GLAM/Newsletter/April 2023/Contents/Brazil report
"Every Book its Public" Campaign and Strategic Committee on Libraries
Every Book Its Reader (#EveryBookItsReader) was a campaign to increase quality content about books, literary works, and oral stories in Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikibooks, and Wikisource. The campaign name is the third law in Ranganathan’s five laws of library science. The overall campaign has been planned and organized by nine volunteer Wikimedians, who are passionate about books and stories, located in Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Catalonia/Spain, and the United States; but some other librarians from other countries joined the campaign during the month of April.
In Brazil, the campaign was organized by Lilian Viana (Library of ECA/USP) and Stela Madruga (Library of IME/USP). Now you can see the results:
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During the creation of the task lists for this campaign, we included specific topics with suggestions of Black and Indigenous authors and their books as a (subtle) way to try to engage people in creating and improving articles about underrepresented populations and cultures in Portuguese Wikipedia. Behold, 20 of the 26 new articles are related to underrepresented Brazilian cultures.
WMB'S STRATEGIC COMMITTEE ON LIBRARIES
Wiki Movimento Brasil (WMB) created this strategic committee in the beginning of 2023, to expand and improve its performance in terms of GLAM partnerships with librarians in Brazilian territory.
The first meeting happend in April 10th and there will be another ones bimonthly or quarterly along 2023. These meetings will be important spaces for exchange and guidance, where we will present the WMB's plans and accomplishments in broadening its networks and practices with librarians in Brazil, with special interest in Wikidata.
The strategic axes of WMB's Strategy for 2023-2025 most aligned with the scope of this Committee are:
- Articulate Brazilian wikimedian agencies, and
- Foment and diversify partnerships for free knowledge in Brazil.
- Laurie Bridges (Oregon State University)
- Lilian Viana (Library of School of Communication and Arts / USP)
- Paul R. Burley (Northwestern University)
- Paula Nunes (Secretariat of Culture of the State of Espírito Santo, Midiateca Capixaba)
- Sandra Soster (WMB's GLAM & Culture Manager)
- Silvia Gutiérrez (Wikimedia Foundation)
- Stela Madruga (Library of the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics / USP)
WIKICON PORTUGAL LECTURE
WMB's GLAM & Culture Manager held a lecture during WikiCon Portugual about the Brazilian work on GLAM-Wiki partnerships. Now it is available on Wikimedia Commons and you can watch it on the link below.