Commons:KITLV donation 2016

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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
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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
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In 2016, Leiden University Library and KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies donated 3132 high resolution mainly nineteenth and early twentieth century photographs and works of art to Wikimedia Commons in a partnership with Wikimedia.[1] [2] [3] This donation is an extension of their 2015 donation of 2418 colonial photographs, mainly of Indonesia and India. The 2810 photographs show Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, China, and Suriname. The 322 works of art depict people, landscapes, plantations, plants and butterflies of Suriname and landscapes of Indonesia.

Leiden University Library, which presently manages the source image database media-kitlv.nl, has made this donation possible in practice. The uploads were performed by Hansmuller/Hans Muller using the GLAMwiki Toolset software. English translations and corrections of the captions and other metadata were added.

Categories[edit]

This donation includes historical photographs and artwork, sorted by author, of

The overall category for maintenance is Media contributed by KITLV (5529 images, including the 2015 donation as of 19 May 2016).

Subjects[edit]

Plantations of Indonesia and Suriname, portraits of aristocrats, commoners and Europeans in the colonies, landscapes including volcanoes, expeditions in Borneo, animals and plants, religious scenes, and more.

Gallery[edit]

China[edit]

Artwork[edit]

Photographs[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

Artwork[edit]

Photographs[edit]

Japan[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Suriname[edit]

Artwork[edit]

Photographs[edit]

Usage[edit]

  • Pageviews for Wikipedia pages using images from the 2015 and 2016 donations.
  • Usage of these images on Wikimedia projects
  • Usage of images from the 2015 and 2016 donations on Wikimedia projects except wikibooks.

References[edit]

  1. Leiden University Libraries donate more than 3000 images to Wikimedia Commons, website Leiden University Libraries, 19 July 2016
  2. Leiden University Libraries UBL doneert ruim 3000 historische beelden aan Wikipedia, website Leiden University Libraries (in Dutch), 19 July 2016
  3. KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies: Donation to Wikimedia Commons, 20 July 2016

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