Commons:KITLV donation 2015

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Leiden University Library  Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q638395
Leiden University Library
Native name Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden
Parent institution Leiden University
Location Leiden
Coordinates 52° 09′ 27″ N, 4° 28′ 52″ E Link to OpenStreetMap Link to Google Maps
Established 1575
Web page bibliotheek.leidenuniv.nl
Authority control
institution QS:P195,Q638395
Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies  Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q2282075
Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies
Native name Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde / Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV)
Parent institution Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Location Leiden
Coordinates 52° 09′ 30″ N, 4° 28′ 57″ E Link to OpenStreetMap Link to Google Maps
Established 1851
Web page kitlv.nl
Authority control
institution QS:P195,Q2282075


In 2015, the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) donated 2400+ high resolution nineteenth century and early twentiest century photographs of Indonesia, India and Thailand to Wikimedia Commons in a partnership with Wikimedia.[1] The Leiden University Library, which presently manages the source image database media-kitlv.nl, has made this donation possible in practice. Meursault2004/Revo Soekatno provided translations in Bahasa Indonesia for the captions of the 1600 or so images related to Indonesia. The uploads were performed by Hansmuller/Hans Muller in the project Wikipedians in special Residence (in Dutch and incomplete English language pages), organised by the Dutch WSWB (Working Group of Academic Libraries, Dutch: Werkgroep Speciale Wetenschappelijke Bibliotheken). The images were uploaded using the GLAMwiki Toolset software.

In 2016, Leiden University Library and Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) donated a second, larger batch of colonial images (photographs and artworks) from the same database.

Categories[edit]

This donation includes historical images of

The overall category for maintenance is Media contributed by KITLV (5529 images, including the second donation in 2016 as of 19 May 2016).

Subjects[edit]

Art of Indonesia and India, temples of Indonesia and India, court of the sultan of Yogyakarta, court of the King of Siam, portraits of various people of Indonesia, India and Siam, landscapes of India (Kashmir, Pune) and Indonesia, streetscenes of Indonesia and India, then modern buildings of India, and more

Gallery[edit]

Some samples.

Indonesia[edit]

India[edit]

Thailand[edit]

Usage[edit]

  • Pageviews for Wikipedia pages using images from this and the 2016 donation. In 12 months (May 1, 2015 - May 1, 2016) there have been 3.7 million (3,695,016) pageviews (then still mainly the 2015 donation).
  • Usage of these images on Wikimedia projects
  • Usage of these images on Wikimedia projects except wikibooks. On May 26, 2016 143 images (2.6% of 5528) were used on 212 pages.

References[edit]

  1. Leiden University Libraries donates 2400 historical photos of Asia to Wikimedia, website Leiden University Libraries, 19-06-2015