|AWV - Archeologische Werkgroep Valkenburg|
Making Wikipedians out of the people who make up historical societies can be problematic. Wikipedia is an encyclopaedia and consequently its content should provide an introduction. Historical societies research and publish about their field of interest but original research is anathema at Wikipedia.
The public interested in the publications of the AWV, my father's archaeological club, is limited but their material is of interest. One solution for the dilemma about cooperation would be to include their publications in Wikisource. It would be a big win for the historical societies because it raises the visibility of their work. With the illustrations in Commons, the pictures have ample annotation and they can be used wherever appropriate.
In a way, historical societies are very similar to GLAM, they have similar needs and, they offer us similar opportunities.