[Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Hungary Report - September 2010

Bence Damokos bence.damokos at wiki.media.hu
Mon Oct 18 15:19:32 UTC 2010

The September edition of Wikimedia Hungary Report is available at:

For your convenience it is copied below:

*Wikimedia Hungary Report*
*Vol 3 Issue 2*
*September 2010*
*Prepared by: Bence Damokos*

This is an update on Wikimédia Magyarország's activities covering September
Meetings Confucius Institute

On 6 September, members of Wikimedia Hungary met with the staff of the
Confucius Institute – the Chinese Studies department of Eötvös Lóránd
Science University, Budapest – to discuss a possible collaboration on
improving articles on Chinese topics in the Hungarian Wikipedia. The
discussion was focused on the Chinese related policies and guidelines and
related technical questions of the Hungarian Wikipedia community, but the
possibility of a future WikiProject-like collaboration was mentioned, as
 Library 2.0 meeting

On 29 September we have participated in a meeting organized as part of the
European Union funded Library 2.0 programme of the Hungarian National
Szécheny Library aimed at involving librarians in editing and improving
Wikipedia. The work of the librarians is coordinated by a project manager
chosen by the Library Institute, while we have agreed to provide support and
training in using Wikipedia, initially by setting up a WikiProject with the
list of topics related to libraries and librarianship that they will focus
on. As many of the 15-20 librarians (including students of the trade) were
new to Wikipedia, we have offered to give a workshop on editing at a
upcoming training event of the National Library in October.
 Book contest

On 16 September we closed the nomination phase of our Book creation contest
(see previous report<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_chapters/Reports/Wikim%C3%A9dia_Magyarorsz%C3%A1g/August_2010#Book_contest>).
13 books have been entered on a wide range of topics (from an overview on
Hittites, through metal working and the culture of Miskolc, to a book on
Formula–1 champions), that demonstrated to us that there are a number of
fields where the Hungarian Wikpedia has a very good coverage.

Out of the 13 entrants the 5-member jury have chosen the five best (it was a
very close call) that will be improved through October and will be printed
by PediaPress for a upcoming two-day wikimeetup and Wikimedia Hungary
General Meeting in November in Veszprém.
 Content donation: Dictionary of Hungarian Literature of Romania

On 10 September Wikimedia Hungary the Kriteron Publishing House (based in
Cluj-Napoca) and the Transylvanian Museum Society have signed an agreement
to release the first four volumes of the Dictionary of Hungarian Literature
of Romania (Romániai magyar irodalmi lexikon) under the Creative Commons
Attribution - Sharealike 3.0 licence so about four thousand entries on
Hungarian literature can be added to and improved in the Hungarian

We are very happy about this agreement as the dictionary has been a primary
resource for Wikipedia's articles on the Hungarian literature of Romania,
and the possibility to build on the resource rather than just cite it will
have huge benefits for presenting this field (especially, as there are few
online resources available for this topic).
 Wikipedia 10 conference

Organization of the 10 years of Wikipedia
<http://konferencia.wikimedia.hu/> conference
for 15 January 2010 has been ongoing in September. Our priorities for this
month have been inviting and confirming the presenters, keynote speakers and
guest of honour of the conference.

Szilveszer E. Vizi, former president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
has agreed to open the conference as guest of honour. Frank Schulenburg, the
Head of Public Outreach of the Wikimedia Foundation will be in Hungary to
give a keynote presentation on the WMF Public Policy Initiative. The other
presenters of the conference have also accepted our invitation. We are
currently looking for one or two more people to participate in a panel
discussion on Wikipedia.

The priorities for October are promoting the conference among future
attendees, finding a suitable venue and setting up a dedicated conference
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