The Wikimedia Nederland report for September is available:
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COMMUNITY: supporting and mobilising volunteers and editors
Our two-weekly Wiki-Saturdays remain successful: on a Wiki-Saturday the
WMNL office is open for members of the community as a venue for meetings, a
quiet place to work on projects or just to have a coffee and a chat with
fellow Wikimedians. In September, the office was open twice, hosting
volunteers and board members working on our annual conference, wiki loves
monuments and the annual work plan 2014.
Preparations for the Wikimedia Nederland Conference (November 2,
Utrecht) are in full swing. WMF chair of the Board Jan Bart de Vreede has
agreed to give the keynote speech. See for conference programme:
There was a Wikipedia Café in Amsterdam on September 6. Four community
WORK: content, collaboration and activity development
Wiki Loves Monuments. September is Wiki Loves
Monuments<http://www.wikilovesmonuments.nl/>month. There were
photo-safari’s (Wiki Takes) in Groningen, Nijmegen and
The Hague. One of our volunteers arranged a special tour of Kasteel de Haar
so that photographs could be taken inside the castle.
World War II. A group of active community members has decided to focus
on World War II. We cooperated with the National Committee for the
Commemoration of World War II earlier this year in a small pilot-project to
gather photographs of war monuments for Wikimedia Commons. We are looking
to expand this cooperation.
Fashion edit-a-thon Antwerpen. The MoMu fashion museum hosted an Europeana
Antwerp. Around 25
a special tour through the museum was given.
Public Libraries. BiSC Utrecht <http://www.biscutrecht.nl/>, the service
organisation for libraries in the province of Utrecht, and Wikimedia
Nederland organised a workshop for libraries. The goal of the workshop was
to generate ideas for cooperation. The workshop was inspired by the
Loves Bieb <http://www.wikilovesbieb.nl/> project.
25/9 Creative Commons Conference. Wikimedia Nederland attended the
celebration of 10 years of Creative Commons in the Netherlands. The future
of the licenses and their use was being discussed at the event.
ECNC. Volunteers of Wikimedia Nederland supported the ECNC photo
competition <http://www.ecnc.org/photo-competition/> by setting up
One of the goals for Wikimedia Nederland to support this competition is to
see if and how we can support initiatives by other organisations that lead
to more content on commons and/or other Wikimedia projects.
looking for the fourth Dutch Wikipedian in Residence (job
for their project about
WMNL submitted its application for FDC
time of the October 1 deadline. We are requesting € 356,068, a 20%
increase on the 2013 FDC allocation.
GLOBAL: International collaboration
Board member international affairs Ziko van Dijk visited the
Wikipedia-Stammtisch in Bochum (DE)
Wiki Loves Monuments International: WMNL is acting as fiscal sponsor to
the Wiki Loves Monuments International team, taking care of accounting and
Kira Kraemer (WMDE) visited the WMNL offices as part of the Chapters
Dialogue programme. She interviewed representatives of board, community and
ORGANISATION: board, management and support
The board met in Utrecht on September 5.
The Algemene Ledenvergadering (General Assembly) took place on September
21 (the second in 2013). Main points on the agenda were the Annual Workplan
and Budget 2014. Both were approved by the members.
Directeur/Executive Director Wikimedia Nederland
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