Celebrating a milestone: WikiAfrica hits its goals
The WikiAfrica and Share Your Knowledge projects are glad to announce that the number of contents now shared on Wikimedia projects is well beyond 30,000. For an overview of these figures the page Wikipedia:WikiAfrica/30,000 was created.
Three new case studies were published lately.
Fotografi per SYK is a tribute page to all the individual photographers who accepted to donate their African pictures to the project. Some of them had already contributed to Wikimedia Commons in the past, several attend the same photography group, others were discovered via Flickr...: their shots were vital in reaching the milestone and just wait for caring users to place them into relevant Wikipedia articles in all languages.
COSV - Coordinamento delle Organizzazioni per il Servizio Volontario instead contributed dozens of photos documenting their activity in the continent: so far Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia (Merca), Sudan (Darfur and Nubia), South Sudan and Zimbabwe are covered. The article also mentions Music Bridges, their project about music in Vanuatu, Melanesia islands, Mozambico and Southern Africa countries which was directly inspired by Share Your Knowledge and which will release contents with free Creative Commons licenses as well.
Drum roll for the third case study of the month: African contents from the Brooklyn Museum are online. Reviving an almost historic GLAM partnership this summer, WikiAfrica finally managed to publish thousand of pictures of gorgeous art pieces from the large collections of the Museum, and the full story is already available in English. As mentioned last month, a mask was also hosted on the main page of Wikimedia Commons and many linguistic versions of Wikipedia on December 1st.
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