Transbordados: WikidataCon's preconference for Latin America discusses GLAM and decolonization
As WikidataCon 2021 approaches, Wiki Movimento Brasil is organizing in partnership with Goethe-Institut São Paulo Transbordados, a preconference that will address Wikidata and decoloniality, knowledge organization and digital dissemination of collections in Latin America contexts. There will be three sessions with wikimedians and experts broadcasted live on September 14, 21 and 28, always at 21h UTC, with simultaneous translation for Portuguese and Spanish, via YouTube. The goal of Transbordados is to outreach Wikidata potentialities for Latin America, especially GLAM institutions, universities, free knowledge organizations and local wikimedians.
You can check out the program below:
14/09 - Towards a decolonial wiki: overflowing knowledge from the Latin American horizon
Speakers: Amanda Jurno (Wiki Movimento Brasil), Bianca Santana (journalist, writer and activist) and Silvia Gutiérrez (El Colégio de México) - watch it in PT-BR / ES
21/09 - The universe of libraries: Wikidata and the multiplication of knowledge potencies
Speakers: Lilian Viana (GLAM das Bibliotecas da USP) and Maurício Genta (Wikimedia Argentina e Biblioteca Nacional da Argentina) - watch it in PT-BR / ES
28/09 - Digital collections and Wikidata: organizing a network of knowledge
Speakers: Evelin Heidel (a.k.a. Scann; Wikimedistas do Uruguai) and Karen Worcman (Museu da Pessoa) - watch it in PT-BR / ES
WikidataCon is being organized this year by Wikimedia Deutschland and Wiki Movimento Brasil with the theme "a sustainable future for Wikidata", which will include discussions around the project's technical infrastructure, data quality, community health and diversity. Besides the program of the conference, the partnership between the affiliates is working on making this remote conference as meaningful as possible for the Wikidata ecosystem, especially for those participants who usually wouldn't be able to attend the conference in person. Transbordados is one of the actions designed under this scope to better understand and envision possible paths for the empowered performance of historically marginalized communities in the Wikidata ecosystem. Besides the preconference, the organization team is also working on a grant for Latin American and Caribbean Affiliates and on the project Reimagining Wikidata from the margins. Join us! You can find more materials on Transbordados on Wikimedia Commons here.
New partnership with the Football Museum of São Paulo
Wiki Movimento Brasil is proud to announce a new GLAM partnership with the Football Museum of São Paulo. The Brazilian affiliate have collaborated with the institution in previous edit-a-thons on gender and football since 2019 and on the Abre-te Código hackathon - the Brazilian edition of Coding Da Vinci, in 2020. Our partnership will now include the upload of parts of their collection on Wikimedia and outreach activities, such as edit-a-thons. More news from this exciting partnership coming soon!
Uploads from recent GLAM partnerships
CMU - collection Fulvia Gonçalves
The works of the Fúlvia Gonçalves collection are now available on Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata, a result of the CMU - Unicamp Memory Center GLAM. The collection holds more than 200 works that portray aspects of the historical landscape of the city of Campinas in 1986, which is the largest city in the interior of the State of São Paulo. Check below some works by Fúlvia Gonçalves:
Partial view of Campinas
Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of Conception
Bandstand at Praça Carlos Gomes
Musica Brasilis - sheet music of Alberto Nepomuceno and Carlos Gomes
The pilot upload of GLAM APESP featured 40 historical archives of the State of São Paulo on Wikimedia Commons. The Arquivo Público do Estado de São Paulo (APESP) - the Public Archives of the State of São Paulo - has a collection of approximately 25 million textual documents and 2.7 million photographs. The pilot upload of shipment documents date from the 18th to the 20th centuries, and disseminate the story of the Brazil' slavery and imperialist past.
Freedom letter granted to the slave Geraldo, with the condition to work for another six years (1883)
Passenger list of the first Japanese immigrants who arrived in the State of São Paulo (1908)
Certificate of purchase of 467 slaves destined for Santos (1821)