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COMMUNITY: supporting and mobilising volunteers and editors


In October there were two Wikisaturdays, one devoted to last-minute preparations for the annual Wikimedia Nederland Conference on November 1.

Writing event Naturalis


WORK: content, collaboration and activity development

The writing event in cooperation with the natural history museum Naturalis took place on October 5, around the theme of nature in the Netherlands. Around 11 new and existing editors participated in the editing event. This event was also the awards ceremony for Wiki Loves Earth NL 2014 (jury report) where 17 visitors attended.

The Worldwar II projectpage on Wikipedia was remodelled and revitalised. It now includes a list of articles missing and to be improved. We will use it as a platform for online writing events.

The monthly local training in the public library of Amersfoort were continued in October by volunteers of WMNL.

WMNL will launch a Wikipedia-awareness campaign in January 2015. Aim of the campaign is to make the general public more aware of the fact that Wikipedia is a volunteer project. The campaign will not focus on fundraising or membership recruitment for WMNL. In October, we choose the agency that will help us develop and run the campaign. We selected MV, a two-woman company with a track record in working for non-profits.

Thanks to a donation from a private grant making foundation earlier this year, WMNL could start developing an application that will allow visitors to a museum to directly access Wikipedia-articles related to the exhibits they are seeing. At this stage, it is a pilot with one or two museums.



WMNL organised the global GLAMout in October, the hangout is available on youtube. The next global GLAMout will be organised by WMSE.



Board meeting

The WMNL Board met on October 8.

Q3 report

We submitted our report on the third quarter of 2014 to WMF.





These events are relevant to the Netherlands and/or Dutch language Wikimedia-projects but were not organised by WMNL:


Sandra Rientjes
Directeur/Executive Director Wikimedia Nederland

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