The GLAMwiki Toolset is a system to enable cultural institutions to map metadata and mass-upload content to Wikimedia Commons. This joint project between Europeana and four Wikimedia chapters (including WMFR) was deployed on Wikimedia Commons in December. We participated to the launch by helping translate the interface and the documentation in French. We also touch based with three GLAM partners (two archives and a museum) to discuss their participation to the first batch uploads made using the tool.
Rennes: A year of local actions
On December 21, the local group from Rennes held their monthly WikiPermanence about partnerships with cultural institutions, both local and national. It was animated by Benoît Evellin, with participation from Violaine Le Nénao (City archives of Rennes), de Sarah Toulouse (Rennes Métropole library), Nathalie Martin and Jean-Frédéric Berthelot (Wikimédia France).
The occasion was a good opportunity to reflect on what happenened in GlamWiki in Rennes (new partnerships, workshops held by GLAMs...), and to report it in a blog post.