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National Wikimedian. 2 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.

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]

  • 26/9/17 - 31 new articles as part of a Welsh Journals editathon for staff and volunteers at NLW
  • 28/9/17 - 16 New articles as part of a Welsh Women edit-a-thon at Swansea University (*Trainer only. The event was not organised by me)
  • 2,000 Welsh labels added to Wikidata items
  • 7/9/17 Meeting with WJEC in Cardiff about releasing Digital learning resources on an Open licence.
  • Ongoing discussions with NHS Wales about releasing Welsh encyclopaedia content on an Open licence.
  • Discussions with MIND UK about releasing Welsh language content on an open licence.
  • Discussions with Stacy Allison-Cassin, W.P. Scott Chair in E-Librarianship at Scott Library, York about taking on an unpaid residency/visiting scholar role at the National Library of Wales in 2018.

Accounts created[edit | edit source]

Swansea University, Welsh Women Edit-a-thon

  1. User:a.r.mcnally
  2. User:Greengurkha
  3. User:Swansea Women in Business
  4. User:Vaw1
  5. User:Katrina Pritchard
  6. User:Llysteg
  7. User:Scapner
  8. User:ekhewitt
  9. User:OMHowells
  10. User:ScienceNatty
  11. User:Tphipps107
  12. User:KatrinaME
  13. user:SophiaKomninou

National Library of Welsh Journals Edit-a-thon

  1. User:HywL18
  2. User:Coficymro
  3. User:Jessica Elbereth
  4. User:bethan rees
  5. User:Dyg llgc

Image statistics[edit | edit source]

  • 141 Historical Welsh Journal images uploaded here
BaGLAMa (page views for Wikipedia articles containing images from National Library of Wales)
  • Aug – Page Views - 13,245,583
GLAMorous (Percentage of Commons files used on Wikimedia projects)
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (Oct 2nd ) - 51%

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]

  • Arranged to have a trade stand at Welsh Governments ‘More than words’ event promoting the use of Welsh in the health sector on 3/10/17
  • Arranged to speak at the Welsh Medical association conference about the Wiki health project on 15/10/17
  • 5/9/17 – Meeting with Heled ap Gwynfor of Menter Iaith about working closer with the Welsh Wicipedia. I was invited to speak at their annual conference and we discussed deploying a Wiki training programme for staff at every branch of Menter Iaith.
  • Arranged meeting with Terry Jackson, Director of Content Partnerships at This Week Media, to discuss a possible partnership bid for funding to develop Wiki content about Wales.

Staff Workshops and Events[edit | edit source]

Staff Edit-a-thon held on 26/9/17 (SG1 outcomes) . 8 Staff attended.

Volunteer projects[edit | edit source]

129 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.
  • 2 Volunteers are working on translating English articles to Welsh (currently focused on the Wiki Health project ). 30 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]

  • 2 October – Nursing edit-a-thon, Cardiff – with Wellcome Trust. (Cancelled)
  • 3 October – ‘More Than Words’ showcase Cardiff. A showcase of Welsh language initiatives in the health sector
  • 15 October – Welsh Medical Association Conference (30 minute presentation on Wici-Iechyd)
  • 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.
  • Aug – Page Views - 13,245,583
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%