As a beginner or intermediate Wikipedia author you can contribute for example by improving and completing an existing article, inserting appropriate images and image galleries, inserting links to archival collections on webarchives and portals, updating info boxes or inserting Wikidata info boxes into Wikipedia articles. If you are an expert Wikipedia author you might engage in creating a completely new article. You can consult the geographic archives map
and explore archives with no article, and write about a cultural institution or translate an existing article in a different language. Please remember, if you want your new article about an archive to be reflected on the geographic map, you have to interlink it in the Wikidata record of the respective cultural institution.
We have set-up an outreach dashboard. If you want to enroll and assign the articles or categories you are working on for International Archives Week please click here. The registration on the dashboard is optional.
If you like to work with media files, you might want to upload collections, archives related images and documents to Wikimedia Commons
. Please remember that taking onsite photographs need to be compliant with the legal framework when uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. Maybe you still have many images, you did not have time to share and upload into Wikimedia Commons. Nevertheless, some institutions have released images collections and documents under a free license the past years. The collections are accessible through their portal or webarchive but are not yet available in Wikimedia Commons or embedded in a Wikipedia article.
If you like to work with meta data, you can help us to complete the geographical visualization on archives in Switzerland, Austria and Germany, linked to Wikimedia content on Wikidata
. Every contribution counts.
- Europeana Collections online Link
- UNESCO Digital Library - Open access material for research Link
- Swiss Federal Archives online access Link
- Archival holdings of ETH-Library Link
- e-Helvetica Swiss National Library Chttps://www.e-helvetica.nb.admin.ch Link]
- Helvetic Archives of the Swiss National Library Link
- Images Archives Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Volkskunde Link
- ICRC Audiovisual Archives Link
- Swiss National Sound Archives online catalog Link