Wikipedia Loves Libraries/Events

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries organizes its major annual event during Open Access Week by promoting an annual campaign of wiki-workshops and editathons at libraries in October/November.

Events might be simple or elaborate, large or small, but one thing is certain: they will bring enthusiastic library lovers into the building in a spirit of volunteerism. Wikipedia Loves Libraries 2011 was held at academic, public, and special libraries and archives, in over a dozen institutions large and small, including the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Inglewood Public Library, Harvard College Lamont Library, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Vancouver Central Library, and the Tom of Finland Foundation Library.

Upcoming Events[edit]

See on English Wikipedia for 2013 events and on the "Projects and Events" page.

Past Events[edit]

It's true, and more than just a mantra. "Wikipedia Loves Libraries" is the second annual continent-wide campaign to bring Wikipedia and libraries together with on-site events. Running this fall throughout October and November, libraries (and archives) will open their doors to help build a lasting relationship with their local Wikipedian community. The timing coincides with Open Access Week in October; October is also American Archives Month, National Book Month (US), and Canadian Library Month, as well as falling in the middle of the fall school term.

When What Where Link
August 2 2012 Librarians are Wikipedians Too Webinar Online
July 31 2012 Wikipedia and Libraries: What's the Connection? Webinar Online
July 11 2012 Discussion and Workshop at Wikimania Preconference George Washington University Wikimania 2012
October 22-28 2012 edit-a-thons in libraries around the globe? Open Access Week
Wikipedia Loves Libraries Atlanta, Wikipedians meeting with the librarians

Wikipedia Loves Libraries is a general initiative for improved Wikimedia engagement with libraries, and more concretely an annual campaign of wiki-workshops and editathons at libraries around Open Access Week in October/November.

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Catalonia (Spain)[edit]

A workshop at the Palafrugell library
A workshop for the professional public librarians of Lleida

Amical Viquipèdia has reached an agreement with the Catalan Ministry of Culture, to promote Wikipedia among the Network of Catalan Public Libraries. We are establishing lines of collaboration with the glamwiki community, making it bigger, deeper and incorporating new content and users. 150 professional public librarians have already received Wiki training, in order to subsequently invite library users to join wiki projects. Also 1500 copies of the Welcome to Wikipedia manual have been printed and spread among the Libraries network.

Wikipedia workshops at public libraries

Future events

  • October: Palafrugell

Italy[edit]

We have 2 activities:

  • 1 Open data exchange with libraries
  • 2 Wikipedia training for librarians and users.

GLAM/biblioteche

See also[edit]