2023:Program/Submissions/Translate-a-thon by Wikiproyecto:Circo - SRK7K7

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Title: Translate-a-thon by Wikiproyecto:Circo



I started editing in the Spanish Wikipedia in 2019 AKA Lalviarez, after attending an edit-a-thon about circus, organized by Wikiesfera Grupo de Usuarixs in Madrid, led by Patricia Horrillo. The experience was so positive, that I immediately joined this official group and since 2020 I am part of its core team. I enjoy researching and searching for historical information to create new articles and improve existing ones, as well as participating in edit-a-thons and translating articles from other wikis. My commitment to the movement is to increase information quality in order to contribute to the accuracy of the encyclopedia, especially information related to the circus world -one of my topics of interest- plus increasing the number of articles about relevant women in any field to minimize the gender gap and about minority groups to make them more visible. As part of a community of free knowledge, I collaborate so that new editors join the movement, helping them in their first steps and sharing my knowledge so they continue to participate actively. In November 2021, I started the Wikiproyecto Circo in the Spanish Wikipedia. A space to identify, categorize, group, create, improve and translate articles about women, men and other topics related to circus history. It also allows finding and uploading graphic material to Commons and connecting the articles with Wikidata. I have created about 80 new articles in the Spanish Wikipedia and I have more than 8,700 edits. I have uploaded about 200 files to commons and added more than 3,100 items to Wikidata. I have participated in more than 20 edit-a-thons held in Spain virtually and in person. As part of the movement I also attended Wilimedia Summit 2022 in Berlin (in person) and Wikimania 2021 (virtual). During 2022, I organized 3 edit-a-thons related to Wikiproject:Circus, with the support of Wikiesfera and Teatro Circo Price in Madrid, with the following results:- 20 new articles collaboratively created- 24 participants in total- 6 new editors in total (with retention after the event)- 15 articles improved during the activity- 17 wikidata items created- 34 wikidata items improved. In addition, as a consequence of having created the Wikiproyecto:Circo, I have been invited as a speaker and interviewed in different events and programs of the circus sector in Spain.

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Type: Entertainment session

Track: GLAM, Heritage, and Culture

Submission state: submitted

Duration: 30 minutes

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Presentation language: es

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

Help us make the circus history is available in different languages!!!

Description[edit source]

The heritage of circus history must be preserved for current and future generations. If we translate the articles available on Wikipedia into other languages it will be easier to reduce the knowledge, language and gender gap on this topic. Can you help us? Check the project: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikiproyecto:Circo

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Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

Translating Wikipedia articles on the history of the circus into other languages contributes to the collaboration and diversity goals set out in Wikimania 2023, because we will be collaboratively creating content to reduce knowledge, language and gender gaps.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Tick Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand