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Here is the monthly report of Wikimedia Argentina for December 2013.
You can read the full report (in Spanish and English) here:
Also, the full reports of past months are available at
1. New publication: «¿Cómo educar con Wikipedia?»
2. Virtual training for teachers
3. Content digitization
=== New publication: «¿Cómo educar con Wikipedia?» ===
With a clear objective of widening the resources aimed at teachers, to use
Wikipedia in the classroom, Wikimedia Argentina has translated the document
«Case studies: How professors are teaching with Wikipedia», originally
produced by Wikimedia Foundation. The document goes through successful
cases and different exercises that have given good results to teachers of
different levels, especially in tertiary education. These cases are proof
of how versatile Wikipedia is as an education tool.
With this brochure, we hope to increase the references available for
teachers interested to work with Wikipedia. «¿Cómo educar con Wikipedia?»
joins our collection of documents, formed by «Wikipedia en el aula»,
«Manual de bolsillo del Wikipedista» and the compliation of articles
«Bicentenario de la Revolución de Mayo».
The document is available at
=== Virtual training for teachers ===
The Centre of Innovation in Technology and Pedagogics, in the department of
Innovation and Academic Quality of Universidad de Buenos Aires, organized a
massive virtual course focused on training teachers in new technologies,
and learning new teachers' practices related with those. The course
«Escenarios con tecnología: entre lo real y lo posible» began at the end of
November and lasted till mid-December. Close to 2.500 Spanish-speaking
teachers all over the world (counting amongst these, professionals from
Albania and China), of which 200 took part of all the practical exercises
suggested during the course.
The last week of November the course was dedicated to collaborative
learning contexts, with an important emphasis on Wikipedia. We presented a
video with Patricio Lorente and held a videoconference amongst Wikipedians
and participants of the course. We opened a special forum so the people
involved could revise articles on Wikipedia, suggest changes and talk with
Wikipedia collaborators. The Wikipedia volunteers acted as tutors, teaching
diverse aspects of Wikipedia, guiding through different editing stages and
motivating the participants of the course to join the community. Through
this real-editing experience, many people who had never edited the free
encyclopedia before were able to do it for the first time, and other
participants who did not edit actively were able anyway to know more about
After two weeks experience, 49 topics were created in the forum, which
received 325 messages. New articles were created, like «Resignificar» and
«Vito Campanella», while other articles were substantially improved, like
«Wikinomía» or «Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas (UNMSM)», aside from a
dozen other articles with minor changes.
=== Content digitization ===
All throughout the year, several institutions received a do-it-yourself
scanner to digitize books. This has allowed different organizations to
share their books on Wikimedia Commons. The library and documentary center
«Feminaria», part of the Tierra Violeta Cultural Center, uploaded 43 books
of its collection to Wikimedia repositories. This works greatly cover the
feminist ideology books published in our country during the XX century.
This collection has works by María Saez de Vernet, Rafael Barreda, Paulette
Pax, Alfonsina Storni, and many others, and also has documents like «Civil
rights of women», by Eduardo Padró and the International Feminine Congress
transcripts, amongst others.
Some months ago, the Library of the School of Humanities and Educational
Sciences of the National University of La Plata shared part of its archive
on Wikimedia Commons. Thanks to the home-made scanner they received as a
loan, they were able to upload 42 books to Wikimedia Commons. These cover
very varied topics, such as agricultural sciences, rural history studies,
books about Julio Cortázar, Borges and many other publications.
With this program, we not only promote the aperture of publications for
their free spreading, but we also promote wiki culture within local
institutions. The aim of bringing together these successful cases is, as
well, to make an open call for volunteers that wish to collaborate in any
of these projects. In some cases, the process of translating these scans to
text has been started on Wikisource, but there are still many documents to
transcribe. During 2014, these scanners will be moved to new institutions,
thus we can bring the process of digitization further, and continue to
promote Argentina's written heritage.
*Osmar Valdebenito G.*
A. C. Wikimedia Argentina
The Foundation's legal team is happy to announce that the first draft
of the new data retention guidelines are now available for your
translation, review, and feedback. This draft is the result of a
collaboration between many teams within the Foundation, including
Analytics, Operations, Platform, Product, and Legal.
The guidelines are here:
The talk page is here:
As with the other privacy documents, this draft is just that: a draft.
We want to hear from you about how we can make it better. We plan to
hold the community consultation period for this draft open until 14
Once the consultation period is over, the document will continue to be
updated to reflect current retention practices.
Luis & Michelle
Deputy General Counsel
415.839.6885 ext. 6810
NOTICE: This message may be confidential or legally privileged. If you
have received it by accident, please delete it and let us know about
the mistake. As an attorney for the Wikimedia Foundation, for
legal/ethical reasons I cannot give legal advice to, or serve as a
lawyer for, community members, volunteers, or staff members in their
The following message is just to keep you informed about the activities
developed in December by Amical Wikimedia.
David Parreño Mont
(As a member of Amical Wikimedia)
- Current Wikipedians-in-Residence: ESM at Jaume Morera Art Museum,
Lleida and Joan Miró Foundation, Galazan at Catalonia History Museum,
Marionaaragay at Barcelona Music Museum and Davidpar at Network of Public
Libraries of the Government of Catalonia.
- December 5th — GLAMwiki workshop for Fine Arts students at Universitat
de Barcelona. ESM
- December 2nd & 9th — GLAMwiki workshop for Visual Arts Technic Teams
of Municipalities. barcelona, Kippelboy
- December 10th — Meeting with the National Library of Catalonia to plan
2014 projects. KRLS, Kippelboy
- December 11th — Wikipedia workshop at Roquetes Library. Kippelboy
- December 11th — Wikipedia monthly strategy meeting at Biblioteca Museu
Víctor Balaguer. Kippelboy
- December 16th — Wikipedia workshop at Blanes Library. Kippelboy
- December 18h — Meeting with Centre of Contemporary Culture of
Barcelona for planning 2014 projects. Kippelboy
- December 18h — Meeting with Intropia Media about a cultural project
related with women from 27 generation "Las Sin Sombrero". Dvdgmz
- December 18th — Wikipedia workshop for workers of the Catalan Network
of Public Libraries. Davidpar
- December 19th — GLAMwiki workshop for librarians from the Network of
Libraries of Barcelona. Davidpar
- December 19th — Meeting with the Art Museum of Cerdanyola for planning
2014 projects. Kippelboy
Wiki Loves Monuments
- December 11th — Wiki Loves Monuments CAT awards ceremony (several
Wikimedians). See here the winning photos.
- December 5th — Kick of of the 3rd edition of Wikiproject with the
School of Archivists of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Wikipedia workshop and homeworks schedule. Kippelboy
- December 18h — Meeting with Turism of Barcelona board and the
University of Tourisme Studies (UPF) for planning a 2014 Eduwiki project.
- December 3th — Meeting with Yolando Oreiro (Pau Gargallo
illustration student) and David Amblàs (geologist from University of
Barcelona) to start advising for Submarine Canyons assignment. Dvdgmz
- December 10th — Meeting at Nacional Arqueological Museum of
Tarragona with Museum director and curators, teacher from School
of Art and
four students that are in intership with Amical. Review of the first
drawings. See the assignments here. Lluis_tgn and Dvdgmz
- December 16th — Presentation of the IEG *Consolidate wikiArS to
involve art schools* final report; publication of wikiArS case
- During the month: monitoring students working on assignments;
contacts with potential advisers and teachers, incorporation of new
students from Pau Gargallo School of Art. Dvdgmz, Luna92, Lluis_tgn.
- December 29th — Obra Cultural Balear gives its *Francesc de Borja
Moll*Prize to Catalan Wikipedia; the prize is picked up by Arnau
president of Amical Wikimedia, during the celebration in Teatre Principal
of Palma de Mallorca.
- December 29th — on the same day, a small wikimeeting of Catalan
Wikimedia users who live in the Balearic Islands is celebrated.
- All the month — Recording of a 30minutes documentary that will be
broadcasted on Catalan National TV at the end of February (Prime Time,
Sunday). Personal interview to a group of Wikimedians.
- December 13th — Report on Víctor Balaguer Museum GLAM-WIKI
collaboration with Amical Wikimedia at *Diari de Vilonova*.
- December 17th — ¿Sobre qué lugares de España y en qué idiomas se
publica en Wikipedia?, El Economista. Davidpar
- December 31th — *Directe 4.0* radio program interviews Arnau Duran,
president of Amical, to look over 2013 events and talk about Wikipedia.
- Wiki Loves Libraries coverage — Ajuntament de Mollerussa, VilaWeb.
- Wiki Loves Monuments coverage — Nació Digital, La Torre del Palau,
Llibertat.cat, Ajuntament de Matadepera, Terrassa Informa, La Vanguardia,
Llibertat.cat, La torre de Palau. Davidpar
- *Francesc de Borja Moll* Prize coverage — 324.cat, Diario de Mallorca,
Ara, VilaWeb, Llibertat.cat, Ara Balears, Nació Digital,
mallorcadiario.com, Diario de Mallorca, VilaWeb, dBalears.cat, El Punt
Avui, Llibertat.cat, dBalears.cat, Ara Balears, VilaWeb. Davidpar