2019:GLAM/Bootstrapping the Worldwide Inventory of Heritage Institutions
|This is an Accepted submission for the GLAM space at Wikimania 2019.|
Slides / Keep in touch[edit | edit source]
- Are you interested in contributing to the Sum of All GLAMs project? - Get in touch! - firstname.lastname@example.org
Description[edit | edit source]
The goal of the “Sum of All GLAMs” project, carried out by the Wiki Movement Brazil in cooperation with OpenGLAM CH is the creation and maintenance of a worldwide inventory of heritage institutions based on Wikidata that:
- serves as a basis for various types of entries on Wikipedia and on Wikimedia Commons (infoboxes on various types of articles, etc.);
- is used beyond the realm of Wikimedia projects; and
- provides the foundation for the systematic description of heritage collections in Wikidata.
The project covers the following aspects:
- Ingesting data about heritage institutions from various countries (starting with Brazil and Switzerland, continuing with further countries from the OpenGLAM Benchmark Survey).
- Carrying out data cleansing tasks on Wikidata and addressing data modelling issues.
- Implementing Wikidata-driven infobox templates on various Wikipedias (providing visitor statistics to illustrate the impact).
- Developing model items in Wikidata regarding various types of heritage institutions.
- Getting institutions to complement their Wikidata entries (provision of instructions that will be developed in cooperation with heritage institutions).
- Inviting the Wikipedia community to write/translate Wikipedia articles about heritage institutions (online and by organizing edit-a-thons or similar events, involving both Wikipedians and members of the heritage community).
- Documenting and disseminating model projects to be rolled out in various countries and on different Wikipedia language versions (exchange with the FindingGLAMs project; documentation on Wikidata).
- Monitoring data completeness and data quality on Wikidata (country comparisons over time).
In order to bootstrap the inventory, a model project is currently implemented in Brazil that will be rolled out in other countries over the coming years. The session is primarily meant to facilitate this further implementation of the project. It is thus intended for people who would like to learn what to expect from the project, to provide feedback and to explore how they could join the effort.
The session consists of two parts:
In the first part, the current state of implementation of the inventory will be presented, along with the model project that has been developed by the Wiki Movement Brazil in cooperation with OpenGLAM CH. Questions of clarification or understanding will be addressed.
In the second part, we will hold a workshop where we will solicit inputs from the participants regarding their possible participation in the project. Group discussions will be held among varying contributor types (national coordinators; Wikidata contributors; GLAM representatives; etc.) who will be asked to brainstorm the success factors of their participation as well as possible challenges and how to address them.
Relationship to the theme[edit | edit source]
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
Heritage institutions have an important role to play in ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong opportunities for all (SDG 4). In our strive to achieve this goal, GLAM-Wiki cooperation can help leverage important synergies between heritage institutions and the Wikimedia movement. The project presented in this session is an important catalyzer of such GLAM-Wiki cooperation.
The project also makes an important contribution to a resilient, inclusive, and sustainable data infrastructure by connecting heritage institutions to the linked data cloud (SDG 9) and aims to reduce inequalities within and among countries by approaching the issue systematically from a global perspective (SDG 10).
The session itself is meant to build and strengthen partnerships to better achieve the aforementioned goals (SDG 17).
Session outcomes[edit | edit source]
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
- Attendees will know what to expect from the project and know how to join the effort.
- The project team will have gathered valuable feedback from the participants.
- Ideally, the foundations of an international coordination group in view of the further roll-out of the project will have been laid.
Session leader(s)[edit | edit source]
- Beat Estermann
- John Andersson
- Giovanna Fontenelle
Usernames[edit | edit source]
- Beat Estermann (talk) 15:06, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
- John Andersson (WMSE)
Affiliation/country[edit | edit source]
- OpenGLAM CH ; Bern University of Applied Sciences
- Wikimedia Sweden
- Wiki Movimento Brasil
E-mail contact[edit | edit source]
Session type[edit | edit source]
Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a:
Workshop with an input presentation
Length of session[edit | edit source]
Supporting work[edit | edit source]
- The project has been described in: "An International Knowledge Base for All Heritage Institutions" (Giovanna Fontenelle and Beat Estermann, 4-5 July 2019).
- It is currently being developed on the pages of the Wikidata project “Heritage Institutions”.
- It pursues similar goals as Finding GLAMs (project run by Wikimedia Sweden, Unsesco, and the Wikimedia Foundation) and is being coordinated with this project.
Presentation slides[edit | edit source]
Requirements[edit | edit source]
The session will work best with these conditions:
- Room: Projector for input presentation; workshop setup (several tables for group activities).
- Audience: 20-30 participants would be ideal. We will be looking for some additional moderators to help us moderate the group activities.
- Recording: Ideally, the input presentation would be recorded.