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Wikimedia Hungary Report
Vol 4 Issue 4
April 2011
Prepared by: Bence Damokos

This is an update on Wikimédia Magyarország's activities covering April 2011. For more recent updates, you can follow our blog (in Hungarian) at http://blog.wikimedia.hu


In the month of April, we have held presentations about Wikipedia on the following occasions:

  • 8: A presentation at the the Apáczai High School in Budapest
  • 13: A presentation at the Humanities Faculty of the St Stephen University in Jászberény. The audience included students of library studies.
  • 26: A presentation at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics


  • We have discussed collaboration opportunities with Arcanum, a publisher of digitised versions of out-of-copyright books, encyclopedias, maps and similar. In this spirit we have signed a partnership agreement with the publisher at the XVIII. International Book Fair of Budapest. (Press release: http://wikimedia.hu/wiki/Egy%C3%BCttm%C5%B1k%C3%B6d%C3%A9si_meg%C3%A1llapod%C3%A1s_az_Arcanum_Adatb%C3%A1zis_Kiad%C3%B3val )
  • We have also had a meeting with the researchers at the Hungarian Academy of Science (MTA-SZTAKI institute) about the possibility of using their anti-plagiarism software to detect copyright violations on Wikipedia.



A group called Kitchen Budapest has organized a Wikipedia editing sprint at Műcsarnok, one of the biggest art exhibition halls in Budapest to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Marshall McLuhan's birthday. As part of the sprint, they created and improved the McLuhan article in the Hungarian Wikipedia.

A short video and a description of the event is available in English at: http://mcluhan100.kibu.hu/wikisprint/?lang=en


On 4th April we held a board meeting in a Budapest café to discuss pending projects, approve new members, the transfer of our share of the Wikimedia Fundraiser (see previous report) and similar. The minutes are available (in Hungarian) at: http://wikimedia.hu/wiki/Eln%C3%B6ks%C3%A9gi_%C3%BCl%C3%A9s_%E2%80%93_2011._%C3%A1prilis_4.
While the meeting was convened as a board meeting, it was public, and therefore we had quite a few of our members present.


We have issued a press release and a blog post to mark the 10 millionth media file on Commons: http://wikimedia.hu/wiki/T%C3%ADzmilli%C3%B3_szabad_k%C3%A9p_a_Wikip%C3%A9dia_testv%C3%A9roldal%C3%A1n, http://huwiki.blogspot.com/2011/04/10-millio-szabadon-hasznalhato-kep.html


Wikimedia Hungary participated in the 2009/2010 fundraiser as a partner of the Wikimedia Foundation. The amount of donations raised in Hungary in April was 15 000 forints ($75) by Wikimedia Hungary, and $17.8 by the Wikimedia Foundation.