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National Wikimedian. 1 Month Report

The purpose of this report is to record how the ‘National Wikimedian’ position at the National Library of Wales contributes to WMUK strategic goals and metrics, and to provide WMUK with regular updates on Wikimedia projects and programmes at the National Library of Wales.

NOTE – I was on annual leave for the whole of August apart from attendance of Wikimania.

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]

  • 30,000 edits to CADW Wikidata. Improving referencing.

Accounts created[edit | edit source]

Image statistics[edit | edit source]

  • No NLW content added this month.
BaGLAMa (page views for Wikipedia articles containing images from National Library of Wales)
  • July – Page Views - 13,125,805.
GLAMorous (Percentage of Commons files used on Wikimedia projects)
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (Sept 5th ) - 50.75%

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]

  • Aug 9th – Lightning talk for 15 at 15 about the Wiki-health project at Wiki Project Medicine conference, Montreal.
  • Aug 11th – Poster Session at Wikimania, highlighting the outcomes of the residency at NLW.

Staff Workshops and Events[edit | edit source]

Nothing to report

Volunteer projects[edit | edit source]

112.5 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. 318 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]

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 is beginning work on a new project to add all known historical Welsh publishers to Wikidata and connect them with existing Wikidata items. You can see more here
  • Using Wikipedia to translate content as part of individual assignments is being trialed on the Welsh translation course at Aberystwyth University. A 4000 word translation of an English article will be uploaded to CY Wicipedia by one of the students soon.

Upcoming events[edit | edit source]

  • 5 September – Menter Iaith Cymru meeting/training at NLW
  • 7 September – Meeting with WJEC about providing open access to Welsh language teaching resources. Cardiff
  • 28 September – Swansea University Edit-a-thon. (Trainer)
  • 2 October – Nursing edit-a-thon, Cardiff – with Wellcome Trust.
  • 28-29 October – Wikidata Con. Berlin

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:

  • 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.

Historic statistics[edit | edit source]

BaGLAMa (page views for Wikipedia articles containing images from National Library of Wales)
  • July – Page Views - 13,125,805.
GLAMorous (Percentage of Commons files used on Wikimedia projects)
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (Sept 5th ) - 50.75%