The following message is just to keep you informed about the activities
developed in September by Amical Wikimedia.
You can found here the previous reports:
David Parreño Mont
Communications, Amical Wikimedia
- Organized Repte Monuments 2014, a writting challenge about
monuments, parallel to Wiki Loves Monuments. Around 3 000 articles
improved. (See #RepteMonuments on Twitter)
- September 9th - Presentation of the Sitges Museums Research (+ info
- September 17th - Anual meeting of the Wikilibrarians, the network of
public catalan librarians who are somehow active on Wikimedia projects.
More of 100 libraries are doing GLAMwiki projects in Catalan Areas.
- September 24th - 2on tupperwiki pedagogy edition group meeting at
Premià de Mar Library. Dvdgmz
- September 25th - II Wikipedia Workshop for cultural sector at
Andorra's Government Public Library.
- Sept 3rd - Meeting With Carme Fenoll, head of Catalan Public Libraries
Network, to prepare our anual wikilibrarians meeting. Kippelboy
- Sep 15th - Meeting with Ateneu Barcelonès Library director, drafting a
new Wikipedian in Residence Project. Kippelboy + Amadalvarez
- September 24th - Meeting with the director of the Alt Urgell County
Archive to plan archive glamwiki projects for 2015. Kippelboy
- Sep 1st - Kick of of the Heritage Literature Routes educational
wikiproject with the University of Girona, where students will improve
articles related to writers who have a *literature route* on Catalan
- September 3rd - Kick off of the Catalan Musicians Inventory project
with the IFMUC research center of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Students will create articles related to all times Catalan classical music
- September 4th - Yearly Kick off of the 3rd edition of our Gracmon
Wikiproject with the Gracmon Art research center of the University of
Barcelona, where Students will create articles related to modernisme and
Moder architecture. Kippelboy
- September 19th - wikiArS exhibition installed at Tarragona School
of Art hall.
- September 26th - *Wikipedia in education* Conference by Kippelboy at
University of Girona, adressed to teachers and librarians. Kippelboy
- September 27 th - CCCB workshop to teachers focused on Internet. One
lesson plan is devoted to Wikipedia barcelona
- September 29 th - Kick off of the project with University of Barcelona
related to linguistic correction barcelona
- September 30 th - *Introduction to Wikipedia and wiki philosophy*
presentation and start off of Wikiproject Arquitectura del PC at
Barcelona School of Informatics (Polytechnic University of Catalonia). KRLS
- wikiArS. Design of a new poster for wikiArS exhibition about roman
age recreations. Dvdgmz
- Memorandum and conclusions of first phase of Wikipedian in
Residence at UOC university were presented and formally approved by
project management. Second phase is under negotiation. Jey
- September 3rd - Kick off of the Barcelona Olympics Documentation
Center from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona to talk about a probable
content donation and education wikiproject. Kippelboy
- September 8th - Meeting with the ICAC Educational Group (Catalan
Institute of Classical Archaeology, located in from Tarragona) for planning
eduwiki activities further in 2015. Kippelboy
- September 16th - Meeting with the *vicedegà* of Literature Faculty of
University of Barcelona for planning a conference on our Viquiclàssics
eduwiki project with University's teachers. It will take place on october
10th. Kippelboy Marionaaragay
- September 17 th - Meeting with CCCB to arrange educational projects
with secondary teachers. barcelona
- September 24th - Meeting with representatives from the Andorra's
National University to present Wikimedia projects and plan eduwiki projects
for 2015. Kippelboy
- September 26th - 2nd meeting with teachers of the UPC in computer
science, planning 2014-2015 course project. KRLS
- September 29th - Meeting with representatives from the Vic University
to present Wikimedia projects and plan eduwiki projects for 2015. Kippelboy
- During the month. Contacts with schools of art Llotja, EADT, Art del
Treball and Serra i Abella; preparing new academic year. Dvdgmz, Lluis_tgn
- Presentation of the Sitges Museums Research, a research done by
Amical Wikimedia on how a Museum network is seen on Wikipedia. How many
languages, how their artworks and artists are related between them and to
general art concepts. Impact, backlincks....
- September 22 : Projects and progam phone interview with a
representative of *Qualmetrics* from the Wikimedia Foundation. Kippelboy
- September 6th - Wikimedia presentation at the International Esperanto
meeting which took place at L'Arboç. Presented strategy and proposals on
what can Esperanto community get and put on the Wikimedia movement.
- September 18th - Kick of our Wikidones (Wikiwomen) project, done in
collaboration with Catalan Womens Institute, Barcelona Towncouncil Women
Departmner and CC La Bone Cultural center. Kippelboy
- September 19th & 20th - Free Software day edit-a-thons at La Palma de
Cervelló and Barcelona.
- September 22nd - 28th - Swedish culture week in Catalan Wikipedia.
Cultural exchange as Swedish Wikipedia publish articles on Catalan writers.
More info in Catalan Davidpar
- September 26th. Participation to Researchers Night at Universidad
Complutense Madrid explaining Wikimedia community to visitors as part of
P2PValue european project. See also Dvdgmz
- September 4th - Meeting with Paralel40 CEO who wants to kick of a
project like IMDB but for documentaries and ask Amical about which should
be the Commmunity-based point of view. Kippelboy
- September 5th - Round table with Language engineering team to discuss
Content translation tool. Kippelboy, Xbosch, Jey (see post on Wikimedia
- September 8th - Meeting with TarracoWiki, a local Wiki from the
city of Tarragona, looking if we can collaborate somehow. Kippelboy
- September 22th - First meeting with Federació d'Entitats
Excursionistes de Catalunya (Hiking association) to provide advising
and organize training and possible thematic editaton in late 2014. Jey
- September 22th - Meeting with Anna Domingo from Direcció General de
Política Lingüística (Catalan language council) in order to prepare Digital
Night of Catalan language (6 hours editathon) in Tarragona. Lluis_tgn
- September 23th - First meeting with Federació d'Ateneus de
Catalunya to provide advising and organize training in late 2014. Jey
- September 29th - Meeting with Anna Domingo from Direcció General de
Política Lingüística (Catalan language council), Xavier Rull professor of
Catalan language in Rovira i Virgili's University and Aurora Rius from
Tarragona's Port in order to prepare Digital Night of Catalan language (6
hours editathon) in Tarragona. Lluis_tgn
- September 30th - Meeting with Director of the Catalan Institute of
Catalan Cuisine, to introduce Wikimedia and talk about possible Wikiproject
on 2015. Kippelboy
- September 3rd - Interview to ESM in the mainstream *El Periódico de
Catalunya* newspaper. Davidpar
- September 5th - Report on Wikipedia Zero at *Diari de l'Educació* edu
- September 8th-14th - Arnaugir is the curator of CatalanVoices.
- Coverage of the Digital Night of Catalan language editathon: Núvol,
ycom.cat, *Diari Més Tarragona* num. 2.627 (local Tarragona's
newspaper), Racó Català, Xarxanet, Catalunya Ràdio, Generalitat de
Catalunya, El matí de Catalunya Ràdio.
- September 19th - News piece on the collaboration between the Catalan
National Library and Wikidata.
- September 20th - Profile of Amir80 in Amical blog. Davidpar
- September 20th - Report on Monuments Challenge at Catalunya Ràdio
- September 21st - Report on Catalan Wikipedia community in mainstream *La
Vanguardia* newspaper. Davidpar
- September 22nd - *Exposició "WikiArS". Un projecte de col·laboració
entre alumnes d'il·lustració i l'Amical Wikimedia* EADT-Actualitat.
- September 22nd - Interview to Alex Hinojo Kippelboy in Andorra
- Preparations for annual Catalan Wikipedia meeting to be held in
November. Kippelboy & Lluis_tgn
- 3 Meetings related to Annual Activities Plan (several community
- Sep 20th - Meeting with the Catalan Parliament to organize Wiki Loves
the Catalan Parliament. Leptictidium and Arnaugir.
This press release is also available online here:
Wikipedia Monument unveiled in Poland
- *Monument in Słubice, Poland honors free knowledge and human
Wikimedians -- the editors, creators, and contributors behind the free
encyclopedia Wikipedia -- were honored today with the unveiling of a
monument in Słubice, Poland. The monument, which is the first of its kind,
is a celebration of the power of free knowledge and human collaboration.
The monument, designed by Armenian sculptor Mihran Hakobyan, depicts the
Wikipedia globe held aloft by four figures. As in the original, the
Wikipedia globe remains unfinished, as a testament to the ever-expanding
realm of human knowledge. The idea to create a monument came from Dr.
Krzysztof Wojciechowski, the director of Collegium Polonicum, and was
brought to fruition through the support of Tomasz Ciszewicz, the mayor of
"On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, thank you for this remarkable
recognition. We hope this will be an enduring reminder of the importance of
free knowledge. It is humbling for all of us to be a part of something so
much larger than any one person." said Lila Tretikov, Executive Director,
Wikipedia is the largest collection of free knowledge ever assembled,
including more than 33 million articles in 287 languages. Together,
Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects are the world’s 5th most visited
website, with nearly half a billion monthly visitors and roughly 80,000
active volunteers contributing every month.
“When Wikipedia started back in 2001 I have to say that I never imagined a
day when Wikipedia would be honored with a monument - we write about them,
we photograph them with our Wiki Loves Monuments competition, and now we
have a monument of our own. It is a truly special and exciting day, and one
that I hope shines the spotlight on the thousands of Wikimedians who edit
Wikipedia and make it the source of free knowledge it has come to be. I
look forward to visiting Słubice one day to see the monument for myself and
perhaps meeting some of those involved in the project.” said Jimmy Wales,
founder of Wikipedia.
Guests attending the unveiling ceremony included representatives of
Wikimedia Poland, Wikimedia Deutschland, and the Wikimedia Foundation, the
non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia.
About the Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Across its 287 language versions,
Wikipedia contains more than 33 million articles. Every month, roughly
80,000 active volunteers contribute to Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia
projects. According to comScore Media Metrix, the projects operated by the
Wikimedia Foundation receive 413 million unique visitors per month on
desktop alone, making them the fifth-most popular web property worldwide
(July 2014). Based in San Francisco, California, the Wikimedia Foundation
is an audited, 501(c)(3) charity that is funded primarily through donations
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Below you will find the report of activities of August and September 2014
done by the volunteers of Wikimedia Mexico. Please don't hesitate to get in
touch with us if you require extra information about this activities or
only to make some suggestions.
The report is also available on Spanish and English in our wiki:
On behalf our chapter.
Carmen Alcázar (User:Wotancito)
===50 hours of art in Wikipedia: the Museo Soumaya editathon===
Between September 26 and 28, we literally lived in Museo Soumaya of Mexico
City during a 50-hour editathon, surpassing the mark of 35 hours
established by Amical Wikimedia in 2012. With the full support of the
museum, we finished this great challenge achieving 64 new articles in
Spanish Wikipedia and more in English, Catalan and Hebrew with editors
outside Mexico City, in Uruguay, Venezuela and Israel. There were also
editors who came from the States of Puebla, Jalisco and Aguascalientes just
to be part of this wondrous occasion.
Museo Soumaya made a great effort as well: they developed a logistics plan
that included the active participation of researchers, investigators and
museum curators, offered unique support for the wikipedists' stay,
established a small temporary library with references, created a complete
program of cultural contents (including guided visits to the museum and its
thematically divided halls), visits to the Inbursa Aquarium and UNOtv
studios, and provided hot meals and beverages during the 50 hours of the
event on top of it all.
The event began with the presentation of the new museum website, presented
by Alfonso Miranda, head of Museo Soumaya, and followed by a special
message of opening by Lila Tretikov, executive director of Wikimedia
Foundation. "We are so proud to partner with institutions like Museo
Soumaya as part of our ongoing relationships with the world’s leading
galleries, libraries, archives, and museums. I want to thank the organizers
of this event, the incredible team at Wikimedia Mexico. Your passion,
enthusiasm, and energy are unsurpassed. You inspire me with your creativity
and commitment", said Tretikov in her message.
We had special talks by Herminia Din, from the American Association of
Museums, and Liam Wyatt, currently GLAM coordinator at Europeana and
At 10:01 PM Sunday 28th, everyone in the museum celebrated reaching 50
hours of continuous Wikipedia edits and we had a small cocktail
celebration, and the ceremony award from the Museum to the people who wrote
The results of the activity are huge: 64 new articles in 5 languages, 1616
editions to the Wikimedia projects and 15 new and active registered users.
We hope to continue working with the museum in our shared mission of free
knowledge dissemination to the whole world, one art piece at a time.
===1985 Earthquake editathon===
On September 20th we perform the 1985 Earthquake editathon at Centro
Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco (CCUT) of UNAM. During some hours the
Wikimedia Mexico community edit about the main article of the 1985
Earthquake, one of the most relevant historical events in the recent Mexico
City history. In addition to the Wikipedia edition activities, the cultural
center recorded some stories from citizens who lived the events, due to an
open call made previously. The surrounding zone of Tlatelolco, where the
cultural center is settled, was one of the most damaged zones.
This event was inaugurated by Mr. Marco Rascón, interinstitutional
coordinator at Mexico City Culture Secretariat, and Eunice Hernández, Head
of Communications of the CUT. In his speech, Mr. Rascon highlighted the
importance of 1985 Earthquake in the Mexico City recent history and the
subsequent development of their democratic institutions. He was involved
actively in the social movements after the earthquake claiming houses for
the victims and the mind under the "real-life superhero", Superbarrio
Gómez. Rascon noted that free knowledge efforts help to expand the
available historical sources for the future generations with more scope and
For this editathon, the Wikimedia Mexico organizers worked previously for
at least 15 hours with hemerographical sources only available in libraries
and included now in the Spanish Wikipedia article. In this editathon we
worked to give more breadth and historical references to a single article,
unlike other events that we worked on several simultaneously. And the event
was not only an exercise of writing with more accuracy but as an exercise
of social gathering about an episode which remains in the Mexico City
habitants until today.
During the event we uploaded 116 historical photos from the next weeks
after the earthquake taken by Roberto Esquivel, an engineer recently
passed. His family been assisted to the editathon and received a diploma
from Wikimedia Mexico community. All the donated images are available now
in Wikimedia Commons.
*Meeting with Manuel Venegas “Borla”, production coordinator, and Agustín
Peña, Program Manager at Ibero 90.9.
Shooting of the film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLAVxKM8DhY
(in Spanish with subtitles in English)
*Working session about Chapter processes with Minoru Osorio.
*Monthly Board meeting
*Meeting with Carlos Enrique Galindo Leal, PhD, General Director of Science
Communications, following up on the CONABIO project
* Airing number 14/24 of the radio program Möebius: ''From Ibargüengotia
to the Malaysia flight''. Aired on Ibero 90.9 FM of Mexico city.
*Talk at the Technology and Innovation Center in Telmex: Editatón Soumaya
Abierto. 50 hours of Art.
*Meeting with Abdiel, from the Iztapalapa Institute of Technology to
promote the Wikipedia Education Program
* Airing number 14/25 of the radio program Möebius: ''From Queen Victoria
to wedding garters''. Aired on Ibero 90.9 FM of Mexico City.
*Meeting with Marco Rascón, Institutional Coordinator at the Culture
Secretariat of the Distrito Federal Government, initial talks towards a
probable colaboration agreement.
* Airing number 14/26 of the radio program Möebius: ''Damon Albarn''.
Aired on Ibero 90.9 FM of Mexico City
*1985 Earthquake Editathon, at Tlatelolco Cultural Center of UNAM, Mexico
*Edit workshops towards the second editathon at Museo Soumaya: Editatón
Soumaya Abierto. 50 hours of Art.
*Talk at the State of Mexico Autonomous University, Atlacomulco campus, as
part of its 30 anniversary celebrations.
September 26 - 28
*Editatón Soumaya Abierto. 50 hours of Art, Museo Soumaya Plaza Carso,
*Participation at the Digital Communities for Learning in Higher Education
summit in Xalapa, Veracruz, as guests of the Veracruz University.
*Participation at Abre Latam 2014, the Open Data and Transparency meeting
in Latin America, in Mexico City.
=== Wikimania 2014 ===
>From August 6 to 10 we attend Wikimania 2014, the tenth conference of the
Wikimedia movement at the Barbican Centre in London
August 7 to 10
* Wikimanía 2014
Participation of Omar Sandoval, Salvador Alcántar
Andrés Cruz y Corro Armenta
Carmen Alcázar and Iván Martínez
in the Wikimedia international conference.
* Wikipedia and Wikimedia cultural partnering introductory talks to Centro
* Meeting with Eddie Ávila of Global Voices about indigenous languages
projects. Also, was spoken about Wikimedia México participation in
Encuentro de Activistas Digitales de Lenguas Indígenas
* Interview to
ván Martínez in "De doce a una" radio program at Noticias MVS, 102.5 FM of
* Participation of Salvador Alcántar
at panel "Café por los Derechos Digitales", Zapopan, Jalisco. Organized by
Wikimedia México, Electronic Frontier Foundation and Panoptikon Foundation.
*Interview to Andrés Cruz y Corro Armenta
y Corro in "Noticias todo el tiempo" morning news with Bernardo Lartigue
and Irela Perez, Radio Capital 830 AM of Mexico City.
*Follow-up meeting with teachers of Mexico Wikipedia Education Program at
Faculty of Philosophy and Literature) of the National Autonomous University
* Wikipedia, Wikimedia cultural partnering and Creative Commons
introductory talks to
Centro de Cultura Digital
* Wikipedia edition workshop to Centro Cultural Tlatelolco
* Follow-up meeting with Daniel Goldin and Biblioteca Vasconcelos staff
about Wikimania 2015.
radio program 14/22: ''From Johnny Cash to Budapest''
*Digital Rights Editathon
at Rancho Electrónico hackerspace, Mexico City.
* "Wikipedia, Puebla
rt" editathon, Capilla del Arte UDLAP, Puebla, Puebla.
rganized by Puebla Wikipedist Community and Capilla del Arte of Universidad
de las Américas Puebla.
* Meeting about cultural partners
with Daniel Cosío Villegas Library of El Colegio de México (COLMEX).
*Meeting with Open Street Map local enthusiasts at Rancho Electrónico
hackerspace. Wikimedia Mexico will support the edition of free maps edition
in Wikibooks and Wikimedia Commons.
radio program 14/23: ''From The Great Wave off Kanagawa to Eiffel Tower''
*Wikipedia Monthly Workshop at Telmex Hub, Mexico City.