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Bbc Anchor Project Talk 260211

Bbc Anchor Project Talk 260211



BBC Anchor Project Talk in Bristol Feb 2011

BBC Anchor Project Talk in Bristol Feb 2011



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    • Bristol & Wikipedia
      Presented by Steve Virgin at BBC Anchor project
      - February 26th, 2011
    • Wikimedia UK
      • National chapter of Wikimedia volunteers
      • Recognized by Foundation, but independent
      • Founded 2008
      • Promote free content & seek volunteers
    • Wikipedia only one of many projects
    • Wikipedia building a growing relationship with city
    • Bristol-Wikipedia Connection
      Global Fund Raising Conference May ‘10
    • Wikipedia @10 – January 13 2011
    • Wikipedia is a 411m a month window on the world
    • Wikimedia reach – per month
    • A ‘City’ pages comparison from 2009 – likely to be higher now
      The ‘Bristol’ Wikipedia Page saw 696,928 hits (avg: 58,077 per month)
      The ‘Birmingham’ Wikipedia Page saw 908,310 hits (avg: 75,692)
      The ‘Manchester’ Wikipedia Page saw 1,132,595 hits (avg: 94, 382)
      The ‘Leeds’ Wikipedia page saw 572,105 hits (avg: 47,605)
      Setting targets for Bristol – all the pages across all the languages?
    • Content sharing
    • Projects Wikipedia have been involved in
      Summer ‘10 - Get involved
      BackStage Pass British Museum
      Hosts expert tour day for Wikimedians
      to encourage cooperation &
      collaboration on pages
      Share content
      German State Archive
      puts 82,500 low res
      images on Wikimedia
      Share content
      Museum of the Tropics
      Amsterdam – 45,000
      images on Maroon &
      their culture
      June 2010 – Wikipedian in
      Residence @ British Museum
      Summer ‘10 – Hoxne Challenge
      Museum team work together to
      edit Hoxne Hoard Wikipedia
      article with aim to meet
      exacting quality standards
      2010 Share content
      New images from the
      salvage of the Mary
    • Large Donation Case Study – Bundesarchiv
    • Large Donation Case Study – Bundesarchiv
      Between Bundesarchiv and Wikimedia Deutschland
      Starting on December 4, 2008 Wikimedia Commons received more than 80,000 files.
      Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA)
      800 px in size on the longer side
    • Large Donation Case Study – Bundesarchiv
      Success for the Bundesarchiv
      Website traffic doubled
      Print sales increased 50%
      1000+ corrections in metadata
      Permanent link backs to archive
      Success for Wikimedia
      At the time, the single largest image donation to Wikipedia
      15000 images in use on 42000 articles.
    • There is stunning content to share
    • How about restoring old documents?
    • John Quincy Adams(Library of congress)
    • John Quincy AdamsRESTORED by LiseBroer
    • Wounded Knee aftermathORIGINAL (Library of Congress)
    • Wounded Knee aftermath - RESTORED by LiseBroer
    • Videos, books, pictures, text – many ways to beef up Bristol content
    • What about languages?
    • More than 200+ languages
      Wikipedia languages
      Englishcontains 3,562,751 articles. Then German with 1,192,312 followed by French with 1,070.096.
      Other Wikipedias are available; some of the largest are listed below.
      More than 500,000 articles: Deutsch ·Español ·Français ·Italiano ·Nederlands ·日本語 ·Polski ·Português ·Русский
      More than 150,000 articles: Bahasa Indonesia ·Català ·Česky ·한국어 ·Magyar ·‪Norsk (bokmål)‬ ·Română ·Suomi ·Svenska ·Tiếng Việt ·Türkçe ·Українська ·中文
      More than 100,000 articles: العربية ·Bahasa Melayu ·Български ·Dansk ·Esperanto ·עברית ·فارسی ·Lietuvių ·Slovenčina ·Slovenščina ·Српски / Srpski
      More than 50,000 articles: Eesti ·Ελληνικά ·Simple English ·Euskara ·Galego ·Hrvatski ·‪Norsk (nynorsk)‬ ·ไทย
    • Wikipedia sees rapid growth for developing world content
    • Can we get our own ethnic groups to contribute?
    • Teaching?
    • Teaching/learning with Wikipedia
      Controls on Wikipedia encourage discipline & learning...
      Verifiability— material already published by notable source
      No original research – so reading source, learning & applying it
      Inline citations – teaches style, presentation, academic referencing
      Skills - copy editing, proofreading, source analysis, material selection
      Collaborative working – work in teams to produce results
      Neutral point of view – teaches ability to see ALL points of view
      Writing for the global audience – increase scope & responsibility
    • Get classes involved with cool projects around globe
      Donation by the State Library of Queensland
      The State Library of Queensland has donated 50,000 copyright-free photographs documenting some of the history of Queensland. We need help categorizing the images, and completing and re-wording image descriptions. You can read more about how to help here.
      Though there was none of the pomp and circumstance associated with the Sun King, Monday was nevertheless a historic day for the Château de Versailles, as it officially welcomed Wikipedia intern BenoîtEvellininto the palace for six months. From within the historic institution,Evellinischarged with organizing a community of contributors to improve Wikipedia articles on Versailles and to create digital images.
      The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species. Starting in June of 2010, the IUCN red list has authorized the production of distribution maps from their spatial data. There are currently ~25,000 species on the Red List
    • Trying something new
    • Trying something new! QR Codes at Derby Museum
    • QR Mobile Codes – Quick Response
      QR codes have become more prevalent in marketing circles and have been integrated into both traditional and interactive campaigns.
      Media where QR codes have been deployed include: billboard ads, guerilla marketing campaigns, in-store displays, event ticketing and tracking, trade-show management, business cards, print ads, contests, direct mail campaigns, websites, email marketing, and couponing just to name a few.
    • So what can you do
    • Increasing hits to existing pages
      • Clean up the content – add better content, more visual (pictures/videos)
      • Add more links across the pages – adds to click through
      • If you are spoken about in notable sources use them to enhance your page – press writes about you in flattering terms
      • Add lively content to Wiki pages increases hits, increases standing
      • Wiki page will often be the first impression someone gets of a town or an organisation – so make the most of it
    • Work on pages about the City?
    • Bristol Project – join others already doing it
    • Scavenger Hunts for Content
      A drive to increase Wikimedia Commons photographs of museum content the month-long competition featured a series of events that began at the Victoria and Albert Museum
    • Edit Parties – make the involvement wide
      • Have a party
      • Teach & train highest quality article standards
      • Challenge the city to get a page on the Featured Article page
      • Make the pages edited topical/educational content
      • Involve academic, celebrities
      • Involve archivists, librarians & expert content curators
    • Bristol Green Open & Social
      One year on!!!
    • Is Bristol taking full advantage of Wikipedia?
      Page viewed only 855 times in January
      The Matthew page viewed only 1,523 times in January
      Page viewed only 602 times in January
      Page viewed only 1,089 times in January
      Page viewed only 6,431 times in January
      Page hardly ever viewed 288 times in January
      Page viewed only 1,318 times in January
    • Already using - BBC Wildlife Finder
    • Things WMUK wants to do
      • Outreach explaining Wikipedia
      • Holding meetings like GLAM-WIKI, our Annual Conference, etc.
      • Organising joint events with partners
      • Volunteer-led projects
      • Wikipedian in Residence British Museum
      • Helping GLAM sector make collections visible by sharing them online
      • Partnering institutions in developing e-volunteer programs
      • Supporting the charitable activities of the Wikimedia Foundation
    • Our wider objective