GLAM/Newsletter/August 2012/Contents/Germany report
Wikipedia editing in museums
GLAM Germany update
This month, there were many opportunities for GLAM activists. At the Hamburg Museum several volunteers wrote more than 20 articles on the museum's collection and added almost 200 photos to Wikimedia Commons at the Photo Workshop arranged by Peter Weis. In Berlin the 31st so called Night of Museums took place and Wikipedians invited visitors to experience work on Wikipedia articles at the Ephraim Palais and to help edit the article on Werner-Viktor Toeffling, a known Scenic designer, who is honored by an exhibition in the Stiftung Stadtmuseum. The Stadtmuseum invited to a very exclusive back pass tour for one Wikipedian to the local collection of bird eggs - to be continued (GLAM Stadtmuseum). At the WikiCon in Dornbirn, Austria, Wikimedians and Wikipedians in Residence presented their work to the community. In discussions following the workshops, many participants agreed that uncertainty regarding copyright issues is a main obstacle for institutions, when it comes to content liberation. However it is very encouraging to see that the interest shown from GLAM institutions is steadily increasing.