Volunteers cooperate with GLAMers
Wiki Loves Monuments Photographs Illustrated Printed Books
On November 16-17, a presentation of a 25-volume bibliographic index about towns of Ukraine took place in Zabolotnoho State Scientific Architecture and Construction Library in Kyiv, Ukraine. The publishing of this edition was the result of the library's project started in 2008. Each volume consists of the lists of sources and publications about small cities (with population up to 500 000) of each region (oblast) of Ukraine and also short histories of those cities. Wikimedia Ukraine has helped the library to select the pictures of the cultural monuments from the Wiki Loves Monuments contests in Ukraine, and helped to attribute the authors and correctly mention the info needed (the link, author, license). Ilya made a program to create a gallery of monuments from a specific towns with all monuments and all pictures with the IDs from those towns with all monuments and all pictures with the IDs from those towns, so the library could choose the pictures they wanted. Then he had to create a simple program to convert long (as the file names are usually in Cyrillic) links to the chosen files into short links. This cooperation between the library and Wikimedia Ukraine has been going on for almost a year. In the end: 963 pictures from the photo contest, Wikimedia Ukraine has been doing for 6 years, now are illustrating the bibliographic index. The books will be distributed among the libraries of Ukraine and a part of them are also available for purchase. The library plans to publish these books also on their website, so they can be used even more widely.
Museum Expresses Gratitude to Wikipedians and Makes Inviting Offer
Anntinomy consulted museum worker from Dnipro Historical Museum who initiated and was involved in improving the articles about the museum and it's branches on Wikipedia. In November the article about the historical museum was promoted and became good on Ukrainian Wikipedia. Museum thanked all Wikipedians that improved the article on it's site, which earlier this year went under CC, and announced the need for volunteers to translate the article into other languages. Authors of the translation may get free museum entrance all next year round or books if they are not from the Dnipro city. Site page.
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