Mauricio, from the Digitization proyect of WMAR, showing how to properly scan historical photographies and how to add metadata with an open source software.
Angie, from WMAR's Culture and Open Programme, talking about Wikimedia Commons and its potential for colaborative archives.
Santa Fe city's archives training programme
Our Culture and Open Program first in-person activity since pandemics was held in Santa Fe city, with our partners from Education and Culture office (Municipio de Santa Fe) with whom we had already offered several activities during 2021 (a series of webinars and two photograph collections uploaded to Wikimedia Commons). Specially aimed for archivist, the idea was to learn about the different processes for photographs to be correctly organized, conserved and digitized, so they could be part of the "Archivo de la imagen documental santafesina" as well as be accesible vía Wikimedia Commons. More than 40 people were involved on these two-day trainings. The next and last meeting will be on June to upload together with the participants the digitized content to Commons.
Though these events were face-to-face this time, we offered with Santa Fe's municipality the complete streaming of the event. You can find it here.
Image Description Week
Wikimedia Argentina participated from the Image Description Week organized by the Foundation's GLAM team with two proposals: Conversations on the role of images in the construction of cultural narratives from a critical, contextualized and accessible perspective, with DALAT (Accesibility on digital devices) + ICOM CECA LAC (Education office of ICOM), plus a demonstration on Wikipedia's ALT text feature; and a conversation around Zugasti Collection of indigenous related photographs and their descriptions, by No'Lhametwet Indigenous Documentation Center. In addition, we worked with ISA Tool with these pictures. More than 50 people participated on these conversations that we started developing the previous month with the Add an image feature and GLAM professionals.
First time approaching popular libraries
On April Wikimedia Argentina, as well as other regional chapters, received the collaboration of an intern as a result of the Fellowship Program. Fabián Mamaní is librarian an works on two community-driven libraries in Jujuy, a province located in the north of Argentina. Motivated by this, we designed together a survey for popular libraries from all the country to know what is their current situation, as well as their demands and needs; afterwards, we prepeared a series of workshops for them to learn how Wikimedia projects can improve their visibility as well as their communitie's on the internet. These workshops starts on June and are supported by Jujuy's National University. By now, more than 120 people answered this survey and were invited to participate to the training programme.
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