GLAM/Newsletter/March 2015/Contents/Catalan areas report
One day at the radio
Wikipedia Day at Catalunya Ràdio
On 13th of March, from 8am and throughout the day, Amical Wikimedia and Ramon Barnils Group organized an Edit-a-thon at Catalunya Ràdio headquarters, the Catalan public radio station. The event lasted 12 hours with live connections every half an hour. The aim of the initiative was to improve the article of the eminent journalist Ramon Barnils, a founder of Catalunya Ràdio, updating and renewing his entry and other related items. Catalan Wikipedia celebrated its 14th anniversary on the 16th of March, just when it is about to reach 500,000 articles, and the 14th of March was the 14th anniversary of the death of Ramon Barnils. 25 Wikimedians attended (8 new) the edit-a-thon in different turns. All the radio programs of that day were focused on Wikipedia: Wikipedians were interviewed on the factual programmes, the analysis program discussed on the impact of Wikipedia, the comedy show made jokes about Wikipedia, and the game show asked questions about Wikipedia. The Ramon Barnils Group and relatives released photos of the journalist into Wikimedia Commons. The Catalan public TV covered it, too. In addition, Wikipedians improved the Wikidata item and the Wikiquote page of Ramon Barnils, and made a lots of pics and recorded the voice of the journalists of Catalunya Ràdio for Wikimedia Commons. You can find the images here and here.
Catalan Gastronomy media donation
The Baix Empordà County has released about 500 proffessional images of Catalan traditional food, recipees and ingredients on an open license so they are beeing now uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by our volunteers and used in many articles. On 2014 Amical gave a regular Wikipedia workshop for professionals of the Baix Empordà County. One of the attendees was particullary interested in food documentation, and after some months of conversations, his organisation has decided to open up their content. They are releasing under CC-BY / CC-BY-SA licenses both documents, images and recipees of Catalan representative food of their County. Baix Empordà is the official naming for the world wide known touristic destination brand Costa Brava. Enjoy and reuse the pics here.