This fall Wikimedia Netherlands hosts four workshops for information specialists, data-analists and digital collection managers from GLAM-institution who are interested in Linked Open Data and want to learn more about sharing their collections with the Wikimedia projects. The classes prepare the participants for the Wikimedia Tech Storm which takes place on 22 and 23 November in Amsterdam, and for collaboration with Wikimedia-projects in general. The attendees can either participate in this tech storm too start working on sharing their collections, or donate their data for the other participants of the tech storm.
The topics of the masterclasses are the following:
Copyright on Wikimedia
General introduction to Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata
Sharing media on Wikimedia Commons with Pattypan
Sharing data on Wikidata with Openrefine
The classes are attended by a group of approximately 15 GLAM professionals, and their first reactions are positive. After evaluation of the classes, WMNL will see if the track can be repeated next year.
Course materials can be found on Wikimedia Commons. For more information or questions about the program, please contact Michelle (vanlanschotwikimedia.nl).
Introducing: Michelle van Lanschot
From the 1st of October onwards Michelle van Lanschot started working as project manager for Wikimedia Netherlands. She has been a Wikimedia-volunteer since 2015, and has been working as an information specialist in the GLAM-sector and also as a Wikipedia in Residence working with small regional heritage institutions. She will take on several GLAM-related projects together with Denise Jansen, and also the education programme and the Netherlands and the Worl project. You can reach her by e-mail (vanlanschotwikimedia.nl).
Various seasoned Africanists and expert photographers have donated about 6000 historical and recent photographs and slides of their work in for instance Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Somaliland, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe ... to the Afrika-Studiecentrum (African Studies Centre, Leiden) which has scanned the images and now donates them to Wikimedia Commons. Three recent random samples from Collections of the African Studies Centre (Leiden):