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Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums & Wikimedia / Fri 10 - Sun 12 April 2015
Koninklijke Bibliotheek & National Archive of The Netherlands, The Hague, NL

€27,50 / €80 / €110 / Book your tickets here
Contact: Sandra Fauconnier <fauconnierAt>, conference phone +31 (0)6 2130 8653, @wmnl - - GLAM-WIKI 2015 on Commons

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GLAM-WIKI 2015 has ended. Many thanks to everyone who has participated!

Group photo, by Ziko
Keynote speech by Paul Keller


GLAM-WIKI 2015 was a conference about projects by Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMs) in collaboration with Wikimedia and/or that have another open knowledge component. The goals of the conference were:

  1. To share lessons learned and best practices on this subject.
  2. To inspire and motivate participants to join existing or to start up new projects that support the mission of the Wikimedia movement.
  3. To increase awareness of the importance of freely accessible cultural heritage and to put currently available content in the spotlight.

News and announcements

Join the Challenge!

National Museum of Afghanistan. Join the GLAM-WIKI 2015 Global South Challenge, and write about a gallery, library, museum or archive in the Global South!

Join the GLAM-WIKI 2015 Global South Challenge this weekend! Write or improve a Wikipedia article (or edit on Commons or Wikidata...) about a cultural institute in the Global South.

Information for speakers

Are you one of the almost 30 speakers at the conference? We are very much looking forward to meeting you in The Hague! Please take a look at the information page for speakers, which has information on your ticket, and info and tips for preparing your talk.

Guided tours at KB and NA

On Friday and Sunday morning, Koninklijke Bibliotheek and Nationaal Archief offer (free!) guided tours to conference participants.

Registration is mandatory! Please sign on the tour's page if you'd like to attend.

The programme is up!

GLAM-WIKI in Canberra, 2009
GLAM-WIKI in London, 2013

The programme of GLAM-WIKI 2015 is now available on this website! It will be completed in detail in the upcoming weeks, and includes:

  • Keynote: Paul Keller, Director and Copyright policy advisor at Kennisland. Paul is (among others) public project lead of Creative Commons Nederland. He represents cultural institutions in the lobby for copyright reform in The Hague and Brussels.
  • Showcase: successful collaboration projects between GLAMs and Wikimedia from all over the world. Presentations are grouped by subject area, including visual arts, library projects, science and medicine.
  • Research on the impact and results of open cultural data and GLAM-WIKI collaborations.
  • Large-scale external partnerships of GLAM-WIKI (including Europeana).
  • Demonstrations of new applications and visualisation interfaces with (cultural) Wikimedia content.
  • Introductions and hands-on tutorials on various current topics and tools, including:
    • Initiating and handling media uploads to the media base Wikimedia Commons, source of images on Wikipedia;
    • The GLAMwiki Toolset, a tool for mass uploads to Wikimedia Commons;
    • Maps on Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia;
    • Wikidata, the increasingly important upcoming 'data motor' behind Wikipedia and its sister projects, supported by Google;
    • Measuring results and impact of collaborations with the Wikimedia movement.

Now is the time to book tickets, as the early bird period only runs until 27 March! Wikipedians/Wikimedians: EUR 27,50; staff of cultural institutions: EUR 80,- (early bird until 27 March) / EUR 110,-

Registration and attendees

Want to let other attendees know that you will be at GLAM-WIKI? You can indicate this on the registration page.

Koninklijke Bibliotheek - National Library of the Netherlands
Nationaal Archief

Help photographing the area around KB and NA for Google Street View and Open Street Map

You might think all of The Hague will be on Google Street View by now, but actually that is not the case. The area around the KB, NA and the Central Station has not yet been visited by Google. You can help KB and NA become more visible on Street View by shooting and uploading 360° Street View panoramas during GLAMwiki2015! 

How it works

Google lets people contribute to Street View by enabling user-shot so-called 360° photospheres to be uploaded to Google. If you have an Nexus Android 4.4. or iOS device (phone or tablet), or even a normal DSLR, you can help. You can read here how it works. You'll need a Google+ account for the upload. If you need any help, please contact Olaf Janssen of the KB, he'll be around for the full 3 days of GLAMwiki2015

What the results look like

This panorama was recently shot outside the KB. On Google Maps, when dragging the yellow pegman onto the map, your panorama will show up as a blue dot, with blue indicating user-contributed panoramas (as opposed to orange dots, which have been shot by commercial photographers)

Open Street Map & Mapillary

In addition to adding photos to Google Street View, you can also add them to Mapillary. That way the photos can be used to improve OpenStreetMap

See also

News archive

Read older news items in the news archive.


# Theme Description
1 Discovery
What's possible?
What's possible with Wiki Projects, open data, resources in the public domain, commons and linked data etc?
  • Discovering the different possibilities
  • Orientation
2 Collaboration
GLAMs + Wiki: how to collaborate?
Case studies of effective partnerships between Wikimedia projects/volunteers and GLAMs. Including Wikipedians in residence, crowdsourcing, transcription projects, etc.
3 Remix
Creating new content
An opportunity for artists and content creators using wiki projects and resources in their creative practice. Creating new ‘open content’:
  • Remixing from existing open media (such as heritage)
  • Opening up totally new creations: best practices
4 Capability
Improve your skills!
Exploring projects building skills, wiki tools, policies, processes, feedback and statistics, incorporating sustainable processes.
5 Exposure
Exposure and dissemination of collections (with open data)
Interesting ways to present ‘open’ collections to the public

For a complete overview and examples, see the ideas for proposals.

Partners and supporters

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