IAML Italy organized training course, online, in collaboration with the museums, archives and libraries Wikidata group (GWMAB) and the University of Pavia - Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage.
GWMAB is a working group founded in October 2020 and aims to investigate how italian libraries, museums and archives can contribute and improve the integration of their metadata into Wikidata, to facilitate access to cultural resources on the web and provide an informal space to share information, experiences and knowledge about Wikidata.
On November 12th from 16:00 to 17:30 Valeria Luti from Archivio Ricordi and Marta Arosio and Marco Chemello from Wikimedia Italy have presented "The data integration project of the Archivio Ricordi in Wikimedia". Archivio Ricordi (Ricordi Historical Archive) is committed to donate content to Wikipedia, Wikisource and Wikidata. By sharing contents from its library collections and archive (publications, images, texts), the Archive intends to enhance its heritage and contribute to the improvement of Wikipedia entries, open access and open content. All wikipedian/ wikimedian can contribute to this project. Information here: https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progetto:GLAM/Archivio_Ricordi.
Due to this collaboration, public domain and freely licensed media are available on the Archive website, here: https://www.archivioricordi.com/chi-siamo/glam-archivio-ricordi#/. Much of them have already been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Media_from_Archivio_Storico_Ricordi
Creative Commons Certificate
Five people from Wikimedia Italia (some of the staff, volunteers and board) took part at Creative Commons Certificate course, that ended the last week of November. The 10-week online course, composed of readings, quizzes, discussions, and practical exercises to develop learners’ open skill, provides an in depth study of Creative Commons licenses—helping to become an expert in open licensing and the Commons. People attending the course learn how to adapt and innovate on existing openly licensed materials, keeping Wikimedia’s knowledge base relevant and up to date. For sure this course will help the whole community of Wikimedia Italia in the new projects (that are already in the pipeline). Challenging and very useful traingin course!
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