International Open Access Week 2020 (OA Week 2020) takes place from *19 -
25 October, 2020*. AfLIA will be leading African Librarians to translate
articles about film/cinema on Wikipedia into local African languages with
the sole objective of increasing access to such articles by making them
available in mother tongues using the translation software on the platform.
A webinar will be held on *Monday, 19th October, 2020 @ 11am GMT*. Among
others, the webinar will teach participants how to use the translation
software on Wikipedia and also show how to participate in the *Open Access
Week Translation Contest* (organized by AfLIA) starting 19 - 25 October,
*Here is what is required of you: *
1. Register for the webinar here:
2. Enroll on Open Access Week Translation Contest Dashboard here:
1. Certificates will be awarded to ALL active participants in the Open
Access Week Translation contest.
2. Top 3 editors with the highest number of translations will be given
Wikipedia and AfLIA branded souvenirs at the 2021 AfLIA conference in
We'd like to know which African language(s) you will be translating into
during the Open Access Week Translation contest, so that we can track and
score your contributions.
1. Simply send us a message on WhatsApp to *+233 54 425 2212*
2. For any other enquiries, reach us at afliacomm(a)aflia.net
Remember to add the official campaign hashtags *#WikiAfLibs *in the
Wikipedia Edit Summary.
*Spread the word and stay safe.*
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*Official Website*: *http://web.aflia.net/ <http://web.aflia.net/>*
*Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/aflianetwork/
*Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/AfLIACon
*Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPaQeggWf7gVPSkLhYl9_8g
To join AfLIA: Send an email to
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