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Celebrating Book's Day in the University of the Basque Country: is Wikipedia the largest Basque language book?[edit]

Author: Galder Gonzalez

Summary: It is two years now since we started our collaboration between the Campus of Gipuzkoa of the University of the Basque Country and the Basque Wikimedians User Group. This year, our Education Program has raised this collaboration to a new level, and we have celebrated it with a meeting during the World Book Day under the motto "The biggest Basque-language book". The Basque Government and the Basque Wikimedians have summarized along with student and faculty representatives from the university's management board what we have achieved. A single fact is revealing enough: students from the Campus of Gipuzkoa alone have written this year a book counting 1.500 pages, a figure amounting to the largest single book in Basque language if printed out.

This year we have created 42 projects in the University of the Basque Country, 13 of them in the Campus of Gipuzkoa. All the students have added by now 728,000 words, have edited 779 articles and have created 259 new articles. More interestingly, their works have been read 90,000 times since the project kicked off. There are few projects which give such a huge visibility.

Nowadays, some students have not completed their assignments yet, so no doubt we expect to fare even better. If printed in PediaPress books, the Faculty of Education, Philosophy and Anthropology would have written 595 pages, 102 pages on microeconomics in the Economics Faculty, 84 pages on architecture, another 234 pages on Computer Engineering have also been written... and we are expecting new impact data from the Chemistry Faculty soon.

We have put together a presentation summarizing all the data, as follows:

Tags: University, results, Basque Country, Basque Education Program