Wikidata:WikiProject Wiki Loves GLAMs
Wiki Loves GLAMs aims to improve the information about heritage institutions on Wikidata and promote the use of this information on Wikipedia and in other projects. The goal is to achieve a complete an high-quality inventory of heritage institutions and make this information available on an international level. Wiki Loves GLAMs is being carried out as a pilot project in Switzerland in 2020. The main page of the project is written in English. Some of the subpages will be in French, Italian or German to encourage the local language communities to participate and contribute by adding contents.
Aims and Scope
Inventory of heritage institutions
Wiki Loves GLAMs aims at the creation of a complete, high-quality and regularly updated inventory of heritage institutions. The main advantages of using Wikidata for this inventory is that it is multilingual, available to the whole world and that it can be enriched or updated by anybody at any time.
Wikidata driven infoboxes
On Wikipedia, more and more infobox models extract information automatically from Wikidata. This means Wikidata increasingly acts as a central, reliable, multilingual hub from which the Wikipedia articles fetch the information. The information only has to be maintained in one place and will be updated automatically on all the related pages using a Wikidata driven infobox. This is especially useful for information which changes on a regular basis, such as the number of visitors per year or the director of the institution. Wiki Loves GLAMs aims at the implementation and promotion of such infobox models in the several language communities.
The Knowledge Graph used by Google to display information in an infobox gathers information from different sources among which Wikidata. The more complete a Wikidata item is, the more detailed will the result of a Google search be.
Wikidata enables the creation of interactive maps. This provides a useful visualisation of the heritage institutions located in a specific area.
Findability of collection funds
Wikidata enables heritage institutions to give their collection funds a greater visibility, for example by using the property "archives at". Wiki Loves GLAMs aims to promote the use of such properties by the institutions and help them increase the findability of their funds.
Involvement of the heritage institutions
In order to achieve the goals of the project, the heritage institutions themeselves need to be involved. The project page Wiki Loves GLAMs will therefore provide practical information and tutorials addressed specificalla to Swiss heritage institutions.
So far, Wiki Loves GLAMs is being carried out as a pilot project in Switzerland. It is part of the larger projects Wikidata:WikiProject Heritage institutions and FindingGLAMs which aim at such an inventory of GLAMs on an international level.
- Tutorial in French: How to add the number of visitors per year and the person at the head of your institution
- Blogpost Creating and editing libraries in Wikidata
We have created a property dashboard for each kind of GLAM. These tables show you the current state of completeness of a selection of Wikidata properties: