July 12, 2012

A Wikipedian in Residence for a whole Town? Yes, in Palafrugell

Calella de Palafrugell, the maritime village of Palafrugell- Tempus7- CC-BY-SA 3.0
During July and August 2012, Catalan Wikimedian David Parreño, User:Davidpar will be serving as Wikipedian in Residence for the town of Palafrugell, a municipality in the Mediterranean Costa Brava, in Catalonia.

After convincing the cultural institutions and the Town Council itself, this summer he will serve several local cultural institutions at a time, with the aim of improving Palafrugell cultural institution's presence internationally

He will coordinate and try to build bridges between the Wikipedia community and the local cultural institutions, looking for releasing materials (text, photo, video), organizing editing events like workshops or edit-a-thons, coordinating a local Wiki Takes for this year's Wiki Loves Monuments edition, implementing the use of some QRpedia codes, among others...

Here is a list of the Institutions:

David with a Wikipedia T-shirt explaining how to go wiki.
Kippelboy. CC-BY-SA

  • Cultural Dept. of Palafrugell's Municipality
  • Arxiu Municipal de Palafrugell (local archive)
  • Biblioteca de Palafrugell (Palafrugell's library)
  • Fundació Josep Pla 
  • Museu del Suro (Cork Museum)
  • Fundació Cuixart (Cuixart Foundation)
  • Fundació Ernest Morató (Ernest Morató Foundation)

On Saturday June 16 we already organized the first workshop in the local Library, and it was a real success. 17 people attended from different towns of the region to learn or improve Wikipedia articles about Palafrugell. This is another example of how joining forces cultural institutions can reach wider audiences.

Palafrugell goes Wiki!

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