Public domain day edit-a-thon 2019 in the Royal Library of Belgium

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Logo Public Domain Day 2019
Logo Public Domain Day 2019
Location of edit-a-thon: Krantenleeszaal/Salle de lecture Journaux

This page documents the public domain day edit-a-thon 2018 in the Royal Library of Belgium on 26 January 2019.


The edit-a-thon was organised to enrich Wikipedia with creating new articles and expanding existing articles about authors of whom the works entered the public domain on 1 January 2019.

History and background[edit]

On 1 January of a year, the works of authors that died 70+ years ago enter the public domain and this is celebrated as public domain day. In the past years the Royal Library of Belgium has paid special attention to these works and organised together with partners events around these authors and works.




  • GLAM program


  • 4 December 2018 - Meeting with the Royal Library about the organisation of Public Domain Day 2019   (Romaine)
  • 7 January 2019 - Preparational meeting for the upload of images and public domain day edit-a-thon   (Romaine)
  • 26 January 2019 - Edit-a-thon about public domain authors in the Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels   (activity page | photos)
  • 26 January 2019 - Wikimeet in La Madeleine


The metrics and statistics of this project are:

  • Number of people present with an activity: 15 people
  • Number of newly registered users: 6 people
  • Number of content pages created/improved: 24
  • Number of edit-a-thons and workshops: 1

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