Jump to content

2023:Program/GLAM, Heritage, and Culture/AFECCJ-100 000 Photo Memories – museums and Wikimedians in synergy

From Wikimania

Title: 100 000 Photo Memories – museums and Wikimedians in synergy


Josefine Hellroth Larsson

Josefine Hellroth Larsson is a project leader at Wikimedia Sverige with a special focus on education and learning and creating engagement in the association. She is teaching others how they can contribute to the Wikimedia platforms, collaborating with educational institutions, GLAM institutions, Swedish NGOs and other groups of members and volunteers. Photo: Josefine Hellroth Larsson CC BY 4.0 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Josefine_Hellroth_Larsson_211108.jpg

Alicia Fagerving

Alicia Fagerving is a programmer at Wikimedia Sverige. They have worked with a number of GLAM institutions in Sweden, including the National Library of Sweden, the Nordic Museum, the Nationalmuseum and the Swedish Performing Arts Agency, helping them share their content on Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata. They are currently involved in developing WMSE’s Content Partnership Hub, with a focus on cultural heritage data uploads. They have worked extensively with Wiki Loves* data on Wikidata, as well as large-scale SDC uploads. Photo: Axel Pettersson CC BY-SA 4.0 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alicia_Fagerving_1_WMSE.jpg

Pretalx link

Etherpad link

Room: Room 310

Start time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 14:35:00 +0800

End time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 14:55:00 +0800

Type: Lecture

Track: GLAM, Heritage, and Culture

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 20 minutes

Do not record: false

Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

100 000 Bildminenn is an ongoing partnership project between the Nordic Museum and Wikimedia Sverige. Newly digitized archival photographs from the museum’s archive are shared on Wikimedia Commons with the aim of involving the community in crowdsourcing descriptive metadata that will ultimately be incorporated into the museum’s own systems. This is an example of an innovative project where the Wikimedia movement and a GLAM institution work closely together right from the start of the digitization process, and that requires the development of new tools and workflows so that both sides can benefit from it to the fullest.

Description[edit source]

We present the project 100 000 Bildminnen, a collaboration between Wikimedia Sverige and the Nordic Museum, one of Sweden’s most prominent cultural heritage institutions. The ongoing project focuses on sharing newly digitized photographs from the museum’s archive, but it takes a step beyond a run-of-the-mill upload.

It is innovative in several ways: both parties engaged in a conversation about each other’s needs before the digitization started, and the museum is going to harvest the user-generated data and integrate it into their own systems. This requires new tools and workflows that we are developing.

The archival photographs only have rudimentary metadata. By sharing them on the Wikimedia platforms, we create an opportunity for volunteers to improve it – they may be able to recognize the street where a photo was taken or the exact type of airplane shown in a photo from the factory. Once they have added this information as either a description or structured data, the museum will be able to export this new data and re-use it on their own platforms. We are designing and developing the tools they will need to do that efficiently, and we are also organizing edit-a-thons where people with a special interest in the themes of the photo collection can learn to contribute to the Wikimedia platforms.

The participants will get an insight into an innovative GLAM partnership model, including the challenges faced by both sides. You are especially welcome if you are a Wikimedian or GLAM expert with an interest in developing projects that bring the Wikimedia movement and the GLAM sector closer together, such as through crowdsourcing.

Further details[edit source]

Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

The presentation highlights new ways of collaboration between the Wikimedia movement and the GLAM sector that benefit both sides. It will inspire the participants to think about novel possibilities of engaging cultural heritage institutions, something that could be particularly valuable for institutions with less resources, as they can boost their visibility through involving Wikimedians in improving their collections.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Empty Onsite in Singapore
  • Tick Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand