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

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

Enriching Wikipedia with recordings from the Ruben collection

Report from a successful edit-a-thon October 26, 2016. About 25 participants eagerly awaited the beginning of the edit-a-thon at Statsbiblioteket. Most of the participants were musicology students; furthermore, a couple of history students and staff members from Statsbiblioteket were also present. They knew they were going to spend the day writing a key article on [...]

November 10th, 2016|Music, News, Spoken word recordings|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

Enriching Wikipedia with recordings from the Ruben collection

Edit-a-thon October 26, 2016 The Ruben Collection contains the oldest Danish sound recordings. The digitization of the historical phonograph recordings started with a pilot project documented by a blog. […]

October 19th, 2016|News, Sound categories|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