GLAM/Newsletter/August 2020/Contents/WMF GLAM report
Wikipedia Library, new WikiCite grant programs, and GLAM office hours
GLAM & Culture office hours
Fiona Romeo (WMF) and Satdeep Gill (WMF) from the GLAM & Culture team at the Wikimedia Foundation will be hosting monthly office hours to present product development plans and insights; develop shared practices; and get your feedback and questions. See the Wikimedia Foundation GLAM team page for joining information and updates.
September meeting: IIIF on Wikimedia Commons
The first meeting is on Monday 21 September 3.30-4.30pm UTC and will be repeated on Tuesday 22 September 11.30am-12.30pm UTC. We will be joined by Evan Prodromou, Product Manager in the Platform team. Evan is scoping a potential implementation of International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) on Wikimedia Commons and he is very interested in potential GLAM use cases.
October meeting: Structured Data Across Wikipedia
The second meeting is on Monday 19 October 3.30-4.30pm UTC and will be repeated on Tuesday 20 October 11am-12pm UTC. We will be joined by Carly Bogan, Program Manager for Structured Data. She will share insights into how Wikimedia Commons search works and introduce the Structured Data Across Wikipedia project.
The Wikipedia Library has new collections available through the Library Card platform, including a World Explorer membership for the genealogical and historical records in Ancestry.com.
WikiCite grant programs
There are two new grant programs for projects that support the goals of WikiCite: the promotion open citations and linked bibliographic data to serve free knowledge.
Project & Event grants
Grants between $2,000 and $10,000 (USD equivalent) are available to individuals, groups, and organisations with a project that supports the goals of Wikicite.
All the details, the eligibility criteria, and the application form are available on the WikiCite project & event grants homepage.
Individuals, groups, and organizations may apply, and projects may be of any nature. This includes technical (e.g. software, tools), event (online, or in-person), resources (training materials, documentation), or other forms not mentioned – as long as it supports the goals of WikiCite.
The e-scholarship program is a new kind of grant in Wikimedia, created in response to an era of COVID-19 quarantines, and the 2030 Movement strategy goals.
An e-scholarship provides a per-diem equivalent allowance for 1-5 people to stay at their home(s) and work for 2-4 days on a project supporting the mission of WikiCite. e-scholarship recipients' projects can be the kinds of things they might have previously undertaken with a scholarship for an in-person hackathon, unconference, or research trip, for example.
All the details, eligibility criteria, program design principles, and the application form are available on the WikiCite e-scholarships homepage.
- be provided in advance;
- be calculated at the WMF per-diem rate for the city where the e-scholarship recipient lives;
- and (as it is a living allowance) not require recipients to submit expense reports.
Remote group applications are encouraged, as are projects which focus on content or communities which are historically underrepresented in Wikimedia projects. Building a bot, fixing a tool, wrangling a dataset, writing complete documentation... all are valid e-scholarship projects.