A collaborative example between archives and Wikipedia community. A Wikimedian in residence at Central Institute for Archives


The Central Institute for Archives (ICAR) and Wikimedia Italia conducted a collaboration project between September 2017 and March 2018 with the help of a Wikipedian in Residence. The project has opened a new phase of collaboration between Wikipedia and the world of Italian archives, experimenting how archives can contribute to the free encyclopedia most consulted in the world, enhancing and reaffirming the importance of their role in the digital age. Addressing the challenges that this type of project involves means facing the obstacles and resistance still present in the spread of Open Access in Italy, first of all bureaucratic, but mainly due to the mentality of institutions and archivists who, despite the evolution of the regulatory framework, seem to have rarely focused the change of paradigm which could guarantee their meaningful survival in the new millennium. The ability to exploit the paradigms of Open Access can be one of the decisive factors.


Archives; Wikimedia; Wikipedia; GLAM; Open access; Wikimedian in residence.

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Accordo di collaborazione tra ICAR e Wikimedia Italia, 15 giugno 2017,

Bando per un wikipediano in residenza, giugno 2017,

Copyright SAN,

Dati dell’Anagrafe degli Archivi di Stato, gestiti dall’Istituto Centrale per gli Archivi (ICAR),

Kapsalis, Effie. 2016. The Impact of Open Access on Galleries, Libraries, Museums, & Archives, Smithsonian Emerging Leaders Development Program,

La musica italiana “suona” sulle piattaforme Wikimedia con ICBS, blog di Wikimedia Italia, 5 febbraio 2018,

Note legali - architetti,

Note legali - Imprese,

Rete degli archivi per non dimenticare,

Progetto GLAM/ICCU,


Progetto:GLAM/Wikipediano in residenza,

Relazione semestrale conclusiva del Wikipediano in residenza di Wikimedia Italia presso ICAR, 21 marzo 2018,

Sistema Archivistico Nazionale (SAN),

Sistema Informativo degli Archivi di Stato (SIAS),

Sistema Informativo Unificato delle Soprintendenze Archivistiche (SIUSA),

SIUSA - Copyright,

This Month in GLAM,

Un wikipediano in residenza all’Istituto Centrale per gli Archivi,’istituto-centrale-per-gli-archivi.

Wikipedian in Residence, Wikimedia Outreach,

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