GLAM/Newsletter/June 2016/Contents/Spain report
Involving libraries in Wikimedia projects
Activities in libraries
Three different activities have been organized with libraries. On June 2 we held a Wikipedia workshop at the library of the Pontifical University of Salamanca. The attendees were mainly librarians but also students and professors. Besides learning how to edit Wikipedia and its main policies, they also created several articles about former professors of the university.
Between 6 and 14 of June were held at the Old Fishmonger of Gijón 4 Wikipedia sessions for librarians of Asturias. They were a continuation of the course for librarians celebrated in February, in Oviedo, in the context of BiblioWikiAsturias project, that seeks to involve the network of public libraries of Asturias in the Wikimedia projects for generate content about Asturian topics, local personalities, cultural heritage, etc.
Finally, on June 30, was celebrated the first of the sessions of the Wikipedia course at the library of the University of Cádiz.
In June we covered three events for obtaining pictures and upload them to Wikimedia Commons under a free license; two music festivals, Festival Utopía in Madrid, with the participation of several world-renowned DJs like David Guetta, and Palencia Sonora. Also a sport event, the Rally of Ourense.
Ballot papers for the Spanish general election
Due to the celebration of general elections on June 26, we have initiated a nationwide campaign to collect ballot papers from each circumscription, scanning and uploading them to Commons. The initiative has been a success and has mobilized many users from different regions of Spain. The files are in this category.