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Macedonia report: Launch of two new Wiki Clubs in Ohrid and Skopje, and of the WikiIndustry project[edit]

Wiki Club Ohrid launched[edit]

By Violetova
Working session for the members

GLAM Macedonia established a new Wiki Club Ohrid in Republic of Macedonia. This collaboration come as a result of Wiki Conference for teachers in October 2017, when the teachers were educated in editing Wikipedia, and also taught on how to use Wikipedia in the classroom.

The first five of the Wiki Club members were trained for editing Wikipedia on Wiki Camp in Berovo, which was held on 15 - 17 December 2017. First working session of this Wiki Club in 2018 was held on 16 February 2018. Their first meeting results with one new member and three new created articles, edited by the Wiki Club members.

This Wiki Club works under the leadership of teacher who is GLAM Macedonia Coordinator of Education program in Ohrid, Natasa Nedanoska.

WikiClub & Wikipedia lectures at American Corner Skopje[edit]

By Македонец

On 6th of February within the project "Lectures" which is envisaged in the annual plan, the WikiClub has been launched in the American Corner Skopje. In the frames of 6 classes every 2 weeks in the next 3 months, several members will have the opportunity to get acquainted in detail with editing, searching, working on Wikipedia as well as with all the projects of the Wikimedia Foundation and Shared Knowledge in the current year, allowing the opportunity to the members to join and volunteer. Considering the fact that we had one international student from Poland who joined the WikiClub, the first lecture was held mostly in English, and the next classes will be held in mostly bilingual manner in English and Macedonian. The open nature of the lectures allows all interested attendants to join. The second lecture was held on 20th of February where the participants, including two new members, were instructed in more advanced editing and creating articles.

1st lecture (06.02.2018)
2nd lecture (20.02.2018)

Startup of the WikiIndustry project[edit]

By Македонец

On 14th of February, started the WikiIndustry project which principal goal is to organize visits to industrial capacities and document the manufacture process in different industries, as well as the final products. The project came up as an idea and closely resembles of the previous Wikiwine and the current Agroexpeditions projects, where several industrial plant were already visited, primarily wineries and food industry plants. This visit was organized by Македонец, Иван Ж and our longstanding contributor from Strumica Тиверополник who arranged the visits in production plants of the textile and wood industry. Dozens of images were photographed which in the next period will be uploaded and used for creation of articles on Wikipedias in support of the free knowledge about these branches of the industry and economy.