Talk:UK Wikimedian of the Year 2012

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Can I suggest we discuss how this is done until Feb 5 and then decided who we want in each category. Victuallers 17:56, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

I like this idea...[edit source]

But it has made me realise that I'm not very good when it comes to visualising people and associating it with their actions. I don't mean as in picturing them from a photograph; I'm sure most of us don't know what most Wikipedians look like, I mean in the sense of feeling I can piece together all a person's contributions throughout the year and attaching them all to one individual nickname that I've stored away in my head.

As such, I would find it hard to think who to nominate.

That raises a question: since this is the inaugural award, will you award it to someone who has shown dedication over the years or will you limit your scope to someone who did a lot in 2011? --Bodnotbod 00:25, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Identity - I think if you want to give it to PrettyGirl47 (I made her up) then we can find out who this is. I'm not sure you need to know what people look like? Last year Fae and I gave one away (we made it up!). We imagined at that time that the best Wikimedian that year was Matthew Cock who had an edit count of about "7" ..... BUT he had got us in to the British Museum which is where GLAM started. I'm hoping the board will give it to who they think has done most and we'll work out the rules later. This is bound to be wrong as someone will have done more but not told so many people. But we can only try our best!

I'm hoping the community can give us some advice on which is the best GLAM etc Victuallers 17:11, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Deep sigh... I was so not talking about what people look like. I expressly said that I didn't mean that I was referring to looks when I spoke of visualising people and that what I meant was that for any given nominated name, I would struggle - using memory alone - to picture what I'd seen or heard of their activities. Or, more importantly, when I remember something good happened trying to recall who was involved. Obviously you might be able to do some searching, but as you point out, not everything goes into edit histories or contribs. --Bodnotbod 22:03, 12 February 2012 (UTC)
Ooooh sorry to give a deep sigh. ... and to have misununderstood. If you give barnstars and thanks then why not nominate them instead? Victuallers 21:49, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
I give out barn stars here and there but they can be for such things as seeing someone's done a three hour stint of welcoming new users one morning. I wouldn't consider that in the same league as something like this suggests. I think you'd have to do a somewhat vigorous investigation into someone to want to nominate them or see something from them that makes you go "wow!" -- User:Bodnotbod (not logged in).

Nominations[edit source]

UK Wikimedian of the Year[edit source]

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  • Anastasia Lvova (see below)
  • Darren Logan - promoting Wikipedia within the science researcher community, developing training materials and good practice (often with Alex Bateman, but this has to be an individual award)
  • Fiona Apps - flew the flag
  • James F - someone organised over 50 wikimeet ups
  • John Byrne - did a lot to argue our charity status
  • Rock drum - he did a bit here and there
  • John Cummings - Monmouthpedia has had, is having and will have an enormous impact on a real world community.

The best GLAM - discussion[edit source]

  • British Library - First paid full time WIR
  • British Museum
  • Derby Museum - They said Yes
  • Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry - The Herbert has run several different projects in just over 7 months. They've hosted a Backstage Pass, public brown bag talk and edit-a-thon and donated 45 different images. Their staff have also started to edit Wikipedia articles themselves.
  • National Archives - They put wikipedia on the Domesday Book!
  • National Maritime Museum - released thousands of historical ship records into CC-BY-SA. Richard Symonds (talk) 10:12, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
  • V&A - nominated by WSC Victuallers (talk) 19:24, 16 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Who else did we miss?

The best Educational Institution - discussion[edit source]

  • Bristol Uni had an Outreach Ambassador, hosted two Girl Geek events, helped organise the "Wiki Wildlife" public events and hosted Bristol Wiki Academy 1 & 2
  • University of Wales have loaded images from Monmouth Museum
  • University of Oxford are doing outreach; invited Wikimedia UK and Jimmy Wales in to help with Free Speech Debate project
  • University Of Oxford are doing Wiki based research
  • Imperial College London has first student society and a Wiki Academy
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Imperial College
  • Manchester University
  • Liverpool University
  • Medical Research Council (two events, with hopefully more to come)

The other prize?[edit source]

  • Anastasis Lvova - created hundreds of articles in Russian and other languages for lots of different GLAMs and organised a QRpedia art show in Russia.
  • Nick Moyes - the guy who said Yes at Derby
  • Matthew Cock - didn't get a proper award for last year
  • Liam Wyatt - same reason
  • Richard Power - Our link into the BL
  • Geograph - how may 1000s of articles have they improved

I'd second the Geograph for a prize, and add the V&A to the GLAM section. WereSpielChequers (talk) 15:29, 9 April 2012 (UTC)