GLAM/Newsletter/February 2020/Contents/Ukraine report
Winning photos Wiki Loves Monuments shown in different cities; Libraries Lead an All-Ukrainian Challenge
Wiki Loves Monuments: Showing Winning Photos to All-Comers
Winning photos exhibition continued its tour to different Ukrainian cities. As it was before, GLAM institutions and volunteers were welcomed to invite or organize displays.
Until February 2020, the exhibition was held in two cities: Kyiv and Ivano-Frankivsk. Visitors were able to admire the top 10 photos of last year’s contest, as well as photographs that won the Jewish Heritage and Mill specials.
Libraries Lead an All-Ukrainian Challenge to Write Article for Wikipedia's Birthday
Every year, Wikimedia Ukraine invites everyone to make a gift for Ukrainian Wikipedia's birthday — to write an article. On January 30th, Ukrainian Wikipedia turned 16th, which meant that we once again ran Wikimarathon, a challenge whose aim is to engage as many people as possible in writing Wikipedia. Wikimarathon 2020 lasted for a week (January 26th — February 1st).
Wikimarathon consisted of two parts: a week-long online marathon and a series of events across the country. Overall, in 2020 Wikimedia Ukraine supported more than 60 wiki-workshops in 37 localities across the country; 21 regions of Ukraine out of 25 were covered.
Libraries have led our quest to cover the whole country (which is the biggest in Europe, so to speak) by Wikimedia-related events in the week around Wikipedia's birthday. 25 libraries in 16 regions hosted a Wikimarathon event, including two libraries in Ukraine's capital Kyiv and as many as six libraries in the Kharkiv region in Eastern Ukraine. One of these 25 libraries was WIKI Library in Lviv, a local library inspired by the idea of Wikipedia.