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WikimediaNews - no. 73 - April 3, 2014
Official bulletin from Wikimedia Italia Association.

Wikimedia News no. 73, April 3, 2014

Members' Card, 2014

Wikimedia Italia meeting in Florence

Tre delle cinque cariche del consiglio direttivo di Wikimedia Italia verranno rinnovate durante l'assemblea, a questo proposito il Presidente Andrea Zanni invita caldamente i soci a candidarsi. Per dubbi e domande a riguardo è possibile scrivere direttamente al Presidente all'indirizzo

Wikimedia Italy renews its call to its members, friends and supporters to participate in the first ordinary meeting of 2014 which will be held this Saturday (April 5) in Florence at the space Impact Hub (Via Panciatichi 14, Building F). The meeting is called at 14:00 in second call; it is public, but only members up to date with the payment of the fee can vote. To attend the meeting, you must register (free) by filling out the online form.

Three of the five positions of the board of Wikimedia Italy will be renovated during the assembly. President Andrea Zanni urges members to apply. For any questions about it you can write directly to the President at

Here is the program of the day :

Morning Session

  • 10:30 - Arrival of participants, breakfast together with the community of The HUB and start of pre-assembly work .
  • 11:00 - Presentation by the National Central Library of Florence of the projects carried out in collaboration with Wikimedia Italia.
  • 11:20 - Presentation of the project EAGLE by Sannita, Laurentius and Aubrey.
  • 11:35 - Presentation of the state of the art with respect to the constitution for the Italian chapter of OpenStreetMap in Italy .
  • 11:50 - Presentation of the project with nurses graduating at UniMI, by Franciaio .
  • 12:00 - Surprise!
  • 12:10 - Start of pre-meeting discussions: future projects, budget for 2014 and Wikimania Esino Lario.
  • 13:00 - Lunch

Afternoon Session

  • 14:00 Official start of works.
  • Ratification of resolutions of the Board.
  • Ratification of new subscribers and members removed because of arrearage.
  • Amendments to Internal Regulation.
  • Financial statement 2013.
  • Budget for 2014, and discussions of new projects.
  • Renewal of the Board.
  • Any other business.
  • about 18:00 end of works.

Translate-a-thon in Grenoble

Sunday, April 13 (from 14 to 18) the first marathon of changes in the city of Grenoble (France) will take place, dedicated to the translation of Wikipedia entries by the French version to the Italian one. The articles worked on will be just those relating to Grenoble and its surroundings, which are currently lacking or incomplete on Italian language Wikipedia. A translate-a-thon , marathon of translation, is a live event limited in time and space, in which a group of Wikipedians dedicated to the translation of some entries on other language editions than their own. Why promote it to Grenoble? The referent of the initiative, Patafisik, said: "I ​​realized that in the face of a flock of Italian speakers (of first, second or third generation) and Italian language student, there are only a few items on about the city. Then why not entice Grenoble Italians to translate the French voices to, as an excuse to bring them closer to the universe of Wikipedia (and as a real improvement in the Italian language Wikipedia)?". The event, organized with the support of Wikimedia Italia and hosted by the WikiPermanence of the Cabale à la noix (the group of Wikipedians of Grenoble), is open to all: French native speakers, Italian native speakers and polyglots, experts or newbies of Wikipedia. In addition, you can help even at a distance: in fact, the marathon will take place simultaneously on the wikis in French and Italian language. In the event page you will find the list of items to work on, the contacts of the promoters, the directions to the place and finally it is possible to signal your participation.

EAGLE and Wiki Loves Monuments together for promoting cultural heritage

Good practices and innovative projects for the promotion of cultural heritage: EAGLE & Wiki Loves Monuments is the title of which will be held Friday, May 16, at Palazzo Massimo delle Terme in Rome. The event is sponsored by EAGLE (Europeana network of Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy) and Wikimedia Italia, with the support of the Special Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Rome, and is intended to deepen the discussion on how the most advanced technologies can foster new mode of communication and promotion of cultural heritage. On the same occasion will be announced the winners of the EAGLE special award for Wiki Loves Monuments Italia 2013; recognition will go to the best photography of inscriptions in one of the monuments participating in the competition. The ultimate aim is to highlight the intrinsic value of witness to the epigraphs and give them their well-deserved visibility.

Map of Tolouse in a hand-drawing style. site

Along with the other guests Emma Tracanella, coordinator of Wiki Loves Monuments Italia since its first edition, will be present. The competition will also take place in 2014, with Emma always directing the organizational machine that has just set in motion again; we invite all those interested to participate in and contribute to contact the staff at You can also subscribe to the mailing list devoted to the project, where in the past they were born fruitful collaborations.

In the next issues of the Wikimedia News we will not fail to publish further updates on the final program of the meeting of 16 May.

News from Italian OpenStreetMap

  • Last weekend, in Bologna, hundreds of people met at #SOD14, Spaghetti Open Data: OSM was involved in a number of sessions.

All OpenStreetMap news (not necessarily related to Italy) may be found on site.

Notice: this newsletter is exclusively intended for information about Wikimedia Italia, both to its members and to the general public; as per Art. 1, Comma 2, Legge 7 marzo 2001 no. 62, it is not an editorial product