GLAM is an acronym for Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums. It also incorporates other cultural institutions such as theaters, zoos, botanical gardens, public broadcasters etc.
This project seeks to combine the expertise of museums with the reach of Wikipedia. Wikipedia gets 400 million unique visitors per month and in April the Wikipedia mobile site reached the milestone of 2 billion monthly page views – one of the goals for the 2011/12 WMF annual plan.
Collaborations with GLAMs in Kenya
Kenya Railways Museum
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I contribute to Wikipedia?
Every cultural institution has an abundance of resources to share. A partnership with Wikimedia is a low cost, high-impact way to disseminate your resources to a global audience.
How should I contribute?
- Wikipedia - Contributions can include article creation or expansion, reference correction and expansion, and institutional research/text donations.
- Commons - Contributions can include images, video, and other media as well as descriptions and metadata for already-existing files in the repository.
- Wikisource- As a collection of free and open content texts of original sources, appropriate contributions include out-of-copyright books and documents.