November 28, 2011Share Your Knowledge introduces itself: the project results at the press conference
On Wednesday 30th November 2011, at Fondazione Cariplo
in via Manin 23 in Milan, lettera27
shows the results of Share Your Knowledge
, the project conceived in collaboration with Fondazione Cariplo, Wikimedia Italia
, Nexa Center for Internet & Society
at Politecnico di Torino/Creative Commons Italia
managing body, Fondazione IULM
and Density Design Research Lab
– INDACO Department | Politecnico di Milano.
Share Your Knowledge has worked out more than 3.000 entries up today and has developed a working methodology to be carried on in 2012, with the project growth on an international level. New cultural institutions can join Share Your Knowledge following ‘three steps
’ that require at least 3 weeks to be fulfilled.
The conference core consists in the involved institutions telling their experience, the contents now accessible thanks to the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike
(CC-BY-SA) license added to the institutions’ websites and archives and the articles created on Wikipedia
starting from freed contents. Among the examples of this process: Fondazione Cariplo gave its contribution in Italian and English to Wikipedia with 500 articles and more than 800 images uploaded on Wikimedia Commons
, Wikipedia multimedia database; Associazione Amici del Museo delle Grigne Onlus
, project forerunner, has uploaded more than 1800 Pietro Pensa Archive documents about Lombardy history. Contemporary art and video archive centre Careof DOCVA
in Milan is involving curators, art critics and artists in order to have its information available on Wikisource
, Wikipedia publications and essays database. Among the new participants, Civiche Raccolte Extraeuropee
del castello Sforzesco di Milano joined Share Your Knowledge project and in 2012 will get their documents available on Wikipedia.
The project results are shown by: Pier Mario Vello, General Secretary at Fondazione Cariplo; Iolanda Pensa, Share Your Knowledge
Scientific Director; Raimondo Iemma, Nexa Center for Internet & Society at Politecnico di Torino/Creative Commons Italia and SeLiLi managing body; Frieda Brioschi, Wikimedia Italia; Simona Bodo/Silvia Mascheroni, Heritage and Interculture at Fondazione ISMU; Paolo Camoglio/Federico Besana, COSV; Cristina Chiavarino, Fondazione Cariplo, and Wikimedia Italia.
Share Your Knowledge
next step is the creation of 30.000 African entries for Wikipedia with the involvement of 50 international cultural institutions.