Benoit Rochon

  1. Wiki Loves Archives: Citizen participation helps rescue damaged archival resources

    At Wikimania Montreal last month, BAnQ and Wikimedia Canada invited Montrealers to digitize iconographic archives in peril. Photographic negatives dating back to the beginning of the century were rapidly oxidizing, and the digitization of these archives was urgent. One hundred volunteers came to the rescue of these memories of Quebec.... Read more

  2. What do you call a homepage? Incorporating indigenous knowledge into Wikipedia

    The Atikamekw Nehirowisiw Nation is working with Wikimedia Canada and other partners to create a Wikipedia of their own, a project that includes everything from writing out their culture’s history, to creating new words for concepts like “homepage,” to deciding if Wikipedia is animated (or not).... Read more

  3. The International Francophone Contribution Month is here

    During March, across all French-speaking territories, Wikimedians are organizing dozens of events, training workshops, conferences, and photo walks to gather local contributors and promote the Wikimedia projects.... Read more

  4. Community Digest—collaboration bears fruit in Quebec

    Wikimedia Canada, the Gatineau Center at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ Gatineau), and the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) are proud to announce a successful educational project in partnership with a cultural GLAM institution.... Read more

  5. New French partners for The Wikipedia Library

    The Wikipedia Library added a new French-language branch earlier this month. Along with this new branch, the library has received three new donor partners to help contributors of Wikipedia articles use higher-caliber sources.... Read more

  6. First GLAM collaboration in Canada with BAnQ

    The Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) and Wikimedia Canada are announcing a pilot project to upload public domain images from the Conrad Poirier collection at BAnQ Vieux-Montréal. Freelance photographer Conrad Poirier (1921-1968) […]... Read more

  7. International Francophone Contribution Month

    Throughout October, the International Francophone Contribution Month, Wikipedia training workshops are organized in more than twenty cities of the Francophonie. In those workshops, experienced Wikimedians, students, and the local population get together to improve French Wikipedia and its sister projects. Whether in a college, a GLAM institution, in a library or in a pub, Wikimedians and novices m... Read more

  8. Wiki Tuesday at Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec

    Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) and Wikimedia Canada are collaborating to offer users of the Grande Bibliothèque in Montreal workshops in Wikipedia’s French version. Starting in February, the first Tuesday of each month will bring experienced Wikipedians together to offer workshops for those who want to learn more about Wikipedia and how to contribute to the online encycl... Read more