Libraries and librarians (but there are still shoes)
Beginner training course in Mantova
On 13 and 20 November 2013, Andrea Zanni, with the help of Massimo Telò and Pervinca, held a training course for the patrons of Public Library Baratta*, in Mantova. There were a dozen participants, and the response was very positive. Pervinca and Massimo will also available for support for a "wikipedian library group", host by the library.
- Mestre (Venice), WikiVEZ project, a course started on 30 October, composed by five lessons about Wikipedia and sister projects and a final editathon about Venice and Murano glass articles. WikiVEZ is a joint project between Wikimedia Italia, VEZ Public Library of Venezia Mestre and PromoVetro Consortium. More than 25 people, both patrons and librarians, attended the course with the aim of strengthening the local wikipedian community and spreading information about the art of Venetian traditional glass.
Second Bibliohackathon in Trento
On, 25 and 26 November 2013, in Trento, Wikimedia Italia together with Fondazione Bruno Kessler and MART Museum organized a two-day Bibliohackathon, after just one month from the first one. The training days were targeted towards librarians and general GLAM professionals. The event was a success, divided in 2 days for facilitating training and learning. The first day was talking day: Cristian Consonni spoke about Wikidata, and Andrea Zanni explained Wikisource, while Niccolò Caranti illustrated Commons.
Europeana Fashion Editathon 2013 Stra 03
- Stra (Venice), 14 November, Europeana Fashion Editathon 2013 with Rossimoda Shoes Museum. The editathon is a joint project between Europeana Fashion, three Wikimedia chapters (Italy, Sweden, and Israel) and local cultural institutions. In Stra, Wikimedia Italy has worked together with Museo Rossimoda della calzatura, University of Padova and IUAV to organize an entire day dedicated to the history of shoeware in Venice area, with a guided tour to Museum's collections, an introductory course on Wikipedia and the editathon on fashion articles. 80 students of marketing and fashion are been involved. You can read about the editathon on Wikimedia Global Blog.
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