[Ottawa-Gatineau WikiClub] Wikimedia Canada March Newsletter

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News and updates from the Wikimedia movement in Canada

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WIKIMEDIA CANADA
MARCH 2021
NEWSLETTER


** International Francophone Contribution Month
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The International Francophone Contribution Month (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=f475c3c437&e=51e7f1452b) is hosted annually with the goal of improving Wikimedia projects in French. Many activities are organized throughout the international Francophonie. In Canada, we hosted two online workshops.

The first happened on March 5th about the neighbourhood Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension or the city of Montreal in collaboration with the Association culturelle Zerfa Cahouis du Québec as well as Open Street Maps Montreal and other francophone chapters of the Wikimedia movement.

The second was on March 9th, and was the first online workshop organized in collaboration with Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) and the Acfas of the series “BAnQ is Wiki”, and was about the women in sciences as part of the International Women Day.

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Art+Feminism (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=3eee58be0f&e=51e7f1452b) is an international community aiming at closing the knowledge gap about women and arts on the Internet. As such, every year in March, a Wikipedia contribution month is hosted. As part of this campaign, several workshops are organized in Canada.

YWCA organized its first Wikipedia edit-a-thon from February 13th to March 8th in order to create and promote notable people, organizations, and events of the history of Canada related to the progression of the rights of women and gender equity.

The Southern Alberta Art Gallery of Lethbridge, Alberta hosted an online edit-a-thon on March 11th followed by the Emily Carr University of Art + Design of Vancouver, British Columbia that hosted its 7th annual Art+Feminism edit-a-thon on March 18th.

Furthermore, in Edmonton, Alberta, the Mitchell Art Gallery, the University MacEway, the University of Alberta, and the University of Arts of Alberta collaborated to organize a series of three workshops in order to contribute about the queer history art on Wikipedia.

>From March 25th to 31st, the Quebec Fine Arts Museum also holds an edit-a-thon in collaboration with Wikimedia Canada in order to write Wikipedia articles about women artists in Quebec.

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** Honouring Indigenous Writers
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In March, the University of British Columbia held an event called “Honouring Indigenous Writers (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=6ce7bfa5c1&e=51e7f1452b) ” during which many activities related to Wikipedia were organized. Writers were invited to read, and online workshops to contribute to Wikipedia were hosted.

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** A few news from the Wikimedia Movement
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Lingua Libre (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=e523891a57&e=51e7f1452b) , a free audio recording tool to contribute to Wiktionaries (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=f3e92c12b3&e=51e7f1452b) and Wikimedia Commons (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=855f29ff21&e=51e7f1452b) which the development is supported by Wikimédia France (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=a66a0c2a65&e=51e7f1452b) , reached 400,000 audio recordings. Its is 482 contributors that participated. For example, Wikimedia Canada used this tool to record the Atikamekw language.

A new media search tool (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=e0f2c4a9d4&e=51e7f1452b) was developed on Wikimedia Commons (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=eeeef5d583&e=51e7f1452b) , using the new structured data. A blog article was published about this on Diff (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=bc6c898785&e=51e7f1452b) .

The Wikimedia Foundation (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=42e8372d07&e=51e7f1452b) launched a new project called Wikimedia Enterprise (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=df6e2829d1&e=51e7f1452b) with the goal of offering paying services to big commercial reusers of content of Wikimedia projects. About this, a blog article was published on Diff (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=de7dce66b3&e=51e7f1452b) as well as an article on Wired (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=cf1b73f339&e=51e7f1452b) .


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