Glamwiki Paris - GerardM

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Glamwiki Paris - GerardM

  1. 1. Multi-cultural heritage Cultural heritage Preservation for many peoples and cultures for now and the future Gerard Meijssen ultimategerardm.blogspot.com
  2. 2. The strength of GLAMs <ul><li>Conserve historic material </li><ul><li>They have the expertise
  3. 3. They provide optimal conditions </li></ul><li>Provide an anchor to the reality of the past
  4. 4. Present historic material to a modern audience
  5. 5. Enable studies based on original material
  6. 6. Good at supporting the local culture / community </li></ul>
  7. 7. The weakness of GLAMs <ul><li>Strength is in supporting local community </li><ul><li>local language
  8. 8. local point of view </li></ul><li>Its collection needs constant marketing </li><ul><li>to keep and show its relevance
  9. 9. to lead scholars to consider its relevance </li></ul><li>The digital age changes many axioms </li><ul><li>What is the role of a library
  10. 10. what is the value of a librarian in this day and age </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. GLAM and the Wiki way <ul><li>Media files that are freely licensed or public domain will be used by the 270+ Wikipedias
  12. 12. When they are available, they will be used
  13. 13. Wikipedia does annotate its facts, it has to learn the relevance of annotating media files
  14. 14. Commons is the central storage for all WMF projects AND it is a separate project
  15. 15. Outreach to GLAMs is done by yet another community and it is largely Wikimedia chapter oriented </li></ul>
  16. 16. What we do for our GLAMs <ul><li>We use the media files in our projects
  17. 17. We blog about GLAMs <grin> I do
  18. 18. We collect traffic information for your collection
  19. 19. We provide a way to use media files in blogs or on the web
  20. 20. Media files are often digitally restored
  21. 21. We are in for fun projects </li></ul>
  22. 22. What you can do for yourself <ul><li>Get organised, work together </li><ul><li>consider Europeana ... </li></ul><li>Define where we should do more </li><ul><li>have us provide timely statistics
  23. 23. have us support the Public Domain mark
  24. 24. ask for attribution in our articles </li></ul><li>Consider how our communities make a difference </li><ul><li>verify and enrich annotations
  25. 25. we give what you conserve global relevance </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Public Domain mark I
  27. 27. Public Domain mark II <ul><li>William-Adolphe Bouguereau
  28. 28. Nymphs and Satyr (1873)
  29. 29. Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute
  30. 30. Williamstown, Massachusetts USA </li></ul>
  31. 31. Tropenmuseum <ul><li>Provided images about Surinam and Indonesia
  32. 32. Images were seen 4,133,814 times in October
  33. 33. Images were used 3475 times in 69 wiki projects
  34. 34. 1013 times for the Indonesian and 561 times for Dutch Wikipedia
  35. 35. Several images were digitally restored
  36. 36. Images were given in high resolution to make conferences extra nice </li></ul>
  37. 38. Europeana <ul><li>It provides a platform for European GLAMs where a shared European culture is realised
  38. 39. It is where a GLAM gains visibility
  39. 40. There is a publication on how to digitise by the Dutch Nationaal Archief
  40. 41. It developed the public domain mark with Creative Commons </li><ul><li>Its adoption by the European GLAMs will likely sway the WMF to adopt it as well </li></ul></ul>
  41. 42. Fun & value <ul><li>People are best motivated by fun
  42. 43. The work they do is to be valued </li><ul><li>People keywords find things 85% of the time
  43. 44. Scientific keywords only 15% </li></ul><li>The Flickr program is not open for new business
  44. 45. How to find your pictures in Google
  45. 46. Use hyperlinks a lot – to Wikipedia perhaps? </li></ul>
  46. 47. Finally ...

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