Submissions/Small GLAMs: opportunities & possibilities of working together with small cultural heritage institutions
This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2017.
- Submission no. 5012 Subject GO
- Title of the submission
opportunities & possibilities of working together with small cultural heritage institutions
- Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
- Author of the submission
Michelle van Lanschot (Mtmlan84)
- Language of presentation
- E-mail address
- Country of origin
- Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikipedian in Residence for Erfgoed Gelderland (www.erfgoedgelderland.nl)
- Personal homepage or blog
www.ctrlaltc.nl (in Dutch)
- Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
The number of small heritage institutions contributing to Wikimedia projects is relatively limited. This is often caused by a lack of knowledge on open data and a shortage of employees or volunteers to work on these projects. As a result, the material that is located in regional collections is not shared on Wikimedia platforms. Therefore, the gap between large national heritage institutions and the regional small heritage institutions is expanding. This poses a challenge to the inclusive policy of the Wikimedia movement.
To find a workable solution for this issue, Wikimedia Netherlands launched a collaboration with Erfgoed Gelderland, a provincial umbrella organisation for local cultural heritage institutions. This collaboration aims to provide 7 small heritage institutions with tools and knowledge to participate in different Wikimedia projects. Guidelines and manuals for small heritage institutions to work on the Wikimedia projects independently will be the main result. The lecture is an analysis of the project, indicating successes, weaknesses and learning points of working with small GLAMs. It proposes workable solutions for some of the issues that the project identified in working with small GLAMS. It also aims to indicate the differences in working with national, large heritage institutions and small heritage institutions and the advantages and disadvantages this brings.
- What will attendees take away from this session?
The lecture is intended to provide attendees with a starting point and road map for working with small heritage institutions across the world. It will also indicated key pro’s and cons of working with small heritage institutions that the project has found so far, e.g. in working with volunteers of heritage institutions, and the solutions that have been found for this along the way. I also aim to organise an unofficial get together for Wikimedians who want to discuss the subject further and share their experiences.
- Theme of presentation
- For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
- Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
- 25 minutes
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