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Presentation at the ISTME Conference (In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe). it took place in University College Dublin on September 3rd, 2016. The presentation deals with a citizen science project for digitization and cataloging by a group of volunteers of the archives of the youth movement Dror (Brazil, now Habonim Dror) related to the Dror / Freiheit movement in pre WWII in Poland. It refers to the application of Wikidata for the enrichment and provision of context for the digitized documents.

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  1. 1. COST Action 1203:In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe Dov Winer MAKASH - Advancing ICT Applications Citizen Science in a transnational community of memory UCD Sutherland School of Law Dublin September 1-3, 2016
  2. 2. Project steering group: Shmuel Yerushalmi (Ph.D.) Aliza Bendkowski Avraham Milgram (Ph.D.) Rimon Levy _________________________________ Associação Comemorativa de 60 Anos de Aliá do Movimento Dror do Brasil Kibbutz Bror Chail Credits f f F
  3. 3. - Citizen Science - The Habonim Dror (Brazil) youth movement as focus of a transnational community of memory - Archive digitisation and cataloguing as a Citizen Science Project - Methodology - Learning from other initiatives - Volunteer identification and commitment - Digitisation procurement - Developing cataloguing procedures: metadata creation for the digitised documents - Enriching the catalog with additional information (Wikidata) - Wikidata Outline f f F
  4. 4. Citizen Science “the general public engagement in scientific research activities when citizens actively contribute to science either with their intellectual effort or surrounding knowledge or with their tools and resources. Participants provide experimental data and facilities for researchers, raise new questions and co-create a new scientific culture. While adding value, volunteers acquire new learning and skills, and deeper understanding of the scientific work in an appealing way.” “Green paper on Citizen Science for Europe: Towards a society of empowered citizens and enhanced research”. European Commission. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2016. f f F
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  10. 10. Social Metadata for Libraries, Archives, and Museums, Karen Smith-Yoshimura and Rose Holley
  11. 11. A Community of Memory: Dror Youth Movement (Brazil) f f F
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  13. 13. f f F Dror Brazil - Related to the Dror (Freiheit) Zionist Socialist Polish youth movement. The largest in pre war Poland. Fought the Germans in the ghettos during the war. - Incipient activities in Brazil began with end of the Vargas dictatorship in 1945. Political activities previously forbidden were now permitted. Communication with colleagues from Argentine facilitated the establishment of the movement in the south most state of Brazil (Porto Alegre/RGS).
  14. 14. f f F L A P A The myth of origin of the movement focus on the Lapa meeting of the national leadership (and that of Sao Paulo) that took place on May 1st 1950 . The meeting decided that members should leave their university studies and dedicate themselves full time to organizational work, to become prepared for physical and manual work (proletarization) and to settle in Israel. This caused a strong shock to the families and to the Jewish community. It was a crucial event in the life of the community and the members.
  15. 15. The first group that arrived in Israel attempted to establish a joint Latin American Kibbutz. But soon there was a split and in 1952 the Brazilian group settled in Bror Chail (established in 1948 by the Egyptian youth movement). Bror Chail later became known as the Brazilian kibbutz.
  16. 16. f f F A community of memory - A community of memory composed by members of the Brazilian youth movement Dror crystallized around the commemoration of the anniversary of the movement and of the Kibbutz Bror Chail in May 2008.
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  18. 18. f f F Dror Brazilian footprints The former national secretary of Dror, Paulo Singer, remained in Brazil. He was on of the founders of the Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT) serving as secretary for Solidary Economy in the PT government. fWomen’s rights activists looked towards ideals of sexual emancipation associated with the Kibbutz movement. This is well expressed in the comprehensive research work on Dror carried out by Prof. Carla Bassanezi Pinsky (University of Campinas).
  19. 19. f f F Commemorating 60 years The ties among the members who live in Brazil, Israel and other countries remained strong. These relations enabled the assembling of resources of leadership, volunteer work, event production, financing, political backing to organize this event.
  20. 20. f f F Commemorating 60 years The event included: Two consecutive assemblies commemorating the anniversaries of the Brazil Dror Youth Movement and the Brazilian kibbutz, Bror Chail took place at the Kibbutz The president of Brazil, Luis Inacio Lula de Silva and the president of Israel Shimon Peres sent their greetings to the event. A large group of young members of the present movement also participated. The leadership of the Jewish community of Brazil scheduled its Confederation convention(CONIB) in Israel to coincide with the time of the event. An exhibition of publications, photographs and objects related to the movement. The publication of a book of the event with testimonies, interviews, photos.
  21. 21. f f F Message from Mr. President of the Republic on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Democratic Socialist Youth Movement “Habonim Dror” and the Kibbutz Bror Chail Brasilia, May 14th 2008 Comrades, To commemorate a journey of 60 years of realizations is certainly a delicious sensation. This is what I imagine to be the sentiment of the members of the Habonim Dror Movement and the Kibbutz Bror Chail, with whom I feel like a brother in this moment of happy commemoration. Everywhere Bror Chail is known as the Kibbutz of the Brazilians. In this sense it is also my Kibbutz. In the same way as Brazil is the land of thousands of Jews that landed here and have contributed to make Brazil a great Nation. When I became acquainted with the history of Dror, it came to my mind the fight for the establishment of PT in Brazil, carried out in name of the ideals of social justice, freedom and democracy. Both, each one in his own way, were moved by a fiery energy of liberation and humanism. Even if we find obstacles in the way, sometimes difficult to overcome, and there is still a long way to go, I am sure this is the correct path and a promising future is reserved for Brazil and Israel, and for the present and future generations. I wish, from my heart, that you in Israel and we in Brazil continue to cherish the same dreams and ideals, seeking a world increasingly fair and solidary. Congratulations and happy commemorations. Shalom, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Presidente da República Federativa do Brasil
  22. 22. A community of memory - The Association established as a framework for the production of the event continued its activities. Its main focus was the publication of a book of memoirs by former members from Brazil and Israel: Fragmentos de Memoria (Fragments of Memory) organized and edited by Dr. Avraham Milgram (Tito) a professional historian. - Another line of activity of the association was care for the archive of movement. Documents related to the movement are kept in different archives, in Brazil and Israel and a substantial part belong to the local archive of Kibbutz Bror Chail. Interest in the documents related to the production of the event led to a continuing requests for the re-organization of the materials in the archive and its digitization. - The digitization project described here is the latest phase of this continuing process. f f F
  23. 23. Habonim Dror Archive Project Digitisation Cataloguing Enriching the descriptions (metadata) with Wikidata f f F
  24. 24. The Dror Brazil Archives’ Project Documents concerning Dror Brazil are distributed in various archives: AHJB, Yad Tabenkin, Central Zionist Archives, Bror Chail (… and more) Presently the focus is on 22 boxes of documents held in the Bror Chail archive Following an initial process of getting organized the boxes and folders were described by volunteers from the Bror Chail Archive (members of the Kibbutz). Funds were gathered and a steering committee established. The physical digitization began and the guidelines for cataloguing was prepared. The cataloguing will be carried out by a group of volunteers (about 28-30) who were among the first groups of members of the movement. Cataloguing instructions were developed on basis of International standards and guidelines: development of controlled vocabularies - Kinds of documents; Roles in the movement; Related institutions; Names and aliases of members. Digitization of first batch (half) of the document completed now. It is planned to register (describe) the members of Dror in Wikidata to serve for the enrichment of the descriptions.f f F
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  32. 32. f f F Paulo Singer
  33. 33. f f F Paul Singer Alberto Dines Bernardo Kucinski Jaime Pinsky Jacques Wagner Jaime Lerner Miguel Krigsner Moacir Scliar David Perlov Jaime Luiz Szwarcfiter Haim Omer ‫עומר‬ ‫חיים‬ D7%9D_%D7%A2%D7%95%D7%9E%D7%A8
  34. 34. f f F Aspiration: Every name in the archive digital documents linked to a Wikidata entry
  35. 35. Thank you for your attention! Dov Winer Judaica Europeana Scientific Manager