Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Wikimedia Nederland/20189

Community and ParticipationEdit

Training Wikipedia september 29
Kick off 2-day Wikipedia editing workshop.

Communication and publicityEdit



We sent out our newsletter of September



Aerial photographs from the Dutch Institute for Military HistoryEdit

The Nederlands Instituut voor Militaire Historie (Dutch Institute for Military History) has uploaded a second batch of aerial photographs made by the Dutch Royal Air Force during the 1920s-1940s. This second batch consists of 1895 photos of cities, military objects (barracks, air fields, etc) but also the construction of the Afsluitdijk. This batch follows upon a similar batch uploaded in 2017. Both have received generous press interest and were eagerly picked up by the Wikimedia community. The 2018 batch can be viewed here; the combined 2017-18 batches can be viewed here.

Libraries - Bibliotheek Den Bosch meetupsEdit

With the support of Wikimedia Nederland, the Den Bosch Library organized a photo workshop. Several monuments in Den Bosch were reached by bicycle and photographed. Later this year, the photos taken will be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.

On 19 September Denise Jansen of Wikimedia Netherlands gave a presentation about Wikimedia with an introduction about writing Wikipedia articles. The library will ask participants if there is any interest in learning more about working on Wikipedia articles. If so, workshops or Wiki cafés will be offered.

The Den Bosch library will merge on 1 January. It is therefore not possible to make concrete plans for 2019 at this time.

Libraries - Start exploration research cooperation Dutch Libraries and WikimediaEdit

A field exploration has been started to perpetuate collaboration between libraries and Wikimedia. Desk research has been started into current forms of collaboration and network discussions are being conducted with various stakeholders.