After the collapse of the City Archive Cologne in 2009 a new building is under construction. The City Archiv and the Rheinisches Bildarchiv will have their domicile in the building. User:Raymond is going along with the construction from time to time. This month he visited the building shell twice: First for an official invitation for the press, introducing the "Eisspeicher" (sorry, no English word found for it) for the climate control all over the year (All images).
November tends to be a busy month for volunteers and GLAM alike. Just a guess but as it often takes some time to prepare a cooperation and people tend to start the planning process at the beginning of the year autumn than gets busy. Anyway we had quite some fun cooperating with the Palatina library at the University of Heidelberg.In the mid November thus we celebrated the 20th GLAM on Tour Station since 2013. And it was the second time we were invited to share knowledge from the librarians on medieval manuscripts and old book collections and how to edit in Wikipedia or upload to Wikimedia Commons. Please read full documentation of the results here.
Next stop was Berlin. We held an editathon and a fotosafari into the depths of the quite diverse collections of the Museum for European Cultures in Berlin. Of special interest to the attending volunteers was the fancy board game collection. Some of them were documented for the first time. Read our blog post in German for more information. We'll keep You posted for more GLAM on Tour Stations here.Please do welcome my new colleague Holger on this occasion.