Amical Wikimedia/April 2014


Edit-a-thon and Backstage Pass at Museu del Disseny de Barcelona- April 2014
10 hours edit-a-thon for 100 design students

During April we did the central activity of the project where we are mixing GLAM and EDU with the Design Museum of Barcelona. Around 400 students in 25 classrooms of 13 design schools are improving Wikipedia Articles. On April 25 we did a 10 hours long design editathon (organized in groups from 10 to 20 people) at the Documentation Center of the Museum. Click here to see more pics. It was the opening day of the documentation center so students could behave as beta testers. One of the good points was doing it graduatelly with small groups so we could help them personally and also that they could take the books back home (15 days free-rent), so Wikipedia articles are being improved since then. We also did a backstage pass to the warehouse of the documentation center and a general guided tour to the building.

  • April 3rd- Conference: Projectes voluntaris i col·laboratius de traducció (Volunteer driven translation projects) at Col·legi de Doctors i Llicenciats (url): 25 attendees - Kippelboy
  • 28th January to 14th April — Il·lustraciència Award from Associació Catalana de Comunicació Científica (Catalan Asociation of Science Comunication) give to the participants the option to accept Wikimedia Commons upload of their artworks. Post in the blog 12th february. Results: 211 artworks liberated (upload soon)
  • April 10th - Public presentation of Wikiproject Barcelona's popular culture (done in collaboration with Town council)
  • April 25th - 10 hours design editathon at the Museu del Disseny de Barcelona. (100 attendees)
Image supported by Amical Wikimedia
  • April 3rd - Scientific Committee meeting for organizing "Libraries and heritage conference" at Ateneu Barcelonès in Nov 20. Kippelboy
  • April 4th - GLAMwiki projects planning meeting with Museu Blau-Natural History Museum in Barcelona. Vàngelis Villar
  • April 22d - GLAMwiki projects planning meeting with National Archaeology Museum in Tarragona- Kippelboy & Lluis_tgn
  • April 22d - GLAMwiki projects planning meeting with local Hemerotèque in Tarragona- Kippelboy & Lluis_tgn
  • April 22d - GLAMwiki follow up meeting with Victor Balaguer Museum- Kippelboy
  • April 28th - Meeting with Lavinia Productora to talk about a project proposal- Kippelboy
  • April 29th - Follow up Meeting with Head of Catalan Public Libraries Network- Kippelboy
  • April 30th - Introduction GLAMWIKI Meeting with Sitges Museums Director- Kippelboy


UOC: First EU university with a Wikipedian in Residence
1st Wikipedian in Residence in a EU University.

User Jey is the brand new Wikipedian in Residence of the Open University of Catalonia. Project has been designed in phases. On this phase 1 his main goals will be mapping the already published Open Materials in the universty (CC-BY-SA docs, Opencoursewares,...), specially focusing on Audiovisual materials (videos). Also mapping the teachers who are already doing Wikipedia-related projects and trying to scale this opportunities to the rest of the proffessors. The first phase of the residency will last from April to July 2014.

wikiArS exhibition at Badalona central Library Can Casacuberta
Meeting between School of Art and Design of Tarragona, the National Museum of Archeology of Tarragona and Amical Wikimedia (Dvdgmz & Lluis_tgn).
  • April 8th - Wikipedian in Residence at Open University of Catalonia planning meeting- Kippelboy
  • April 8th - Design edit-a-thon planning meeting- Kippelboy
  • April 8th - Wikipedia introduction meeting with Dr in Maths didactics from UPC (Joan Gómez)- Kippelboy
  • wikiArS
    • April 10th - Meeting at Nacional Arqueological Museum of Tarragona with Museum curators and four students from School of Art that are in intership with Amical. See the assignments here. Lluis_tgn, Dvdgmz
    • April 28th - Meeting at Llotja, supervision of 10 students in internship, with teachers Alicia Gallego and Elvira Dominguez. Dvdgmz
    • April 29th - Meeting with I.Labastida from UB. Exploring options of participation in wikiArS. Dvdgmz


Catalan Culture barnstar
Catalan Cultural Challenge

On april 15ht ended the first edition of multilingual Catalan Cultural Challenge on Wikipedia: 792 articles created or expanded by 50 volunteers in 92 languages. It was a public writing competition around Catalan culture. The goal of this first edition was to improve and translate this list of 50 notable people into as many languages as possible. Winners got great Prizes and Barnstars. It run from 00:01 16 March until 23:59 15 April 2014 (CET UTC+01:00). The contest was simple in structure, based on a KISS point system: You get points while improving articles, with the goal for each participant to gain as many points as possible. Our primary mission and goal (Amical) is for the sum of all human knowledge to be available in Catalan and for all knowledge about Catalan culture to also be available in every language. This project has been just one of our first international steps.

  • April 10th - Wikiwomen project planing meeting with Barcelona Towncouncil Gender gap deputy and programme managers.- Kippelboy


Amical is awarded with National Culture Prize

The National Council for Arts and Culture (CoNCA) decided to award one of its ten annual prizes to Amical Wikimedia in recognition for its work of promoting Catalan language and culture and the free knowledge. The award ceremony will be celebrated on June 2nd with the presence of the Catalan president, Artur Mas. The prize is supplied with 15,000 euro.

  • April 16th — Monthly meeting via IRC chat of the Catalan Wikimedia community.
  • The Jury formed by Arnaugir, KRLS, Quimgil and MuRe decides to grant all 7 candidates which asked for receiving a scolarship to attend Wikimania 2014 in London. The initial expected amount was €350 (for each one of the 10 available scolparships), but since fewer have been granted, the amount has increased to €500. The grantees are the following users:
    • Coentor, from València (Valencian Country)
    • Lluis tgn, from Tarragona (Catalonia)
    • ESM, from Mollerussa (Lleida, Catalonia)
    • F3RaN, based in Berlin
    • dvdgmz, from Premià de Mar (Barcelona, Catalonia)
    • barcelona, from Barcelona (Catalonia)
    • Davidpar, from Palafrugell (Girona, Catalonia)
  • Renewed our presence in the Census of entities for the promotion of the language of the Catalan Government ("Cens d'entitats de foment de la llengua"), which exempts donations for Amical from paying some taxes
  • Finished Amical's first quarterly FDC report.
  • Amical joins the Statement of Intent proposed by the Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU.



See also