Wikidata emerges as central element of GLAM-WIKI 2015
At the intersection of Wikipedia and the cultural sector is “GLAM-WIKI”, and its global conference was held last week on the doorstep of Europeana, at the National Library of the Netherlands (KB) organised by Wikimedia Netherlands.
Consistent with our commitment to strengthen ties with the Wikimedia community, Europeana had a strong presence throughout the conference including the keynote speech, “a carrot and a stick”, delivered by Paul Keller - member of the Europeana Council and director of Kennisland.
Other Europeana staff also delivered: a workshop on the GLAMWiki Toolset; a report on the workshop to encourage pan-European Wikimedia cultural coordination (hosted by Europeana); and a case study on how we helped a medium-sized institution to ‘open up’ their collection:
Attendees of GLAM-WIKI 2015, Ziko val Dijk, CC BY-SA.
To find out more about GLAM-WIKI 2015, you can view the slides from most presentations linked from the conference program. Videos of all sessions will also be uploaded soon.
Liam Wyatt is Europeana’s Wikimedia liaison coordinator. He was the founder of the GLAM-Wiki community and convenor of the first two GLAM-WIKI annual conferences.