Good news from it.wiki and Wikimedia Commons. Three case studies were written or improved this month. The first one is about The National Archives' special contribution to the Share Your Knowledge project, and you can find more about it in the UK report for this month, which links to both the Italian and English pages.
The second story is about the partnership with Nigrizia, an Italian foundation and magazine about the African continent founded by Missionarii Comboniani Cordis Iesu, a Catholic religious order. Marking the first time a journal donates both its offline and online texts to the Italian Wikipedia by relicensing them under the CC-BY-SA, this early pilot project also affected the Italian Wikisource and Wikiversity, where some articles and editorials are now published.
The last piece covers the cooperation with the African Movie Festival in Verona, which was made possible by the previous contacts with Nigrizia, and which enriched the Italian encyclopedia with over 130 pages about African directors, actors and movies. As the website also contains articles in English and French, there is much room for improvement of the coverage of African movie industry in these languages as well.
Last but not least, some updates from the Cariplo partnership, as June saw two images from their art collection reaching the Featured status on Commons; Molteni's painting got 10 support votes vs 1 oppose, while Canova's bas-relief made it with 7 support/1 oppose. As showcasing the quality of liberated contents is a critical aspect for each partnership, the users involved in the SYK initiative are working hard to identify more good contents and get them promoted.
I am wondering if it can be useful to publish in the newsletter information about all the Italian GLAMs which are currently contributing to Wikipedia and how. here a first draft of the list. --Iopensa (talk) 16:41, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
Italian GLAMs contributing to Wikipedia
Art (images, description of artworks, biographies of artists)
Fondazione Cariplo, Artgate
Artistic collections of Castello Sforzesco - Extra-European Collections, Milan, Italy