#1Lib1Ref: Serbian Librarians achieved great results
The global reference editing campaign #1Lib1Ref has placed Serbia at the top of wiki communities that have added the highest number of references. A total of 30 editors of Serbian Wikipedia added as many as 4.052 missing references! The absolute winner of this action is the user др Милорад Димић, who added 1.230 references, which placed him at the second place in the world!
The second best participant in Serbia, the user Gzanag added 577 references, followed by user Ziva73 with 408 entries, Ojce with 340, and user 11sasapus11 who added 336 references. These 5 editors were placed on the list of Top 10 best editors of the global campaign.
Wikimedia Serbia awarded the best 10 editors with vouchers for the purchase of books and goodie bags, but also organized fine catering at the University Library for the final event.
The most active participants were librarians from University Library “Svetozar Marković”, where one workshop and prize-giving event were held.
Wikimedia Serbia participated for the first time in the campaign of adding data to Wikidata, thus improving the coverage of information and creating the largest global database. The FindingGLAMs Challenge ran from February 17 to 23, 2020.
As a result of this campaign, Wikidata was increased by 337 added cultural institutions, almost 10 thousand added references and 7,910 improved items on cultural institutions.
For the first time, Wikimedia Serbia participated in the action of adding data to Wikidata and contributed with 129,029 items on cultural institutions, 93 improved items and 59 added references to the items. The participants of this action made a big step towards achieving the Wikidata mission and increasing the amount of data on cultural institutions on the Internet.
Public domain, open media, open knowledge - Panel discussion
Within the framework of the International Public Domain Day 2020, Wikimedia Serbia participated in a panel discussion ,,Public Media, Open Media, Open Knowledge". The focus was on highlighting the importance of the public domain in science, education, culture, and the arts. Panel discussion participants were Aleksandra Popovic (University Library “Svetozar Markovic”), Tamara Butigan Vučaj (Department for Digital Library Development and Microfilming, National Library of Serbia, DARIAH-ERIC, Council of Europe Network), Nebojsa Ratkovic (Educational Program, Wikimedia of Serbia), Gorana Gomirac (GLAM Program, Wikimedia of Serbia) and Nevenka Antic (Creative Commons of Serbia).
Milorad Dimić, Intermedichbo (1st place)
The second 1Lib1Ref Workshop in Serbia
The first 1Lib1Ref Workshop in Serbia
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