In April 20th AIB (Italian Libraries Association) and Wikimedia Italy have signed a two-year agreement with which they are committed to collaborate to promote free knowledge in Italian libraries and among industry staff. In June this agreement was published and widespread by media. The two Associations are aimed to work together to promote initiatives that encourage the spread of open licenses and the free re-use of digitized works of Italian libraries.
Wikisource at the Philosophy Library of Sapienza University
In the month of June the Philosophy Library of Sapienza University, in collaboration with the students of the high school Liceo Giulio Cesare in Rome and with Wikimedia Italia, started a project aimed at digitalizing a book on the italian edition of Wikisource. The students worked at the proofreading of the text (a rare italian translation of Plato's dialogues by the philosopher Francesco Acri) from July 6th to July 23rd, and the result of their efforts is now completed and on-line. More informations (in Italian) here.
New GLAM project at Trento Municipal Library
On May 1st, 2017 Trento Municipal Library in cooperation with Servizio Civile Universale Provinciale and Wikimedia Italia has started a new GLAM project: Geografie del mondo antico (Geographies of the Early modern period). The aims of the project are:
to digitize some documents and post-product already digitized images of old maps and cartographic prints from the Early modern period (XVII-XVIII century);
to increase Wikimedia Commons heritage with public domain images (around 600 new files);
to create links between Catalogo Bibliografico Trentino (bibliographic catalog) and Commons images and vice versa.
On June 8, 8 and 13 begun at San Giorgio Library the GLAM project on Pistoia with the first training initiative on Wikipedia. On september/october will be held two more courses on Wikipedia for library users and for librarians and a training initiative on Open street map.