GLAM/Newsletter/May 2020/Contents/Netherlands report
Analysis of Dutch GLAM-Wiki projects in relation to the Dutch Digital Heritage Reference Architecture, Content donation from Utrecht Archives, Detecting Wikipedia articles strongly based on single library collections and Collection highlights of the KB
Analysis of Dutch GLAM-Wiki projects in relation to the Dutch Digital Heritage Reference Architecture
In 2019, Wikimedia Nederland was approached with the question if the GLAM-Wiki process - cultural institutions contributing content to Wikimedia projects - can be analyzed in relation to the Dutch DERA (Digitaal Erfgoed Referentie Architectuur / Digital Heritage Reference Architecture) of the Dutch Digital Heritage Network. DERA is a reference architecture in the Dutch heritage sector, and aims to make heritage information in the Dutch Digital Heritage Network more visible for end users, using the principles of Linked Open Data. The DERA wiki (in Dutch) has detailed information about the various components of DERA.
In the past months, a small committee of staff and board members of Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid and Wikimedia Nederland has started working on this analysis. The committee describes the relationship between (Dutch) GLAM-Wiki projects and DERA, an analysis based on several practical case studies:
- Description of a collection highlight from Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Album Amicorum by Jacob Heyblock) on Wikimedia projects
- Large-scale content uploads to Wikimedia Commons from the collections of Nationaal Archief
- Wikidata as supporting Linked Open Data at Netwerk Oorlogsbronnen
- Linked Data about (past) Dutch university professors on Wikidata: the Wiki-Wetenschappers project by the Dutch Foundation for Academic Heritage
Also see information about this analysis on Wikimedia Nederland's wiki, and the 'backlog item' (task/ticket) about this analysis on DERA's wiki (in Dutch): https://dera.netwerkdigitaalerfgoed.nl/index.php/BI1584535297
Content donation from Utrecht Archives
Thanks to the help of dozens of Wikimedians, The Utrecht Archives are now able to upload all open-licensed images within their collection to Wikimedia Commons. These are more than 150,000 photos, illustrations and maps. "To make sure that the images will be easy to find on Wikimedia Commons, we have linked keywords from our archive to the categories on Wikimedia Commons, with the help of Wikimedians." tells Rick Companje, initiator and employee of the Utrecht Archives. "We have now started uploading the first batch. We start with the subcollection Railways because we know this collection is very popular. By sharing these images from our collection on Wikimedia Commons, we hope that even more people enjoy it and be able to use it in research and the online documentation of heritage". The upload itself will take weeks several and can be tracked via this category.
Article: Detecting Wikipedia articles strongly based on single library collections
Detecting Wikipedia articles strongly based on single library collections, 247 Dutch Wikipedia articles that wouldn't be here without Delpher and DBNL, with 33.000 views each month
In this article Olaf Janssen, the Wikimedia coordinator of the KB, the national library of the Netherlands, illustrates an approach to detect Wikipedia articles whose contents are fully or largely based on content from a single online source, such as a full-text digitized newspaper archive or a digital text library. Using Dutch Wikipedia he tracks down 247 articles that owe their existence to Delpher and DBNL, two full-text collections operated by the KB.
This approach might be relevant for GLAMs that have digital text collections used by the Wikipedia community for writing articles.
Collection highlights of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National library of the Netherlands)
Inspired by the work Andrew Lih has done for the Metropolitain Museum of Art and after attending his presentation at Wikidatacon 2019 the KB, the National library of the Netherlands, started a new project in which they focus on the accessibility and (re)usability of digital data and images of 72 collection highlights in their collection. These collection highlights range from medieval manuscripts, picture books, atlases and armorials to alba amicorum and magazines. Daniëlle Jansen will be ensuring that all the data, images and information will be findable and (re)usable in different file formats via wiki projects like Wikimedia Commons (including structured data), Wikidata and the English and Dutch language Wikipedia's.
On the website of the KB (kb.nl) it is now possible also to not only scroll through the full works of the collection hightlights but you will find a direct link to Wikimedia Commons in order to download all the images and texts seperately.
A small gallery of images of some collection highlights donated by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek.
Prints and poems by Hendrik Werkman
Buiten waar de vogels fluiten
1920s picture book
De Bazar (1877) 1 issue (15th of June 1877) of a 19th century womens magazine (11 images)
Atlas van der Hagen. 446 maps and prints by Joan Blaeu, Willem Jansz Blaeu, Nicolaas Visscher II et al. brought together by the Amsterdam merchant and map collector Dirk van der Hagen
Adriaen Coenen's Visboeck. Adriaen Coenen's Visboeck from 1577-1579. 421 images and 1 PDF
Psalter of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Psalter presumably made for Eleanor of Aquitaine (circa 1185)