[Wiki Loves Monuments] Overview status - Wiki Loves Monuments throughout Europe. Estonia

Lodewijk lodewijk at effeietsanders.org
Sat Apr 16 09:24:57 UTC 2011

Hi Teele,

great to hear! Could you please share the designed materials? Maybe other
countries can use it, or even give suggestions :) A good way of sharing it,
is uploading it on Wikimedia Commons, and putting it in a subcategory of
[[category:Wiki Loves Monuments]].

Update sounds great! Rock on!


2011/4/16 Teele Vaalma <teele.vaalma at gmail.com>

> Hi!
> 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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