September was the time to sum up the results of the editing contest dedicated to museum’s collection of artworks called GLAM Month with the National Museum in Cracow that ended on 30th of August.
During a contest 70 articles on the museum's collection were created and developed by 15 participants. The special prizes were awarded to the winners and all the participants were thanked for their contribution. EwkaC was awarded for articles in the Did you know section and Cyfrowabiblioteka and Witia were awarded for the highest number of articles.
It was a great time when experience, good practices, failures and ideas among European Wikimedia affiliates were exchanged.
GLAM online meeting on wikiresidence in Polona
At the end of September the third online GLAM meeting was organized. The goal of the GLAM meetings’ cycle is to get the community more familiar with GLAM activities and invite Wikimedians to contribute to the GLAM projects.
Redaktor GLAM talked about wikiresidence in Polona, the biggest Polish digital library with more than 3,6 mln objects. During the second part of the meeting we all had a chance to see how one can get involved in a project by editing Wikimedia projects.
Since August 2020 around 466 k of images from Polona have been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. They include portraits, archival views of villages and buildings, boards showing fauna and flora, illustrations from books, manuscripts, etc. It’s the biggest collection uploaded to Wikimedia Commons within partnerships in Poland.