Basque Country report
Libraries and Wikimedia meet in Donostiapedia
Donostiapedia, polishing the book
In an attempt to increase the relationship and cooperation with libraries, the Day of Libraries has provided the occasion to stage a number of events in the context of Donostiapedia from 22 to 24 October.
The first activity off took place in the Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, a referential library and cultural center in Donostia-San Sebastián, where voluntary editors joined in to finalize their projects for a hard copy compilation of wikipedia articles on city specific topics due out in December. The library's restricted access room was arranged to accommodate participant editors, with Basque wikipedians providing technical tips to those turning out. The workshop lasting for two hours until 1.30 pm was the last in a series of Saturday morning meetings since May.
A book on the move: Last workshop held at the Koldo Mitxelena Cultural Center
Editors got hints from wikimedians, as well as optional relevant bibliography
Last touches to get the articles perfect ready
Focus on Wiki-GLAM cooperation
On 24 October, Monday, it was the turn for presentations and discussion, extending all day long. The presentation and discussion activities were participated by wikimedians and related project agents as follows: Tomás Saorín (Continente GLAM-Wiki, el viaje a Wikipedia de las instituciones culturales y educativas), Carme Fenoll (200 bibliowikis en Catalunya: planes de futuro), Rubén Ojeda (Wikipedia en las bibliotecas: Biblioteca Reina Sofía de Valladolid y red de bibliotecas del Principado de Asturias), Francisca Hernández (Wikipedia, DBpedia y Wikidata).
In the evening, further presentations took place revolving around GLAM-Wiki collaboration experiences, Donostiapedia, art and Creative Commons licenses, along with other referential like minded projects. It counted with the participation of Elena Oregi (Donostiako Haur liburutegiaren esperientzia), Aitzol Astigarraga (Donostiapedia), Joseba Agirreazkuenaga eta Mari Jose Villa (Bilbaopedia), Arantza Mariskal (Liburutegietan edukiak sortzen), and Josu Aranbarri (Wikimedia Commons and licensing).
Librarians attended the event and got an interest
A moment during Aitzol Astigarraga's speech
The presentations and discussion counted on Spanish-Basque Basque-Spanish interpreting
Outline of licensing issues related to the art domain in Wikimedia Commons
Discussion on the cases of the Rijksmuseum and El Prado museums and their license policies
Josu Aranbarri during his presentation
Wikimedians in residence
Reporting on the Basque literature project in Zaragoza
After her residence as a Wikipedian in the project Euskal Haur eta Gazte Literatura (Basque Children and Young Literature) in collaboration with the city library, Lore Agirrezabal has reported on her participation at the 4h Wikimedia España Conference held in Zaragoza from 16 to 18 September with a range of speakers, where she addressed the audience presenting the above project. She also dwelt on the Basque Wikimidians' GLAM goals and achievements.
Meanwhile, Iñaki Lopez de Luzuriaga has completed in late October his Wikimedian residence at San Telmo Museoa (Donostia-San Sebastián), where he has undertaken different GLAM tasks, i.e. coordination of the Peace Treaties in Art 30 x 30 Challenge related to the Peace Treaty exhibition, outreach, as well as management and upload of images related to San Telmo Museoa and others found at different funds of the city and Gipuzkoa.
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