Seventeen: let's talk and celebrate!
Wikipedia goes seventeen
Two events, in Pisa and Milan, were organized on 15th. Two opportunities to talk with humor and cordiality of the project and the community... and, of course, to eat a birthday cake.
Wikipedia 17th birthday celebrations in Milan
Do librarians dream of Wikipedia?
On January 25th, the BRAU Library of the University of Naples Federico II hosted the seminar Do librarians dream of Wikipedia?, dedicated to Wikimedia collaborations with libraries and educational programs. The six talks illustrated possible forms of interaction: from the wiki projects for schools and universities in Italy to #1Lib1Ref activities; from writing articles about special collections to the authority data loading in Wikidata and how all these activities can be integrated into the offer of services and information of libraries and universities. At the end of the event, Wikimedia Italia hosted speakers and participants at Spazio Nea in Naples to celebrate Wikipedia's 17th birthday.
Reach out project
Palazzo Reale. Side entrance on Piazza Trieste e Trento
Reach Out! Skills, strategies, impacts for the museums of Campania is a project that comes from the collaboration between the Campania Museum Complex and several partners including Wikimedia Italia. A segment of the project concerned the internship of a class of students at the Royal Palace of Naples, hosted by the National Library of Naples: during GLAM/Polo museale della Campania twenty students were trained on the Wikimedia projects, in particular Wikipedia and Commons.
Four italian articles have been written about important artists with works in the Royal Palace of Naples, such as Gennaro Maldarelli and Adam Weisweiler.
Women in STEM @ University of Padua
On January 27th, 2018 took place at Digital Learning and Multimedia Office of University of Padua the first of 4 editathons named WikiDonne on the road (part of WikiDonne roadmap grant).
From the list of over 60 articles that WikiDonne User Group selected to be write or improved, were written 7 new biographies (typical examples of Matilda effect) about Women in STEM fields, a very uncovered topic about women in Italian Wikipedia. Specifically were translated from English 6 new articles about ENIAC girls, among the first programmers in the world:Frances Spence (Fran Bilas), Betty Holberton (Betty Snyder), Jean Bartik (Betty Jean Jennings), Marlyn Meltzer (Marlyn Wescoff), Ruth Teitelbaum (Ruth Lichterman), Kathleen Antonelli (Kay McNulty) and Cynthia Solomon (missing, along with Wally Feurzeig, among the inventors of the programming language for children Logo).
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