Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Wikimedia Nederland/20178
report for July-August 2017
Community and ParticipationEdit
Upload Nederlands Instituut voor Militaire HistorieEdit
The Netherlands Institute of Military History has donated 1142 aerial images to Wikimedia Commons. The images were made in the period 1920-1940 by the Technische Dienst Luchtvaartafdeeling. The photos detail large areas of the Netherlands and are especially relevant in their historical context - many places have since changed significantly. The images can be accessed here.
Erfgoedhuis Zuid-Holland is interested in exploring possibilities to use Wikimedia in a project focussing on heritage in the so-colled "water-triangle" of Dordrecht, the Bieschbos and Kinderdijjk. Wikimedia Nederland participated in a first meeting with EZ-H and the public library organisation for the area (wider Dordrecht area). This meeting was a direct result from the project with Erfgoed Gelderland. While that project served as an inspiration, it is clear that any project by EZ-H will have a different focus, and operational details will vary as well.
Netherlands and the WorldEdit
Evaluation Netherlands and the World Exchange PlatformEdit
In July and August, a small evaluation was carried out of the Netherlands and the World Exhchange Platform. Mails were sent out to relevant mailing lists (e.g. GLAM, Commons, Cultural Partners, WM-l), and users who had expressed an interest in the project were approached on their talk pages. Also, a number of Wikimedians with relevant knowledge were approached directly by email. Results are expected in late August/early September.