130,000 visitors in two weeks: the Verdi edit-a-thon in numbers

On 11 November, ICCU and ICBSA collaborated with Wikimedia Italy to host the 9th Europeana Sounds edit-a-thon, dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi. 21 experts from institutions from all over Italy came together to share their knowledge about Verdi and his work. With the help of books and online resources, they created 12 new Wikipedia articles and enriched 19 existing ones to bring their knowledge to a wider public. The day has been productive, and you can read more about the session on Europeana Sounds. Now, let’s take a look at some figures. […]

January 5th, 2017|News, Sound categories|0 Comments

December 12 – The Europeana Sounds #Shareday – bringing our collections to our audiences

On the 23rd of November, the Europeana Sounds project organised its very first #Shareday. A day where all the sound archives active in the project were invited to share their collection on other platforms such as SoundCloud and Wikimedia Commons. It turned out to be a very effective, useful, and most of all fun day. […]

December 12th, 2016|Music, News, Sound categories|0 Comments

21 experts came together to enrich Wikipedia about everything Verdi related

On Friday 11 November, the 9th Europeana Sounds edit-a-thon was held in Rome. ICCU and ICBSA collaborated with Wikimedia Italy to host an edit-a-thon dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi. Experts from institutions all over Italy, including the Istituto nazionale di studi verdiani, came together to share their knowledge on Wikipedia about everything related to Verdi. […]

November 22nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Let’s add a bit of nature to Wikipedia

On 18 October the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision welcomed 19 participants to their second Europeana Sounds edit-a-thon. After a day of hard work and fun the participants enriched 84 Wikipedia articles with cultural heritage of wildlife. […]

October 25th, 2016|Environment recordings, News|0 Comments

The bare-faced go-away-bird just got a makeover!

Last Saturday was the Europeana Sounds’ Wikipedia edit-a-thon, hosted by the British Library. This was a bold mission to provide as many Wikipedia articles as possible in the short time available with relevant sound recordings. […]

October 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Enriching MMSH’s sound archives : participate in a collaborative afternoon on October 17th

On October 17th, in the middle of the Open Access Week, and in the frame of the Europeana Sounds project, we invite you to join us in an afternoon dedicated to the annotation of the MMSH sound archives (Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l’homme / Mediterranean house of human sciences, Aix-en-Provence, France) in order to help us to enrich our sounds with a focus on the geolocation. […]

October 5th, 2016|News, Sound categories|0 Comments