Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Wikimedia Nederland/20201

Communication and publicityEdit


We sent out our newsletter of January.


Public Domain Day 2020Edit

Copyright protection is temporary. In the Netherlands, the rule of thumb is that the duration of this protection expires 70 years after the maker's death, on 1 January. That is why 1 January is also called Public Domain Day. On this day, many works become available whose (re)use is no longer restricted by copyright. On January 10, 2020, attention was paid to the makers who died in 1949, their works entering the public domain, underlying legislation and new technical developments with a programme of lectures and workshops (see full programme (in Dutch)). During this day, Wikimedia Nederland organised a special edit-a-thon for the makers who died in 1949 and who do not yet have a lemma on Wikipedia. The day took place in Sound and Vision in Hilversum. Watch the photo impression of Publiek Domeindag 2020 on Wikimedia Commons. Also, a batch of works from Dutch visual artists that entered the public domain was uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain Day 2020 is an initiative of the working group Public Domain of Vereniging Open Nederland, in which Vereniging Wikimedia Nederland also participates.

Gender gapEdit

Wiki-Fridays at ATRIAEdit

The monthly Wiki-Fridays at ATRIA, Institute on Gender Equality and Women's History, have started again. Once a month volunteers that want to work on writing articles in relation to the gender gap get together in the libraryb of the institute to work and use the sources avalaible on Wikipedia, Commons or Wikidata. There is always be at least one volunteer present who is involved in the gender gap project to support the attendees. The next meeting is set for the 28th of February. For more information on the Dutch Gender Gap project, visit the project page (in Dutch).


News Years receptionEdit

On Saturday January 11, the New Years reception of Wikimedia Nederland took place in the Textielmuseum in Tilburg. During this meeting, which was attended by about 50 people, we looked back on the previous year and looked forward to next year. In addition, once again the 'Wikiowls|WikiUilen' were awarded and the results of the Wikipedia Writing Competition 2019 (in Dutch) were announced. We congratulate the winners of the Wikipedia Competition 2019: TheTank (gold pen), B kimmel (silver pen) and Kleon3 (copper pen). And not to forget the winners of the WikiUilen: Caribiana & DutchTina (Newcomer Owl), Hannolans (Writers Owl), Vera de Kok (Illustration Owl), Romaine (Editorial Owl), D'Arch (Collaborative Owl), GLAM in the Netherlands (Project Owl), Wiki goes Caribbean (Project Owl), Wikidata on Wikipedia (Wikiproject Owl) and 'The whole world|Het hele werk' (Wikiproject Owl).