the new bulletin from Wikimedia Italia (#40) is available.
This time we write about the award ceremony for Authors in Wikipedia 2012
and the first steps for Wikimedia Conference 2013; there is also a news
about a new Italian law which could boost Wikisource and Wikibooks.
As usual a link has been added to meta, at
Wikimedia_chapters/Reports/Wikimedia_Italia ; raw text of the bulletin
*WikimediaNews* - no. 40 - November 28, 2012
Official bulletin from Wikimedia Italia Association.
Authors in Wikipedia
The award ceremony for the contest Authors in Wikipedia was held in Milan
on 26 November, kindly hosted by AICA <http://www.aica.it/>.
Matteo Molteni, student at Liceo Scientifico “Galileo Galilei” of Erba
(CO), won the prize for the category "New original articles" with the
article "Curculio <http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curculio_%28Plauto%29>"
Laura Beretta, another student at “Galileo Galilei”, won the prize for the
category "Translated and upgraded articles" with the article
Wikimedia Conference 2013
Preparations are underway for the organization of the Wikimedia Conference,
to be held in Milan from April 18 to April 21. Giulia
staff of Wikimedia Italia and will organize this international
event of the Wikimedia movement, hosted for the first time in Italy.
Updates and progresses in the organization of the Conference will be
gradually published on
News in brief
(Note: in the translated version only the news regarding Italy are shown)
- Italian law by decree 179/2012 dated
already in force, establishes the obligation for schools to adopt textbooks
in digital or mixed format from the school year 2013/2014 (2014/2015 for
primary schools). We do not know at the time what are the prospects for the
adoption of free digital content, but this law might be a good boost for
Wikibooks, Wikiversity and Wikisource.
In the last issue of Wikimedia News we mentioned among the beneficiaries of
the project Archeowiki the Archaeological Museum of Varese instead of Civic
Archaeological Museum of Castelleone, Cremona, which is the actual