Wikipedia:GLAM/India

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This page has been created as a focal point for contributors interested in working on GLAM projects in GLAM institutions in India. This is a fallout of the Wikipedia Meetup 7. This page will be used for updating project status for various GLAM projects in India.

Participants[edit]

If you are a Wikipedian interested in being part of this project, please do sign up. We need Wikipedians who are in India and who can contribute to the project in English and Indic languages. Please sign your names and add in which area you would like to contribute.

  • Contribution to the English Wikipedia, article creation and improvement on GLAM institutions themselves, interested in libraries and museums. Prad2609 (talk) 06:29, 15 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Happy to help where I can - I have done a bit of work on Museums on wiki thus far. Around The Globeसत्यमेव जयते 08:41, 15 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Interested in Archives, Museums & Libraries. Pune-based. AshLin (talk) 13:59, 15 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Interested in helping with converting Mumbai possibilities into actualities. --Bishdatta (talk) 14:04, 15 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Have a few ideas I want to implement in Chennai. Have contacts with the government too. Chandrachoodan Gopalakrishnan (talk) 12:21, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Intersted in GLAM projects in southern or south western West Bengal. -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 19:37, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Have been part of the OpenGLAM and GLAM Benchmark Survey, interested in building partnerships with Indian GLAM institutions and policy level discourse. --Psubhashish (talk) 13:03, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Interested in outreach and GLAM, hails in Bangalore. I can help people from various parts of India. --Dineshkumar Ponnusamy (talk) 17:10, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Interested in GLAM projects in West Bengal. -- Rajeeb Dutta (talk) 19:28, 07 April 2018 (UTC)

Events[edit]

GLAM institutions contacted[edit]

Name of Institution Institution Website English Wikipedia Article Article Grade Persons/Wikipedians who Visited Remarks
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (The Museum) Museum Website Wikipedia Article B
  • Positive response from the Museum on February 12, 2011.
  • Interested
Jnanapravaha Institution Website NA NA
  • Interested in having students update Wikipedia article as per semester programme.
  • Wikipedians to contact in June-July, 2011 before their next course starts.
  • An excellent place to host GLAM Wiki Mumbai or host bigger public meeting with GLAM institutions.
Heras Institute Institution Website NA NA
  • Sceptical. Their students have been warned against consulting Wikipedia.
  • Have shown interest in seeing more GLAM documentation. Following this, a meeting with the principal, St Xavier's College would be the next step.
  • St Xavier's College, which hosts the Heras Institute, also has history and ancient Indian culture courses in the B.A. programme. Potential to link those students with Heras.
  • Volte
  • Independent Curators International
  • Gallery Chemould
  • Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation (contemporary art wing of The Museum (CSMVS))
  • Lakeeren
  • CAMP
  • pad.ma
NA NA
  • Informal discussion with curators, gallerists and art historians at Volte
  • Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation is actively considering putting 800 works on an online platform and is leaning towards a Creative Commons 'non-commercial' license. It is willing to continue talking to wikipedia about donating these to Commons, which would require a CC-BY-SA licence.
  • Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation and Volte considering a workshop on copyright licenses for wikimedians, artists, art foundations etc.
  • NGMA, the National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore
  • Gallery SKE
  • 1 Shanthi Road
  • COLAB
  • pad.ma
Wikipedia Article Stub
  • Formal meeting convened at NGMA for NGMA staff + galleries, artists' residency programmes and archives from Bangalore
  • NGMA expressed firm interest in having their work augmented by Wikipedians; to a certain extent, since they borrow from a central collection in Delhi, they do not have full control over their permanent collection. But they are keen to explore possibilities.
  • Gallery SKE already spends some time engaged with Wikipedia in terms of artists they are interested in.
  • 1 Shanthi Road and Colab see several possibilities, in part because they are smaller, independent and highly flexible institutions whose primary purpose is public-oriented.

NA

NA

  • Pilot conducted at the Crafts Museum. Details can be found at [1]
  • Wiki-histories program on-going, hope to scale it to other non-profits in the arts

Calicut Medical College

NA

NA

  • Successfully collaborated with the Department of Pathology and uploaded images to Wikimedia Commons. Descriptions to the images were added with guidance from the residents at the department of pathology. All images can be found here. The images were used on several articles on English Wikipedia.

http://bnmahavidyalaya.org/

NA

NA

  • Mr. Rajarshi Das of the Central Library of Bejoy Narayan Mahavidyalaya contacted through e-mail for possible digitization of public domain magazines, periodicals and manuscripts. After feasibility review and administrative proceedings, the GLAM project is going to start from June. Details of the project can be found in here.

No website

NA

NA

  • This institute has large collection of public domain little magazines and periodicals. After feasibility review and administrative proceedings, the GLAM project has already been started from July. Details of the project can be found here.