Hi all, the new bulletin from Wikimedia Italia (#63) is available. This time we wrote about Members' Meeting, Iberoconf2013, Wikimania 2013 local Report, and of course past and future appointments.
As usual a link has been added to meta, at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_chapters/Reports/Wikimedia_Italia#2013 ; more-or-less raw text of the bulletin follows below. ciao, .mau. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= == Members' Meeting - October 2013 == Saturday, October 19th we held the [http://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/Associazione:Assemblea_WMI_ottobre_2013 second annual meeting of Wikimedia Italia], at the Biblioteca Sala Borsa in Bologna. The regular memebers' meeting was preceded in the morning by a public meeting on '''Libraries and Wikipedia: encounters and possibilities'''. The speakers (Luca De Biase, Frieda Brioschi, Andrea Zanni, Virginia Gentilini, Piero Grandesso) emphasized the crucial role of libraries and institutions in interpreting the change in progress in the knowledge, change that passes through the web. In the afternoon there was the meeting itself, characterized by a very heartfelt participation, thanks to the presence of new members and intrigued supporters. As usual, the [http://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/Associazione:Assemblea_WMI_ottobre_2013/Verbale#Ratifica_delle_delibere_del_Consiglio_direttivo '''resolutions'''] approved in previous months by the Board were presented and voted: the most significant note is the intake as part-time secretary of Alessandra Gasparini and the agreement with the National Central Library of Florence. Highlights of the subsequent discussion, were the opportunity to incorporate the (not yet existing) Italian chapter of [http://blog.openstreetmap.it/ Open Street Map] within Wikimedia Italy and the candidacy of Esino Lario as a place to [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2015_bids/Esino_Lario host Wikimania 2015 edition]. Following a really felt discussion, both proposals were approved (the first unanimously, the second by a majority vote). Afterwards, Emma Tracanella (''Director of Wiki Loves Monuments Italy'') told about the 2013 edition of Wiki Loves Monuments Italia, flanked by Nemo whose support has been instrumental in the organization of the competition. In conclusion, some observations were made on the other projects the Association schedules for 2014. Please refer to the [http://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/Associazione:Assemblea_WMI_ottobre_2013/Verbale report] (prepared by MLWatts, elected secretary of the meeting) for full details. Wikimedia Italia sincerely thanks all those who participated and contributed with their help to the success of the meeting. == Iberoconf2013 == [http://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/Iberocoop '''Iberocoop'''] is the co-operative that puts together the working groups of the Wikimedia movement operating in Latin America, Spain, Portugal and Italy. From 12 to 15 October 2013 the third meeting of the chapters involved was held in Mexico City: [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Iberocoop:Encuentro_Wikimedia_Iberoamericano_2013 Iberoconf2013]. On behalf of Wikimedia Italia participated [http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utente:Atropine Atropine], who recounted in a very thoroughly report what happened during the conference. The main topics covered were the future of Iberocoop and its internal organization, Wiki Loves Monuments, educational projects and the possible future meeting, Iberoconf2014 in Uruguay. Carmen Alcazar of Wikimedia Mexico was appointed as a new coordinator, with the technical support of Wikimedia Argentina. For full details, see [http://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/Associazione:Iberocoop/Iberoconf_2013 the report of Atropine], who in conclusion said: "What I have seen during this Iberoconf is that people really want to do things and to show that Iberoconf is an effective and replicable entity." == Wikimania 2013 local Report== The report for Wikimania 2013 is finally [http://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/Associazione:Wikimania_2013 on line]. Many Italian members took part to Wikimania: eight of them, in particular, have benefited from '''WMI sponsorships''' for the participation. The sponsorship program's main objective is to encourage and Italian Wikipedians and Wikimedians to take part in rallies, in order to promote the [http://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/Siti_WMF projects of Wikimedia Italia]. Moreoverm there is the desire to enrich each meeting with the enthusiasm and experience of different groups of the Wikimedia movement. At the end of an event, all those who have benefited from the stock market are asked by WMI to tell their impressions and a list of meetings attended. On the [http://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/Associazione:Wikimania_2013#Relazioni_dei_partecipanti dedicated page] you can find and read all the reports. == Past appointments == === Social Innovation CAMP in Florence === [http://www.sicampfirenze.org/ SICamp], organized by the newborn [http://www.impacthub.net/ Impact Hub] of Florence, was an occasion for young start-ups to meet, an opportunity to "accelerate" their ideas confronting others and also meet with potential investors. Wikimedia Italy was present (with [[Utente:Laurentius|Laurentius]] and [[Utente:Aubrey|Aubrey]]) to bring the experience of collaborative communities, free licenses and crowdsourcing. The three days were extremely interesting: our representatives had the opportunity to show everybody open source projects such as Open Street Map, which at least two start-ups will try to incorporate into their services. === Bibliohackathon in Florence === [[File:Messiti Sannita e Andrea.JPG|thumb|160px|left|Messiti]] On October 26, a [https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progetto:GLAM/Biblioteche/Bibliohackaton Bibliohackathon] was held at the National Central Library of Florence (BNCF), organized by the Library itself and Wikimedia Italia: the initative was of course born in the group [https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progetto:GLAM/Biblioteche GLAM/Libraries]. The aim of the meeting was twofold: to let the activities of the group be known and to offer an opportunity for deepening of the ongoing activities. The meeting was opened by the organizers '''Giovanni Bergamin''' (representing the BNCF) and '''Andrea Zanni''' and '''Cristian Consonni''' (Wikimedia Italia). The first intervention was that of '''Marco Masucci''' of [http://www.liberainformatica.it/ Informatica libera] (Free Computer Science) about Free Software; then [[utente:sannita|'''Luca Martinelli''']] illustrated the potential of [http://www.wikidata.org Wikidata]. '''Raffaele Messuti''' then introduced the software [http://OpenRefine.org OpenRefine]; following it, '''Maurizio Napolitano''' told about the [http://OpenStreetMap.org OpenStreetMap] project, pointing out how many different and unexpected feature could arise from it. '''Anna Lucarelli''' of the National Library closed the morning session, illustrating the relationships created in recent months between Wikipedia entries and the BNCF Thesaurus. The day's program can be seen [https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progetto:GLAM/Biblioteche/Bibliohackaton#Programma here]. (Photo: ''Messuti explains to Andrea and Sannita the functionalities of OpenRefine'' by Giaccai, [CC-BY-SA 2.5]). == Future Appointments == * November 4, Mestre: the meetings organized by the Library VEZ of Mestre start. The meetings are parte of the '''Wiki VEZ project''', toward the creation of article in the Italian Wikipedia about Venice and its mainland. The dates are 4-11-18-27 November and 4 December 2013: the last round will sport an Editathon about the glass of Murano, at the conclusion of which some participants will be selected to do an internship in some Murano glassworks. Go to the [http://sbuvenezia.comune.venezia.it/easyne2/LYT.aspx?Code=bcve&IDLYT=1211&ST=SQL&SQL=ID_Documento=25460 event page] for schedules, details and entry form. * November 7, Treviso: the meeting for the librarians '''New libraries for new readers''' is approaching! The meeting is organized by the province of Treviso for the 2013 edition of [http://www.venetolettura.it/ Veneto Lettura]. The meeting includes an intervention of our [http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utente:Virginia_Gentilini Virginia Gentilini] on "Libraries and Wikipedia". Details and timetables are available at the [http://www.venetolettura.it/eventi/nuove-biblioteche-per-nuovi-lettori/ reference page] on the site. * November 12, Milan: [http://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/Utente:Frieda Frieda Brioschi] (''President of Wikimedia Italia''), together with Carlo Freccero and Alessandra Ghisleri, will be a host of the event '''New Media e informazione''', with Jacopo Tondelli as moderator. The meeting, which is part of the project Fuorigeco, will be held at The Hub Milano, from 19 to 21. * November 14, Stra (VE): for the Week of the enterprise culture of Confindustria, the [http://www.museodellacalzatura.it/ Museo Rossimoda of the shoe], together with [http://www.europeanafashion.eu/ Europeana Fashion], organizes at its headquarters in Villa Foscarini Rossi an [https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progetto:GLAM/Europeana_Fashion_Edithaton_2013 edithaton]. Privileged recipients: students of the University of Padua and the IUAV of Venice whose studies are related to marketing and fashion design. Hours 10-16. For Wikimedia Italy [http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utente:Virginia_Gentilini Virginia Gentilini] will attend. * November 16, Ivrea: at [http://184.108.40.206/moodle202/ Officina H] the meeting [http://www.didatticaaperta.it/ '''Didattica Aperta'''] (Open Education) is scheduled. The theme of the meeting is "Free access to software and knowledge in the School and University". The event will provide an opportunity to discuss sharing of knowledge and free resources in training. The invitation is extended to everybody, but places are limited. To register, simply fill out the [http://www.didatticaaperta.it/registrazione-2013 form on the site]. == News from Wiki World == * Wikimedia Foundation announced that it has launched an investigation on the accounts who write and edit Wikipedia articles for promotional purposes. Sue Gardner, retiring Executive Director, wrote a [http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/10/21/sue-gardner-response-paid-advocacy-editing/ post on the blog of the Foundation]; in Italy some media wrote about the question: [http://www.corriere.it/tecnologia/social/13_ottobre_22/wikipedia-socket-puppet-26dc7214-3b1f-11e3-95f2-9a7a296f615f.shtml Corriere.it], [http://www.tomshw.it/cont/news/wikipedia-in-guerra-di-trincea-contro-gli-articoli-truffaldini/50237/1.html Tom's Hardware], [http://punto-informatico.it/3915669/PI/News/wikipedia-intrusione-delle-pr.aspx Punto Informatico]. * On the blog of Wikimedia Foundation the October report for [http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/10/15/october-report-on-wikisource/ Wikisource strategic vision] project was just published. Among the participants there is the Head of Wikimedia Italia projects, Andrea Zanni. _______________________________________________ Please note: all replies sent to this mailing list will be immediately directed to Wikimedia-l, the public mailing list of the Wikimedia community. For more information about Wikimedia-l: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l _______________________________________________ WikimediaAnnounce-l mailing list WikimediaAnnouncefirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaannounce-l