Tomorrow I'll be posting a blog post about the wiki loves monuments
exhibition at Wikimania, and I thought this might be a nice opportunity to
ask if anyone else would like to share a story at the international blog.
If you'd like to do this, please get in touch with someone from the
international team or me. Unless someone tells me otherwise, I'll just be
bold in accepting stories :)
Try to make it interesting to the world, make it visual etc. For example,
I'd love to see a story about the Belgian freedom of panorama as soon as
that becomes effective - we could talk a little on how also more recent
Belgian buildings can now be photographed. But I can imagine more countries
wanting to share their successes, or what they're planning this year? Or
perhaps a few monuments under threat?
Anyway, be creative, and get in touch. If you doubt if your topic is good
for the blog, just email this list.
Hello WLM enthusiasts!
If you need funding for your local Wiki Loves Monuments contest, there are
two grants opportunities from the Wikimedia Foundation:
1. Rapid Grants for budgets under 2,000 USD. Applications accepted at
any time. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid
2. Project & Event Grants (PEG) for budgets over 2,000 USD. *Applications
due by June 30th. *https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:PEG
Open call for the new Project Grants program launches July 1st
with grants awarded in October. This will be too late for this year's WLM
so please be sure to apply for a Rapid Grant or PEG if needed!
Questions? Let us know!
Wikimedia Foundation <http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home>
Today I have meet Kacie to know something about the grants changes and the
impact on wiki loves monuments.
The biggest point is that the grants will change after the 30th June. The
rapid grant (until 2'000 dollars) is at the moment the most feasible
solution but probably insufficient for some communities.
Some questions come up, so Kacie Harold is really so kind to have a session
to solve questions about grants for local wiki loves monuments organizers.
She will be available in the afternoon in Pietro Pensa square (in front of
ex museum hosting now community village).
Please come there tomorrow and bring with you your questions.
Use this opportunity to prepare a great grant!
As many of you may be aware, Wikimedia Sweden is working on getting the
monument data to Wikidata. At the hackathon
Wikimania, we would like to do an import sprint, where you as experts on
your local heritage can help them out to get the monument lists imported!
Please do indicate your interest both here and on Phabricator:
The room will be announced later, but it will take place either way in
Esino Lario, at the primary school on Wednesday 22 June.
Both coders and wikidata wizards who would like to help with the import, as
people who know their heritage lists well, and want to help us out
understand the data better are very welcome!
If you have any questions, just shoot!
When dies the wiki loves all monuments?
In other words, how do we get all monuments in Wikipedia (etc)?
This question applies to both the photos as the articles (including lists),
that's our challenge.
But before we can get there, we need to know from which countries and areas
in the world we already have all monuments in lists on Wikipedia.
Please check if your country/area is already added here:
Please also check for dependencies, territories, other areas, etc!
(Those are added at the continent page where they are situated.)
Ready with your country?
Help us by checking other countries too. Especially those without a local