GLAM/Newsletter/November 2014/Contents/Spain report
Picasso, first Galipedia edit-a-thon, course in Biblioteca Reina Sofía and free portraits
First edit-a-thon in Picasso Foundation of Málaga
The Fundación Picasso, with the collaboration of Wikimedia Spain, organized last month an edit-a-thon in its museum Casa Natal in Málaga, the birthplace of the famous Spanish artist. Picasso was born in October, and every October, Picasso Foundation organizes different cultural activities to commemorate this, know as "Octubre Picassiano". This year there was an edit-a-thon about Picasso and its relationship with Málaga. On Monday, November 3rd, there was a talk to introduce Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects, and finally, November 8th, the edit-a-thon was carried out. More than 25 kb were added on Wikipedia and different articles about Picasso, his work and life were edited in Spanish and English. Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons were also improved. Fundación Picasso provided bibliography about the artist from its library and participants could improve their editing abilities thanks to a Wikipedia volunteer who run the event.
First edit-a-thon about Galician Science Day at Biblioteca Intercentros in Lugo
On Saturday, November 8th, the first edit-a-thon for Galipedia was celebrated. This was organized by Biblioteca Intercentros do Campus de Lugo, Galipedia community, Proxéctate en Galego and Wikimedia España. This event was organized because the Galician Science Day, and took place at Biblioteca Intercentros of Santiago University in Lugo. Near 20 people attended the event and edited on Galipedia. The organization provided a list of science articles to be improved and there were some talks, and a meet-up at the end.
See also Wikipedia:Primeiro editatón do Día da Ciencia en Galego
First Wikipedia course at University Library Reina Sofía in Valladolid
The University Library Reina Sofía of the Valladolid University and Wikimedia Spain organized the first Wikipedia course at the library Reina Sofía of Valladolid University. The course, with four sessions, let attendants improve their knowledge about Wikipedia with the guide of different wikipedians. This course provided university credits to the participants.
Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT) and Museo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (MUNCYT), with the support of Wikimedia Spain, freely shared more than 100 portraits by Eulogia Merle of Spanish scientists on Wikimedia Commons. FECYT and Wikimedia Spain, with other four science museums of different cities, will organize six simultaneous edit-a-thons about Spanish scientists and inventors on December, 13th and 14th.