Museum, Archives and Libraries on May
Archives adopting open licences
Wikimedia Argentina and the Education and Heritage Office of Santa Fe City agreed to release under free licenses an important collection of historical photographs kept by the City Museum. During April 30th and May 3rd, we developed a series of webinars and workshops in order to socialize this collection's history and the importance of open knowledge towards archives. We also offered two workshops on conservation and restoration of photographs and audiovisual formats, aimed not only for professionals working in Santa Fe City
but also for the general public. This resulted on more than 370 on-live participants, plus 2000 views once the webinar was published.
Wikipedia and Museums
We carried out 12 Wikipedia training sessions along with +20 museums from all over the country and 1 important organization that gathers argentinian museum directors (ADiMRA). This resulted on 29 new editors that improved different contents related to Museums on Wikipedia. Furthermore, to celebrate Museum International Day, we allied with the National Culture Ministry to launch an online conference between the research areas of four national Museums and start conversations on how these knowledge could improve Wikipedia's related articles. In adittion to the 600 people that sintonized this webinar, this event was strategically important in order to strengthen ties with the Culture Ministry for further activities on improving and/or releasing content.
Librarians adding references
As on every year, Wikimedia Argentina takes part of #1bib1ref regional campaign by encouraging librarians to add references on Wikipedia articles. By far, 44 librarians had joined the campaing resulting on 259 articles improved. Wikimedia Argentina shared useful resources like webinars and tutorials with the librarian's community.
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