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Latvia report: Olympics and libraries[edit]

By Papuass
Wikipedia workshop for librarians at Goethe-Institut in Riga

The Olympics are over[edit]

February was all about Winter Olympics in Latvian Wikipedia. There was an article contest about this topic from January 18 till the end of February with 136 articles created or improved. To motivate the participants a prize was offered — a valuable book about Latvian bobsled history (fittingly the only medal Latvia got at Pyeongchang was bronze in two man bobsled). If you are keen on Olympics, you can still join unrelated Wiki Loves the Olympics 2018 international article contest.

Workshop for librarians[edit]

On February 28, just a few days ago, Wikimedians of Latvia User Group with help of Goethe-Institut in Riga organized a full day learning workshop for librarians. Fourteen enthusiastic librarians (all female) from different parts of Latvia learned how to contribute to Wikipedia and created their first articles. For Goethe-Institut it was a part of activities connected to their "Culture of Remembrance" (Erinnerungskultur) project.