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WikiLeague: Edit-a-thon on German Literature[edit]

By Македонец

On 30th of March, we have organized the first of the for edit-a-thons dedicated on German culture related topics. WikiLeague came up as a project in collaboration with Goethe Institute in Skopje that aims to bring content related to the German culture to Macedonian readers through their translation from Wikipedia to German on Wikipedia in Macedonian. The project consists of four six-hour editing marathons with training and instruction on editing Wikipedia and four consecutive three-weekly editing competitions on topics: German Literature, German Film, German Music and World Heritage in Germany. The event started at 10 o'clock and took place at the electronic class room of the National and university library where 12 participants have been editing for six hours until 16 o'clock. All of the attendants who have different professional profiles have been introduced to two main editing ways through the coded and visual editor and the translation tool. After the initial training all of the participants have been choosing offered topics for articles from a list consisting 100 topics divided in three main groups about: 1) German writers, novelists, poets, 2) literature works such as books, dramas, poems and 3) Literary genres, groups, events (book fairs). This first edit-a-thon went successfully with a total outcome of 36 newly created articles. The topic of German Literature will remain open for editing for the participants in the next 20 days until the next edit-a-thon scheduled for 20th of April.