[Foundation-l] Wikimedia Nederland reports

Ziko van Dijk vandijk at wmnederland.nl
Sun Jan 22 23:40:58 UTC 2012

Ah - things happen. Thanks for the note.


This is the chapter report for Wikimedia Nederland for December 2011.

== Cultural heritage ==

The Tropical Museum has put out a call for volunteers and will also be
interested in appointing a Wikipedian in Residence. This will be the
first such position in the Netherlands.

== Conferences etc. ==
A barcamp is selforganizing at the day

GLAMcamp Amsterdam (GLAmsterdam for short) was held December 2-4 and
hosted several presentations on Friday to a mixed public of
Wikipedians and representatives from various cultural institutions.
Europeana presented the GLAM statistics project which should make it
easier for outside parties to track usage of Wikimedia Commons
donations. The Amsterdam Stedelijk museum presented their efforst to
keep a dialog alive with the public even though the museum has been
under renovation for several years. One of the most interesting
challenges for a modern art collection is the copyright status of
photographic images of works of art. Even though the Museum is the
owner of the works, they cannot publish photographs of the works
without the permission of the artists. They have done pioneering work
in engaging artists and their heirs to grant such permissions. The
Tropical Museum gave a repeat performance of the presentation that
Frank Meijer gave at the WCN in November.

One of the presentations given was on the results of the Wiki Loves
Monuments contest, and included an announcement to go ahead with a
world-wide WLM photo contest in September 2012.

The WLM organizers had held a small evaluation on December 1st, the
day before the GLAMcamp began. Though not all of the conclusions have
been drawn up, there are two main areas of concern; for a larger
number of countries there will need to be a better task management
system in place and better documentation such as clearer instructions
(in more languages) for uploaders, organizers, and "Wiki Takes"
volunteers. Not to mention coordinating partnerships with cultural
heritage organizations.

== Press and outreach ==

Annual report 2010 printed.

Discussions on a new Wikipedia flyer began.

== Upcoming ==

    January: Nieuwjaarsborrel
    February: Strategy weekend
    April: General Assembly

Vereniging Wikimedia Nederland
dr. Ziko van Dijk, voorzitter

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