The main topic of this 2022 edition of WikiCon Brasil was Wikimedia against misinformation and the conference had four keynote speakers to bring more context about:
During the event, there were also activities about GLAM and with GLAM partners:
GLAM with Rede de Historiadoras Negras e de Historiadores Negros
Logo of Rede de Historiadoras Negras e Historiadores Negros
During the closing session of WikiCon Brasil 2022, the audience were surprised by one of the first decolonial GLAM partnerships of the Wiki Movimento Brasil (WMB), signed in-person by Valério Mello and Diana Souza from the Rede de Historiadoras Negras e Historiadores Negros (Black Historians Network).
RHN is a Brazilian collective that aims to:
- Create a on-wiki Open Digital Repository of the academic production of Black Historians;
- Create Wikipedia articles about Brazilian black personalities and other people who played a leading role in historical events and processes;
- Add many Wikiquotes of Brazilian black researchers and great personalities, books, films and proverbs.
This in-person signature represents not only our desire of having many more partnerships in favor of diversity on Brazilian Wiki, but also our hope about the future. We wish that from now on we can once again have many opportunities to meet the community in person to fraternize, sign partnerships and think about projects.
The Núcleo de Pesquisa em Estudos de Linguagem em Arquitetura e Cidade (N.ELAC) (Center of Studies of Language in Architecture and City) is a research group at University of São Paulo (USP) and studies means of representation and design methodologies in Architecture and Urbanism, and the paradigm shift due to the digital media. During the researches, students and Professors carry out architectural surveys and this
GLAM partnerships aims to share some of these results. The first upload is a set of images of photogrammetry processes for 3D representation of historical buildings.
3,603 new media to Commons from GLAM with MAG Seguros | A Brazilian collection named Memory of the World by UNESCO. The former Montepio Geral de Economia dos Servidores do Estado (MonGeral) is the first official social security institution in Brazil, founded in 1835.
973 new media to Commons from GLAM with Museu da Pessoa - see also the GLAM WIKIDashboard | A Brazilian project that gather stories about people, showing that every person deserves to have their memory preserved.
2,898 new media to Commons from GLAM with Arquivo Nacional - see also the GLAM WIKIDashboard | The Archive is responsible for the management, preservation and dissemination of the documents created by the federal public administration.
The Technical Infrastructure of Cultural Initiatives on Wikimedia: Three Case Studies From Brazil
On mid-July, a group of researchers (Alves, Burley, Lima, Peel and Peschanski) published an article in Essachess - Jornal of Communication Studies, entitled The Technical Infrastructure of Cultural Initiatives on Wikimedia: Three Case Studies From Brazil, presenting the organization and workflow of three Wikimedia initiatives: The photograph contest Wiki Loves Monuments, the National Museum Cross-Wiki Project and the Museu Paulista GLAM-Wiki partnership. In this article, the authors present the strategies for the preservation of cultural heritage collections and the innovations in content dissemination of those initiatives, in the attempt to answer two questions: What is the optimised infrastructure for cultural movements on Wikimedia? and How does the development of processes and resources for cultural preservation and dissemination in a collaborative digital environment happen? The three cases are presented with a Global South perspective on cultural activities on collaborative enviroments and how they should be framed within the local realities of the Global South. The article is available at https://doi.org/10.21409/QJSC-BK48
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