GLAM/Newsletter/March 2016/Contents/Spain report
Libraries, free pictures and audios & new partners
Activities in libraries and museums
In March we have organized and participated in various activities held in libraries. In the Reina Sofía Library in Valladolid and in the La Yutera Library in Palencia, of the University of Valladolid, we organized two Wikipedia courses, four sessions each. Also, we celebrated two edit-a-thons on women; the first, on March 5, at the Carmelina Sánchez-Cutillas Library, in Valencia, in the context of Art and Feminism initiative, with great results and attention to various media. The second, at the National Museum of Science and Technology, in La Coruña, on scientists, under the For women in Science de L’Orèal project.
In March we covered three events for obtaining pictures and upload them to Wikimedia Commons under a free license. They were a footbal game between Real Madrid and Celta Vigo, in Madrid, the Paellas Festival in Alicante, and the whole Holy Week in Malaga, whose processions are of touristic interest.
In November 2013, Wikimedia Spain got 2763 images under a free license from the Joaquín Díaz Foundation. They were old images of places, people, monuments and landscapes from Spain. It was the first collaboration with them. In March we have presented the second part of the collaboration, the upload to Wikimedia Commons of 21,258 audio files, recordings of folk songs and romances from different provinces of Spain, also under a free license.
in March we met for the first time with several GLAM institutions, with very positive results, so we hope organize interesting activities in the coming months. Among them, the National Museum of Ceramics and Decorative Arts in Valencia, the National Museum of Underwater Archaeology in Cartagena, the Castilla y León Library, the Castilla y León Digital Library and Archives and Libraries Direction of the Government of Castilla y León.