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WiR at the National Library of Wales. 27 Month Report

Projects delivered[edit | edit source]

Strategic Goal 1[edit | edit source]

Increase the quality and quantity of coverage of subjects that are currently underrepresented on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects

Outcomes[edit | edit source]

  • SAIN Record Company have agreed to release thousands of 30 second sound clips and album covers to Wikimedia Commons (Thanks to Robin Owain). Work to format the data and upload the content has begun.
  • 3 new NLW volunteers received Wikipedia training and began working on producing articles based on dictionary of Welsh biography content.
  • Discussion with CADW about releasing their data to Wikidata and the possibility of releasing some accompanying digital images.
  • Attended a Wikidata training day at WMUK in London.

Accounts created[edit | edit source]

3 accounts created by members of the Library’s volunteer team.

Image statistics[edit | edit source]

  • No NLW content added this month.
BaGLAMa (page views for Wikipedia articles containing images from National Library of Wales)
  • Mar – Page Views - 16,227,446
GLAMorous (Percentage of Commons files used on Wikimedia projects)
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (April 19th ) - 50.69%

Strategic Goal 2[edit | edit source]

Support the development of open knowledge in the UK, by increasing the understanding and recognition of the value of open knowledge and advocating for change at an organisational, sectoral and public policy level

Outcomes[edit | edit source]

  • The Business Case for increased Open Access is COMPLETE and is being reveivewed by a interdepartmental task force following a formal presentation to the senior management team. The document will them be made available more widely on an open licence.
  • A case study into working with Wikimedia UK was been completed and will feature in an upcoming book on open access.
  • working to co-author a chapter of Volunteer engagement with Wikipedia in Libraries, with Alex Stinson for a book being prepared by OCLC.
  • Agreed to deliver a Key Note presentation at the Celtic Languages conference in Edinburgh.
  • Proposal for a talk at Wikimainia submitted here

Staff Workshops and Events[edit | edit source]

Nothing to report

Volunteer projects[edit | edit source]

101.5 hours logged (excludes visiting scholars)

  • 4 Volunteers are now working on the Dictionary of Welsh Biography project, creating stub articles using entries from DWB as a source. 234 articles have been created to date.

More information about projects held with the NLW volunteer team can be found here

Media/Blogs[edit | edit source]

  • Nothing to report

Strategic Goal 3[edit | edit source]

To support the use of the Wikimedia projects as important tools for education and learning in the UK

Outcomes[edit | edit source]

  • The Wikidata Visiting Scholar has now created Wikidata items for every artist, printer and publisher associated with the Welsh Landscape Collection. You can see more here
  • The Wikidata Visiting Scholar is nearing completion of an academic article examining the Welsh Landscapes data set using Wikidata queries and visualisations.
  • The Wikidata Visiting Scholar is beginning work on a new project to add all known historical Welsh publishers to Wikidata and connect them with existing Wikidata items.
  • Using Wikipedia to translate content as part of individual assignments is being trialed on the Welsh translation course at Aberystwyth University

Upcoming events[edit | edit source]

  • 27 April - Meeting with Menter Môn and the National Eisteddfod.
  • 6 May - Llên Natur Edit-a-thon, Blaenau Ffestiniog.
  • 11 May – CILIP Wales Conference, Llandudno.
  • 12-14 June – ARLIS conference, Dublin.
  • 28-30 June – Lodlam Linked Open Data Summit, Venice.
  • 5-6 July – Celtic Languages Wiki Conference, Edinburgh.

Digital collections for release[edit | edit source]

The objective is to identify and release digital archives to Wiki-commons, primarily for use in Wikipedia articles.

Collections identified for future upload:

  • A fresh request has been made to upload handpicked Public Domain images from the NLW website. The request will be considered by NLW senior management on September 20th. If successful, uploads can commence immediately.
  • Framed Works – abt 600 images (needs to be ingested first – Progress is being made). All pre 1880 content shared by the NLW with the Public Catalogue Foundation for the BBC ‘Your Paintings’ project.
  • Welsh Portraits - 5,000 images. This is the largest single Welsh portrait collection including examples of framed works, etchings and photographs. The collection includes portraits from the middle ages to modern times. (Preparing this collection for upload has now become a priority for the NLW, and it is hoped we can upload before the end of the year – UPDATE : The collection is now ready to upload. However I am waiting for the Business case to be submitted in order to clarify what resolution images should be uploaded.)

Projects in development[edit | edit source]

  • Dictionary of Welsh Biography - A request for funding is being considered by the library to contract a third party developer to create a bespoke interface/timeline to visualize and explore the Dictionary of Welsh Biography. The interface would be powered by Wikidata and images from Wiki Commons and would link to Dictionary of Welsh Biography and Wikipedia content. This would cement the libraries commitment to contributing to Wikimedia projects and making use of Wikimedia services and content to develop its own innovative online infrastructure.
  • Discussions with Staff in the Welsh Governments Welsh Language department lead to interesting discussions about the possibility of providing Wikipedia training for Secondary School teachers via teacher training consortiums.
  • An idea for running a project similar to Wicipop, but for health related articles has been submitted to the Welsh government for consideration.
  • Project to provide complete data for Cadw sites in Wales on Wikidata, using data provided by CADW

Historic statistics[edit | edit source]

BaGLAMa (page views for Wikipedia articles containing images from National Library of Wales)

2015

  • February- Page Views - 51,330
  • March- Page Views - 70,996
  • April- Page Views - 186,973
  • May- Page Views - 178,917
  • Jun- Page Views - 697,704
  • Jul- Page Views - 2,306,570
  • Aug- Page Views - 2,437,248
  • Sept- Page Views - 4,075,081
  • October- Page Views - 4,698,284
  • November- Page Views - 6,588,820
  • December- Page Views - 11,644,987

2016

  • January- Page Views - 11,687,926
  • February- Page Views - 12,632,817
  • March - Page Views - 13,812,774
  • April - Page Views - 13,912,372
  • May - Page Views - 14,561,695
  • June - Page Views - 14,641,717
  • July - Page Views - 13,337,491
  • Aug – Page Views 12,581,735
  • Sept – Page Views - 13,348,683
  • Oct – Page Views - 14,163,202
  • Nov – Page Views - 15,668,738
  • Dec – Page Views - 16,003,695

2017

  • Jan – Page Views - 15,751,167
  • Feb – Page Views - 14,444,212
  • Mar – Page Views - 16,227,446



GLAMorous (Percentage of Commons files used on Wikimedia projects)
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (March 19th) - 7.29%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (April 20th) - 10.2%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (May 19th) - 11.7%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (June 22nd) - 11.61%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (July 17th) - 11.21%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (August 19th) - 6.34%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (September 17th) - 7.62%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (October 20th) - 11.43%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (November 18th) - 12.58%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (December 17th) - 17.29%

2016

  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (January 18th) - 12.89%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (February 24th ) - 13.59%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (March 18th ) - 14.21%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (April 25th ) - 28.38%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (May 18th ) - 37.37%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (June 17th ) - 42.01%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (July 21st ) - 50.02%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (August 17th ) - 50.13%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (September 19th ) - 50.69%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (November 24th ) - 50.62%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (December 13th ) - 50.46%

2017

  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (January 23rd ) - 50.59%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (February 20th ) - 50.62%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (March 20th ) - 50.66%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (April 19th ) - 50.69%