From August 1th, WikiDonne is hosting 1day1woman online edit-a-thon for write or improve articles about notable women in any field and any time. To celebrate Wikimania 2017 in Montreal, this edit-a-thon without end date focuses mostly on ethnic groups, Indigenous women, Canadian women and peace activists.
August 19th started Interwiki Women, a new collaboration between users from WikiDonne and users from Armenia and Argentina for the reciprocal writing of missing women biographies. Organizer: Camelia Boban.
10,000 pages with contents from BEIC
Sesto San Giovanni, 1970. Photo by Paolo Monti (Fondo Paolo Monti, BEIC)
In August, we reached more than 10,000 pages of Wikimedia projects with contents from Biblioteca europea di informazione e cultura (BEIC). The BEIC wiki-GLAM project is running since 2014. Pages containing images from BEIC now are seen more than 11 million times a month on 200+ Wikimedia projects, on 180+ languages - that is 260 million potential image views from the beginning of the project! Many of the images are digitized frontispieces from ancient books, but a big part comes also from the 16,900 photographs of the Paolo Monti online collection, the largest release of a notable contemporary photographer's collection ever, and the biggest one-shot donation from Italy.