When we finish Wiki Loves Monuments, we can do Wiki Loves Earth, imitating this project http://www.geograph.org.uk but worldwide.
One image per km2 in the world (discarding oceans). Coverage is biased for now https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Geolocated_images_in_Wikimedia_Commons_2012-01-21.png 2012/11/4 Lodewijk <lodew...@effeietsanders.org> > (changing the title to give it its own thread) > > I think this discussion would indeed be best on the feedback page. But I > will respond to some of the points already here. > > First off: I personally do not think this will be an ever lasting event. I > think that a country can only organize Wiki Loves Monuments 3 or 4 times in > a row without exhausting enthusiasm about it. I actually have the feeling > next year (2013) might very well be the last year that we organize it on an > international level. But I hope someone will proof me wrong! > > I agree with Yaroslav that a real life organization would be a > possibility. We don't need that though. Actually, I think it would be a > worse situation than what we're in right now. It would cause a lot of > bureaucracy (conflict of interest: I would be one of the people who would > have to review the bylaws in the Affiliations committee). > > An ongoing project on Commons to coordinate heritage projects would > perhaps be a good idea. Commons isn't exactly suitable for it as it also > involves a lot of other things - but it is probably better than the > alternatives. Outreachwiki would drive us too far from the content side of > things etc. I don't think it would be a priority of myself, but I can > definitely see the added value. I do not think it could or should replace > current efforts, but it should be complementary. > > Some people suggested over time that Wiki Loves Monuments is a GLAM > project. Everyone who knows me, knows that I'm no fan of acronyms and > especially not this one. If you would use the alternative 'cultural > heritage institutions' (or if you prefer acronyms: CHI) it indeed fits the > definition well. However, at the same time it is quite different from all > the other initiatives that are ongoing in this field by Wikimedia. > > Wiki Loves Monuments is mostly public facing and not institution-facing. > We're focused on participation by individuals, and while the institutions > that provide the infrastructure (the lists) are critical - they are > primarily a tool to reach that goal. That is why I usually consider it more > a seperate thing from traditional cultural heritage initiatives in > Wikimedia - but it has many interfaces. Every national Wiki Loves Monuments > competition has probably one or several Cultural Heritage collaborations. > In the Netherlands we collaborate with the Museum association (prize > sponsor), National heritage board (providing the lists), a > monument/heritage association (networking partner, outreach and prize > sponsor), the Architecture museum (prize sponsor), Open Monument Days > (networking partner and outreach) etc. In other countries you will likely > see similar collaborations especially in the second/third year develop. > > Anyway - I definitely cheer upon Poli's great idea to have a cleanup > project. I have been doing a bunch of that myself recently on some > countries (India, Canada, Argentina) and I think it could use some help. I > think Maarten sent recently an email about it (now WLM is over, what's > next). > > Yaroslav, Polimerek: would you like to volunteer to set up such portal on > Commons? > > Best, > Lodewijk > > 2012/11/4 Jane Darnell <jane...@gmail.com> > >> Well I wouldn't mind changing it to GLAMM - the extra M for monuments... >> >> Sent from my iPad >> >> On Nov 4, 2012, at 10:34 AM, Tomasz Ganicz <polime...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> > 2012/11/4 Yaroslav M. Blanter <pute...@mccme.ru>: >> > >> >> Another option, which I personally find more attractive, is to create a >> >> permanently functioning meta-project, smth like Project Cultural >> Heritage >> >> (scope to be discussed). It could be based on Commons or on Meta (to be >> >> discussed, both options have advantages and disadvantages). This must >> be a >> >> meta-project, because it coordinates efforts of many different >> projects: >> >> Different language Wikipedias, Commons (with which the interaction was >> >> sometimes not ideal), and potentially different languages in >> Wikivoyage, may >> >> be even Wikidata. Many components of this meta-project already exist on >> >> Commons and are supported by Maarten and other enthusiasts. >> >> >> > >> > Well actually it would be a kind of repetition of GLAM / Outreach >> > portal /wiki . I would rather suggest to better integrate WLM with >> > GLAM inititative of which WLM is just one of many other projects. >> > Quite successful - but not the only one. >> > >> > http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Partnerships >> > >> > http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM >> > >> > Many of these projects are about the same as WLM is - i.e. they upload >> > many photographs and then, there is no-one to effectively use them in >> > Wikipedias. Actually there is plenty of photographic/database content >> > around which is not very effectively "consumed" by Wikipedia and other >> > Wikimedia projects. The bottleneck is manpower of wiki-editors, not >> > the number of free pictures or public domain governmental data. >> > >> > So, maybe it would be interesting to have a project "Commons heritage >> > cleanup project" which might just screen how Common's content is >> > organized in Commons and how effectively it is used in other Wikimedia >> > projects. >> > >> > -- >> > Tomek "Polimerek" Ganicz >> > http://pl.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Polimerek >> > http://www.ganicz.pl/poli/ >> > http://www.cbmm.lodz.pl/work.php?id=29&title=tomasz-ganicz >> > >> > _______________________________________________ >> > Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list >> > WikiLovesMonuments@lists.wikimedia.org >> > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikilovesmonuments >> > http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list >> WikiLovesMonuments@lists.wikimedia.org >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikilovesmonuments >> http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org >> > > > _______________________________________________ > Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list > WikiLovesMonuments@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikilovesmonuments > http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org > -- Emilio J. 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