|Winner photography of the Catalan contest. Manel Pons. CC-BY-SA|
Before the wikimedians asked for content to institutions, now institutions use wikimedian's content : A selection of 4,000 photographs of Wiki Loves Monuments will be gradually included to the Official Inventory of Architectural Heritage of Catalonia, after a review by its technicians.
It will also be the first time that material provided by Wikipedians becomes part of a public inventory managed by the Official Cultural Heritage Institution of the Government of Catalonia.
|Delivery of the pendrive with 4,000 photos to the Director of Cultural Heritage |
of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia. Amador Álvarez. CC-BY-SA
It is an example of new models of collaboration between government and citizens, in which new technologies and open licenses allow citizens to take an active role in creating useful content for the society and engage with the preservation of heritage and culture. GLAM institutions should start to think about doing similar projects.
At this moment, we all agree that Wiki loves monuments contest has been one of our most interesting projects ever.
Further reading: Official press release (in Catalan)