[WS-5.9] Make your museum more visible with Wikimedia projects
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Date: Sunday,30 September
Time: 10:00 : 17:30
Duration: Full day
Place: Cultural Conference Centre of Heraklion (CCCH)
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This workshop will provide a basic introduction on how museums can be present, visible and connected via the free and non-profit Wikimedia projects, including Wikipedia., Wikidata, and Wikimedia Commons.

Goal of the workshop:

• To present an overview of the Wikimedia projects, with special attention to Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, and Wikidata.

• To provide participants the necessary information to enter information about collections in Wikidata

• To demonstrate to participants how data from Wikidata is re-used across the web

• To provide participants with information how Wikidata serves as a hub of worldwide, international metadata standards,

• To introduce the way in which museum collections are shared and re-used via the media repository Wikimedia Commons

• To make participants acquainted with metrics that demonstrate the impact of sharing collections via Wikimedia projects

Since almost a decade, museums and other cultural institutions around the world (GLAMs – Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) have been working together with volunteers from the Wikimedia movement (Wikipedia and its sister projects). Such GLAM-Wiki collaboration projects offer a way to reach broad audiences and to make collections available for enrichment and re-use. Wikipedia, the non-profit, free encyclopedia, is the most well-known platform of the Wikimedia ecosystem. But there is also a lot of potential in sharing museum collections via Wikipedia’s sister projects: the free media repository Wikimedia Commons, and via the free, multilingual knowledge base Wikidata (which is increasingly re-used across the world by many applications and websites, including VIAF, the Google Knowledge Graph, and iOS’s Siri Knowledge). In the upcoming years, Wikimedia Commons will become an even more impactful platform, as it is converted to structured and machine-readable data as well, mapped to international metadata standards. Thus, both Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons have great potential in helping less well-resourced museums to publish collections as Linked Open Data. This workshop offers a first hands-on insight in how GLAM-Wiki collaborations can take form, and how museums can increase and measure their presence and impact via Wikimedia projects. Participants will be asked to bring the basic registration information of their top collection pieces to create Wikidata items, and a freely licensed or public domain image that can be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. Depending on the number of participants, a selection of museums will be selected (based on quality of data) to work on in groups.

Sandra Fauconnier
Wikimedia Foundation,
Short Bio:

Sandra Fauconnier is an art historian who has specialized in online and video projects in the cultural sector. She has worked on a variety of online archives and collections of smaller and larger cultural institutions, and was project lead for ARTtube, the video platform of museums in the Netherlands and Belgium. Sandra also volunteers on Wikimedia projects (Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata) and she has been a Wikipedian in Residence twice.She currently works as Program Officer, GLAM and Structured Data, for the Wikimedia Foundation, around Wikimedia projects and structured data, and their potential for GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums).

Trilce Navarrete
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Short Bio:

Trilce Navarrete teaches the application of economic theory to understand the arts and culture. Previously, she was Postdoc researcher at the University of Southern Denmark where she contributed to RICHES, a PF7 EU funded project about innovation and change in the European society. Specifically, she worked on an economic analysis of the impact of digitization and of taxation in the production, distribution and consumption of culture. Navarrete was responsible for the first national documentation of the economic historic of digital heritage, focused on Dutch museums, which formed the base for her dissertation. The book entitled ‘A History of Digitization’ is available at http://hdl.handle.net/11245/1.433221. She holds an MA in Cultural Economics and MA in Museum Management. Her work merges theories of economics, heritage and information science to support understanding of digital heritage production, distribution and consumption. Navarrete has been involved in European digital heritage statistics projects (NUMERIC and ENUMERATE) and in the Evaluation Committee to build a Digital Heritage Infrastructure in the Netherlands commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Culture. She continues to support the development of the Digital Museum Statistics together with EGMUS and Eurostat.