GLAM/Newsletter/October 2013/Contents/Italy report
Bibliohackathon and shoes
Bibliohackathon in Florence
On October 26, a Bibliohackathon was held at the National Central Library of Florence (BNCF), organized by the Library itself and Wikimedia Italia: the initative was of course born in the group GLAM/Libraries. The aim of the meeting was twofold: to let the activities of the group be known and to offer an opportunity for deepening of the ongoing activities. The meeting was opened by the organizers Giovanni Bergamin (representing the BNCF) and Andrea Zanni and Cristian Consonni (Wikimedia Italia).
The first intervention was that of Marco Masucci of Informatica libera (Free Computer Science) about Free Software; then Luca Martinelli illustrated the potential of Wikidata.
Raffaele Messuti then introduced the software OpenRefine; following it, Maurizio Napolitano told about the OpenStreetMap project, pointing out how many different and unexpected feature could arise from it. Anna Lucarelli of the National Library closed the morning session, illustrating the relationships created in recent months between Wikipedia entries and the BNCF Thesaurus.
The day's program can be seen here.
WikiVEZ project started on 30 october, with a first introductory lesson of Wikipedia and sister projects. WikiVEZ is a joint project between Wikimedia Italia, Biblioteca VEZ of Venezia Mestre and PromoVetro: a series of 4 lessons (4-11-18-27 November) around Wikipedia and the wiki projects. On December 4th, an editathon regarding Venice and Murano glass articles will take place.
Wiki Loves Monuments is finished. Our Jury selected his winners, which will be made public on the 24th of November, at the final WLM party.
Europeana Fashion editathon
We received our first media donation of 25 images from the Rossimoda Shoe Museum in Stra (Italy), in preparation for the Italian Europeana Fashion Editathon 2013.