Thanks to collaborating with Wikimedia, the National Digital Archives have added a Public Domain statement concerning rights to images on their digital collection website. This also enables individual Wikimedians and other interested people to reuse the images. Since late January, when first uploads took place, approximately 6000 files were uploaded to Commons. All files can be found in the Images from Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe category. The National Archives contain photographs showing a wide range of locations, historical events, notable people, sports and cultural events and daily life - consequently the images have been used over 3900 times on Wikipedia pages.
Heirlooms and European stories at Goethe Institut Warsaw
Sugar cubes, cooperatives, common myths and legends and many other themes originate from intercultural exchange. Titled „Heirlooms. European Stories”, the proejct by Goethe-Institut is aimed to collect and describe European cultural heritage: traditions, cultures, objects, styles which link three or more European countries and which illustrate our common heritage. As part of this project, on September 20th we ran a Wikiworkshop at the Goethe Institut to allow participants to begin writing articles in Polish, English or German on chosen themes from the project scope – from the Meisen porcelain thru Pilzner beer to Andersen's fairy tales. See the project page and article list and get involved! The participants are writing articles and preparing content for the final editathon in November this year.
The National Library of Poland improves Polish Wikipedia
Wikipedia articles have been enriched by nearly 600 illustrations from digitised books uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by a team of editors from the National Library of Poland. The team of editors upload selected images to illustrate biographical articles, entries on history, Polish literature and the arts. The National Library team also adds references and external links to the articles: thanks to this, Wikipedia readers can quickly access full-text versions of books described in the Wikipedia articles.