User:Jason.nlw/National Wikimedian/Month 11

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Institution Resident’s name Residency period Period Covered Date of report
National Library of Wales Jason Evans Jan 2015 - Permanent June 2018 17/07/2018

Projects delivered

Strategic Goal 1

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

Progress

  • 4900 Welsh portraits Uploaded to Wiki Commons
  • 5200 Wikidata Items created for Welsh portraits and associated people
  • 40,000 statements added to Wikidata for Welsh Portraits
  • 350,000 Welsh bibliographical records (The sum of all Welsh literature) have been passed to our Wikidata visiting Scholar and are being prepared for upload to Wikidata


Events
Event Date and Duration Location No. of Attendees Usernames Name of trainers
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 13/06/2018 4 hours Bristol University 7 Jason Evans
Partnership interactions
Acivity/Purpose of Meeting Date and Duration Institute Location Names of Attendees Links

Data Uploads

  • 4891 portrait images uploaded to Commons. These are pre 1880 portraits, mainly of British interest. The collection contains prints, engravings, paintings, photographs and more. You can explore the collection here
  • 5200 Wikidata items created. One for each Portrait on Commons plus a number of items for sitters and artists in the collection.


BaGLAMa (page views for Wikipedia articles containing images from National Library of Wales)
  • June – Page Views - 12,941,034
GLAMorous (Percentage of Commons files used on Wikimedia projects)
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (July 17 ) - 66.61%

Strategic Goal 2

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

Progress

  • Meeting with George Oats to discuss Wikimedia Commons and the issues/challenges facing institutions wishing to use the platform to share content.
  • Radio interview with Radio Cymru to discuss Wikipedia and the Celtic Knot conference
Events
Event Date and Duration Location No. of Attendees Usernames Links
Partnership interactions
Activity/Purpose of meeting Date and Duration Institution Location Name of Attendees Links
Wikimedia Commons/Wikidata consultation/meeting 15/6/2018 - 2 hours Wikimedia Foundation National Library of Wales Jason Evans, George Oats
Radio Interview to discuss Welsh Wicipedia and the Celtic Knot conference 29/6/2018 - 10 min BBC Radio Cymru BBC Jason Evans, Aled Hughes

Strategic Goal 3

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

Progress

  • The Wikidata Visiting Scholar Has created Wikidata for many Welsh newspapers and Journals using data provided by NLW. He will now begin to explore creating Wikidata for ALL Welsh books with associated printers, publishers and authors. You can see more here


Events
Event Date and Duration Location No. of Attendees Usernames Name of trainers
Partnership interactions
Acivity/Purpose of Meeting Date and Duration Institute Location Names of Attendees Links

Volunteer projects

93 hours logged (excludes visiting scholars)


  • 5 Volunteers are currently working on translating English articles to Welsh. 65 articles have been created to date.
Total articles created this month - 14


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

Projects in development

  • 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.
  • Welsh portrait Archive - around 5k images will be be shared on Commons and Wikidata with the help of key volunteers, and events will be held to encourage re-use of the content. The whole project will be run within the framework of the Europeana impact playbook in order to produce a case study assessing the impact of the various aspects of the project.
  • The sum of All Welsh literature - This project will see the creation of Wikidata items for every piece of Welsh literature in our catalogues. (around 350,000)


Historic statistics

BaGLAMa (page views for Wikipedia articles containing images from National Library of Wales)
  • July – Page Views - 13,125,805.
  • Aug – Page Views - 13,245,583
  • Sep – Page Views - 13,773,939
  • Oct – Page Views - 15,041,258
  • Nov – Page Views - 15,705,146
  • Dec – Page Views - 16,190,426
  • Jan – Page Views - 14,819,919
  • Feb – Page Views - 13,346,353
  • March – Page Views - 15,280,661
  • April – Page Views - 14,967,649
  • May – Page Views - 15,639,250
  • June – Page Views - 12,941,034
GLAMorous (Percentage of Commons files used on Wikimedia projects)
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (Sept 5th ) - 50.75%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (Oct 2nd ) - 51%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (Oct 31st ) - 52.14%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (Dec 1st ) - 52.59%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (Jan 19th ) - 52.58%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (Feb 1 ) - 52.58%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (March 5 ) - 52.55%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (April 3 ) - 52.58%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (May 9 ) - 52.79%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (June 12 ) - 52.83%
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (July 17 ) - 66.61%