GLAM/Newsletter/December 2014/Contents/Spain report
Edit-a-thon about Spanish scientists in six museums
First edit-a-thon about Spanish scientists
On November 13th and 14th, Wikimedia Spain, with six science museums in five different Spanish cities, organized an edit-a-thon about Spanish scientists and inventors. It was a collaboration with FECYT (Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología) and the museums that participated in that activity were: MUNCYT (La Coruña), MUNCYT (Alcobendas, Madrid), Museo de la Ciencia in Valladolid, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (Madrid), Casa de las Ciencias (Logroño) and Casa de la Ciencia (Seville). More than 20 wikipedians worked as volunteers in those different museums. There were different activities and the edit-a-thon will run on Saturday and in some museums also on Sunday. More than 50 editors wrote on Wikipedia, and a similar amount who didn't write attended the edit-a-thon and the talks. More than 20 new articles were created, 200 kb added and near 750 edits done in more than 100 articles. In adition, FECYT freely shared 104 portraits of Spanish scientists on Wikimedia Commons.
Edit-a-thon in Valladolid
Edit-a-thon in Logroño
Edit-a-thon in Alcobendas (Madrid)
Edit-a-thon in Madrid
- Wikimaratón Científico 2014, coordination page on Spanish Wikipedia. Stats can be found there.
- Wikimaratón Científico 2014, coordination page on Galician Wikipedia.
On November 20th, IPES Elkartea, with the support of Wikimedia Spain, organized the first edt-a-thon about women writers from Navarre in Pamplona. The objective of the edit-a-thon was to reduce the gender gap and to promote the gender-neutral language. The participants were mainly women writers.
- I editatón sobre escritoras de Navarra, coordination page on Spanish Wikipedia.