Carles Paredes Lanau
2017-05-07 18:18:34 UTC
European chapter interested in working with institutions or for internal
use of Wikimedia communities.
Amical Wikimedia purchased and assembled The Archivist, DIY Book Scanner (
http://diybookscanner.org/archivist/) in March 2015. We wanted to work with
several partners from our GLAM network, to help them to free resources and
scan documents previously not avaliable for general public. We began a
pilot project in Maritime Museum of Barcelona, a museum with whom we had
already worked in the past and with the proper mindset. We had a member
from Amical working there as professional librarian, too, so it was easier
to implement the project. We provided a volunteer to assist the museum in
tech issues. You can check the books scanned in the following link:
https://archive.org/details/bibliotecammb586. It was an interesting project
with relevant results. However, we decided to discontinue it because it
needed a close assistant we could no longer offer and people from the
museum weren't comfortable working with it, since it was very different
from the scanners they used in the past.
That's why we want to offer the scanner to other Wikisource communities or
to some chapter with volunteers wanting to continue digitalisation
projects. If there's anyone interested in having a The Archivist model,
please answer back this mail so we can discuss how to handle it.
Thanks in advanced.
Carles Paredes (KRLS)