User:Jason.nlw/National Wikimedian/Month 4

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Institution Resident’s name Residency period Period Covered Date of report
National Library of Wales Jason Evans Jan 2015 - Permanent November 2017 1/12/2017

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]

  • The Mental health information website Meddwl.org have begun releasing its content on an open license.
  • Discussions with MIND UK about releasing Welsh language content on an open license.
  • Meeting with WJEC has lead to an agreement to trial releasing some of their digital educational resources on an open license.
  • British Lung Foundation released all their Welsh language content on an open license.
  • 4 news Volunteers joined the Wiki volunteer projects.
  • NHS Wales has rejected my request to release Welsh language health content on an open license, as part of the Wiki Health Project.
Events[edit | edit source]
Event Date and Duration Location No. of Attendees Usernames Name of trainers
Volunteer induction 14/11 for 40 minutes NLW 4 User:Caitlinh47|User:Abbiep|User:RbdaviesTB3|User:BobbyBobBob2 Jason Evans
Partnership interactions[edit | edit source]
Acivity/Purpose of Meeting Date and Duration Institute Location Names of Attendees Links
Meeting about potential collaborations with Wikipedia and Wikidata 6/11/17 for 1 hour The Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies NLW Dafydd Tudur, Mary Ann Constentine, Liz Edwards
Meeting about sharing WJEC resources openly via Wiki 24/11/17 for 1 hours WJEC NLW Dafydd Watcyn Williams, Director of Educational Support

Data Uploads[edit | edit source]

  • 1300 Wikidata items improved with Welsh labels
  • 150 Front covers of Journals uploaded to Commons. You can find them here
BaGLAMa (page views for Wikipedia articles containing images from National Library of Wales)
  • Oct – Page Views - 15,041,258
GLAMorous (Percentage of Commons files used on Wikimedia projects)
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (Dec 1st ) - 52.59%


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]

  • Presentation about Wikipedia at the Menter Iaith annual conference
  • Talk about Wikimedia at seminar for DIS students.
Events[edit | edit source]
Event Date and Duration Location No. of Attendees Usernames Links
Menter Iaith Annual conference 7/11/17 for 20 minutes Newtown 50
Seminar on NLW's digital programs for DIS undergraduates 29/11/17 for 30 minutes NLW 30
Partnership interactions[edit | edit source]
Activity/Purpose of meeting Date and Duration Institution Location Name of Attendees Links

Strategic Goal 3[edit | edit source]

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

Progress[edit | edit source]

  • Meeting with Staff in the English/History department at Aberystwyth University about holding an Editathon and considering embedding Wiki assignments into courses.
  • 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 early Welsh books with associated printers, publishers and authors. You can see more here
  • Using Wikipedia to translate content as part of individual assignments is being trialed by 3 students on the Welsh translation course at Aberystwyth University, under my supervision.
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
Meeting to discuss partnership with Cardiff University (History and literature dept) 9/11/17 for 1 hour Cardiff University Cardiff Amy Burge, Derek Dunne, Tereza Spilioti


Volunteer projects[edit | edit source]

93 hours logged (excludes visiting scholars)

  • 1 Volunteer is now working on the Welsh Journals project, creating stub articles for important Welsh Journals. 14 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. 347 articles have been created to date.


  • 4 Volunteers are working on translating English articles to Welsh (currently focused on the Wiki Health project ). 42 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
  • Oct – Page Views - 15,041,258
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%