KaewWiki | 27 Apr 09:07 2016
Picon

Thailand new contact point

Dear All,

I'm pleased to announce that Thailand will continue to participate in both
WLE and WLM for 2016.  The new chief-coordinator is Mr. Athikhun Suwannakhan
(athikhun.suw <at> student.mahidol.edu).  I will gradually step down and take
more advisory roles in the years to come.

Please kindly:
1. Add Athikhun to the organiser mailing lists (and remove me if you wish).
2. Support our grant application at meta. (We will complete it in a few days)
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:PEG/UG_TH/WLM_in_Thailand_2016

Thank you very much again for all your support in the past three years.
Taweetham

_______________________________________________
Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
WikiLovesMonuments <at> lists.wikimedia.org
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikilovesmonuments
http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org
Lodewijk | 12 Apr 18:26 2016

wanted: European heritage enthusiasts with a feel for social media

Hi everyone!

Our partner Europa Nostra is looking for volunteers for their social media network, who would like to work on promoting cultural heritage in their country through social media. I can imagine that there are some potential enthusiasts in our Wiki Loves Monuments circles :)

Please find below the call for volunteers by Wolter Braamhorst at Europa Nostra with more details.

Best,

Lodewijk

----

Dear all,

Europa Nostra is initiating a new participatory programme, called Social Media Volunteers for Heritage. Our partner for this programme is European Heritage Volunteers. The programme is part of our long term project 'Mainstreaming Heritage' which is supported under the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

We hope this project is of interest to you and your network. I would appreciate it highly if you could inform colleagues and friends about this new initiative and I hope many of them will be tempted to get involved.

Let me first tell you more about what we planning to do. Social Media Volunteers for Heritage are volunteers who work digitally to further the cause and the message of the European heritage world through a variety of social media. These volunteers publish – remotely from their own location – stories, photos and videos on cultural heritage issues in their own country and follow the media of their colleagues in other countries as well as of Europa Nostra and European Heritage Volunteers. The Social Media Volunteers for Heritage network will not strictly be an Europa Nostra activity, it will exist outside of our web environment.

What are we looking for? In our opinion, civil society social media volunteers should be marathon runners, in it for the long run with a positive message, geared towards solutions and opportunities, tailored to the intended audiences. We need multi-taskers who look at subjects objectively, who want to tell and share stories, who are enthusiastic about the heritage in their own country and across Europe.

We are looking to create a reliable European network of volunteers, at least one in each European country, to be the ears and eyes of Europe's heritage community. A kick-off meeting will be held in Weimar, Germany at the end of August with the selected candidates.

The Social Media Volunteers for Heritage will be selected by Europa Nosta and European Heritage Volunteers on the basis of an on-line application form, which you can find HERE

All the best,


Wolter Braamhorst

Social Media Volunteers for Heritage Project

_______________________________________________
Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
WikiLovesMonuments <at> lists.wikimedia.org
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikilovesmonuments
http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org
Federico Leva (Nemo | 8 Apr 17:15 2016
Picon

Fwd: Biggest donation of photos in Italy - Paolo Monti (BEIC)

Forwarding on request.

Nemo-BEIC

--------  Messaggio inoltrato --------
Oggetto: [cultural-partners] Biggest donation of photos in Italy - Paolo 
Monti (BEIC)
Data: Fri, 8 Apr 2016 16:26:20 +0200
Mittente: marcok

Hi to all,
I’m the Wikipedian in residence at the digital library of Fondazione 
BEIC, Milan, Italy.

In the last days we at BEIC are uploading almost the entire photo 
archive of a notable Italian photographer, Paolo Monti, counting 15.000 
images.
The whole archive was acquired by Fondazione BEIC in 2008.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Photographs_by_Paolo_Monti

For what I know, this is the biggest donation of images in one shot ever 
made in Italy. It’s also the first time that a digital archive from a 
famous photographer is almost completely uploaded into Commons.

This notable result was possible thanks to the long-lasting 
collaboration between BEIC and Wikimedia Italia, started in 2014, and 
also thanks to the technical assistance of Federico Leva aka Nemo, the 
previous WiR at BEIC, now GLAM specialist at Wikimedia Italia.

The photos of the Paolo Monti archive represent a variety of subjects 
(art, events, architecture, people, portraits, nature, artistic nudes, 
experimental) and were shot since 1950s to 1980s. Many of them are B/W, 
but there are also many fascinating colourful artistic/experimental 
pictures.

We are now beginning to work on:
  * fixing categories (often translating the basic original italian 
keywords into english Commons categories) and providing a more detailed 
categorization
  * inserting useful images into Wikipedia articles (in italian, english 
and other languages)
  * selecting the best photos to candidate them as "featured pictures” 
in Wikimedia Commons (only those with 2 Megapixel or more).

Please help us, this is a huge work!
If you have any other ideas on how the images may be used, let us know!

Thank you,

Marco Chemello
Wikipedian in residence, Fondazione BEIC, Milan
(also Wikipedian in residence at the Science Museum, Milan)

See:
http://www.beic.it/en/articles/digital-library
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:BEIC
https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progetto:GLAM/BEIC (main project page)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/BEIC
http://www.beic.it/en/node/1969 (Fondo Paolo Monti - in Italian)

_______________________________________________
Cultural-Partners mailing list
Cultural-Partners <at> wikimedia.ch
https://intern.wikimedia.ch/lists/listinfo/cultural-partners
Please treat emails sent to this list as confidential.Ask senders for 
permission before forwarding emails off-list.

_______________________________________________
Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
WikiLovesMonuments <at> lists.wikimedia.org
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikilovesmonuments
http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org
Lodewijk | 3 Apr 13:34 2016

Possible 2 page article

Hey folks,

it may be possible to publish a 2 page article in Europa Nostra, but the deadline would be short. Is there anything you'd like to share in such an article? I imagine a few scenarios:

- 1. Make a piece about WLM in the past years
- 2. Make a piece about WLM in 2015, with a short outlook for 2016. I'm not sure if this would give the best material
- 3. Make a piece showcasing 3-5 national competitions in the wider European region (Council of Europe - which includes Russia etc) and making it a little more about the national stories. 

I personally am a bit in favour of the third, which could let us tell a story about national competitions, how volunteers play a role etc. But I would need your help! Who would be able to help write a piece? What would be your favourite approach?

Best,
Lodewijk
_______________________________________________
Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
WikiLovesMonuments <at> lists.wikimedia.org
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikilovesmonuments
http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org
Axel Pettersson | 21 Jan 16:52 2016
Picon

Connected Open Heritage project started

Hi all, (cross posting on purpose, no excuses)

Great news for everyone interested in cultural heritage.


Wikimedia Sverige, along with partners UNESCO, Wikimedia Italia and Cultural Heritage without Borders, has received a $300,000 grant from Kulturstiftelsen (the Swedish postcode lottery) to work on a project called Connected Open Heritage.[1]


The project lasts until July 2017, and during that time we will work on:

  • Migrating the information in the WLM database to Wikidata

  • Updating and adding new data about monuments, including from ten countries where cultural heritage is at risk

  • Uploading tens of thousands of images and media files from cultural heritage institutions

  • Increasing awareness about what the Wikimedia movement is doing in the cultural heritage field, both to the Wikimedia communities, general public and also to experts in the field

  • Promoting open data and free licenses

  • Organizing a photo exhibition with images of cultural heritage in at least three countries.


All info on the project, including who to contact if you want to get involved, timeplan, activities and such are available on Meta. The talk page on Meta is open for comments and questions, and all input on this is welcome.


[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Connected_Open_Heritage


Best regards,
/axel

==================================== 
Axel Pettersson
Projektledare GLAM/Outreach
Wikimedia Sverige

+46 (0)733 96 55 65

Stöd fri kunskap, bli medlem i Wikimedia Sverige.
_______________________________________________
Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
WikiLovesMonuments <at> lists.wikimedia.org
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikilovesmonuments
http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org
Ilario Valdelli | 8 Dec 11:23 2015
Picon

2nd phase: Prizes for the international contest (addressed mainly to the local organizers)

Dear all,
probably you know that the winners for international contest receive a prize as per this grant https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:PEG/Wiki_Loves_Monuments_international_team/2015_coordination.

Like Santa Claus, I have in charge the distribution of the prizes.

This how the prizes will be distributed:

From 1st to 3rd place: 1'000USD for each winner
From 4th to 8th place: 400 USD for each winner

Below there is the process, sorry if it's formal but it's connected with a grant:

Step 1: I am contacting the local organizers to be in touch with the winners and to inform the winners about their position and the prize, this helps to avoid an trustfulness communication between me and the winners
Step 2: The winner has to write me an email, putting in copy a local organizer, where they accept the prize and give me the real name, an email and possibly the address (this action is important to define clearly the identity of the winner, the local organizer helps to agree about the identity of the winner)
Step 3: In the email they must indicate which kind of prize they would with the data to proceed to transfer the prize. It means a bank account to transfer or to indicate which kind of voucher they would (giving all data helpful to transfer the voucher) (deadline 15 December)
Step 4: The fiscal sponsor, will proceed to transfer the amount or to buy the voucher after my indication (deadline 31 December)

Unfortunately the prizes must be transferred before the end of December because the grant must close the 3rd January.

Winners who doesn't communicate these data before the 15 December are considered automatically like withdrawing the prize and we proceed to distribute them to the 9th and 10th place.

For this reason I would ask to contact me as soon as possible the following local organizers:
  • WLM Germany (I have sent an email to Nicole Ebber, but contact me considering that there are three prizes to distribute)
  • WLM France
  • WLM Russia
  • WLM Iran (they have a reserve)

I am already in contact with these organizers:

  • WLM Thailand (I am already in contact with Taweetham)
  • WLM Italy (in contact with Cristian Cenci)
  • WLM Austria (in contact with Raimund Liebert)

Kind regards

-- Ilario Valdelli Wikimedia CH Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens Association pour l’avancement des connaissances libre Associazione per il sostegno alla conoscenza libera Switzerland - 8008 Zürich Tel: +41764821371 http://www.wikimedia.ch
_______________________________________________
Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
WikiLovesMonuments <at> lists.wikimedia.org
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikilovesmonuments
http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org
Mohammed Bachounda | 7 Dec 16:29 2015
Picon

Re: WikiLovesMonuments Digest, Vol 60, Issue 1

Congratulations for the winners
Great tank's for team
Bachounda


Send WikiLovesMonuments mailing list submissions to
        wikilovesmonuments-RusutVdil2icGmH+5r0DM0B+6BGkLq7r@public.gmane.org

To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
        https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikilovesmonuments
or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
        wikilovesmonuments-request-RusutVdil2jN6gj8VLwN2g@public.gmane.orgedia.org

You can reach the person managing the list at
        wikilovesmonuments-owner-RusutVdil2haHRNjGDgK7w@public.gmane.org.org

When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
than "Re: Contents of WikiLovesMonuments digest..."


Today's Topics:

   1. The winners of the international contest... (Ilario Valdelli)
   2. Re: The winners of the international      contest... (Pierre-Selim)


----------------------------------------------------------------------

Message: 1
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2015 12:31:24 +0100
From: Ilario Valdelli <valdelli-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
To: Wiki Loves Monuments Photograph Competition
        <wikilovesmonuments-RusutVdil2icGmH+5r0DM0B+6BGkLq7r@public.gmane.org>
Subject: [Wiki Loves Monuments] The winners of the international
        contest...
Message-ID:
        <CAKHM5ETKZU5-kDNjeLGBvMeB6TSPfNTLVaeYxrXxde5rQRHsxg-JsoAwUIsXosN+BqQ9rBEUg@public.gmane.org>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"

...follow Twitter:

<at> wikimonuments

--
Ilario Valdelli
Wikimedia CH
Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens
Association pour l’avancement des connaissances libre
Associazione per il sostegno alla conoscenza libera
Switzerland - 8008 Zürich
Wikipedia: Ilario <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Ilario>
Tel: +41764821371
http://www.wikimedia.ch
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikilovesmonuments/attachments/20151207/b6250ede/attachment-0001.html>

------------------------------

Message: 2
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2015 12:36:58 +0100
From: Pierre-Selim <pierre-selim-gRd49+ztK3Gh6J55Ss3d3w@public.gmane.org>
To: Wiki Loves Monuments Photograph Competition
        <wikilovesmonuments-RusutVdil2icGmH+5r0DM0B+6BGkLq7r@public.gmane.org>
Subject: Re: [Wiki Loves Monuments] The winners of the international
        contest...
Message-ID:
        <CAHyqn2UYkCRfHQuBYN86aB5oMEjzvR-=rY84yEMQf=w1+Qgb0Q <at> mail.gmail.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"

Ahahah you are teasing us, nice trick :)

Le 7 décembre 2015 à 12:31, Ilario Valdelli <valdelli-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> a écrit :

> ...follow Twitter:
>
> <at> wikimonuments
>
> --
> Ilario Valdelli
> Wikimedia CH
> Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens
> Association pour l’avancement des connaissances libre
> Associazione per il sostegno alla conoscenza libera
> Switzerland - 8008 Zürich
> Wikipedia: Ilario <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Ilario>
> Tel: +41764821371
> http://www.wikimedia.ch
>
> _______________________________________________
> Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
> WikiLovesMonuments-RusutVdil2icGmH+5r0DM0B+6BGkLq7r@public.gmane.org
> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikilovesmonuments
> http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org
>



--
Pierre-Selim
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikilovesmonuments/attachments/20151207/2c792103/attachment-0001.html>

------------------------------

Subject: Digest Footer

_______________________________________________
WikiLovesMonuments mailing list
WikiLovesMonuments-RusutVdil2icGmH+5r0DM0B+6BGkLq7r@public.gmane.org
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikilovesmonuments


------------------------------

End of WikiLovesMonuments Digest, Vol 60, Issue 1
*************************************************
_______________________________________________
Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
WikiLovesMonuments <at> lists.wikimedia.org
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikilovesmonuments
http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org
Ilario Valdelli | 7 Dec 12:31 2015
Picon

The winners of the international contest...

...follow Twitter:

<at> wikimonuments

--
Ilario Valdelli
Wikimedia CH
Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens
Association pour l’avancement des connaissances libre
Associazione per il sostegno alla conoscenza libera
Switzerland - 8008 Zürich
Wikipedia: Ilario
_______________________________________________
Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
WikiLovesMonuments <at> lists.wikimedia.org
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikilovesmonuments
http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org
Lodewijk | 3 Nov 08:01 2015

4 countries missing!

Hi all,

four countries are still missing from the jury pool: 
- Macedonia
- Norway
- Spain
- Tunisia

If you are in touch with the jury in these countries, and have the top-10 images available, please contact me or Romaine as soon as possible! Soon we will have to start with the jury process, and after that no new images can be added any more. 

Best,
Lodewijk
_______________________________________________
Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
WikiLovesMonuments <at> lists.wikimedia.org
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikilovesmonuments
http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org
Lodewijk | 31 Oct 22:19 2015

Non-monuments winning?

Hi all,

I wonder, in some of the international nominees (beautiful pictures again btw, congratulations), there are some where there is no identified monument available. For example, there is a photo of the Nile river without any identified monument, and in Brazil a photo of the Army headquarters without identified monument. 

I have my doubts about such photos - while they are of good quality, if there is no identified monument, I wonder if they should be disqualified for the international prizes. 

I would value your thoughts on this. Maybe it doesn't come up at all (I don't know how high up they will end), maybe it does. 

Best,
Lodewijk
_______________________________________________
Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
WikiLovesMonuments <at> lists.wikimedia.org
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikilovesmonuments
http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org
Sylvain Machefert | 30 Oct 11:56 2015
Picon

Old dump of the bot database?

Hello all,
we have a price in France for newly illustrated monuments but unfortunately we have forgotten to make a copy of the database dump before the competition starts this year. And as the monument database dump ( https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Monuments_database/Sql ) is overwritten every day we can't get old databases :(

So is there any chance someone there has kept a copy of the database dump from 31st August?

Thanks,
Sylvain
_______________________________________________
Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
WikiLovesMonuments <at> lists.wikimedia.org
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikilovesmonuments
http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org

Gmane