To test and initiate the new features of Structured Commons and their value for GLAMs, a series of GLAM pilot projects take place; where relevant, they will be documented on-wiki in case studies.
The GLAM team at the Wikimedia Foundation
- encourages such pilot projects to happen
- helps to make sure that the pilot projects are diverse, and address as many relevant aspects of GLAM uploads as possible, including
- diverse media types (image, video, audio, pdf, 3D...)
- diverse genres of content (photographs, visual artworks, objects from everyday life, activities...)
- diverse groups and organisations contributing the media (volunteers, libraries, archives, museums, other knowledge institutions...)
- highlighting various aspects of GLAM uploads (smooth uploading process from GLAM databases; interesting enrichment of files; statistics about the impact of uploads...)
- and works with Wikimedia affiliates and communities to actively support and document the most relevant learnings, good and bad.
By the end of 2019, together, we have achieved a representative set of well-documented pilot projects and case studies, that can serve as examples of best practice that affiliates and community members can learn from, be inspired by, and build upon.