Celtic Knot Conference 2017/Programme/CK102
Title: Welsh Wicipedia – Thinking big
Date: 6 July 2017
Time:10:10am to 10.45am.
Duration: 25 minutes (10 minutes Q&A).
Venue: University of Edinburgh Business School Auditorium.
- Jason Evans (Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Wales).
Overview of topic:
Jason Evans will discuss his strategy for working with the National Library of Wales, Wikimedia UK and the Welsh Government to develop the Welsh language Wicipedia using a combination of community engagement, data manipulation and the implementation of Open Access policies. Jason will discuss how this strategy was implemented as part of the recent Wicipop project, which saw the creation of nearly 800 new Welsh Wicipedia articles in 3 months. The talk will also explore the growing importance of open data in the development of the Welsh Wicipedia, and how this may hold the key to the sustainability of smaller and native language Wikipedias.