Wiki Loves Catalan Public libraries
Wikitour around Catalan Public libraries
Workshop in a Public Library
During May several volunteers have been doing a Viquipèdia tour among 7 Catalan public libraries, organized by Amical Wikiemdia. Depending on the city or village it was just a wikipedia workshop or a whole GLAMmeeting with representative of the local GLAM institutions.
Wiki Takes Olesa and a Wiki Corner at Olesa de Montserrat Public Library
Wiki Raco a Biblioteca Olesa de Montserrat
At the public Library of Olesa de Montserrat, they have installed a Racó Wiki (Wiki Corner) with some information. This is a very pioneer library, where they have organized themselves a whole Wiki Takes for their town, with more than 30 people attending, of all ages. When a GLAM starts doing wiki activities and programs themselves, it's a good sign that the Wiki Loves Catalan Libraries project is going great.
Edit-a-thon at Museu Jaume Morera
During Museums Night Esther Solé, Amical Wikimedia's member and Wikipedian in residence at Museu Morera in Lleida, organized an edit-a-thon at night at the museum.
Students create graphics under expert advice
Rutherford atom model in an animation by UCA
student David Marin under supervision of the chemist José Carlos Sánchez Muñoz
May has been particularly active for wikiArS initiative that seeks to involve the educational artistic field. In last days of the month several students began to publish some images or animations in which they have been working, thanks of collaborations by Amical Wikimedia and Wikimedia España with their schools. Four students from the Rubí School of art (EDRA) and three of Manresa are working on illustrations advised and supervised by geologists. Four Llotja school students are creating illustrations of extinct animals advised by one of the most active promoters of Mammals wikiproject in Viquipèdia. At the University of Cádiz students of the "Publicity and Public Relations" degree program have been working on movies created by synthetic animation, advised by experts in Health, Construction, Physics, Oceanography and Illusionism.
Also during this month has been incorporated Roger Fuentes as students tutor. Roger is Wikipedian in residence at the Museum of History of Catalonia and he will monitor students working in historical recreations, advised by the historian Xavier Hernandez. A student from Serra i Abella school (l'Hospitalet) has already started with them the task of creating illustrations of XVIII century characters from whom exist documented information about their clothing.
Fesabid'13 or the 13th Spanish Conference of Documentation was celebrated in Toledo the last week-end of May, and the GLAM projects were also in that conference. Organized by the Federación Española de Sociedades de Archivística, Biblioteconomía, Documentación y Museística, this conference hosted a debate moderated by Tomás Saorín, member of Wikimedia Spain, about Open and Free Knowledge in real world, and open GLAM.
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