Amical Wikimedia/January 2015

Welcome to Amical Wikimedia monthly report of January 2015

January 2015
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Girona brand new Public Library

New round of Wikipedia workshops to Catalan Network of Public Libraries
2 years ago we started a experimental project with the Catalan Network of Public Libraries, expecting they will become our real network on Catalan territory. We did a round of 5 Wikipedia workshops in counties central library branches to train the librarians. Two years later, more than 100 Catalan Public libraries are somehow active on Wikipedia, and some of them are even self-organizing edit-a-thons, activities, workshops or Wiki takes. That's why this 2015 we did a new second round of 4h long Wikipedia workshop to public librarians in the cities on Lleida, Barcelona, Tarragona, Tortosa and Girona so we can train a new generation of wiki-librarians. And yes, with Visual Editor is much more easier!! As a commitment from their side, each one of them took the "assignment" to create/expand a Wikipedia article before Feb 20. here is the list of the articles that are being created.

Ongoing programs


Here you have a list of all the ongoing programs/projects that Amical is promoting during 2015.



Here you have a list of all the educational projects Amical is actually promoting, sorted by University




  • Jan 7 - Follow up meeting with Design Museum of Barcelona. Kippelboy
  • Jan 9 - Follow up meeting of the Wikiproject with the Biblioteca Museu Víctor Balaguer. Kippelboy
  • Jan 13- Meeting with Museu de la Musica to plan big activity for International Music Day on June 21. Kippelboy
  • Jan 15 - Follow up meeting with Barcelona Museum Network Wikiproject leaders. Kippelboy
  • Jan 15 - Meeting with Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum educational department to plan our 2015 collaboration. Kippelboy
  • Jan 20 - Meeting with Heritage department of Government of Catalonia to assist them on open licensing their material. Kippelboy
  • Jan 20 - Meeting with Catalan Filmothèque to plan a 2015 collaboration. Kippelboy
  • Jan 20 - Participation on the board meeting of the Year of the libraries in Catalonia. Kippelboy


  • Jan 8- 22 - Fourth and fifth (last) sessions of the seminar about Wikipedia and its sister projects, aimed to secondary school teachers. The slides can be found here: 01, 02, 03, 04, and 05. ESM
  • Jan 8 - Introduction to Wikipedia to a secondary school (teamed up with local library) - Kippelboy, barcelona
  • Jan 12 - Final meeting of 1st semester of philology students reviewing Wikipedia barcelona
  • Jan 13 - Conference on Digital content Managing at University of Barcelona. Kippelboy
  • Jan 15 - 5th edition of our collaboration wikiproject with museum studies. Kick of at Pompeu Fabra university. Kippelboy
  • Jan 20 - Conference about author rights, free licenses and Wikimedia Commons at "La Industrial" school of art (Barcelona) as part of wikiArS initiative. Dvdgmz
  • Jan 20 - Conference about Wikipedia as a way to reduce social gap at University of Girona. 70 attendees Kippelboy
  • During the month. wikiArS exhibition at Mataró Libraries.

  • Jan 14 - Meeting with University of Barcelona brasilian literature teacher to draft a new eduwiki project.Kippelboy
  • Jan 15 - Meeting with Open University of Catalonia to plan our 2015 collaboration. Kippelboy
  • Jan 30 - Meeting with Javier Hidalgo and Anna López to organize WikiArs exhibition itinerance arround Maresme. Vàngelis Villar
  • Jan 24 - Intervention at the board meeting of Federació de Moviments de Renovació Pedagògica de Catalunya (Pedagogical Renewal Movements Federation) in Vilanova i la Geltrú. Aiming entities members to: participate at VP:PDG (pedagogy wikiproject); to promote Wikipedia on classroom; and to liberate pedagogy texts. ~25 attenders. Dvdgmz
  • Jan 28 - Meeting with Torres Ibern and Polythecnic Unviersity of Catalonia representants to define future projects. Gomà and Arnaugir


  • Jan 24 - 2015 meeting with TERMCAT, Catalan terminology center, to plan new content donations to Catalan Wiktionary and some other activities. Kippelboy, Barcelona, Vriullop


  • Jan 14 - Annual report of Amical Wikimedia's Facebook page [1]. Lluis_tgn
  • Signed FDC Agreement for 2015 Arnaugir

Media coverage


Global Metrics

Note: These metrics only report events or projects which took place or ended during this month. Longer term projects like Educational or Wikipedian in Residence are reporter on our semester report or the month where the project finishes.
Program Event/project/task #Active Editors #New editors # People involved Media Used #Articles improved #Bytes Other Comments
2 GLAM 2015 GLAMwiki Librarians workshops series 81 75 90 50 81
3 EDU Wikipedia and its sister projects seminar for teachers 2 5 15
3 EDU Parets municipality workshop for secondary school students 4 100
3 EDU Catalan Philology (University of Barcelona) 5 4 7 Project report (Catalan) 1,6K edits fixing typos and grammar mistakes
3 EDU Digital Content Managing (University of Barcelona) 1 40 Conference on how to analyze Wikipedia's data
3 EDU Museum studies (Pompeu Fabra University) 14 14 20 19 14
3 EDU Wikimedia Commons Conference 30
3 EDU Wikipedia basic conference (University of Girona) 72
3 EDU WikiArs Exhibit
3 EDU Llotja School 12 10 12
3 EDU Education & Pedagogy conference 25
Total (estimated) 115 112 401 69 95

See also