GLAM/Newsletter/July 2022/Contents/Italy report
July: month of project closure
Archivio Ricordi - project closure
The musical scores project started in January, carried out by the collaboration between Ricordi Historical Archives and Wikimedia Italia. The initiative created free access content starting from the Digital Collection of the Archive; by sharing content from its own book collections and archive (publications, images, texts), in fact, the Archive enhanced its heritage and contributed to the improvement of Wikipedia entries, opening up to the open access and open content philosophy. In addition, the archive has decided to accept Wikimedia Italia's invitation to develop a new experimental project, proceeding with the publication of some musical scores from its catalog on Wikisource, using the LilyPond software.
Thanks to this collaboration and the work of a Wikimedian in residence (musician, composer, teacher, instrumentalist, IT and of course supporter of free software), it's now possible to listen to music on Wikisource. We have already discussed this in the April newsletter, here.
Call for cultural institution - project closure
The winners of the for Proposals for Museums, Archives and Libraries 2022, promoted by Wikimedia Italy in collaboration with ICOM Italy and Creative Commons Italy to encourage the sharing and free reuse of images, data and content preserved by cultural institutions, have completed their projects.
Below some of the activities and goals achieved:
- - English, French, Spanish and German translations;
- - Enhancement of two Wikipedia entries: 'puppet opera' and 'Antonio Pasqualino international puppet museum'
- - creation of an Itinerary of the work of Sicilian puppets on OpenStreetMap and WikiVoyage
- Istituto Campana per L'Istruzione Permanente in Osimo:the project involved creating or improving entries related to the location, history, personalities (distinguished Campana College faculty and students, architect, artists, bishops, etc.) and cultural heritage of the Campana Institute for Continuing Education. Work was then done on digitizing and uploading to Wikimedia Commons geographical maps, city views, architectural drawings and prints, dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. Here, link of new contents.
- The historical archives of the parish of Santa Maria Assunta in Trevi nel Lazio: digitized 23 parchments dating back to the period between the 13th and the 16th century. Here, the project page on Wikipedia. Here, upload file on Wikimedia Commons.
- Museo Ugo Guidi in Forte dei Marmi: the project involved digitizing, i.e., scanning, processing, archiving and sharing on Wikimedia Commons under a free license a relevant part of the collection present at the Casa Museo Ugo Guidi in Forte dei Marmi(LU). The works covered by the project number 100 and are part of Ugo Guidi's artistic production from 1944 (previous works were dispersed due to war events) to 1977 (the year of the sculptor's death) and include both part of the sculpture works catalogued by the Superintendence of Lucca and Massa Carrara in 1978(assets and collections of historical interest of the Code of Cultural Heritage Legislative Decree No. 42/2004), and works of painting and documentation of the master Ugo Guidi. Here, on Wikimedia Commons.
- Conservatorio Giuseppe Nicolini in Piacenza: 31 new article, 23 expanded articles, 44 new items on Wikidata, 37 improved items, 32 new category on Wikimedia Commons and its first organized edit-a-thon dedicated to "Great Voices of Opera," concluding the "Digital Humanities and Musical Heritage in Wikipedia" training.
- The Library of the Research Area of the CNR of Bologna: creation of the [https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/NILDE NILDE network website element] on Wikidata, uploaded to OpenStreetMap the data of Italian libraries that belong to the network (here),trained participants who will learn how to share NILDE-related content independently to continue to update the Wikimedia and OpenStreetMap projects with quality content in the medium and long term. As part of the call for proposals, the uploading of data at the regional level has been planned, after which it is expected to give continuity over time to the data entry action with the extension of data to the national level. In the long term, the inclusion could concern data at the international level.
- The library of the University of Salerno: the "Iris UniSa in Wikidata" project aimed to reconcile the data of researchers and professors pertaining to the University of Salerno in Wikidata through the IRIS identifier, in order to create search paths in which the information and production of each researcher can be explored, wherever they are found: national and foreign library catalogs, encyclopedia entries, Wikipedia, biographies, repositories, sources of international authorities such as VIAF and ISNI, ORCID, SCOPUS,etc. (here, the project page on Wikidata).