Wikimedia+Education Conference 2019/Submissions/Haur eta Gazte Literatura (children's and youth literature)

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Submission no.
Title of the submission
Haur eta Gazte Literatura (children's and youth literature)

Haur eta Gazte Literatura (children's and youth literature)

Author(s) of the submission

Marta Maza, Aitzol Astigarraga

E-mail address

Country/place of origin

Basque Country

Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Basque Wikipedians User Group, Donostia Kultura

Main theme

Skills for life

Type of session



Teachers, GLAM workers, students

Length of session

20 min.

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Haur eta Gazte Literatura (Children's and youth Literature in Basque), is a collaborative project that emerged in Donostia between the city's Children's Literature Documentation Centre, the Education College of the University of the Basque Country and the Basque Wikipedians User Group in 2016.

This GLAM-Wiki initiative aims to spread the local knowledge on authors and works of Basque literature for children and young people in open access by Wikipedia in Basque, while promoting digital literacy to students and encouraging them as proactive wikiuser.

With the help of a Wikimedian-in-Residence in the Children's Literature Documentation Centre, material related to children literature has been released, such as book covers, illustrations, drawings... Furthermore, writers and illustrators were invited to record their voice to include in their article's infoboxes. Short passages of their works were also recorded to insert in the book's related article.

How does your proposal add knowledge to the international community in Wikimedia and education?
  1. We think that sharing our strategy and experience could serve other libraries and universities as a model for engaging students with Wikipedia as well as to spread the local knowledge on literature.
Who is the intended ideal audience for the topic?

Teachers and GLAM workers.

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