Wiki Takes and libraries
Wiki Takes Ayora
WMES volunteers in action
The weekend between October 7 and 9, Ayora held the 16th edition of the gastronomic and cultural festival of the First Cut of Honey. During the three days were held a series of events in which the protagonist was honey, a typical product of the area. Among the various events, we could enjoyed guided tours, talks, exhibitions and music.
One of the main attractions was, as on previous occasions, a glass case where you could see the cut of honey, how was a hive and how the beekeepers work. We attended the festival and we photographed various activities, mainly related to honey. In addition, we approach photographing a pre-Roman settlement and rock shelter with rock art.
National Library and Women Writers Day
Between October 14 and 22, we participated in the celebration of the Women Writers Day, which takes place on October 17. The initiative, promoted by the the National Library of Spain (BNE), the Federación Española de Mujeres Directivas (FEDEPE) and the Asociación Clásicas y Modernas, was supported by several groups of Iberocoop and various events were held in several countries. In Spain, we contributed in organizing edit-a-thons in La Laguna, Madrid, Leioa and Vitoria/Gasteiz.
Group photo in the National Library of Spain, Madrid
Group photo in Vitoria/Gasteiz
On October 24, several members of WMES participated in the celebration of Libraries Day, in Donostia/San Sebastián, together with other wikimedians and project agents. The presentations were, in the morning, by Tomás Saorín (Continente GLAM-Wiki, el viaje a Wikipedia de las instituciones culturales y educativas) and Rubén Ojeda (Wikipedia en las bibliotecas: Biblioteca Reina Sofía de Valladolid y red de bibliotecas del Principado de Asturias). In the evening, presentations counted with the participation of Josu Aramberri (Wikimedia Commons and licensing).
On October 29, we participated in the congress Arqueonet. The conference, which was held at the National Archaeological Museum in Madrid, focused on the exchange of ideas and ways of working, but also to establish how the dissemination of the history and treatment of historical heritage in the network develops. It is intended also to correct any deficiencies that may be encountered in this process and improve traffic knowledge of culture by virtual channels. Our participation was reflected in a Wikipedia workshop to learn to edit, mainly Wikipedia, know its basic rules and problems that may arise, but also other projects, such as Commons or Wikidata.
General view of the Madrid Deep Space Communications Complex
In October we covered three events for obtaining free pictures: two concerts, Malú and Green Valley, and the Valladolid International Film Festival (SEMINCI). Also, we did a little trip to visit and taking pictures of the Madrid Deep Space Communications Complex (NASA) for uploading them to Commons.
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