Edit-a-thon: the first writing marathon by Wikipedia at the Uffizi!



The event took place on January 20 and 21, 2017 in two historical venues traditionally devoted to the production and diffusion of culture: the Library and the Department of Prints and Drawings of the Uffizi Galleries.

On the first day, a multimedia workshop was held by several wikipedians to illustrate their approach and working method to some members of the Uffizi’s staff and to introduce them in the free Internet Encyclopaedia theoretically. On the second day, a training workshop called Edit-a-thon was carried out to learn the editing procedure practically.

The result was quite positive: the update of 8 existing pages and the creation of 11 new ones concerning the Uffizi Galleries and their collections, along with the mutual engagement in joint initiatives in the next future.