GLAM/Newsletter/October 2014/Contents/Italy report
War Books; EAGLE project; National Library Conference
MART War Books on Wikisource
The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto (MART), in collaboration with the Wikipedian in Residence Mushroom has published on Wikisource some Italian books related to World War I. The books were made available during the exhibition The war which is coming is not the first one. Great War 1914–2014, organized for the 100th anniversary of the War.
La guerra nelle montagne by Rudyard Kipling (translated in Italian and published in 1917) and Il mio cuore fra i reticolati by Mario Carli (1934) are already available for reading.
Thanks to GLAMWiki Toolset, 350 epigraph pictures have been uploaded to Commons for the Electronic Archive of Greek and Latin Epigraphic (EAGLE project).
Florence National Central Library Conference
This month the first Conference organized in cooperation with one of the main national cultural institution and the professional Association of Italian Libraries (AIB) has been announced. During the Challenges and alliances between Libraries and Wikipedia conference, on November 28th, librarians and wikimedians will talk about Europeana projects, cooperation with public libraries, Wikisource, Wikipedians in Residence, Wikidata for libraries and Wiki Loves Monuments. The conference is the second event hosted in the Florence National Library, after the bibliohackaton in october 2013, and is an important result of the official BNCF–Wikimedia Italy collaboration.
Berlin Declaration on Open Access
Wikimedia Italy is now listed among the signatories of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, which we support since 2007. The Declaration, from 2003 to this day, has been signed by almost 500 cultural institutions, in the majority libraries. It was also signed by Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia Deutschland, and Wikimedia Poland.
Nice, some EAGLE images are already in use. --Nemo 07:16, 12 November 2014 (UTC)