From Wikimedia Hong Kong, the Local Wikimedia Chapter in Hong Kong
GLAM is the acronyms of Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums, which are the major source of knowledgeable material, especially those with historical values. Some of the famous institutions around the world, including the British Museum, German Federal Archive, and National Library of France, Dutch National Archive, and New York's Brooklyn Museum are our culture partners either with Wikimedia Foundation or our local chapters. We will receive donation of digital copies of the valuable resources from these GLAM institutions, and upload to Wikimedia project if we reach a deal with these institutions.
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Introduction: A Cultural Partnership
Wikimedia projects - including Wikipedia - constitute some of the largest reference websites on the internet. They have achieved that through the efforts of millions of volunteers from across the world, working under the premise that information should be freely available to all.
Cultural partnerships with GLAM institutions are mutually beneficial links and interactions between the Wikimedia projects and repositories of cultural information, including museums, galleries, libraries and archives. There are a wide range of possible interactions - from content donations to workshops to events such as Hong Kong Loves Wikipedia.
Such partnerships have a multiplicity of benefits, including:-
- Increased visibility and availability of educational information about the cultural heritage you hold
- Increased engagement of the public, world-wide, with the materials held by your institution
- Volunteer-driven assistance for checking and translating information (e.g. image descriptions), linking it with metadata (e.g. author IDs), and providing context (e.g. the use of images in Wikipedia articles)
If you work for or with a museum, and are interested in working with Wikimedia HK, please contact with
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Special thanks to Wikimedia UK as such texts were adopted from the similar pages from their website.
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