The Santa Fe city government, in alliance with Wikimedia Argentina, released once again a collection of 60 photos about urban and social life in the city between years 1864 and 1943. These were made fully available in Wikimedia Commons as a commemoration of the 50° anniversary of the founding of Santa Fe.
Noel Sbodio and Valeria Ansó, from the Archivo de la Imagen Documental Santafesina, were in charge of restoring, making research and digitizing this valuable collection that recover data and narratives about the city's traditions around those years.
We released a podcast series of 6 chapters around open access initiatives in different points of the country. With the idea of an "open culture map", we interviewed our main partners in the Santa Fe, Buenos Aires, Chaco, Jujuy and Neuquén province, recognizing their big efforts on making knowledge more accessible within their communities: Archives, human rights and Wikimedia projects; popular libraries, local content and Wikipedia; indigenous communities, open access and Wikidata; collaboration, memory and identity through Wikimedia Commons; innovation, Wikimedia projects and open knowledge. You can hear the podcast in our Youtube channel as well as on Spotify (only available in Spanish).
Trying out "Cartografías abiertas"
On September, Wikimedia Argentina and the Centro de Documentación Indígena's project, "Cartografias abiertas: qom, wichi, moqoit", finally came to an end after a year of work within Fundación Williams and Potenciar funding. But this doesn't mean the project is over! Our partners on Chaco province delivered two workshops with indigenous communities to start socializing the platform, that uses Wikishootme to gather relevant information about uses, traditions and cultural artifacts the communities themselves decide to share. The testing of this platform in the real territories resulted on new feedback to continue working towards much more accessible ways for indigenous people to contribute to Wikimedia Projects. We specially thank Shailili Zamora Arayfor her hard work leading this initiative.
Accesibility resources in the Image description Month
During October the Image Description Month was celebrated. Powered up by the Wikimedia Foundation, the aim of this initiative was to make visual content on Wikimedia Commons, especially images, well described on the Wikimedia projects, making them more accessible, discoverable, connected, and usable in all languages.
Wikimedia Argentina and Gladys Benitez (audiodescriptions in TNC Accessible program from Teatro Cervantes, Argentina) offered a series of resources to make videos and images more accessible, by adding descriptions both in audio and text. We worked on a couple of Wikipedia Articles and added Text ALT to practice what we had learnt during the session.