Edit-a-thons and digitazation of books
The edit-a-thon #WikiGap on the theme Woman - Shadow Leaders was held in Belgrade as part of a global campaign for gender equality on Wikipedia, organised by the Swedish Embassy and Wikimedia Serbia. Over 40 notable woman got their articles on Serbian Wikipedia, written by 25 volunteers. During the event participants was visited by Swedish ambassador H.E. Jan Lundin, and Serbian minister of public administration and local self-government Branko Ružić. Both of them praised the volunteers mission in efforts to contribute to the gender equality. Participants wrote 45 articles, and the writing support came from the students of Faculty of Philology, but from the GLAM partners as well, like Wiki-librarians from the University Library in Belgrade. The event was also one of the main news in Serbian media.
World Mime Day Edit-a-thon
The annual edit-a-thon on World Mime Day - 22nd March, this year took part of First World Mime Conference, organised in Belgrade from 17th-23rd March. The conference gained mime artists from all around the world, who inspired the volunteers of Wikimedia Serbia to write about them on Serbian Wikipedia. The representatives of Wikimedia Serbia held a workshop of editing Wikipedia for mime artist, so they can contribute in future about this art. At the end of the day, volunteers wrote 27 articles, but also, for the first time, took pictures of notable mime artists, like Carlos Martínez, Ella Jaroszewicz, Ofer Blum… Wikipedians from Macedonia joined the edit-a-thon as well, writing 8 more articles on Macedonian Wikipedia.
Digitization of 8 books
Belgrade University Library, within the project Wiki Librarian, digitized and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons eight books about plants and flowers. The books and its digitization was part of the exhibition The Speech of Flowers, organized by University Library, Botanical Institute, Botanical garden "Jevremovac" (Faculty of Biology) and company 4SE. The Belgrade University Library is one of the main partners on GLAM project in Serbia, who constantly and continually contribute to wiki projects.
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