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Romania report: 380.000 articles and a Europeana prize[edit]

By Strainu

The Romanian Wikipedia is happy to announce that the project has reached 380.000 articles. The lucky article was about Nicolae Iliescu, a 19th century Romanian painter who emigrated to Switzerland and painted to pay the bills. The author (Asybaris01) is an experienced Wikipedian with lots of featured and good articles written over the years. His maps of Romanian villages and 3D representations of medieval churches are used on dozens of Wikipedia projects.

In other news, the Romania in the First World War project has received two prizes in the Wikimedia 1914-18 Europeana Challenge: the overall prize for the best portofolio and the best Partnership project with a Europeana partner prize. The entirely volunteer Romanian team ran a Wikisource/Transcribathon project, uploaded files from Europeana 1914-18 crowdsourced material to Wikimedia Commons and contributed their own material to the Europeana platform. They also improved the categorisation and Wikipedia usage of Europeana 1914-18 material which had already been shared. This is an important milestone for the Romanian Wikipedia, since it is the first true GLAM project run by our community.