[Wiki Loves Monuments] Overview status - Wiki Loves Monuments throughout Europe. Please read up on your country.

Teele Vaalma teele.vaalma at gmail.com
Sat Apr 16 02:55:59 UTC 2011

I'd like to say some things about the progress in Estonia :).

   - We have 8 volunteers by now working with the project.
   - We have talked with National Heritage Board and the metropolitan of
   Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church about cooperation on this contest. Also
   we have contacted some sponsors to provide awards.
   - Hand-out materials are designed and will be printed by May.
   - On 5-6 May we will take part of the European Year of Volunteering Tour
   in Tallinn and promote the contest.
   - "Teeme ära"[0] (Let's do it) will be on 7th May. Our team members will
   take part of several events on that day in different locations.
   - We have got all monument data (unique ID-s, names, addresses,
   coordinates), but not yet lists on wiki. List templates are being tested.
   - Domain wikilovesmonuments.ee is being registered.
   - Many thanks to Polish chapter, who makes it possible for Raul and
   Robert to attend WLM meeting in Berlin.

[0] http://www.teemeara.ee/

2011/4/16 Lodewijk <lodewijk at effeietsanders.org>

> Hi everyone,
> just another update on where we are with organizing Wiki Loves Monuments
> for 2011 :) It is a lengthy report, so I will first give a very short glance
> over the topics. First, I will try to give an understanding where we are
> with the workshop in Berlin. I will give a short overview of which countries
> are participating, and discuss some of the details and discussion topics.
> Finally, I will try to give for each country that expressed interest a short
> overview of what I know of their status. I would like to ask you to add
> anything relevant I might have forgotten. I put it at the bottom, so you can
> skip the countries you don't like ;-) Please at least check your own!
> Best,
> Lodewijk
> = May Meeting / Workshop =
> From 13 - 15 May there will be an international workshop/meeting [1] for
> the coordination on a European level. We would like to see attendees from
> all participating countries. Unfortunately there is a limit of 25 people, so
> please keep your delegation limited to 2 per country.
> All practical information is or will be available through [1]. The
> currently confirmed attending countries are: Estonia, Finland, France,
> (Germany), Netherlands, Poland. Still awaiting reply at least from: Spain,
> Austria, Portugal, Sweden (and all countries not confirmed to participate
> the contest). Switzerland is unfortunately not able to send someone due to
> time constraints.
> If your organization/chapter is not able to cover the travel costs, please
> just get in touch with me. We will most likely be able to find another
> chapter to help you cover the costs (Wikimedia Polska is generously already
> supporting Estonia, and we have had some other offers)
> Topics to be discussed: Please see [1] for a brainstorm. Somewhere this
> weekend I will try to iron out a bit of a clearer list of topics, but your
> input is needed for that! Please give it, even if it is only "I agree with
> everything" on the talkpage :)
> = Participating countries =
> Based on the information available on Wikimedia Commons [2], the following
> countries will be participating: Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,
> Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
> Unclear: Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
> Norway, Ukrain, United Kingdom
> Please contact us (via this list ideally) as soon as possible if you have
> any information about the "unclear" category of countries :) If you
> definitely will not participate, we also would like to know. If I forgot any
> country, please let us know too.
> = Other topics =
> == Logo contest ==
> Delphine launched a logo contest last week, and the number of submissions
> is astonishing! Thanks a lot everybody, it is great to see such enthusiasm.
> More information and voting (starting April 17): [3]
> == Mailing lists ==
> Some countries have created their own mailing list you can join for local
> discussions, please do so! If you would like a mailing list for your country
> organization, Wikimedia Nederland has offered to create one for you. Current
> existing mailing lists (please add if we forgot one): Spain (
> http://lists.wmnederland.nl/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/wlm-es), Netherlands
> (http://lists.wmnederland.nl/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cultureelerfgoed),
> Poland (link?)
> ** Tools (Maarten, can you help?)
> == Tooling ==
> The big monuments database [
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2011/Monuments_database]
> at the Toolserver is slowly expanding. It currently has 13 sources of
> information. More work needs to be done to make this data easily accessible.
> Requirements and progess is documented at
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2011/Tools.
> We need more people to help! Your help would be very much appreciated. We
> will work on tooling at the meeting in Berlin too, but most important is
> that you share what you are doing! Please communicate if you work on
> something. We try to make everything scalable to all participating European
> countries.
> = Overview per country =
> Please note this information is based on (by definition) outdated and
> incomplete data. Add any information I might have forgotten please. I'll
> keep it short. The full progress table is available on [
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2011/Progress],
> please update that as well when something is outdated! Especially the
> contacts are very helpful.
> Just to be clear: I am thrilled about all the work being done! The overview
> below is mainly focussing on the problems, so please dont take that the
> wrong way :) I am so happy to see everything happening everywhere! Just know
> that we love to help where we can, and advise where needed.
> == Andorra ==
> Likely to participate with the help from our friends from Amical! Wonderful
> news, just another country. To be confirmed.
> == Austria ==
> Austria is working hard on their lists (see
> http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProjekt_Denkmalpflege/%C3%96sterreich )
> - a lot of work still to be done. This work is being done from their
> "denkmal projekt" and not just related to WLM. Help is likely appreciated.
> Uclear what the status of WLM-organization and cooperations with partners
> is. WLM page on Commons is still a red link.
> == Denmark ==
> Working with their potential partners to see what is possible. Checking out
> any legal issues. Seem to have complete lists already (?). Some links on
> Commons would be helpful! The number of volunteers is still low, so I think
> help is appreciated.
> == Estonia ==
> Seems to be going well - group of active volunteers, but it is unclear what
> the status is of lists, partners etc. Anyone can add more info?
> == Finland ==
> Has addresses and a number of geo coordinates available - is working out
> with the government partner now what data they can get and use for WLM. No
> link yet to project pages, will send one representative to Berlin. Please
> add project page.
> == France ==
> Work is being done, and volunteers are being enthusiast. It is unclear what
> exactly the status is, but at the General Meeting some weeks ago, there was
> apparently a fruitful discussion. JF, care to give a short update perhaps?
> == Germany ==
> The list of volunteers enthusiast about it, is growing. The chapter is
> supporting the organization actively, so that is promiseful. The main worry
> is the huge amount of monuments in the country, combined with the
> decentralized structure of list keeping. Much work to be done to collect the
> lists. Progress depends a lot on the state.
> == Netherlands ==
> Lists are already finished from last year. Contacts laid with several
> partners, one of them offered to do PR for us, others want to help in other
> ways. Meeting with volunteers somewhere in the coming weeks.
> == Poland ==
> Still working with the government to get useful lists available. Contacting
> potential partners for cooperations. Exact status unclear, bottle neck with
> the raw data.
> == Portugal ==
> Lists are there, addresses are still missing. Working on getting the right
> partners/sponsors, and getting a good online environment (tools). Also
> preparing the website and rules.
> == Spain ==
> Two organizations working on this, Wikimedia España and Amical - hopefully
> in good harmony. Exact model still unclear. Spain is the only participating
> country with European heritage days in October. Setting up a multilingual
> system, and some regions are more complete than others.
> == Sweden ==
> Indicated to participate, but haven't heard much about it. Still mainly in
> the preperatory phase.
> == Switzerland ==
> There are monument lists, completeness is unclear. Monuments have already
> been added to the monument database including geo location. Seems quite well
> organized.
> [1]:
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2011/May_Meeting
> [2]: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2011
> [3]:
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments/Logo_contest
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Teele Vaalma
MTÜ Wikimedia Eesti
teele.vaalma at gmail.com
+372 5814 5381
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