dear Francis great job. i found the information very useful. please note that there is a newsletter to document the work implemented in Africa in collaboration with cultural institutions. it is a monthly newsletter and it would be really useful if we use it also to keep us updated and work on a common communication tool. maybe you can also coordinate with Isla to update it. current issue: http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/January_2012/Contents/Africa_report next month issue: http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/February_2012/Contents/Africa_report (please add your name as an editor and add information about events, activities and institutions) maybe you can add here information on the wikiafrica incubator and on any event/activity relevant to the cultural partnerships.
thank you and it is a great pleasure to collaborate with you. please do not hesitate to let us know if I (and we) can be useful or can help you in any way. benvenuto! my very best regards iolanda Il giorno 10/feb/2012, alle ore 09:35, franc...@africacentre.net ha scritto: > Dear Wiki colleagues, > > I am excited to invite all members of the Kenyan chapter of Wikimedia to > participate in the Wiki Africa project that will expand and increase the > contents of Africa information in Wikipedia. Through this invitation we hope > to build a strong partnership in promoting African content in Wikipedia. > > WikiAfrica is an international collaborative project between Africa Centre > and Lettera27 that is designed to Africanize Wikipedia by generating and > expanding 30,000 articles over two years. The project promotes a new method > of acquiring and sharing knowledge that is fully-inclusive, mainstream, > intercultural and relevant to contemporary and historic Africa. The initial > two years are focused on encouraging external Africa-based, cultural > organizations, museums and archives, as well as bloggers and journalists, to > contribute their knowledge to Wikipedia. > > These initial two years focus on content related to literature, poetry, art, > cinema and other cultural products. WikiAfrica will not exclude anything that > falls outside of these categories, but focuses most of its energy in these > areas. At the same time, the WikiAfrica project expands the African content > that is already available online and improves existing articles by combining > sources and promoting the participation of experts. WikiAfrica contributes to > the aims of Wikimedia projects online (especially the WikiProject Africa, > WikiProject African diaspora and the Africa Portal) and also works externally > with texts, quotes, images, audio and video. > > The project will be approached and achieve its goals via the following four > activities: > > -Create partnerships with organisations that have existing archives that > are readily accessible and that are predisposed to placing this content > online; > -Motivate the adaptation of a copyleft or Creative Commons approach to > intellectual property. > -Activate new Wikipedia users and editors in Africa through marketing and > promotion; and > -Create training tools and establish the mentorships required to activate > a new team of users and editors of Wikipedia (wikipedians). > > Click on Get started > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiAfrica/Get_started ) or the > Project page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiAfrica/Projects) to > contribute to Wiki Africa and become a member of Wiki Africa ! > > Please visit our incubator at > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiAfrica/Incubator for a step by > step guide on how to start your articles for new authors. > > We look forward to working with Wikimedia Kenya chapter through knowledge > exchange, participation and contribution to this project. > > > For any questions don't hesitate to contact me. > > > I wish you all a wonderful meeting on Saturday!!! > > > Thank you > > > > Francis Awinda > Administrator and content manager Wiki Africa > Email:franc...@africacentre.net > Tel:+27793087519 > > > _______________________________________________ > WikimediaKE mailing list > WikimediaKE@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediake _______________________________________________ WikimediaKE mailing list WikimediaKE@lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediake