The process of upload, disseminate and report a GLAM and how wikidatifying it improve it: a Brazilian experience
It seems to be true that the number of GLAM organizations releasing their collections under open access initiatives is increasing, and with that large volumes of data and files are being uploaded. There are enough challenges in that process itself, the modeling of information, the mix n’ match of data and images, deal with license policies etc; When all of that is finished, new challenges arise: How to disseminate that rich material in the Wiki projects? How to structure the data in a way that the community can participate in the GLAM? And not less important: When the project is finished, how to report it? How to measure the impact of the project?
The larger the GLAM institution, the more resources it has to overcome these challenges. Being working with different sizes of them, in this session I want to discuss some tools used in the projects I touched that help all sort of GLAMs to organize task forces in different wikis, measure and report the results; Also how Wikidata takes on the lead role in all of this process.
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
- 5: Discussion about how to facilitate the opening of data and media to the public;
- 9: How small initiatives and volunteer work can impact in a process often difficult and/or monotonous;
- 17: Improving the process reduces time, involves and increases the visibility of the institution and attract new institutions to do the same.
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved: Participants will have learned about (and hopefully contributed with) some wikitools to improve their GLAM initiatives and have a deeper opinion on how Wikidata can contribute with the curation of their projects.
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:
The session will work best with these conditions:
- Room: Lecture hall with projector & screen
- Audience: Anyone interested
- Recording: Video would be good.