On 11 October 2010 23:42, John Vandenberg <jay...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 10:58 PM, Teofilo <teofilow...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I remember that about one year ago it was reported that Wikimedia
> > Australia had an interesting event called "Galleries, Libraries,
> > Archives, Museums & Wikimedia: Finding the common ground".
> > In case there is a follow-up, following-up people might be interested
> > in this finding I have just made, while seeking a better source and
> > better file description for a 16th century woodcut print available on
> > Wikimedia Commons since long ago, but which was until now poorly
> > described (1).
> > This is how I came upon the "trove.nla.gov.au" website, which has an
> > "online" heading, providing links to two PAYSITES :
> > I am afraid that "trove.nla.gov.au" is a misnomer. It should be
> > renamed into "shop.nla.gov.au".
> That is unfair; the NLA does not receive any kick backs from book sales.
> For 'The arts in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance', trove says that
> there is no bookshop that sells this work.
> John Vandenberg
> I would also like to add that the National Library of Australia is one of
the most enthusiastic about Wikimedia content of all Australian GLAMs. They
are the only institution that I can think of that that not only links out to
Wikipedia but includes Wikipedia results in their searches. For example,
http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/title/35 In fact, an interesting story
we learned at the GLAM-WIKI conference last year was that the National
Library didn't know much about some of the newspapers they were digitising.
So, they created Wikipedia articles with the information (and references)
that they knew about and then watched as Wikipedians went along and filled
out the content - improving both of our services.
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