the file http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hearse-r.jpg has been added
to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hearse#History there are some really
interesting image in the ones already uploaded thanks for your efforts Craig



2009/11/6 Craig Franklin <cr...@halo-17.net>

>  Hi All,
>
>
>
> I’m pleased to announce that based on some contacts that I made at the
> GLAM-WIKI conference back in August, and some onsite work that the Brisbane
> Wikimedia community has been doing at the Queensland Museum (QM), the Museum
> has commenced uploading digitized images from their “A E (Bert) Roberts”
> photograph collection to Commons.  Bert Roberts was a coachbuilder from
> Ipswich in the early 1900s , but also enjoyed photography and took
> photographs of a wide variety of subjects, chiefly scenes of everyday life
> in Queensland from the time.  While not famous for his photography during
> his lifetime, after his death his collection of images came to be recognised
> as providing a unique view into the society of the time.  His photographs
> are the subject of a Queensland Museum exhibition, which chiefly resides at
> their Toowoomba campus (the Cobb & Co Museum), but which presently has
> travelled to Ipswich for a limited time.
>
>
>
> So far, 21 images have been uploaded to Commons, but there are over a
> thousand glass plate negatives in total that the Museum has.  You can see
> what’s been uploaded so far here:
>
>
>
>
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:A_E_%22Bert%22_Roberts_plate_glass_photo_collection
>
>
>
> My request to all of you, basically, is to:
>
>
>
> ·         Categorise, enhance, and basically edit the file pages as much
> as possible.
>
> ·         Look for appropriate pages on Wikipedia and other places where
> this content can be used, and use it.
>
> ·         Spread the word that GLAM institutions are seeing the benefits
> of making their collections available through Commons and other free media
> repositories!
>
> ·         Watch out and make sure the pages aren’t vandalised, and any
> problems that crop up are dealt with quickly so that QM can concentrate on
> providing us with free content, and not learning arcane points of Wiki-law.
>
>
>
> Many of the original plate glass negatives held by the museum have not been
> digitised yet, but if there is anyone who would be interested in
> volunteering some of their time to learn how to do, and then actually **do
> ** the digitisation, there may be an opportunity to get in and do that.
> If you’re interested (and preferably have some “serious” photography
> experience), let me know and I’ll pass your details on.
>
>
>
> It’s my hope that this will be but the first of many successful
> collaborations between WMAU people and GLAM institutions throughout the
> country.  I already have a couple of other collaborations cooking away here
> in Queensland that will hopefully result in a win not only for the WM
> projects, but also open access to cultural and heritage material in
> general.
>
>
>
> If anyone has any questions regarding these particular images, please feel
> free to ask me!
>
>
>
> Cheers,
>
> Craig Franklin
>
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