Wikipedia:GLAM/Royal Library of Belgium/PDD 2018

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On 19 May 2018 the edit-a-thon in the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR) takes place, organised by the Royal Library and Wikimedia Belgium, with the support from our partners during this public domain month. See also the invitation: Invitation to the public domain month in 2018.

More info:

More details:

If you make photos, please add them to this category: c:Category:Public domain day edit-a-thon in Brussels, 19 May 2018

Images donated to Wikimedia:


  • 10:00 - welcome MediaRoom | Wouter & Marc D’Hoore
  • 10:30 - (guided) tour Librarium expo | Wouter
  • 11:00 - more coffee
  • 11:15 - introduction by Wikimedia Belgium about Wikipedia | Romaine
  • 11:30 - introduction articles and sources KBR | Tobias
  • 11:45 - writing session (It might get noisy! > = location switch)
  • 12:30 - lunch (provided by KBR)
  • 13:30 - writing session
  • 15:40 - recap
  • 16:00 - end

Handy links[edit]


The (simplified) guidelines on Wikipedia, resting on the five pillars, include:


  • Use references to source facts in your article. Every section should have a reference, and about every two/three sentences need a reference. References can be used multiple times in an article.
  • Sign your messages in talk pages with ~~~~.

Please note: if you are an employee of the Royal Library, please do not edit the article about the Royal Library to avoid a Conflict of Interest.

New on Wikipedia?[edit]

First: welcome to Wikipedia!

Before you start writing, please keep the following thoughts in mind:

  • add to Wikipedia only knowledge that is suitable for an encyclopedia
  • add only material that is available under a free license or describe knowledge in your own words
  • describe the knowledge from a neutral point of view
  • add references and sources where the information can be found
  • do not write about your own organisation nor about yourself, a family member or your boss
  • do not describe new theories, new insights that have not been published widely
  • look at comparable subjects as examples of how it is done
  • use headers to structure an article
  • use internal links (links to other articles on Wikipedia in that language)
  • do not use links inline in the text, but only as reference or at the bottom of a page
  • avoid qualifications like "the best", "the most", "great" and write time specific (not: "last year", "coming month", etc., but: "on 10 April 2016")

Please start writing in your sandbox. The link to your personal sandbox you can find on top of every page (if you are logged in).

List of (suggested) articles[edit]

  • Felix Timmermans
  • Jean Capart
  • Gustave van de Woestyne
  • Fernand Victor Toussaint van Boelaere - needs French and English
  • Mathieu Crickboom
  • Emile De Wildeman
  • ...

Coordination & support[edit]


  • Anamertens (talk) 10:31, 19 May 2018 (UTC): linking Wikimedia Donations to specific pages, starting with Horta Museum in EN/FR/NL/SP: Museum
  • HCoremans (talk) 10:32, 19 May 2018 (UTC) English version of Fernand Victor Toussaint van Boelaere
  • Mavy00 (talk) 10:39, 19 May 2018 (UTC)French version of Fernand Victor Toussaint van Boelaere
  • Kraaikant (talk) 11:07, 19 May 2018 (UTC)