a
tracking bug. I there such a list already? If not, let me know of any
bugs you _really_ want to see fixed before September and I'll create
the tracking bug.
Please do not send any mail to me on Wikiloves monuments as I am not able to read these mails and respond.
R K S Rathore
10, Govind Nagar
AGRA 282 010