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WikiWine project; Two days of edit-a-thons
Following the traces of the "Mastika" spirit drink - with the WikiWine project in Strumica
On 24 August, we have started our first phase of the project WikiWine and other spirits, whereas we visited the biggest winery in Strumica region „Grozd Strumica“ in southeastern Macedonia. We had opportunity to make photos of different variety of wines, such as Muscat, Chardone, Vranec and the famous Macedonian spirit „Mastika“, that is special and most renown product of this winery which is famous nationwide in Macedonia and throughout the Balkans. On this visit we had 4 participants: Иван Ж, Македонец, Kiril Simeonovski and Тивериополник who is a longstanding and one of the most valuable contributors to the Macedonian language Wikipedia, from Strumica thus he had organized the entire visit of that day. The project will continue during the grape harvesting and autumn months with visit of several other wineries and distilleries in Macedonia.
Participants in the project during the visit of "Grozd" factory in Strumica
Products of "Grozd" Strumica
Distillery for the Mastika spirit drink
Two days of edit-a-thons
On 25th and 26th of August, our two Wikipedians in Residence organized edit-a-thons, with the members of GLAM Macedonia. The materials were provided by the State Archives of the Republic of Macedonia, and by the City Library "Braka Miladinovci" - Skopje. The edit-a-thons were thematic. 15 participants edited 22 articles, while Wikipedian in Residence at the City Library added 14 references to the new created articles.
The first day, six participants created 10 articles about Macedonian voivode, which were missing on the Macedonian language Wikipedia. The second day, nine participants created 10 articles about the mythology, plus 2 articles were edited with a new content.
As from the June, GLAM Macedonia user group sent Wikipedians in Residence in the State Archives of the Republic of Macedonia and in the City Library "Braka Miladinovci" in Skopje.