[Wiki Loves Monuments] Long term

emijrp emijrp at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 11:48:34 UTC 2012

When we finish Wiki Loves Monuments, we can do Wiki Loves Earth, imitating
this project http://www.geograph.org.uk but worldwide.

One image per km2 in the world (discarding oceans). Coverage is biased for

2012/11/4 Lodewijk <lodewijk at effeietsanders.org>

> (changing the title to give it its own thread)
> I think this discussion would indeed be best on the feedback page. But I
> will respond to some of the points already here.
> First off: I personally do not think this will be an ever lasting event. I
> think that a country can only organize Wiki Loves Monuments 3 or 4 times in
> a row without exhausting enthusiasm about it. I actually have the feeling
> next year (2013) might very well be the last year that we organize it on an
> international level. But I hope someone will proof me wrong!
> I agree with Yaroslav that a real life organization would be a
> possibility. We don't need that though. Actually, I think it would be a
> worse situation than what we're in right now. It would cause a lot of
> bureaucracy (conflict of interest: I would be one of the people who would
> have to review the bylaws in the Affiliations committee).
> An ongoing project on Commons to coordinate heritage projects would
> perhaps be a good idea. Commons isn't exactly suitable for it as it also
> involves a lot of other things - but it is probably better than the
> alternatives. Outreachwiki would drive us too far from the content side of
> things etc. I don't think it would be a priority of myself, but I can
> definitely see the added value. I do not think it could or should replace
> current efforts, but it should be complementary.
> Some people suggested over time that Wiki Loves Monuments is a GLAM
> project. Everyone who knows me, knows that I'm no fan of acronyms and
> especially not this one. If you would use the alternative 'cultural
> heritage institutions' (or if you prefer acronyms: CHI) it indeed fits the
> definition well. However, at the same time it is quite different from all
> the other initiatives that are ongoing in this field by Wikimedia.
> Wiki Loves Monuments is mostly public facing and not institution-facing.
> We're focused on participation by individuals, and while the institutions
> that provide the infrastructure (the lists) are critical - they are
> primarily a tool to reach that goal. That is why I usually consider it more
> a seperate thing from traditional cultural heritage initiatives in
> Wikimedia - but it has many interfaces. Every national Wiki Loves Monuments
> competition has probably one or several Cultural Heritage collaborations.
> In the Netherlands we collaborate with the Museum association (prize
> sponsor), National heritage board (providing the lists), a
> monument/heritage association (networking partner, outreach and prize
> sponsor), the Architecture museum (prize sponsor), Open Monument Days
> (networking partner and outreach) etc. In other countries you will likely
> see similar collaborations especially in the second/third year develop.
> Anyway - I definitely cheer upon Poli's great idea to have a cleanup
> project. I have been doing a bunch of that myself recently on some
> countries (India, Canada, Argentina) and I think it could use some help. I
> think Maarten sent recently an email about it (now WLM is over, what's
> next).
> Yaroslav, Polimerek: would you like to volunteer to set up such portal on
> Commons?
> Best,
> Lodewijk
> 2012/11/4 Jane Darnell <jane023 at gmail.com>
>> Well I wouldn't mind changing it to GLAMM - the extra M for monuments...
>> Sent from my iPad
>> On Nov 4, 2012, at 10:34 AM, Tomasz Ganicz <polimerek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > 2012/11/4 Yaroslav M. Blanter <putevod at mccme.ru>:
>> >
>> >> Another option, which I personally find more attractive, is to create a
>> >> permanently functioning meta-project, smth like Project Cultural
>> Heritage
>> >> (scope to be discussed). It could be based on Commons or on Meta (to be
>> >> discussed, both options have advantages and disadvantages). This must
>> be a
>> >> meta-project, because it coordinates efforts of many different
>> projects:
>> >> Different language Wikipedias, Commons (with which the interaction was
>> >> sometimes not ideal), and potentially different languages in
>> Wikivoyage, may
>> >> be even Wikidata. Many components of this meta-project already exist on
>> >> Commons and are supported by Maarten and other enthusiasts.
>> >>
>> >
>> > Well actually it would be a kind of repetition of GLAM / Outreach
>> > portal /wiki . I would rather suggest to better integrate WLM with
>> > GLAM inititative of which WLM is just one of many other projects.
>> > Quite successful - but not the only one.
>> >
>> > http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Partnerships
>> >
>> > http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM
>> >
>> > Many of these projects are about the same as WLM is - i.e. they upload
>> > many photographs and then, there is no-one to effectively use them in
>> > Wikipedias. Actually there is plenty of photographic/database content
>> > around which is not very effectively "consumed" by Wikipedia and other
>> > Wikimedia projects. The bottleneck is manpower of wiki-editors, not
>> > the number of free pictures or public domain governmental data.
>> >
>> > So, maybe it would be interesting to have a project "Commons heritage
>> > cleanup project" which might just screen how Common's content is
>> > organized in Commons and how effectively it is used in other Wikimedia
>> > projects.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Tomek "Polimerek" Ganicz
>> > http://pl.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Polimerek
>> > http://www.ganicz.pl/poli/
>> > http://www.cbmm.lodz.pl/work.php?id=29&title=tomasz-ganicz
>> >
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