The GLAM partnership between Wikimédia France and Toulouse

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Introducing the partnership between Wikimédia France and Toulouse at the GLAM-WIKI:UK conférence, november 2010

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The GLAM partnership between Wikimédia France and Toulouse

  1. 1. The partnership between Wikimédia France and the city of Toulouse Jean-Frédéric Berthelot jean-frederic.berthelot@wikimedia.fr Bastien Guerry bastien.guerry@wikimedia.fr GLAM-WIKI:UK London, Nov. 27 2010 http://glamwiki.org http://www.wikimedia.fr
  2. 2. Overview of the partnership ● Help Toulouse cultural institutions release free cultural content for Wikimedia projects ● Already two ongoing projects : ● Museum of Toulouse (“Phoebus”) [1000 pictures] ● Archives of Toulouse (Eugène Trutat) [200 pictures] ● It's about (scientific) quality, not quantity ● Future projects have already been suggested...
  3. 3. From there... to here. April 2009 - Archeodontosaurus October 2010 - Signature of the partnership
  4. 4. With two active projects Museum of Toulouse (1000 pics) Eugène Trutat (Archives – 200 pics)
  5. 5. “Wikipedia cannot work in theory, it can only work in practice.”
  6. 6. [ Video ]
  7. 7. What was the first Wikipédia?
  8. 8. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lascaux,_horse.JPG
  9. 9. The WMFR/Toulouse timeline (1) ● Apr. 2009 : emails between “Archeodontosaurus” (DD) and Serein (AA), head of WMFR. Project forwarded to WMFR's board ● Jun. 2009 : IRL meeting AA/DD in Toulouse ● Feb. 2010 : Bastien (BG) joins WMFR staff and meet IRL with AA, DD and Daniel Borderies (DB), Toulouse mayor's adviser. ● Feb. 2010 : BG sends documents to Toulouse : about previous GLAM partnerships, Commons and CC ● Mar. 2010 : meeting at the Museum of Toulouse (BG, DD, Museum, head of culture from Toulouse City Council, etc.) ● May. 2010 : meeting at Toulouse's town hall: settlement of the Museum project, launch of the Archives project. ● Jun. 2010 : a personal appeal from BG towards WMFR volunteers
  10. 10. The WMFR/Toulouse timeline (2) ● April 2010 : First uploads by DD (Téviec skull, FP). ● May 2010 : Bug : WMFR schedule vs. Museum ones. ● Jun. 2010 : the Museum opens the doors of the collection to photographers from WMFR and Commons ● Jul. 2010 : BG drafts agreements (with the Museum, the Archives and the City of Toulouse) and submit them to WMFR's board and institutions ● Jul. 2010 : Contact with the Archives for Trutat's collection ● Aug. 2010 : BG sets up a flickr account for internal purpose (adding metadata) and share it with photographers, who start uploading there ● Aug. 2010 : WMFR receives data from the Archives. ● Sep. 2010 : Museum pics uploaded on Commons. JF processes Eugène Trutat collection's metadata. ● Sep. 2010 : Last minute bug : Trutat's pictures are public domain... Validation of the three agreements (City, Museum, Archives) ● Oct. 2010 : Signature of the partnership (during the Novela festival)
  11. 11. Museum of Toulouse - metadata
  12. 12. Museum of Toulouse - outcomes ● 299 images uploaded so far ● 7 featured pictures ● 37 quality images ● 9 valued images ● 810 distinct usages ● 396,120 hits in June 2010
  13. 13. Trutat (Archives) - metadata
  14. 14. Novela festival – Trutat Exhibition
  15. 15. Lessons learned ● “It's okay to fail...” ● “... just keep moving forward” – God, personal communication ● Have a champion through the whole process ● Understand the GLAM institutions (internal procedures, hierarchical/political environment) ● Involve the community early in the process ● Build upon GLAM's communication/exhibition ● This couldn't have been done without a chapter
  16. 16. GLAM partnerships energy graph “Internal” discussions Uploads Work on agreements Outside communication
  17. 17. The “GLAM machine” “Hey, can I upload some videos I made for the Museum?” “Sure !” (Museum) “Sure !” (WMFR)
  18. 18. Thanks! [ Q & A ]

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