The Wikimedia language committee has approved the launch of the Neapolitan Wikisource project at the end of November. On Multilingual Wikisource, the pages in Neapolitan are more than 10,000, and a growing interest is arising around the Wikisource projects as a whole, also as a consequence of the annual itWikiCon meetings, that strengthened the community of the Italian speaking users. The Neapolitan language has over 7,500,000 native speakers, distributed mainly between Italy and North America.
WLM 2018 national and local awards
The national winners of WLM 2018 in Italy were announced by Wikimedia Italia in late November. Right after, the volunteers who promoted the contest at regional level also revealed their local winners and organized events to celebrate the best photographers.
On December the 1st, the award ceremony of WLM Tuscany occurred in Pistoia. The event celebrated a long effort regarding specifically the province of Pistoia this year. WLM in Tuscany was a final result of an accurate process of creation of wikidata items and requests for permission processed by local authorities (there is no FOP in Italy). It also celebrated the overwhelming percentage of uploaded files from Tuscany (circa 40% of the national global upload in 2018). A second local ceremony was held in Piombino, Livorno, on December the 22nd and a third one is scheduled in Pescia on February the 3rd. A press review about WLM2018 in Tuscany is available on meta.
An award ceremony was also organized in Verona to celebrate the winners of the second edition of Wiki Loves Veneto: the event took place on December 7th at Biblioteca Civica di Verona, that also hosted an exhibition of the best photographs collected in Veneto this year. Also, on December in Abruzzo the first edition of Wiki Loves Abruzzo had two award cerimonies, on 27th in the city of Giulianova, and on 30th in the city of Guardiagrele.
University of Teramo European Documentation Centre (CDE)
The European Documentation Centre of the University of Teramo is leading a Project born under The 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, with the support of The Representation in Italy of the European Commission and the Italian Network of the European Documenttation Centres (EDCs). The Project is called "Communities4Heritage: Heritage and Communities to promote the Cultural Heritage" with the Case study "Guardiagrele Wiki". The Project has started on October 31th, 2018, and is still running, to improve students' Information Literacy competences, digital skills (according to DIG.COMP.2.1.), to add value to Abruzzo with a pilot case in the ancient and well-known village Guardiagrele. In the Project are involved the Municipality (partner also for Wiki Loves Abruzzo), the Guardiagrele Opera Festival, Cultural Institutions, and famous Chef and Sommelier for the wine and food local cultural heritage.