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GLAM/Newsletter/March 2012/Contents/Africa report

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55 GLAMs contribute to African contents on Wikipedia

55 GLAM contributing to African contents on Wikipedia

WikiAfrica is currently involving 55 institutions in Africa and with African contents in contributing to Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects. The institutions have been presented March 25th 2012 in Milan within a conference of the Festival del cinema africano dell'Asia e dell'America Latina. Other major institutions with contents related to Africa are already contributing to Wikipedia, such as The National Archives, the British Museum and the British Library.

Potential GLAMs - Still in Talks

  • Nairobi Railway Museum willing to collaborate with Wikimedia Kenya to have their content on Wikipedia.
  • Kenya National Archives

African GLAMs: Cultural Institutions Contributing to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Projects with African Contents

  • NEW GALA-Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action http://www.gala.co.za
  • The Archival Platform http://www.archivalplatform.org
  • M-Net African Film Library http://www.africanfilmlibrary.com
  • Out in Africa Film Festival http://www.oia.co.za
  • Encounters Documentary Film Festival http://www.encounters.co.za
  • Africa Centre is a cultural platform based in Cape Town supporting and producing cultural projects and initiatives. In 2011 the Africa Centre adopted the CC BY-SA on its online documentation and in November launched a call for a Wikipedian in Residence in charge of contributing to WikiAfrica and coordinating more GLAM outreach in Africa.
  • doual'art: a cultural non profit organization focussed on contemporary art and urban research in Douala. Since 1991 doual'art produces public art and collects documentation about its city. doual'art provides all of its online documentation in CC BY-SA: project descriptions, artworks descriptions, biographies of artists and experts.
  • Chimurenga is based in Cape Town. The Chimurenga Library is a repertoire of magazines which influenced writing and thinking in Africa; the website is in CC BY-SA.
  • Kër Thiossane, an art centre, residency space and training facility based in Dakar. The centre provided training to intellectuals, artists and authors in Dakar on how to contribute to Wikipedia and wiki websites.
GLAMs related to Africa based outside Africa

Wikimedia chapters supporting the collaborations with institutions in Africa and with African contents

  • Wikimedia Kenya
  • Викимедија Србије (Wikimedia Serbia)
  • Wikimedia CH
  • Wikimedia España
  • Wikimedia Italia

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