GLAM Committee Minutes 2014-07-30

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Wikimedia UK GLAM committee 30th July 2014 - 7:30-9:12 pm Development House, London


GLAM Committee Minutes 20140530


  • Jonathan Cardy - GLAM organiser Wikimedia UK
  • Edward Hands - Wikipedian
  • w:user:Ham
  • Ally Crockford
  • John Byrne


  • Padmini Ray Murray
  • Chris McKenna
  • Joseph Seddon - WMUK Trustee
  • Robin Owain - Wiccipedian

Committee Membership

The committee considered that there was room for more members. Any suggestions to Edward.

GLAM Newsletter

Edward and John Byrne are adding info re editathons.

Wikimania GLAM track

Almost finalised.

Successor to Baglama or mass extract tool.

Mass updating tool request by Ally - JC to raise at Europeana meeting

Suggest an email to encourage people to sign up to the sessions they are going to attend so that any room changes can be done in advance.

Wikimania fringe

JC to talk to JB re adding his event to the fringe.

Edward has created articles on streets around the Barbican.

Free Culture Hack

Mass upload latest

JC explained that we have now beta tested the software and need to promote it to GLAMs via conferences etc.

All to suggest conferences worth exhibiting at.

AC raised a query as to whether the documentation had improved in recent months. AC to check.


Scanners: NHM have donated two which are now available for use by GLAM partners.

We need brochures and an application process to make things clearer for potential users.

WIR program

Was discussed.

JB declared an interest in the discussion as a potential applicant for future residencies.

JC mentioned that budget was available for other residencies if institutions were interested.


the GLAM booklet

JC mentioned that the GLAM booklet was printed and would be available at Wikimania, EH said he was impressed by it, AC to email JC with a request for copies on her return to Scotland.

Meeting finished at 9:12

Date of Next Meeting

7:30 PM 1st October 2014

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