indeed, fantastic effort :) I like the way in which it's been done - i.e. they still have control over what gets released, but then anything they decide to release is public. Makes it a lot less scary for the GLAM.
2009/11/7 Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> > 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 >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimediaau-l mailing list >> Wikimediaaufirstname.lastname@example.org >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l >> >> > > > -- > GN. > http://gnangarra.redbubble.com/ > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaau-l mailing list > Wikimediaauemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l > >
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