The ceremony held at MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome) celebrates the 2016 edition in which the images of over 6000 Italian monuments have been made available. The meeting was attended by Francesco Palumbo (MiBACT), Flavia Marzano (Rome Municipality) and the national and regional coordinations of the italian contest. More info here.
Open by default meeting
On February the 1st the Department of Cultural Heritage Sciences (DISPAC) of the University of Salerno hosted a seminar, organized by the University Libraries Center, on dissemination, research and development of cultural heritage through Wikimedia projects. The meeting was held on the occasion of the sixteenth anniversary of Wikipedia and the 1lib1ref campaign. The librarians of the GLAM/AIB Campania working group contributed to 58 articles under the campaign. More info on it.wiki.
European GLAMwiki Coordinators meeting
On 16th and 17th of February the 2nd European GLAMwiki Coordinators Meeting has been hosted at the UNESCO Headquarters, in Paris. Paolo Brambilla, GLAM project manager for Wikimedia Italy, has attendend the meeting on behalf of the Italian chapter. The two-days meeting follows the 2015 edition and the aim was to share skills and best practices, coordinate projects, and consolidate connections between parts of our movement.
Some members of the variuos European chapters have made their presentation on GLAM projects they're running or they're going to run for the next few months. Other presentations have been made by some invited guests coming from the Foundation, Europeana, Histropedia, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision / Open Cultuur Data and the European Space Agency. The afternoon time has been spent for parallel workshops on different topics, such as tools for the massive upload of images on Commons or the development of structured data for different GLAM wiki projects.
On February 25-26th at Chiaromonte Municipality: on Saturday a workshop about Wikipedia with an editathon related to local history and monuments; on sunday a mapping party in the historical center and surroundings. Organizers and participants: Paola Liliana Buttiglione, Luigi Catalani, Gabriele Nolé, Saverio Giulio Malatesta, Virginia Cirilli, Lucia Marsicano.
Luca Martinelli held a seminar on digital libraries and Wikidata addressed to librarians and archivists at the Library of Social Sciences, University of Florence. More info on the AIB website.
WMI coordinators meetup in Rome
A training day for Wikimedia Italia regional coordinators was held on February 5th. It was also an opportunity to welcome the new coordinators for 2017 and to exchange and develop ideas about GLAM and educational projects and how to achieve them.