GLAM/Newsletter/September 2017/Contents/Italy report
WikiDonne and Wikidata
From BEIC to Wikidata
The Wikipedian in residence and the team of the Biblioteca Europea di Informazione e Cultura (BEIC) are working on Wikidata: using Mix'n'Match, in the last month 3616 entities about authors were updated (75% of the catalog). The creation of 1450 new entities about authors is scheduled in the early October.
At BEIC is also proceeding the enrichment of Wikipedia articles with the Acta Eruditorum illustrations, and the uploading on Wikimedia Commons of all books of the notable collection Scrittori d'Italia by Laterza, creating all indexes on Wikisource. Media from BEIC are now used on 10.122 pages on 204 wikis.
One year of WikiDonne
Inside the Bridging the gender gap session at CEE Meeting 2017 (Warsaw, 22-25 September) at Polin Museum, was presented One year of WikiDonne. A retrospective of one year of WikiDonne User Group's activity. Have been presented the over 30 events organized by August 2016: edit-a-thons, contests, challenges, campaigns and international collaborations. An important activity represents the common WikiMujeres - WikiDonne Le Imprescindibili - The Imprescindibles campaign (Las Imprescindibles), which consists in drawing up a list of 25 female biographies representative for each participating nation, women who have made the history of each individual country. After a survey on our social media channels we obtained the list with 25 names favorite by the users. Using the Create Book feature of the site, we created a volume containing the 25 biographies present in Wikipedia that was uploaded in Wikimedia Commons. We aim to make also a certain paper copies that can be distributed free of charge to schools and libraries.