Workshops with the National Museum of Natural History of Uruguay
As part of our ongoing collaboration with the of Uruguay, we had a workshop with the staff at their new venue, where the Museum will be finally established. We used the opportunity to navigate through different Wikipedia categories and to understand the potential impact that a media release could have on bringing visibility to the Museum's collection. Afterwards, they showed us part of their new installations.
Activities for #1bib1ref campaign
In the context of the #1bib1ref campaign, we organized several workshops and conversations with librarians.
We gave a workshop at the Information & Communications School at the National University of Uruguay (UDELAR). We had around 40 people participating. The presentation is available on Wikimedia Commons. We adapted some of our previous presentations from the Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom to fit this audience, making it around information literacy. We had an issue with the post-workshop survey so we had to put together a form last minute, but we got 16 responses and people seemed overall very engaged and satisfied.
We gave a talk with Nicolás Caitán, from the Digital Services at the National Research & Innovation Agency of Uruguay, on how the meta harvester SILO developed by the National R&I Agency can be of use for librarians and Wikipedians alike. Around 14 people participated in the conversation. The recording is available here, on our Wikimedistas de Uruguay YouTube channel.
Looking at environmental issues from a cultural heritage lens
In the context of the #Wiki4HumanRights, we did a panel on "Looking at environmental issues from a cultural heritage perspective". We had Carlos Gradín from the River Authority Control of the Matanza-Riachuelo River, Anabela Plos from Wikimedistas del Museo de La Plata and Carlos Brescia from WikiAcción Perú. In that context, Carlos Gradín presented the archive that the Authority Control is putting together on the Matanza-Riachuelo River. The recording is available here, on our Wikimedistas de Uruguay YouTube channel.
Uruguay results from the Wikidata International Museum Day
Organized by Wikimedia Austria, we participated in the International Museum Day. While the results for our Dashboard weren't very impressive (see below), we obtained some other interesting results as participating in this activity. Namely, we got national coverage about the contest in the newspaper El País with an interview Compartiendo datos ganamos todos and we started working with the network of museums of Canelones. We gave their museums a closed workshop with around nine people participating and we are in conversations to move forward with a set of workshops in July-August.