Wiki Movimento Brasil developed an interactive, mobile and bandwidth-friendly application for Wiki Loves Monuments participants to discover the monuments around them and send images directly from the app. It was inspired by the Monumental map application, but built to require low bandwidth for mobile users, that compose the majority of the internet users profile in Brazil. The tool, called Wiki Loves Brasil, is available in Toolforge and had more than 3 thousand images uploaded by 24 users during the contest in September. Tests of functionality were made with organizers of WLM contests in other countries, namely Suriname (wlmsu) and Portugal (wlmpt). This is the first step towards full integration of Wikidata with the contest.
Wiki Takes São Carlos was an initiative to increase the amount / quality of information about the city of São Carlos, settled in São Paulo State, available in Wikimedia projects in Portuguese. Fundação Pró-Memória de São Carlos (FPMSC), the governmental agency responsible for the cultural heritage preservation, listed around 500 buildings as "of historical interest", because they are settled in the historical center of the city. This was a huge challenge for Wiki Take's team, but we documented more than half of them during a three-days-photowalk, as you may see below in printscreens of WLM app. Before Wiki Takes, the city had only 4 historical buildings with pictures in Wikimedia Commons.
Organized an edit-a-thon about the city, creating 7 new articles and improving other 27: 140KBytes Added.
Wiki Movimento Brasil Strategy 2023-2025
The Wiki Movimento Brasil (WMB) Strategy defines and guides WMB' s agency on the activation, coordination and social transformation of open knowledge. The axes of this strategic planning, to be implemented between 2023 and 2025, are:
Deepen and direct networks of governance within the Wikimedia Movement
This document is the result of a year-long strategic process organized by Wiki Movimento Brasil, started on November 1st 2021. The application of this planning begins in 2023 and hard a trienio. The implementation of this plan begins in 2023 and will continue for three years. The document was approved on November 2nd 2022, at the General Assembly of Wiki Movimento Brasil. The research, drafting and consolidation methodology is available for consultation. A glossary of key-terms is also available for consultation.
GLAM initiatives during this period (2023-2025) will be aligned with all the axes of Wiki Movimento Brasil (WMB) Strategy. Our main guidelines will be to geographical (out of Rio de Janeiro - São Paulo axe), ethnic and culturally (focusing on underrepresented communities) diversify GLAM-Wiki partnerships (axe 3), and, consequently, to promote knowledge equity as hard as possible, by the listening of the needs, the articulation and the support to people and institutions, providing equitable / healthy / friendly spaces of decision-making (axe 4). Some expected results are the outspread of local and autonomous governances and agencies and also the emergence of interwiki projects based on the collaboration among our GLAM partners (axe 2). We also want to identify mutual challenges with regional and global communities contributing to the strategic processes of the Wikimedia Movement (axe 3), always keeping one eye on the technological needs, sharing processes and helping each other to improve the access to open knowledge and the user experience on-Wiki (axe 1).