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    • Worldwide cultural partnerships with Wikimedia –German Federal Archives
      Mathias Schindler,
      Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
      Paris December 3, 2010
    • Intro
      Mathias Schindler
      Joined Wikipedia in 2003
      Co-Founderof Wikimedia Germany in 2004
      Working atthe German National Library in 2008
      Full time employeeat Wikimedia since 2009 asprojectmanager (contentpartnerships)
    • German Federal Archives
      State agencyoperatingunder legal mandate
      Legal depositforstateowned/created material after beingnolongeractivelyused in adminstration
      ~10 millionimages, a smallerpartbeingalreadyavailable in digital form
      Hadstarted www.bild.bundesarchiv.de in 2007, whichpromptedus (=Wikimedia Germany) toinitiatecontact
    • Negotiation
      Negotiationstookabout 12 months
      Critical pointswerelicensingandimagesize
      Requirements: Free License, allowinganyonetouseanddistributeandmodifythecontent
      Includingcommercialusage
      Without time orspacerestriction
    • The Agreement
      Partnership in making 100.000 images available under Creative Commons cc-by-sa
      Images were reduced to 800pixel on their larger side (we practically negotiated for every single pixel)
      Building a structure to match authority file records from the Archive, the German National Library and Wikipedia
      Reporting of corrections being found
    • Authority File Matching
    • 59.073 records in 5 months
    • Image examples – politics (1963)
      Bundesarchiv, B 145 Bild-P106816 / CC-BY-SA / http://bit.ly/gDfZNH
    • Image examples – East Germay
      Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-1988-0108-059 / Mittelstädt, Rainer / CC-BY-SA / http://bit.ly/i74qTC
    • Application all overtheplace
      http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pr%C3%AAt_sur_gage
    • Description matters
    • Directimpact
    • 90 839 613
    • 90 839 613
      Pages at Wikipedia visited in October 2010 that contained images from the German Federal Archives.
    • 83 771 718
      August 2010
      90 034 115
      September 2010
      90 839 613
      October 2010
      http://toolserver.org/~magnus/baglama.php
    • Victimofitssuccess
      Requeststothe Federal Archive increased 200%
      No additional staffforhandlingtherequestsattheinstitution
      Additional revenuehadtobegivento Treasury
      Lots and lots ofimageusagewithout proper compliancetothetermsofthe Creative Commons license (outside Wikimedia Commons)
    • Policyrecommendation
      Images createdbypublicinstitutions /administrationshouldbereleasedwithnoorlittlerestrictions, wefavourthe PD-GOV concept
      In themeantime, cc-by-salicensingtermsareacceptable, imagesizerestrictionshouldbeavoided
      A specialfocusshouldbegivento meta-data in all formats
    • Thankyou!
      mathias.schindler@wikimedia.de