the new bulletin from Wikimedia Italia (#73) is available. Summary:
- 1.1 Wikimedia Italia meeting in
- 1.2 Translate-a-thon in
- 1.3 EAGLE and Wiki Loves Monuments together for promoting cultural
- 1.4 News from Italian
As usual, a link has been added to meta, at
more-or-less raw text of the bulletin follows below.
> ciao, .mau.
= Wikimedia News no. 73, April 3, 2014 =
[[File:Tessera Socio WMI 2014 FRONTE-page-001(1).jpg|300px|thumb|center| <p
align=center> Members' Card, 2014</p>]]
== Wikimedia Italia meeting in Florence ==
Tre delle cinque cariche del consiglio direttivo di Wikimedia Italia
verranno rinnovate durante l'assemblea, a questo proposito il Presidente
[[Utente:Aubrey|Andrea Zanni]] invita caldamente i soci a [
Per dubbi e domande a riguardo è possibile scrivere
direttamente al Presidente all'indirizzo [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Wikimedia Italy renews its call to its members, friends and supporters to
participate in [
first ordinary meeting of 2014] which will be held '''this Saturday
(April 5)''' in Florence at the space
[http://florence.impacthub.net/Impact Hub] (Via Panciatichi 14,
The meeting is called '''at 14:00 in second call'''; it is public, but only
members up to date with the [http://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/Rinnovi payment
of the fee] can vote. To attend the meeting, you must register (free) by
filling out the [
Three of the five positions of the board of Wikimedia Italy will be
renovated during the assembly. President [[Utente:Aubrey|Andrea Zanni]]
urges members to [
For any questions about it you can write directly to the President
at [mailto:email@example.com andrea.zanni(a)wikimedia.it].
Here is the program of the day :
* 10:30 - Arrival of participants, breakfast together with the community
of The HUB and start of pre-assembly work .
* 11:00 - Presentation by the National Central Library of Florence of
the projects carried out in collaboration with Wikimedia Italia.
* 11:20 - Presentation of the project EAGLE by
[[Utente:Sannita|Sannita]], [[Utente:Laurentius|Laurentius]] and
* 11:35 - Presentation of the state of the art with respect to the
constitution for the Italian chapter of OpenStreetMap in Italy .
* 11:50 - Presentation of the project with nurses graduating at UniMI,
by [[Utente:Franciaio|Franciaio]] .
* 12:00 - Surprise!
* 12:10 - Start of pre-meeting discussions: future projects, budget for
2014 and Wikimania Esino Lario.
* 13:00 - Lunch
* 14:00 Official start of works.
* Ratification of resolutions of the Board.
* Ratification of new subscribers and members removed because of
* Amendments to Internal Regulation.
* Financial statement 2013.
* Budget for 2014, and discussions of new projects.
* Renewal of the Board.
* Any other business.
* about 18:00 end of works.
== Translate-a-thon in Grenoble ==
'''Sunday, April 13''' (from 14 to 18) the [
marathon of changes] in the city of '''Grenoble''' (France) will take
place, dedicated to the translation of Wikipedia entries by the French
version to the Italian one. The articles worked on will be just those
relating to Grenoble and its surroundings, which are currently lacking or
incomplete on Italian language Wikipedia.
A translate-a-thon , marathon of translation, is a live event limited in
time and space, in which a group of Wikipedians dedicated to the
translation of some entries on other language editions than their own. Why
promote it to Grenoble? The referent of the initiative, [[Discussioni
utente:Patafisik|Patafisik]], said: ''"I realized that in the face of a
flock of Italian speakers (of first, second or third generation) and
Italian language student, there are only a few items on it.wiki about the
city. Then why not entice Grenoble Italians to translate the French voices
to it.wiki, as an excuse to bring them closer to the universe of Wikipedia
(and as a real improvement in the Italian language Wikipedia)?"''.
The event, organized with the support of Wikimedia Italia and hosted by
à la noix]] (the group of Wikipedians of Grenoble), is open to all: French
native speakers, Italian native speakers and polyglots, experts or newbies
of Wikipedia. In addition, you can help even at a distance: in fact, the
marathon will take place simultaneously on the wikis in French and Italian
In the [https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Raduni/Grenoble_aprile_2014event
page] you will find the list of items to work on, the contacts of the
promoters, the directions to the place and finally it is possible to signal
== EAGLE and Wiki Loves Monuments together for promoting cultural heritage
'''Good practices and innovative projects for the promotion of cultural
heritage: EAGLE & Wiki Loves Monuments''' is the title of which will be
held Friday, May 16, at Palazzo Massimo delle Terme in Rome. The event is
sponsored by [http://www.eagle-network.eu/ EAGLE (Europeana network of
Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy)] and Wikimedia Italia, with the support
of the Special Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Rome, and is
intended to deepen the discussion on how the most advanced technologies can
foster new mode of communication and promotion of cultural heritage.
On the same occasion will be announced the winners of the EAGLE special
award for [http://www.wikilovesmonuments.it/ Wiki Loves Monuments Italia
2013]; recognition will go to the best photography of inscriptions in one
of the monuments participating in the competition. The ultimate aim is to
highlight the intrinsic value of witness to the epigraphs and give them
their well-deserved visibility.
[[File:A_hand_drawn_map_of_Toulouse.png|200px|thumb|right| Map of Tolouse
in a hand-drawing style. [
Along with the other guests Emma Tracanella, coordinator of Wiki Loves
Monuments Italia since its first edition, will be present. The competition
will also take place in 2014, with Emma always directing the organizational
machine that has just set in motion again; we invite all those interested
to participate in and contribute to contact the staff at [mailto:
contatti(a)wikilovesmouments.it contatti(a)wikilovesmouments.it]. You can also
subscribe to the [http://mailman.wikimedia.it/listinfo/wlm mailing list]
devoted to the project, where in the past they were born fruitful
In the next issues of the Wikimedia News we will not fail to publish
further updates on the final program of the meeting of 16 May.
== News from Italian OpenStreetMap ==
* Last weekend, in Bologna, hundreds of people met at #SOD14, [
http://www.spaghettiopendata.org/ Spaghetti Open Data]: OSM was involved in
a number of sessions.
All OpenStreetMap news (not necessarily related to Italy) may be found [
'''Notice: this newsletter is exclusively intended for information about
Wikimedia Italia, both to its members and to the general public; as per
Art. 1, Comma 2, Legge 7 marzo 2001 no. 62, it is not an editorial
The WMNL monthly report for February is available on Meta:
It is also included as plain text below.
*COMMUNITY: supporting and mobilising volunteers and editors*[
- · *Education Extension*.
The Wikipedia Education Extension has been installed on the Dutch language
Wikipedia. This extension facilitates courses ranging from a single day to
several months and gives trainers/teachers insight in the activities of
students of these courses. The extension will be used for GLAM activities
that involve training and might be used for projects with educational
· *European Parliament in the picture*
WMNL supported a member of the community to take part in a drive to make
portrait photographs of Members of the European Parliament. Following the
photo-drive, a project was started to provide articles on all MEP's on the
Dutch language Wikipedia. This resulted in 179 new articles.
· *Female artists on Wikipedia*
A group of Wikipedians organised a writing event on female artists on
February 1; this event was supported by WMNL. The event led to an article
in a national newspaper.
· *Meeting of OTRS group*
The group of volunteers dealing with requests and questions for
NL-Wikipedia OTRS met at the WMNL office to exchange ideas and experiences.
They also gave a refresher course in working with OTRS for some of the
other volunteers present at the office.
*WORK: content, collaboration and activity development*
Preparations have begun for the WWII project. Goals of this project are:
1. To motivate people to share their knowledge about WWII by writing
articles or by uploading images.
2. Contact GLAMs for contentdonations and organise activities.
3. Cooperate with other Wikimedia chapters to stimulate exchange of
information between the different language versions of wikipedia.
As a first activity, April will be focussed on motivating people to
contribute images of all the war monuments in the Netherlands. This will
not be a photo competition in view of the sensitive nature of topic. WMNL
is cooperating with the Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei, the organisation in
charge of official remembrance ceremonies.
· *GLAM activities*.
Several GLAM partners were visited to discuss new plans for activities in
2014. Plans are being worked out with Teylers Museum, Amsterdam
Museum, Rijksmuseum, Museum Catharijneconvent, Universiteitsmuseum
Utrecht and Centraal
Museum. The activities discussed are increasingly tuned to the workflow of
GLAMs: a content donation when a new exhibition opens, followed by an
edit-a-thon or Wikipedia course at the GLAM to write articles and put the
donated content to use.
· *Wiki loves Earth.*
WMNL has started work on Wiki Loves Earth: a project to put Dutch nature in
the spotlight on Wikipedia and on Wikimedia Commons with text, images and
sound. The formula for this contest is derived from Wiki Loves Monuments,
which WMNL has organised from 2010 to 2013. Wiki Loves Earth was first
organised by Wikimedia Ukraine. Several countries will participate in 2014.
WMNL is cooperating with the Dutch association of National Parks.
· *Education Program.*
A kick-off meeting for an education program was held on the 1st of February
for community members, staff and board. As a result, WMNL developed and has
put out a call for tender for proposals to investigate the feasibility and
potential of cooperation with educational institutions in the Netherlands.
A decision on which proposal best meets the requirements of WMNL will be
made in March. Several other chapters have set up programs with
universities and other educational institutions.
· *Wikipedians in Residence.*
WMNL initiated a meeting between the managers of the Wikipedians in
Residence on the 19th of February to discuss lessons learned and
cooperation. The 6 Wikipedians in Residence in the Netherlands had a
meeting on the 24th of Februari. The notes of this meeting are public
A full overview of media coverage can be found
The WMNL newsletter of February was sent out to the subscribers.
· *meeting of executive directors*
WMNL director Sandra Rientjes attended a meeting of Executive Directors of
Wikimedia Chapters in Berlin on February 3 and 4. Focus of the meeting was
on sharing experiences in programme development, FDC-process, management
· *International meetings: Program Evaluation"*
Sebastiaan ter Burg attended the Program Evaluation hangout, it can be
viewed here <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7iMVOPRKhQ>.
· The board had a skype meeting on February 7.
· Wikidata/dbpedia workshop
· GLAMwiki Toolset workshop at the Amsterdam Museum on April 3
· General Assembly on March 29. Important topics: election of new
Board members, official approval Annual Report 2013.
Directeur/Executive Director Wikimedia Nederland
tel. (+31) (0)30 3200238
mob. (+31) (0)6 31786379
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Postbus 167 Mariaplaats 3
3500 AD Utrecht Utrecht