Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Wikimedia Nederland/201405

This is the chapter report for Wikimedia Nederland for May 2014

COMMUNITY: supporting and mobilising volunteers and editorsEdit

  • Wiki-Saturdays.
The WMNL office was open for community members on May 10 and May 24. In total, 12 people came to the office to discuss (inter alia) the education programme, projectmonitoring and reporting.
  • Wikidata - DBPedia cooperation
The working group on Wikidata and DBPedia cooperation met at the WMNL offices on May 15.

WORK: content, collaboration and activity developmentEdit

  • Wiki Loves Earth events
The Wiki Loves Earth kick off took place in De Weerribben-Wieden National Park on May 3. After a presentation a group of participants went into the national park by boat with a ranger (from Staatsbosbeheer to take pictures of this park.
On May 25, a further three Wiki Loves Earth events took place: in Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park a sound workshop was organized to record sounds of nature. In Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park and Drentsche Aa National Landscape photo workshops were organized.
  • Editathon Women and Art, Amsterdam
On 17 May, a group of Wikipedians held a new edit-a-thon about women and art at De Appel art centre in Amsterdam. This event was a follow-up to the first Dutch Art+Feminism edit-a-thon on February 1 and was also financially supported by Wikimedia NL. Both events together have, so far, resulted in more than 50 new or improved articles about women in the arts.
  • Education Programme
The two consultants engaged to carry out a feasibility study on developing a WMNL education programme presented their interim results during the Wiki-Saturday on May 24 . This was followed by a brainstorming session on aims and ambitions of the programme
  • Maps and Wikipedia meeting, Amsterdam
Wikipedians in Residence Sandra Fauconnier and Hay Kranen have organized an expert meeting on old maps and Wikimedia projects on Saturday 24 May in Amsterdam. More than 20 participants, including curators / collection managers of map collections, and Dutch Wikipedians listened to the keynote presentation was by Susanna Ånäs (Wikimedia Finland) on the WikiMaps project. Further presentations, and a brainstorm session, included historical map collections from Koninklijke Bibliotheek, old maps on Wikimedia Commons, and a case study of storytelling via maps: visualizing the 1934 world trip of Felix Vening Meinesz, a project by TU Delft.
  • Presentation Libraries Zeeland
Sebastiaan ter Burg gave a presentation about cooperation between external wiki initiatives and Wikimedia projects at the Zeeuwse Bibliotheek (libraries in Zeeland) and met with the library of Vlissingen for future cooperation.
  • World War Two
Board member Justus de Bruijn and director Sandra Rientjes visited NIOD (the national institute for war, conflict and genocide studies) to explore cooperation concerning the the topic of World War Two. NIOD is keen to make their collections better accessible to the public.
  • Bonnefanten Museum
We met with the Maastricht Bonnefanten Museum to explore cooperation.


  • Newsletter
The newsletter was published on May 22. At the moment, 814 people receive the WMNL newsletter.


  • Zurich Hackathon
Three members of the community attended the Hackathon in Zurich, supported through a WMNL scholarship.
  • Wikimania
We started advertising our scholarships for Wikimania. The aim is to give scholarships to ten members of the community.


  • Board
The WMNL Board met on May 8.