Last year WoALUG started its partnership with the National Gallery of Kosovo (GKK), where we had created Wikidata entries for all the artwork that the National Gallery of Kosovo holds.
This year's achievement is that we held the edit-a-thon with the art students of Kosovo as well as placed the Wikimedian-in-Residence.
On May 10, we held the basic training on Wikipedia at Prishtina Hackerspace with art students from the University of Prishtina and UBT - Higher Education Institution. The training lasted two hours and the students determined the articles that they would work on during the edit-a-thon.
The edit-a-thon was held on May 14th at the National Gallery of Kosovo’s object. The participants created various articles on Wikipedia Shqip as well as improved existing articles related to art, artists and cultural institutions in Kosovo.
The Wikimedian-in-Residence placed in GKK will lay the foundation for a more lasting partnership between the Albanian Wikipedia community and the National Gallery of Kosovo. It will promote understanding of Wikimedia among the staff of the Gallery, and will work towards digitizing, compiling, and organizing resources that can be shared with the Wikipedia community worldwide as the collection of the Gallery contains many art pieces of well-known international artists.
Pictures taken during the training session held in Prishtina Hackerspace:
Pictures taken during the edit-a-thon held in the National Gallery of Kosovo:
Summer of Wikivoyage 2022
This year, WoALUG’s annual Summer of Wikivoyage Edit-a-thon was organized in Pogradec, Albania. WoALUG organizes this activity to write and update Albania and Kosovo articles on the free travel guide Wikivoyage.
Pogradec is a tourist destination in the south-eastern part of Albania, lying on the shores of Lake Ohrid (Ohër), a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On May 20, 2022, we traveled to Pogradec. Later that day, our group took a tour of the Park of Drilon and Tushemisht, a small village 5km away from the town.
For the next two days, May 21-22, we updated and created new articles for Kosovo and Albania, uploaded the pictures we took from our expedition to Wikimedia Commons, and used them to illustrate the articles of the area.
To keep our community posted, we were active on social media by inviting the community to participate in the edit-a-thon virtually and sharing our progress on article writing and updates.
Here are some statistics from the Outreach Dashboard:
- 12 new articles were created
- 36 existing articles were expanded and improved
- 14 editors participated
- 58 multimedia were uploaded to Commons
We would like to thank Wikivoyage administrators for their support during this activity.
Enjoy some pictures taken during this edit-a-thon, taken by our Wikimedian Sinan Berisha:
WoALUG welcomes cooperation with all GLAM institutions.
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This looks like a very extensive and impressive work. I would try similar with students, but was thinking of cultural studies. @Ritamaliqi what was the most common profile of art students (year and type of studies?) and what were the entarguments to get them motivated and commited to Wikipedia work?