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A few objects of the ethnographic collections of the Ghent University (Belgium) presented as concept files in Wikimedia : a story about an old collection starting a new 'virtual' life

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Who has never consulted Wikipedia? Probably not a single European academic. Almost certainly not a single western or eastern student. Search engines and free online encyclopedias are having a profound and irreversible impact on many aspects of university life. This impact is further amplified by closely linked initiatives such as the digitalization of university libraries and other printed material. This pilot project, in which the Ethnographic Collections of Ghent University plays a role, is a plea for the start of a virtual ethnographic museums in wikimedia, to which everyone in the field will be able contribute.
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wikicommons, ethnographic museums, virtual museums, wikimedia

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van der Zee, Paulina. 2009. “A Few Objects of the Ethnographic Collections of the Ghent University (Belgium) Presented as Concept Files in Wikimedia : a Story About an Old Collection Starting a New ‘Virtual’ Life.” In Museums for Reconciliation and Peace : Proceedings of the ICOM-ICME Seoul Conference, 71–77. Seoul, South Korea: National Folk Museum of Korea.
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van der Zee, Paulina. (2009). A few objects of the ethnographic collections of the Ghent University (Belgium) presented as concept files in Wikimedia : a story about an old collection starting a new “virtual” life. Museums for reconciliation and peace : proceedings of the ICOM-ICME Seoul conference (pp. 71–77). Presented at the ICOM-ICME 2009 Seoul conference : Museums for reconciliation and peace : roles of ethnographic museums in the world, Seoul, South Korea: National Folk Museum of Korea.
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van der Zee P. A few objects of the ethnographic collections of the Ghent University (Belgium) presented as concept files in Wikimedia : a story about an old collection starting a new “virtual” life. Museums for reconciliation and peace : proceedings of the ICOM-ICME Seoul conference. Seoul, South Korea: National Folk Museum of Korea; 2009. p. 71–7.
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van der Zee, Paulina. “A Few Objects of the Ethnographic Collections of the Ghent University (Belgium) Presented as Concept Files in Wikimedia : a Story About an Old Collection Starting a New ‘Virtual’ Life.” Museums for Reconciliation and Peace : Proceedings of the ICOM-ICME Seoul Conference. Seoul, South Korea: National Folk Museum of Korea, 2009. 71–77. Print.
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  abstract     = {Who has never consulted Wikipedia? Probably not a single European academic. Almost certainly not a single western or eastern student. Search engines and free online encyclopedias are having a profound and irreversible impact on many aspects of university life. This impact is further amplified by closely linked initiatives such as the digitalization of university libraries and other printed material. This pilot project, in which the Ethnographic Collections of Ghent University plays a role, is a plea for the start of a virtual ethnographic museums in wikimedia, to which everyone in the field will be able contribute.},
  author       = {van der Zee, Paulina},
  booktitle    = {Museums for reconciliation and peace : proceedings of the ICOM-ICME Seoul conference},
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  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Seoul, South Korea},
  pages        = {71--77},
  publisher    = {National Folk Museum of Korea},
  title        = {A few objects of the ethnographic collections of the Ghent University (Belgium) presented as concept files in Wikimedia : a story about an old collection starting a new 'virtual' life},
  year         = {2009},
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