Expert outreach/Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Wales/Welsh Newspapers Project

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Welcome to the event page for the Welsh Newspapers project, which is overseen by the Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Wales
This is an ongoing project with contributions from the National Library Volunteer team

Project goals

The aim of this project is to create stub articles with images for 62 pre 1880 newspapers published in Wales. The project uses images of first edition front pages from the newspapers, which have been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by the National Library of Wales. Historical information about each newspaper can be found on the Welsh Newspapers Online website. This Project is now complete


Update 1 (22 July 2015)

An initial training session is held for 8 volunteers

Update 2 (23 July 2015)

1 additional volunteer given training

Update 3 (8 October 2015)

  • Completion on English Wikipedia: 59/62
  • Completion on Welsh Wicipedia: 19/62
  • 95.16% of the images are in use on Wikipedia

Update 4 (3 December 2015)

  • Completion on English Wikipedia:62/62
  • Completion on Welsh Wicipedia:61/62
  • 100% of the images are in use on Wikipedia