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New GLAM tutorials in Portuguese
New GLAM tutorials in Portuguese
We are glad to announce that Wiki Movimento Brasil has released new GLAM tutorials in Portuguese for institutions willing to join the Wikimedia community. The manual is composed by three units:
Introduction to the Wikimedia Ecosystem
This module covers basic topics for begginers on Wikimedia, such as:
- What are Wikimedia platforms?
- What is a GLAM-Wiki?
- What is Wiki Movimento Brasil?
- How to join the Wikimedia ecosystem?
Sharing your GLAM on Wikimedia Ecosystem
The second module provides guidance on how to insert information about the institution's GLAM on different Wikimedia projects:
- How to register your GLAM on Wikimedia Commons?
- How to improve your GLAM item on Wikidata?
- How to write on Wikipedia about a GLAM institution?
Upload your GLAM collection to the Wikimedia platforms
The last module is focused on the practical process to upload the collections on Wikimedia:
- How to donate a GLAM collection on Wikimedia platforms?
- What are the basic steps of a GLAM-Wiki upload?
The tutorial was created throughout the development of Wiki Loves Bahia, a WMB initiave that aims to enable cultural and educational institions from Bahia, Brazil, to contribute to Wikimedia projects, specially Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons, and, as a consequence, increase the range of their collection, often considered a local knowledge, both on a national and international scale.
Find more data on Museu Paulista GLAM initiative
We're also glad to share with the community that Museu Paulista GLAM initiative joined the GLAM Wiki Dashboard platform! Developed by Wikimedia Israel, with support from Wikimedia Sverige and Wikimedia CH, Museu Paulista is the first Global South GLAM to join the project.
The platform, built upon open-source infrastructure, allows an easy to navigate interface with graphics on image views, user contributions and usage of files - information that usually is spread out through different projects. GLAM Wiki Dashboard will facilitate from now on the analysis of statistical data related to the Museu Paulista initiative, that have been going on since 2017 and is currently the largest one in Brazil with more than 26 thousand files systematically uploaded on Wikimedia Commons. Through the dashboard, it is possible to check out peaks on access to the museum's collection and better understand the community engagement with this particular GLAM.
Instituto Hercule Florence
Wiki Movimento Brasil (WMB) user group uploaded to Wikimedia Commons more than 70 files from Instituto Hercule Florence collection, including documents and illustrations of Brazilian fauna, flora and native people, made by Hercule Florence during the Langsdorff Expedition in the mid-19th century. This is the first batch uploaded from this GLAM partnership, with many more to come soon.
Some of the files from this batch belong to the book L’Ami des Arts or L’Ami des Arts livré à lui-même. Recherche et découvertes sur différents sujets nouveaux, written from 1837 to 1859, considered one of the most important manuscripts of the world photography history.
Part of the files were used to illustrate some Wikipedia entries, within the scope of the edit-a-thon Hercule Florence em Pintura (or Hercule Florence in Painting, in English). This was a dissemination activity with Instituto Hercule Florence and Museu Paulista, organized by Wiki Movimento Brasil, that happened on February, 26th, in which spcialists from the institutions gave a webinar on Florence's contributions to the iconographic collection of the museum. The practical activity had a total of 14 editors engaged that created nine new entries and improved other nineteen entries on Portuguese Wikipedia.