GLAM/Newsletter/November 2015/Contents/Italy report
Food images donation and much more!
Parma Food Museums
Parma Food Museums are an organization of local Museums in Parma territory dedicated to typical and worldwide known Italian products such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Tomato, Parma Ham, Felino Salami, Wine, Pasta, and Olive Oil.
During this summer, Wikimedia Italia participated in Museimpresa assembly in Fondazione Pirelli, Milan, in order to present its activities with GLAM. Museimpresa is the national association of company museums and archives, gathering relevant brands that tell the story of Made in Italy during the history and in present times. We met there Musei del Cibo coordinator, and this month Wikimedia Italia signed an agreement that represent the first, important result of our effort in joining company museums: Parma Food Museums will donate the entire collection of their images representing artigianal and industrial instruments, advertising posters, and other objects. More than 800 images will enhance documentation about food and Italian typical products on Commons.
Florence National Library meeting
On November 27th librarians and wikipedians got together in Florence Nationa Library for GLAM-Libraries group second meeting, Sfide e alleanze tra Biblioteche e Wikipedia 2.
Florence Library activities, Wikidata, bibliographic data on Wikibase, collaboration with BEIC Library in Milan, Mussolini Digital Library and Wikisource were discussed in the crowded Galileo Room inside the Library.
Associazione Italiana Biblioteche and Italian cultural institutions organization MAB (museums, archives, libraries) were both present in the meeting.
Trento Public Library is the main public library in the province of Trentino, northeast Italy. From its foundation, in 1856, it collects and preserves all documents published in the area.In september 2015 Trento Public Library started a GLAM Project with the help of a volunteer of Youth Service, who has been selected and taught as "Wikipedian in residence". The aims of the project are:
- to create and improve Wikipedia articles about Trento Public Library, its founders, personalities of cultural and historical relevance of the city and the province.
- to increase Wikisource with public domain texts about Trento and Trentino, and to proofread and improve texts already existing in Wikisource.
- to create links between the library's OPAC and Wikisource texts.
- to organize meetings and workshops to get patrons, citizens, students involved in the project: inviting and teaching them to edit articles of Wikipedia, proofread texts of Wikisource, upload images of the city and the territory to Wikimedia Commons, with the help of Wikimedia Italia volounteers. The first two meetings took place in the library in november, 17th and 26th: WikiLab
In 2016 the project will focus on Trento women writers: a selection of their texts in public domain preserved in the Trento Public Library will be uploaded to Wikisource, and they will create articles in Wikipedia about women's writings in Trentino.
How to be a wiki-librarian: a book
The main Italian publisher for libraries, Editrice Bibliografica, published this month the manual Come diventare bibliotecari wikipediani, by our member Susanna Giaccai.
Wikimedia Italia and the former minister of culture: a video
A debate between Andrea Zanni, President of Wikimedia Italia, and Massimo Bray, former minister of culture, was broadcasted on the national tv channel Rai5 on November, 25th. The video is fully available online here.
After nine months since the opening of the project WiBrugherio, organized in collaboration with the Brugherio Public Library, in Lombardy, Phase 2 of the project started. It includes the participation of local schools: students are involved in improvement of Brugherio article in Wikivoyage and in entering data related to the surrounding territory in OpenStreetMap. It's the wikimedian way to celebrate the 150th anniversary by the foundation of Brugherio as an Italian Comune in 1866.
Thanks, colleagues for this update on the GLAM work in Italy. I certainly enjoyed the donated images of food as well as the updates on projects like Wikitrento and WiBrugherio. I watched the video and I caught a few words. Nice one, Andrea! :) Thanks for this report. KLove (WMF) (talk) 04:49, 17 December 2015 (UTC)