GLAM/Newsletter/December 2011/Contents/Italy report
Creative Commons conference
During the Creative Commons Italia 2011 session of the 2011 NEXA Conference for Internet & Society in Turin, three presentations were given by Wikimedians. Ioldana Pensa (iopensa) spoke on the "Share Your Knowledge" project, Patrica Frias talked about the experience of the Cariplo Foundation within the "Share Your Knowledge" project and Andrea Zanni introduced people to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects.
The presentations highlighted the links between Creative Commons, Wikimedia projects and the involvement of cultural institutions in adopting a Creative Commons attribution share-alike license on their documentation to contribute to Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikisource and the other Wikimedia projects. The synergy between Creative Commons, Wikimedia projects and cultural institutions are at the centre of the "Share Your Knowledge" project.
The experience of Cariplo Foundation within Share Your Knowledge was presented during Creative Commons Italia 2011 conference by Patricia Frias, in charge of the Foundation international relationships. Fondazione Cariplo is the major Italian private grant-maker liked to other Italian and international foundations. In 2010 Cariplo foundation supported the project Share Your Knowledge; in March 2011 it participated in it by adopting the Creative Commons attribution share-alike license on their art collection catalogue (around 800 images and artworks descriptions in Italian and English); in November 2011 Cariplo foundation started actively collaborating in the project by co-curating the first press conference (November 30th), by involving its staff from all departments (November 23rd) and by presenting the project to its Art and Culture Commission (December 21st). Cariplo Foundation included Share Your Knowledge within its institutional strategy and it linked it to its development and quality programs.