Every month the newsletter *This Month in GLAM
<http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/This_Month_in_GLAM>* is published in
what various chapters, volunteers, users and GLAMs write about stories and
experiences in what galleries, libraries, archives, museums, and various
other institutions and organisations work together with Wikipedia/Wikimedia
or open up their collections or data and release them to the public domain
or under a free license.
A lot of those stories and experiences are described in the newsletter, but
those originate mostly from North America and Europe, while the newsletter
is intended to give an overview of GLAM stories from all over the world, as
all of them are worth telling and sharing. How can we reach out more to
Africa, Asia and South America?
Therefore I am looking for volunteers who can help me/us with contacting
chapters, GLAM organisers, Wikipedians in Residence, and others who are
willing to share their stories and and experiences. Who wants to help
How can you help?
- Inform chapters and volunteers about the existence of the monthly
- Contact GLAM organisers and ask them to write a report about their
- Search for releases as open data or releases of text or media under a free
license <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_license> and write about
- Write about your experiences in organising offline activities and
collaborations with other organisations.
- Communicate about the newsletter, share it with your colleagues, with
other volunteers and inform GLAMs about the existence of the newsletter
where they can read about what other organisations do.
Who wants to help out?
If you want to help, you can start right away.
Since today we also have a section for Wikidata & GLAMs. The first edition
of this report will published in the coming newsletter and you can add more
I am also happy to say that the newsletter *This Month in GLAM* has been
published 50 times!
Since December 2010 Rock drum published a monthly newsletter what I took
over from him in November 2012. We have maintained the newsletter, but we
couldn't do this without the Wikimedia community who has written the
contents of the newsletter. So, thank you all for writing and I hope you
will continue to share your experiences and stories with the next 50
As the newsletter is no fifty editions young, I think this is a good moment
to start with a new logo. The new logo should look more like the general
GLAM WIKI logo style: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GLAM-WIKI.png
I am looking for someone who can help me with making a new logo that has a
similar style as GLAM-WIKI. Who can help me?
*This Month in GLAM*