User:Jason.nlw/National Wikimedian/Month 8

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Institution Resident’s name Residency period Period Covered Date of report
National Library of Wales Jason Evans Jan 2015 - Permanent March 2018 5/4/2018

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

  • 850+ new articles created as part of Wici-Iechyd Project
  • 1 new volunteer trained at NLW
  • 14 new articles created as part of Wici Iechyd editathon, Aberystwyth
  • 3 new articles created as part of Art and Feminism editathon at Cardiff University
  • 11 new articles created as part Women in Tech Edit-a-thon at Special Collections, Cardiff Uni
  • 10 new articles created as part of Wici Iechyd editathon, Carmarthen



Events
Event Date and Duration Location No. of Attendees Usernames Name of trainers
Wiki Iechyd edit-a-thon 8/3 for 4 hours National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 6 See event page Jason Evans
Wici Iechyd Edit-a-thon 23/2 for 6 hours Yr Atom café, Carmarthen 7 See event page Jason Evans
Partnership interactions
Acivity/Purpose of Meeting Date and Duration Institute Location Names of Attendees Links
Wales for Peace project discussion about employing a Wikipedian in Residence to capture information collected and created throughout the project, as part of their legacy 13/3/18 for 1 hours Wales for Peace NLW Craig Owen, Project Manager
Meeting about potentially using the University of Wales dictionary data with Wikidata in order to increase Welsh labels and integrate data into Welsh Wicipedia 21/3/18 for 1 hours Welsh Dictionary Unit, University of Aberystwyth NLW Andrew Hawk, Managing Editor

Data Uploads

  • 10 new promotional images from Cardiff edith-a-thon uploadedhere
BaGLAMa (page views for Wikipedia articles containing images from National Library of Wales)
  • Feb – Page Views - 13,346,353
GLAMorous (Percentage of Commons files used on Wikimedia projects)
  • Percentage of images used in a Wiki (April 3 ) - 52.58%

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

  • Participated in the first Wikimedia Community User Group Wales meeting
  • Interviewed for an article about Wikipedia and adult learning for ELM Magazine
  • Interviewed on BBC Radio Cymru about reaching 100,000 Welsh articles
  • 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
27/3/18 for 5 hours NLW
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

  • Supported 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


Events
Event Date and Duration Location No. of Attendees Usernames Name of trainers
Art and Feminism Edit-a-thon 9/3 for 4 hours John Percival Building, Cardiff University 6 See event page Jason Evans
Welsh Women in Tech Edit-a-thon 10/2 for 6 hours Special collections library, Cardiff Uni 11 See event page Jason Evans
Partnership interactions
Acivity/Purpose of Meeting Date and Duration Institute Location Names of Attendees Links

Volunteer projects

122.5 hours logged (excludes visiting scholars)

  • 1 Volunteer is now working on the Welsh Journals project, creating stub articles for important Welsh Journals. 34 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. 350 articles have been created to date.


  • 5 Volunteers are currently working on translating English articles to Welsh (currently focused on the Wiki Health project ). 49 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
  • Feb – Page Views - 13,346,353


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%