[Wikimedia Announcements] Fwd: [Wikimedia Chapters Reports] Chapters report Wikimedia Nederland May - July 2010

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Mon Aug 23 18:04:32 UTC 2010

Below is a summary of three months of activities by Wikimedia
Nederlands. Please do check out the gallery of recently uploaded
Tropenmuseum objects. This is one of the first cultural partnerships
resulting in a large scale upload of photos of three-dimensional
objects with metadata -- and it's a beautiful collection. Here's a
handy URL showing you all the uploads:


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From: Lodewijk <lodewijk at effeietsanders.org>
Date: 2010/8/22
Subject: [Wikimedia Chapters Reports] Chapters report Wikimedia
Nederland May - July 2010
To: Chapter reports mailing list <chapters-reports at lists.wikimedia.org>

This is the chapters report for Wikimedia Nederland, May - July 201. I
apologize for the delays and large time span. If you have any
questions, please approach us directly.

Wiki loves Bieb

Wiki loves Bieb is a cooperation project ongoing with libraries in
southern Zeeland. Amongst others, the booklet "Wikipedia i skolan" by
Lennart Guldbrandsson has been translated from Swedish to Dutch and a
Brochure has been drafted for cultural institutions. The first results
are currently shaping: a cooperation project with amongst others the
muZEEum on the river Schelde.

http://biebblog.openia.com/2010/08/17/wiki-project-uit-de-steigers/ (Dutch)

Wiki loves Monuments

Wiki loves Monuments is a photo scavenger hunt contest running from
September 1 - 30. The 60.000 national monuments in the Netherlands are
the subject for these photos. Prizes (including an iPad and Android)
will be awarded for the best photos and the highest number of photos.
A special, simplified, upload form on Wikimedia Commons has been
prepared to make uploading through Wikimedia Commons possible this
year. The main prizes are an iPad and Android smartphone.

http://www.wikilovesmonuments.nl (Dutch)


The Tropenmuseum has once again released a number of images under a
free license. This time over 6000 images from 3D objects in the
museum, made by musum employees. Some more information on:


General Assemblee

In June the second General Assemblee of the year was held. Important
topics on the agenda were the professionalization, an updated 2010
budget and how to support the community health.

Professionalization process

Wikimedia Nederland has filed a grant request with the Wikimedia
Foundation for 2010-2012 regarding professionalization, as an
investment into the future. We feel that there are opportunities for
sustainable growth with the right support. The grant has been
partially awarded. You can find the original application at
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:WM_NL/Professionalization .


A new design has been made for the chapter website, to replace the
current Wiki layout for "outsiders". The wiki will remain, less
visibly, available to our community members of course. Also the annual
report for 2009 has been layouted properly now and will be printed for
all members. The pdf will become available on our website. A constant
overview of the media attention for Wikipedia / Wikimedia in the
Netherlands can be found on

Meetings, conferences etc.

Wikimedia Nederland participated with two board members in the
fundraising summit in Bristol, hosted by Wikimedia UK. Two board
members attended the "download debate" (also on copyright legislation)
as part of the lobby process. Also, one board member attended Geo
Freedom Day and one attended Wikimania in Gdańsk.

Coming up

1-30 September: Wiki loves monuments
Press conference 13 September: Nationaal Archief/Spaarnestad releasing
more than 1000 historical Dutch political images
Geograph photo donation

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Erik Möller
Deputy Director, Wikimedia Foundation

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