acho que a explicacao do projeto do Liam abaixo pode ser de interesse de outros nessa lista



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From: Liam Wyatt <>
Date: Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: Br-project + GLAM: Mutirão Intersecção
To: Jessie Wild <>
Cc: Carolina Rossini <>, Nevio <>

Hi Jessie, thank you for passing this along.

Hello Nevio,
Good to hear that there are some interesting local/regional history projects happening in Brasil.
I'm not precisely sure how you intend to present the results of your work but you might be interested in a pilot project that has happened here in Australia as it might be applicable to you:

It uses MediaWiki software combined with googleMaps to create a local history wiki map service for the South Australian town called "Mallala": This is an example of a localwiki The Mallala project was innovative not only for the combination of the technologies but also because it combined the local knowledge of the older people in the town (in the retirement villages) with the local high school students who could teach them how to use the computers. The two groups met in the local library and used the library's computers. What they did was place a digital "pin" on the map (as you can see on the website homepage) and then they were presented with a form where they could fill out various pieces of information in a structured way about that place. For example, they could chose the form for "building" and then would be given a form with appropriate questions to describe the building in a structured way. This way the children learned about their local history, the old people could learn about the technology and also share their heritage.

The big difference with this and Wikipedia was:
1) it is a relatively "closed" project that has relevance to the local people but not really to the wider world
2) it does not have the "notability" and "referencing" requirements that Wikipedia does. In Wikipedia most of their articles would not be accepted as their subjects are too insignificant for an encyclopedia even if they are important to the local people (e.g. where the local supermarket was in 1950).

Perhaps that might be a methodology for publishing your work?

If you are working with existing museums/cultural organisations and you want to integrate their content with Wikipedia specifically then there are several ways to do this and it very much depends on the requirements/problems/abilities of the individual institutions. If you have the resources, and the institution is willing, I would recommend placing a "Wikipedian in Residence" at the biggest institution(s) so they can be "inside" the museum as my friend is doing at the moment with a museum in America and I previously did with the British Musuem in London.

I hope this helps!

-Liam / Witty lama
Peace, love & metadata

On 7 January 2011 00:39, Jessie Wild <> wrote:
Liam -

How are you? Hope all is well in the land down-under (if you are even down-under right now? You seem to travel so much I suppose you could be anywhere!).

I wanted to introduce Nevio Carlos de Alarcao, a member of the community in Brazil.  He is working on a project called "Mutirão Intersecção" which aims to work with historical societies in Brasilia.  He had a few questions on how it related to the broader GLAM work, and so I thought I would put you in contact.  [Note: Carolina is helping here at WMF on the broader Brazilian strategy.]

Thanks so much!

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Subject: Br-project + GLAM: Mutirão Intersecção
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2011 09:18:49 -0800
From: Carolina Rossini <>
To: Jessie Wild <>, nevio carlos de alarcão <>


the msg below explains the Mutirão Intersecção, developed by Nevio and aimed to build and publish content into the Commons, Wikipedia-pt and others. It brings a regional/cultural focus. 

Could you put us in contact with the GLAM people you have mentioned when we met Nevio?





Hi everyone, my name is Nevio, I’m from Wikimedia Brazil and have contributed to many projects in Brazil. It's a pleasure to meet all of you. I ask your close attention since I'm not a native English speaker. So, if you don't understand something from my email or if you need additional clarification let me know.


I was born in Brasilia, the Brazil's capital and I'm going to present to you the Intersection Project. 


In 1892, a Belgian astronomer named Luis Cruls was hired by the Brazilian government to lead a group of scientists to explore the central part of the country – which later future capital of Brazil was built. This expedition was known as the Cruls Mission.


Among these scientists there were public health scientists, geologists, botanics, and so on. Under Cruls guiding they left Rio de Janeiro, crossing Uberaba by train and, finally, arrived in Pirenopolis by horses and mules. They surveyed the whole central plateau of Brazil and made several astounding discoveries. As the most important accomplishment, they settle four points, each one on a corners of the Federal District, where Brasilia lays today.


My Intersection Project aims to explore the same area as the Cruls Mission did and I have divided it into four quadrants bounded by the bisectors Northwest-Northeast; Southeast-Northeast; Southeast- Southwest, and Southwest-Northwest. This area ranges from the crossing of the roads Eixo Rodoviário and Monumental Road, in the very center of master plan of capital - that is the so-called Brasilia Ground Zero. The area is also divided into rings (inner ring and the first ring).


In the subsection "inner ring" will be listed articles directly related to DF and its administrative areas. In the "first ring" subsection it will be listed the articles related directly to the surroundings of the DF, extended to the following cities boundaries  St Francisco-MG (East), Ipameri GO (South), Goiás Velho, GO (west) and Alto Paraíso-GO (north).

The project intends to be an ethno-geographical and economical study divided into five dimensions:

1.      Places, encompassing mapping and survey information about the other dimensions such as cities, towns, squares, monuments, sights, museums, etc;

2.      Topography and hydrology, encompassing the study of hills, mountains, plateaus, valleys, dams, lakes, ponds, rivers, streams and waterfalls;

3.      Fauna and Flora, encompassing mammals, birds, trees and flowers.

4.      People, including complete biographies of famous persons and interviews with ordinary people; and

5.      Small Businesses, including the study of individual entrepreneurs, micro, small and medium size firms in agriculture and industry, commerce and service sectors of local economy, with emphasis on sustainable business.


Thank you.