(sorry about the belated thought)

Are there any Irish Wikimedians subscribed to the cultural-partners list, where all things GLAMourous are discussed?  It looks as though the NLI is enlightened enough to explore some possible collaboration with.



On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 2:27 AM, Oliver Moran <wiki_ra@yahoo.ie> wrote:
I sent the following email to info@nli.ie to say 'thank you':


I would just like to drop you a word on behalf of the Wikimedia community in Ireland. As you may know, Wikimedia is an international foundation that aims to produce high-quality, free educational content through the collaboration of tens of thousands of volunteers worldwide. The most famous example of a Wikimedia project is Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

A contributor to our mailing list has pointed out the National Library of Ireland initiative to make copyright-free images from your collection easily available online through Flickr.

Thank you for doing this! These kinds of initiatives are a treasure trove for those working on Wikimedia projects. It is genuinely wonderful that the NLI is leading the way in Ireland with an initiative such as this. I can promise you that "Wikimedians" the length and breadth of Ireland and worldwide will be applying these images to good use on Wikimedia projects for years to come.

Oliver Moran

I hope this is OK with everyone here and sums up the feelings of the community.


From: David Gerard <dgerard@gmail.com>
To: Wikimedia IE <wikimediaie@lists.wikimedia.org>
Sent: Thursday, 2 June 2011, 12:22:06

Subject: Re: [Wikimedia IE] National Library of Ireland makes photographs available

On 2 June 2011 11:25, Gabriel Beecham <gabriel_beecham@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> Just a general notice for Ireland-related Wikimedia project participants:
> the National Library of Ireland has begun adding content to the "Commons"
> section of Flickr.
> http://blog.flickr.net/en/2011/06/01/welcome-the-national-library-of-ireland-to-the-commons/
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland

Do we have anyone in .ie liaising with the NLI on behalf of (whatever
portion of) Wikimedia? Even to say "wonderful, please keep it up" :-)

- d.

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