Wikipassport is a newborn project on Meta to let wikicontributors know where there are GLAM institutions welcoming them to use their available sources to improve the quality of the content of wiki-projects.
The project leverages on two elements: the wikistation and the wikipassport itself. The wikistation is an area in a GLAM institution where permanent material describing wikiprojects is present and where wikicontributors are technically facilitated in contributing using information sources from the institution. The wikipassport is a paper booklet where the wikipedians can collect stamps from institutions visited to contribute to wikiprojects. More info are available at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipassaporto
The benefit of the project is multi-folded. Firstly, it aims to "stimulate" wiki contributors to edit off-home (here comes the cultural link to the 17/18/19th century Grand Tour) thus creating more opportunities where they implicitly "advertise" for new contributors to join the community. Secondly, by targeting medium-small GLAM institutions, we can make available pieces of knowledge that otherwise may be hard to find available somewhere else. Last but not least, the information permanently available in the wikistations lets non-contributors become aware that Wikipedians are actively willing to base all their information on reliable sources thus opposing a common bias that non-contributors have about Wiki world.
The project was born in Northern Italy but it's designed to work worldwide.
Audience will learn how the wikipassport works and how it's an additional means to create partnership opportunities between Wiki and the GLAM institutions.
Local groups will receive tips, based on real cases, about how to build a regional network of wikistations for wikipassport holders.
Different groups will have opportunity to know each other to put the basis for the "interconnections" of the regional networks.