GLAM/Newsletter/August 2014/Contents/Netherlands report
Content donations; Project Nature; GLAMwiki 2015; Meetup the Bonnefantenmuseum
Content donation Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
The collection of Polygoonjournaals (Dutch newsreels from the 20th century) on Wikimedia Commons is being expanded using the recently launched GLAMwiki toolset. Over 1500 new videos were added to the category Media from Open Beelden. For a list of unused videos in this category see this list (an always up-to-date list showing those items in a category that haven't been used yet in articles on Wikipedia, courtesy of Magnus Masnke). Examples of these videos can be seen on the right. Of course we invite you to use these video's wherever you see fit!
Wiki Project Natuur
As a direct follow up of Wiki Loves Earth a new project has started in the Netherlands. Wikimedia Netherlands, in cooperation with volunteers from different communities, especially from nl.wikipedia and nl.commons, launched Wiki Project Natuur (en: Wiki Project Nature) in August 2014. The project aims at enhancing nature related content on the different platforms. The project will take two years. Existing cooperation with nature organisations will be continued and new cooperations will be sought.
October 5th 2014, will be the closing event of Wiki Loves Earth NL 2014, where price winning pictures will be announced and prices will be delivered to the winners of the Dutch competition. This event will take place in Naturalis, the national biodiversity museum of the Netherlands in Leiden. At the same day a start will be made with Wiki Project Natuur. The museum will house a writing workshop on (Dutch) nature on this day.
GLAMwiki Conference 2015
During a GLAM meetup at Wikimania it has been decided that Wikimedia Nederland will organise the GLAMwiki Conference in 2015. The last time this conference was organised was in 2013 by WMUK. The preliminary dates of the conference are April 10-12 2015.
Virtual Museum Network
Sebastiaan ter Burg spoke about cooperating with Wikimedia at a meeting of the Virtual Museum Network in Amsterdam. Slides of the presentation.
Upcoming content donations: RCE
The Dutch Cultural Heritage Agency (RCE) did one of the largest content donations to date (over 460.000 objects) in 2012. RCE is currently planning new content donations, they'll start using the GLAMwiki Toolset to do the uploads.
A Sunday at a Museum
At August 31st, a group of 15 Wikipedians gathered in the early Sunday morning in front of a museum in a Dutch city to enter it. The Wikipedians came from various places in the Netherlands and the western part of Germany. The city is called Maastricht and lies in the most southern part of the Netherlands (Limburg), close to the borders with Belgium and Germany nearby. This WikiSunday was organized by Wikimedia Netherlands to get users from Wikipedia become acquainted with the Bonnefanten Museum as the museum wants to start a collaboration with Wikipedia.
First we had a short introduction from the museum. Then we had some time to socialize and talk with each other with something to drink and a typical Limburgisch food, a Limburgse vlaai. After the socializing, we had a tour through the museum in what we got information about the various parts of the museum and the exhibited pieces. Afterwards we had a free walks through the museum.
the museum seen from the other side of the Meuse