Teatro de la Zarzuela
After several initial contacts at the end of 2020, in which the Teatro de la Zarzuela showed interest in collaborating with Wikipedia, we have so far organised two online training sessions; one aimed at both theatre staff and students finishing their university studies, focusing on the basics of collaboration and editing on Wikipedia, and the other aimed at theatre staff, focusing on Wikimedia Commons, how to upload images, legal aspects, etc. After both sessions, they started editing articles, and made a first image upload, as a test, to a category created for this purpose.
Through two volunteers, the University of Navarra Photographic Archive agreed to upload images to Wikimedia Commons. They had previously published on Flickr, with an appropriate licence, but now they are making the leap to Wikimedia Commons. A training session was held with both volunteers and, in addition to creating the category where the images will be, a permission text was prepared and sent via OTRS, to ensure that there would be no problems related to their publication.
Ethnographic Museum of Zamora
In 2020, and through the Museum's library, the group of friends of the Ethnographic Museum of Zamora showed us their interest in creating a permanent editing group to create content on different cultural aspects of the province of Zamora. During this time they were disseminating their proposal, in order to attract potential participants, and once there was a sufficient number of people interested, it was decided to organise a training session. The basic aspects of Wikipedia editing were discussed, and from now on we will monitor the group to provide support for any questions or problems that may arise.
Collaborative Heritage Editathon screenshot
Collaborative Heritage Editathon
In mid-March, the Spanish delegation of ICOMOS contacted Wikimedia España with a proposal for collaboration; their idea was to create a permanent editing group with the aim of generating content on heritage and, in the long term, to involve other entities that work for the dissemination and conservation of heritage. As a starting point, we decided to organise an editathon that was quite successful, in which articles on little-known heritage elements were edited. After this first action, we are waiting for this permanent group to be created, to establish a continuous communication channel between ICOMOS and Wikimedia, through which we can support the group, and to organise more sessions and events in the future.
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