User:Jason.nlw/National Wikimedian/Month 7

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Institution Resident’s name Residency period Period Covered Date of report
National Library of Wales Jason Evans Jan 2015 - Permanent February 2018 5/3/2018

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

  • 900+ new articles created as part of Wici-Iechyd Project
  • 368 Welsh libraries added to Wikidata using data collected by CILIP
  • 3 new articles created as part Swansea University Edit-a-thon
  • Wici-Iechyd (health) project continues. See the project page for more details
  • Two new volunteers trained - User names pending.
Events
Event Date and Duration Location No. of Attendees Usernames Name of trainers
Swansea University (Welshwomenwiki) Edit-a-thon 28/2 for 4 hours Swansea University Bay Campus 10 See event page Jason Evans
Partnership interactions
Acivity/Purpose of Meeting Date and Duration Institute Location Names of Attendees Links
Phone call with British Heart Foundation about sharing content openly for Wici-Iechyd 27/2/18 for 1 hours BHF NLW Jody Buttle, Communications and Engagement Manager
Meeting about a new Welsh language version of OSM and how it could be embedded into the Welsh Wicipedia 27/2/18 for 1 hours ODI Wales NLW David Wyn, Angharad Owen http://cardiff.theodi.org/2017/11/14/map-i-gymru/
Skype Meeting with Liam Wyatt, Europeana about hosting a Wiki event as part of the NLW's work on the Europeana Migration project 21/2/18 for 1 hours Europeana NLW Liam Wyatt

Data Uploads

  • 368 new Wikidata items for Welsh Libraries, with English and Welsh labels and descriptions
  • 8 Promotional images of the NLW building, requested by Simon Cobb, Wikidata Visiting Scholar.
  • 1 historic Map of Wales uploaded, Requested by Robin Owain, WMUK.
BaGLAMa (page views for Wikipedia articles containing images from National Library of Wales)
  • Jan – Page Views - 14,819,919
GLAMorous (Percentage of Commons files used on Wikimedia projects)
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (March 5 ) - 52.55%


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

  • Attended WMUK Wikidata event in London
  • Gave talk to Welsh translation students and Aberystwyth Uni about using Wikipedia on their course.
  • Invited to talk about NLW's work with Wikidata at the EuropeanaTech conference in Rotterdam.
  • Plans for Celtic Knot 2018 are coming along nicely - applied for scholarships Grant from WMF and secured Welsh Minister to open 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

Strategic Goal 3

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

Progress

  • Supporting 2 Cardiff University Editathons for International Women’s Day on 9 & 10 March
  • 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
  • Talk with translation students at Aberystwyth Uni
Events
Event Date and Duration Location No. of Attendees Usernames Name of trainers
Wikipedia Content translation tool training and talk 5/2/18 for 45 minutes Aberystwyth University 12
Partnership interactions
Acivity/Purpose of Meeting Date and Duration Institute Location Names of Attendees Links

Volunteer projects

132 hours logged (excludes visiting scholars)

  • 1 Volunteer is now working on the Welsh Journals project, creating stub articles for important Welsh Journals. 27 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. 348 articles have been created to date.


  • 4 Volunteers are working on translating English articles to Welsh (currently focused on the Wiki Health project ). 44 articles have been created to date.

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.


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


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%