GLAM Cooperations

Project manager:

Rupert Thurner

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Furthermore, Wikimedia CH participates in the Swiss Open Government Data Working Group of the Parliamentarian Group for Digital Sustainability, the goal of which is to advance free access to public data, including data held by memory institutions. (See the Blog entry about the kick-off meeting  and stay up to date  - in German).

Currently the following projects are ongoing or planned:

A "GLAM Day " took place on the 20th of August 2011 in Prangins (near Nyon). We had two presentations (one from Wikimedia FR about their GLAM experiences and one from Benoit Evellin the "wikipedian resident" in the château de Versailles). The rest of the afternoonheld public debat on the different possibilities to develop GLAM projects in Switzerland.


Swiss GLAMs

already contacted or better access desireable

overview pages

  • Wikipedia category "Museums in Switzerland" - en  - de  - fr

other examples

benefits of a cooperation


  • interactive view of rosetta stone
  • rossetta stone  foto without backlink to the british museum - somebody else took the picture and gets the credit. see also for the license. we do not have yet a link to a page where this image gets used and the author is referred as well.
  • foto with description , in multiple languages, original description, license, deep backlink to archive.

some useful tools - we should have an example with an objet for every of this:

  • GLAMorous , a tool to keep track of Commons images used on other projects.
  • BaGLAMa , a tool to show monthy pages views, for pages using images in a Commons category tree (precalculated).
  • TreeViews , a tool to show monthly page views, for Wikipedia category trees.
  • LinkWidget , a tool that allows you to embed Wikipedia articles in your own website

events which worked well:

other museums pages:

how to contribute

the following possibilities are known:

  • provide the material on a http/ftp server for download by wikimedia
  • send the material onto a wikimedia server on request
  • single edit on wikimedia commons

to facilitate mass uploads the following pages might help:

Some already existing examples

Picture Donations from Switzerland in the Past

Source: Outreach Wiki - GLAM - Projects & Events  - check out regularly for mutual update!

related links

specific to public sector data, at least partially:

BAR details


  • GLAM - Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums