Edit-a-thons & libraries
1-30th June, WikiDonne online editathons following themes: Women in MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art) collections, Wiki Loves Pride 2017 and women lived before XX century. Organizer: Camelia Boban.
Wikimedia Italy - AIB agreement
In April 20th AIB (Italian Libraries Association) and Wikimedia Italy have signed a two-year agreement with which they are committed to collaborate to promote free knowledge in Italian libraries and among industry staff. In June this agreement was published and widespread by media. The two Associations are aimed to work together to promote initiatives that encourage the spread of open licenses and the free re-use of digitized works of Italian libraries.
Acta Eruditorum and BEIC
Illustration from Acta Eruditorum
, Apr. 1713, p. 184
The BEIC digital library uploaded to Wikimedia Commons 330 illustrated pages from the Acta Eruditorum, one of the first scientific journals and the first literary journal of the German lands. Published for an entire century from 1682 to 1782 and written in Latin, Acta Eruditorum was intended to keep up to date on the latest scientific discoveries and literary reviews across Europe.
Edit-a-thon at Museo degli Usi e Costumi della Gente Trentina
Group photo at Museo degli Usi e Costumi della Gente Trentina
Museo degli Usi e Costumi della Gente Trentina is an ethnographic museum in San Michele all'Adige (Autonomous Province of Trento). On June 17, 2017 it hosted an edit-a-thon. After a guided tour Wikipedians and staff worked together to create new articles on Italian Wikipedia and improve existing ones, including La frontiera nascosta (The Hidden Frontier), uomo selvatico (wild man), segheria (sawmill), scritte dei pastori della valle di Fiemme (writings of the shepherds in Fiemme Valle) and Giuseppe Šebesta. The Museum has also donated several image to Wikimedia Commons.
Wikisource at the Philosophy Library of Sapienza University
In the month of June the Philosophy Library of Sapienza University, in collaboration with the students of the high school Liceo Giulio Cesare in Rome and with Wikimedia Italia, started a project aimed at digitalizing a book on the italian edition of Wikisource. The students worked at the proofreading of the text (a rare italian translation of Plato's dialogues by the philosopher Francesco Acri) from July 6th to July 23rd, and the result of their efforts is now completed and on-line. More informations (in Italian) here.
New GLAM project at Trento Municipal Library
On May 1st, 2017 Trento Municipal Library in cooperation with Servizio Civile Universale Provinciale and Wikimedia Italia has started a new GLAM project: Geografie del mondo antico (Geographies of the Early modern period). The aims of the project are:
- to digitize some documents and post-product already digitized images of old maps and cartographic prints from the Early modern period (XVII-XVIII century);
- to increase Wikimedia Commons heritage with public domain images (around 600 new files);
- to create links between Catalogo Bibliografico Trentino (bibliographic catalog) and Commons images and vice versa.
The work, started by the Wikipedian in Residence Francesco Serra, will continue until April 30, 2018.
GLAM project at Pistoia Municipal Library
On June 8, 8 and 13 begun at San Giorgio Library the GLAM project on Pistoia with the first training initiative on Wikipedia. On september/october will be held two more courses on Wikipedia for library users and for librarians and a training initiative on Open street map.
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