[Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Nederland, september 2010

Lodewijk lodewijk at effeietsanders.org
Thu Oct 21 12:58:36 UTC 2010

Please find below the chapters report for Wikimedia Nederland on September
2010. The report is as usual also posted on meta:

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Best, Lodewijk
Wiki Loves Monuments

September was Monument Month for Wikimedia Nederland, with Wiki Loves
Monuments as main activity. The photo-contest around rijksmonumenten (Dutch
national monuments) yielded more than 12.000 images from over 200
participants from all over the country. You can find more information about
the general outlines of the project in this blog
The biggest win in this project is perhaps not even so much the images
themselves but the awareness that has been created with the contestants and
the lesson that an extremely simplified upload form on Wikimedia Commons
helps a lot to lower the threshold for uploading. The jury is now going
through all these images and will announce the winners by November 20.

For more information, please take a look at
http://www.wikilovesmonuments.nl(in Dutch)
Wiki takes Haarlem

Haarlem is a province capital near Amsterdam, and a major city when it comes
to numbers of rijksmonumenten. The city has 1148 rijksmonumenten, of which
many had no photo before September. We organized as part of Wiki Loves
Monuments an effort to photograph as many monuments as possible within one
day - Wiki takes Haarlem. You can see the results in this google
a yellow pin means there is a photo, blue means there isn't. 1064
have been uploaded thanks to Wiki Loves Haarlem.
Wiki Loves Vlissingen

The library of Vlissingen (Americans, you might find Flushing a more
recognizable pronunciation) has raised the stakes for photographers
participating Wiki Loves Monuments within the municipality of Vlissingen
even more. Besides the prizes that are already available through the general
competition, they put up an iPod Touch and an e-book reader for people
taking photos for Wiki Loves Monuments in Vlissingen! They created their own
local jury and will also announce the prizes on November 20.
Nationaal Archief

Nationaal Archief (the Dutch National Archive) and Spaarnestad Photo have
released some 1000 very relevant political images under a free license. This
release was announced in the international political Press Center
Nieuwspoort in The Hague with a panel of former and current politicians
present. These politicians shared with us their memories and thoughts with
the images, giving a lot of background information on the meaning of the
images. You can find more information about this collaboration in this blog
Meetings, conferences etc

Besides what was already mentioned earlier in this report, there was also a
Summer Barbecue on September 4 in the southeast part of the country. Even
through the number of participants was moderate, the atmosphere was great.
Coming up:

   - October: Europeana brainstorm meeting & conference
   - October 9: General Assemblee, Fundraiser meeting
   - November 20: Wikimedia Conference & Prize ceremony Wiki Loves Monuments
   - January 15: Wikipedia 10 years anniversary
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