From August 1th, WikiDonne is hosting 1day1woman online edit-a-thon for write or improve articles about notable women in any field and any time. To celebrate Wikimania 2017 in Montreal, this edit-a-thon without end date focuses mostly on ethnic groups, Indigenous women, Canadian women and peace activists.
August 19th started Interwiki Women, a new collaboration between users from WikiDonne and users from Armenia and Argentina for the reciprocal writing of missing women biographies. Organizer: Camelia Boban.
10,000 pages with contents from BEIC
In August, we reached more than 10,000 pages of Wikimedia projects with contents from Biblioteca europea di informazione e cultura (BEIC). The BEIC wiki-GLAM project is running since 2014. Pages containing images from BEIC now are seen more than 11 million times a month on 200+ Wikimedia projects, on 180+ languages - that is 260 million potential image views from the beginning of the project! Many of the images are digitized frontispieces from ancient books, but a big part comes also from the 16,900 photographs of the Paolo Monti online collection, the largest release of a notable contemporary photographer's collection ever, and the biggest one-shot donation from Italy.