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1 L is for Library: The Wiki National Library Project Minerva /11/11

2 Who We Are The National Library of Israel, a 120-old institution In charge of collecting, preserving, cultivating and endowing (or distributing) the cultural heritage of the Jewish People and Israeli State’s Citizens 4 Main collections: Judaica, Israel, Islam & Muslim world, as well as a general humanities collection

3 Why GLAM (or: a fishing primer) NLI intends to digitize a whole lot of ‘stuff’ Stuff = books, newspapers, personal archives, photographs, audio… Intends to make these ‘as accessible as possible’ (we’ll get to that, later) Want to ‘fish where the fish are’

4 What Wikipedians Need “Better slippers”: In our case – access to more ‘stuff’ Historic photographs Archival Documents Historic Newspapers Rare Books & Manuscripts Maps Ephemera

5 Current Digital Collections

6 GLAM Wiki NLI PjM’s rule no. 1: “Before revolutionizing – do a pilot!” Select a collection as a pilot – Digitize… – Release under CC-BY-SA 3.0 License – Use materials to create Wikipedia articles, encourage re-use, sharing – And link back to the NLI – Enrich NL’s metadata??

7 Our Pilot A collection of portraits of about 3,000 persons (sometimes more than one per person) Mostly out-of-© About 60% digitized Edward Glazer Baron Hirsch Gnessin

8 What Don’t Wikiepedians Get?

9 Our Larry Abramson?

10 Excited about GLAM Wiki, yet? Starting on December Wikipedian-in-Residence recruited to help! “In charge of” releasing the collection, encouraging re-use, linking back to us (and more!) A 3-6 month timeframe

11 …The © Thing, Again As mentioned, most of the material here is out-of- © Making sure © is not infringed on is hard work Contradictory goals: – Making accessible/reusable as much as possible – Still retaining NLI “benefit of ownership” Exactly what pilots are for!

12 This is just the beginning! See you soon, and ON!ON!


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