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Worldwide cultural partnerships

  1. 1. Worldwide cultural partnerships with Wikimedia –German Federal Archives<br />Mathias Schindler,<br />Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.<br />Paris December 3, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Intro<br />Mathias Schindler<br />Joined Wikipedia in 2003<br />Co-Founderof Wikimedia Germany in 2004<br />Working atthe German National Library in 2008<br />Full time employeeat Wikimedia since 2009 asprojectmanager (contentpartnerships)<br />
  3. 3. German Federal Archives<br />State agencyoperatingunder legal mandate<br />Legal depositforstateowned/created material after beingnolongeractivelyused in adminstration<br />~10 millionimages, a smallerpartbeingalreadyavailable in digital form<br />Hadstarted www.bild.bundesarchiv.de in 2007, whichpromptedus (=Wikimedia Germany) toinitiatecontact<br />
  4. 4. Negotiation<br />Negotiationstookabout 12 months<br />Critical pointswerelicensingandimagesize<br />Requirements: Free License, allowinganyonetouseanddistributeandmodifythecontent<br />Includingcommercialusage<br />Without time orspacerestriction<br />
  5. 5. The Agreement<br />Partnership in making 100.000 images available under Creative Commons cc-by-sa<br />Images were reduced to 800pixel on their larger side (we practically negotiated for every single pixel)<br />Building a structure to match authority file records from the Archive, the German National Library and Wikipedia<br />Reporting of corrections being found<br />
  6. 6. Authority File Matching<br />
  7. 7. 59.073 records in 5 months<br />
  8. 8. Image examples – politics (1963)<br />Bundesarchiv, B 145 Bild-P106816 / CC-BY-SA / http://bit.ly/gDfZNH<br />
  9. 9. Image examples – East Germay<br />Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-1988-0108-059 / Mittelstädt, Rainer / CC-BY-SA / http://bit.ly/i74qTC<br />
  10. 10. Application all overtheplace<br />http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pr%C3%AAt_sur_gage<br />
  11. 11. Description matters<br />
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  14. 14. Directimpact<br />
  15. 15. 90 839 613 <br />
  16. 16. 90 839 613 <br />Pages at Wikipedia visited in October 2010 that contained images from the German Federal Archives.<br />
  17. 17. 83 771 718<br />August 2010<br />90 034 115<br />September 2010<br />90 839 613 <br />October 2010<br />http://toolserver.org/~magnus/baglama.php<br />
  18. 18. Victimofitssuccess<br />Requeststothe Federal Archive increased 200%<br />No additional staffforhandlingtherequestsattheinstitution<br />Additional revenuehadtobegivento Treasury<br />Lots and lots ofimageusagewithout proper compliancetothetermsofthe Creative Commons license (outside Wikimedia Commons)<br />
  19. 19. Policyrecommendation<br />Images createdbypublicinstitutions /administrationshouldbereleasedwithnoorlittlerestrictions, wefavourthe PD-GOV concept<br />In themeantime, cc-by-salicensingtermsareacceptable, imagesizerestrictionshouldbeavoided<br />A specialfocusshouldbegivento meta-data in all formats<br />
  20. 20. Thankyou!<br />mathias.schindler@wikimedia.de<br />

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