UK Wikimedian of the Year 2013/Nomination

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To submit a nomination, please specify who you're nominating along with a brief description on why you think they should win the award. Please no comparisons ("Bill is so much nicer than Mary" would be better phrased "Bill is very nice"). Please also add comments for or against the nominations below.

Please note that current Staff and Trustees are not eligible for these awards.

Nominations[edit]

UK Wikimedian of the Year[edit]

Rock drum[edit]

  • GLAM has taken off and a major cause is the on-line magazine which RD used to create every month Victuallers (talk) 20:39, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - and everything else he's done. Johnbod (talk) 17:17, 17 May 2013 (UTC)
Thank you both, but I cannot accept this nomination. Rock drum (talkcontribs) 09:40, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Generalising (Andrew Gray)[edit]

  • Andrew's work at not just the British Library but at cultural organisations up and down the country has been phenomenal, inspiring and was capped off by the very great success of GLAM-Wiki. --Mr impossible (talk) 10:35, 7 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - Andrew Gray work as Wikipedian in Residence is very impressive, from all angles. 109.155.87.167 10:02, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - I agree per Mr impossible. Miyagawa (talk) 12:05, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Adam mugliston[edit]

  • Adam's work on on UK Transport topics like his lists of UK bus routes and work on UK roads has been inspirational, pushing forward Wikipedia's coverage of these often neglected areas. --31.99.124.211 13:51, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Worm That Turned[edit]

Worm is very much an excellent wikipedian, and from the UK. His work in admin and adoption surely makes him the best candidate for the award. 86.130.130.225 09:18, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

GLAM of the Year[edit]

National Library of Wales[edit]

  • National Library of Wales have said they will not claim copyright on items that are out of copyright. They are the most enthusiastic of the three Welsh bodies who volunteered to experiment with publishing images freely. They have volunteered to help with experimenting to bulk load images into commons. They are reliable supporters of Wiki. Victuallers (talk) 14:29, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

British Library[edit]

  • British Library have been long term supporters of Wiki. Their head of copyright asked us if we could help him release more images. Victuallers (talk) 20:27, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Strong Support - Also supporting GLAM-WIKI conference very generously (free conference centre), hosting Andrew Gray for a year until just now, collaborating getting St Cuthbert Gospel to FA, editathons, tours round the Royal Manuscripts & Writers exhibitions, etc etc. Johnbod (talk) 17:14, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Senate House Library[edit]

  • The Senate House Library in London hosted a number of events for its staff and librarians at the University of London and Camden Libraries. Attendees learnt how to edit Wikipedia and the Senate House hopes to host more Wikimedia events in the future. They also hosted the Wiki Loves Monuments exhibition when it visited the UK. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 09:55, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Educational Institution of the Year[edit]

Queen Mary, University of London[edit]

University of Leicester[edit]

Royal Society[edit]

  • For hosting events around Ada Lovelace Day 2012, the great publicity the event generated, improvements in content on Wikipedia, and contribution in fight against the gender gap both on Wikimedia and in science in general. Katie Chan (WMUK) (talk) 15:01, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Special award/Honourable mention etc[edit]

Public Catalogue Foundation[edit]

  • Public Catalogue Foundation have moved 210,000 paintings so that everyone can see them. The license is not ideal but isn't it great that they are available without a firewall or adverts. Victuallers (talk) 20:18, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
    • But they claim that the images are still copyrighted? Mike Peel (talk) 20:21, 7 May 2013 (UTC)
      • Still at talking stage re anything specifically Wiki-related. Johnbod (talk) 17:16, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Leighton Andrews[edit]

  • Leighton Andrews is the Welsh Education minister and when he was asked to help WMUK said "Yes, What else can I help with".... after 20 mins we had run out of outrageous requests. Victuallers (talk) 20:34, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments[edit]

  • Wiki Loves Monuments - we may not join in but its still a cool project Victuallers (talk) 20:34, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
Good news - we are joining in! Get on it! :) - http://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2013/05/wiki-loves-monuments-in-the-uk-a-review-of-the-exhibition/ Katherine Bavage (WMUK) (talk) 10:50, 7 May 2013 (UTC)
Still TBC... Mike Peel (talk) 20:20, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

The Wikimania 2014 bid team[edit]

  • On 8 May it was announced that London would host Wikimania 2014. The bid team devoted a huge amount of time and effort putting the proposal together. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 10:01, 30 May 2013 (UTC)