User:Jason.nlw/National Wikimedian/Month 3

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Institution Resident’s name Residency period Period Covered Date of report
National Library of Wales Jason Evans Jan 2015 - Permanent October 2017 3/11/2017

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

Progress[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • Meeting with Literature Wales and University of Wales Press about releasing text of the Welsh Encyclopaedia to Wikipedia
  • Meeting with Sophie Ann of Meddwl.org about releasing Mental health guidance from their website on Wicipedia.
Events[edit | edit source]
Event Date and Duration Location No. of Attendees Usernames Name of trainers
Partnership interactions[edit | edit source]
Acivity/Purpose of Meeting Date and Duration Institute Location Names of Attendees Links
Welsh Encyclopedia release meeting 5/10/17 for 1 hour Literature Wales / University of Wales Press Cardiff Bay Terry Jackson, Natalie Williams, Lleucu Siencyn, Ianto Brychan
Meeting about machine translation of Welsh terms for Wikidata & Wicipedia 9/10/17 for 2 hours Welsh Language Technology Unit, Bangor Uni Bangor Delyth Prys, Dr Tegau Andrews, Dewi Jones, Stefano Ghazzali, Gruff Prys
Meeting about sharing content from Meddwl.org to Wicipedia 12/10/17 for 30 min Meddwl.org National Library of Wales Sophie Ann

Data Uploads[edit | edit source]

  • 194 new wikidata items for artworks at NLW (3638 edits)
  • 185 images from Drawing Volumes uploaded. You can find them here
BaGLAMa (page views for Wikipedia articles containing images from National Library of Wales)
  • Sep – Page Views - 13,773,939
GLAMorous (Percentage of Commons files used on Wikimedia projects)
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (Oct 31st ) - 52.14%


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

Progress[edit | edit source]

  • Trade stand at ‘More than Words’ event in Cardiff aimed at improving Welsh language access to health information.
  • Welsh Medical society conference talk about the Wiki health project
  • Meeting about the HLF funded Uwchgwyrfau Wiki based history project.
  • Spoke at the Wikidata Conference about on ‘Wikidata loves GLAMs’
  • Agreed to provide training for an Editathon in Swansea University in the new year.
Events[edit | edit source]
Event Date and Duration Location No. of Attendees Usernames Links
More than Words event 3/10/17 for 6 hours Cardiff City Stadium 100
Welsh Medical Society Conference presentation 15/10/17 for 30 minutes Llandeilo 50
WikidataCon Presentation ‘Wikidata loves GLAMs’ 28/10/17 for 30 minutes Berlin 50 Video
Partnership interactions[edit | edit source]
Activity/Purpose of meeting Date and Duration Institution Location Name of Attendees Links
Advocacy meeting with Berlin State Library 28/10/17 for 1 hour Berlin State Library Berlin Clemens Neudecker
Meeting with potential visiting scholar/academic wishing to help NLW develop Wikidata applications 28/10/17 for 1 hour York University, Canada Berlin Stacy Allison-Cassin

Strategic Goal 3[edit | edit source]

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

  • 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.
Events[edit | edit source]
Event Date and Duration Location No. of Attendees Usernames Name of trainers
Partnership interactions[edit | edit source]
Acivity/Purpose of Meeting Date and Duration Institute Location Names of Attendees Links

Volunteer projects[edit | edit source]

96.5 hours logged (excludes visiting scholars)

  • 1 Volunteer is now working on the Welsh Journals project, creating stub articles for important Welsh Journals. 6 articles have been created to date*
  • 5 Volunteers are now working on the Dictionary of Welsh Biography/Welsh Journals project, creating stub articles using entries from DWB or Welsh Journals as a source. 344 articles have been created to date.


  • 4 Volunteers are working on translating English articles to Welsh (currently focused on the Wiki Health project ). 38 articles have been created to date.

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

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
  • Sep – Page Views - 13,773,939
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%