Renewed collaboration with BEIC
BEIC (Fondazione Biblioteca Europea di Informazione e Cultura) and Wikimedia Italia renewed their collaboration for the 2022. The GLAM-BEIC project started in 2014 and is the longest-running GLAM-wiki project in Italy.
- Enrichment of Wikidata;
- cooperation in the project of census of italian cultural heritage;
- upload of images in Wikimedia Commons and inclusion in Wikipedia of bibliographical references;
- training activities by Wikimedia Italia in the interest of BEIC;
- activities on Wikiquote, Wikisource, Wikibooks and Wikivoyage;
- activities to involve the public.
Call for proposals for GLAM 2022
The winners of the for Proposals for Museums, Archives and Libraries 2022, promoted by Wikimedia Italy in collaboration with ICOM Italy and Creative Commons Italy to encourage the sharing and free reuse of images, data and content preserved by cultural institutions, have been choosen.
Seven winning projects out of thirty-two proposals received, for a total of 28,000 euros made available by Wikimedia Italy to encourage the production of free knowledge. Here the winners:
- Museo internazionale delle marionette Antonio Pasqualino in Palermo: it preserves 5000 works, animated figures and scenic objects belonging not only to the tradition of Sicilian puppets, but also to cultures of other parts of the world. Thanks to the project, the entries on these topics on Wikipedia in Italian, French, German and Spanish will be improved. Moreover, a tourist itinerary will be elaborated and will be available on WikiVoyage and on other channels, in order to promote the discovery of this tradition by an international audience, encouraging the practice of slow tourism and the discovery of less known areas of Sicily.
- Istituto Campana per L'Istruzione Permanente in Osimo: the institute will work on the digitization and publication on Wikimedia Commons, with links to OpenStreetMap, of 18 geographical maps and views of cities and 300 architectural drawings and prints dated between the 18th and 19th centuries.
- The historical archives of the parish of Santa Maria Assunta in Trevi nel Lazio: they'll digitize 23 parchments dating back to the period between the 13th and the 16th century. The documents offer important information on local history, but also on the Caetani and Colonna families, at the center of the history of Rome and Italy. This will also be useful as a source for Wikipedia and a geographical data for OpenStreetMap.
- Museo Ugo Guidi in Forte dei Marmi: the museum contains the works of the sculptor Ugo Guidi and the documents that testify his relationships with great artists of the twentieth century. All these works, already cataloged by the museum, will be digitized and made available on Wikimedia Commons.
- Conservatorio Giuseppe Nicolini in Piacenza: the Conservatory Library will make the collection of 171 photographs of voice teacher Corrado Pavesi Negri available on Wikimedia Commons.
- The Library of the Research Area of the CNR of Bologna that manages NILDE (a web software designed to facilitate the sharing of documents between Italian and foreign libraries), will map on OpenStreetMap of all the institutions adhering to the network, also including information on libraries with historical and architectural value.
- The library of theUniversity of Salerno in collaboration with the Wikidata Group for Museums, Archives and Libraries (GWMAB), will connect the data of researchers and teachers of the university with those already existing online, scattered among repositories, catalogs and encyclopedic entries. The goal is to make the work of every scholar more easily available and accessible on the web.
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