In the first four months of 2018, we have four new agreements signed with GLAM institutions in the Republic of Macedonia: with the City Library "Braka Miladinovci" in Skopje, with the State Archives in the Republic of Macedonia, with the Museum of Macedonian struggle in Skopje, and with the Institute of National History, for collaboration this year. As a result of GLAM Macedonia members according to those agreements, 250 new articles were created, 104 existing articles were improved, 200 references were added and 25 files were uploaded.
The focus of interest in the first four months were the themes of the World War I and World War II, special the activities of the partisans in Macedonia.
Final editing class at "Krume Kepeski" Primary School
- By Македонец
On 23rd of May, we realized our second visit of the "Krume Kepeski" Primary school where we held the final editing class with the students of the 9th (final) grade. Considering the fact that this is the first time ever to conduct the education program in the upper grades of a primary school we had considerable results and observations regarding the outcome of the entire work done within the project. The project which provisionally (and colloquially) was named "Wikipedia in elementary schools" was attended by students who attend the classes of the optional subject "Study of the homeland" whereby with their research enriched or created new articles on Wikipedia on Macedonian Language. After the introductory lecture about Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects, held in February, some of the students created accounts and tried to edit on Wikipedia but due to the lack of knowledge and instruction their work remained unpublished. On this final editing class, in a period of just around one hour we succeeded with 10 students to create 8 new articles: 7 articles for rivers in Macedonia, 1 article for a cave in Skopje region with an image taken and uploaded on the Wikimedia Commons by the student and 1 improved article about a village in Western Macedonia done by a schoolgirl who carried a written text on paper for the village of Zerkle, which was a task for her homework on the subject "Study of the homeland". Due to the limited possibilities of only 5 registered user accounts from one IP address and the fact that there was no internet in the school: from our mobile router we created 5 user accounts with students, and another 5 on the internet from a mobile device shared by the teacher Slobodan Trajkovski. Considering all the work done and its outcome, we will closely observe in the summer period and made a new plan in order to improve this project in the future.
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