In 2003 I started a “localpedia” based on Mediawiki, perhaps the oldest in Spain. A Wiki about Arija (www.arija.org), town in the north of Burgos. We opted for a “local” project over Wikipedia for several reasons: - Create a participatory community. There are contributions, and especially stories, from various authors - Not be subject to a "neutral point of view", nor to academic norms of confirmed data and information. - Also avoid the "tyranny" of librarians (personal point of view). - Paraphrasing Balmes, to be factories rather than warehouses. Combine formal data with personal opinions.
Administrator of other websites based on Mediawiki, such as torresquevedo.org, and genvitrum.com, always non-profit sites
Actually I am Coordinator for Digital Transformation at the Royal Basque Society of the Friends of the Country, deploying platforms for the Digital Publications of the Bascongada (https://www.rsbap.org), the Photographic Archive (https://www.ondarea.eus), and Collaborative Transcripts (https://www.iturriak.es)
I have been also professor at the University of the Basque Country, Coordinator of I2BASQUE (https://www.i2basque.eus), and Director of Scientific Policy in the Basque Government from 1985 to 1987.