Creating the World's First Wikipedia Town

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Talk by Roger Bamkin, Director of Wikimedia UK on Tue 16 Oct 2012 at the DMU Transdisciplinary Common Room http://transdisciplinarydmu.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/augmented-reality-creating-worlds-first.html

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  • A1 Hello etc. This talk is called ..... We think it should be called “transforming a city from a museum” We are going to talk about technology because that's what we use. However the job of Wikimedia UK is part of a global movement to
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  • C3 Wikimedia and our most famous project (Wikipedia) is full of big numbers. 3.7m articles in English, over 100 languages, over 10 m articles. Possibly the most amazing is that we have over 400 million different people visit our site every month. We are in the top ten web sites in the World .... And we are free!
  • L12 Actually Derby museum’s article was unusually large before we started. In reality it not such a grand museum as Bristol's main museum or the M Shed but in cyberspace on Wikipedia it probably scored 6/10 for a museum
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  • P16 Steve thinks we need more explanation of how QRpedia works
  • P16 supplemental You find a QR code in this case one for Derby Museum, you click on it with in this case a phone set to operate in Japanese and because of this Qrpedia displays not the English page, not a translation, but an article about this museum written by someone in Japan.
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  • Google uses the number of links to decide how important a page is. On non-English Wiki s-best UK museum will not be National Museum of Wales Optimisation is done using links. Derby Museum=1200
  • Creating the World's First Wikipedia Town

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    2. 2. Click to edit Master title styleBritishMuseumMain PageDerbyWelcomeWhoQRpediaWhen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MoorishBristolWhere _GibraltarWhyMonmouthHowGibraltar 2
    3. 3. Click to edit Master title styleBritishMuseum 1. GoogleMain PageDerbyWelcome 2. FacebookWhoQRpedia 3. YouTubeWhen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MoorishBristol 4. YahooWhere _GibraltarWhyMonmouth 5. Baidu.comHow 6. Blogger.comGibraltar 7. Wikipedia  This is us. We have > 400 million users/ month 8. Windows Live 9. Twitter 3 10. QQ.com
    4. 4. Click to edit Master title styleBritishMuseumMain PageDerbyWelcomeWhoQRpediaWhenBristolWhereWhyMonmouthHowGibraltar 4
    5. 5. Click to edit Master title styleBritishMuseum In Reality On WikipediaMain PageDerbyWelcomeWhoQRpediaWhen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MoorishBristolWhere _GibraltarWhyMonmouthHowGibraltar Derby Museum Derby Museum is a small regional museum The wiki article was OK 5
    6. 6. Click to edit Master title styleBritishMuseumMain PageDerbyWelcomeWho After one meetingQRpediaWhen As a result of the meetings http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MoorishBristolWhere _Gibraltar We wrote 10-20 articlesWhyMonmouthHow The Derby Museum articleGibraltar spread quickly to a dozen Derby Museum article now languages mentioned ~ 40 objects. It was bigger. And better 6
    7. 7. Click to edit Master title styleBritishMuseumMain PageDerbyWelcome We wanted to use QR codes in addition to labelsWhoQRpediaWhen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moorish We installed QR codes in DerbyBristolWhere _Gibraltar museum on sample objectsWhyMonmouth Visitors were reading facts notHowGibraltar written by curators QR Code Devised in 1994 by Toyota. Both Wikipedians and curators Used in UK as a gimmick could edit the Wikipedia page for marketing. 7
    8. 8. Click to edit Master title styleBritishMuseumMain PageDerbyWelcomeWhoQRpediaWhenBristolWhereWhyMonmouthHowGibraltar 8
    9. 9. Click to edit Master title styleBritishMuseumMain PageDerbyWelcome By April all QR codes replacedWhoQRpediaWhen We created a web site to receive http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MoorishBristolWhere _Gibraltar the QRpedia requestsWhyMonmouth The website recognises theHowGibraltar QRpedia Code language of the users phone •First used at Derby It redirects to the correct article in Museums in April 2011 the language defined by the phone •Allows mobile access to Devised by Bamkin and Terence Eden the Wikipedia page in your 9 language
    10. 10. Click to edit QRpedia work? How does Master title styleBritishMuseumMain PageDerbyWelcomeWho But whereQRpediaWhen will we find http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MoorishBristolWhere _Gibraltar all theWhy extra textMonmouth in French,HowGibraltar German , Polish etc? We will ... ... And you can do it 10 NOW!
    11. 11. Ben e f it ^ Click to edit Master title style “Collateral damage”BritishMuseumMain Page The Wikipedia article about Derby is now in 60 languages.DerbyWelcome Most objects in the museum now have a QRpedia code.WhoQRpediaWhen However: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MoorishBristolWhere _Gibraltar Nearby bridges got articles, churches, the library next door, castles,WhyMonmouth archaeological sites and in different languagesHowGibraltar Paintings that people thought were in Derby (but are not) got articles Paintings that were in storage got articles 11
    12. 12. Click to edit Master title styleBritishMuseumMain Page The article was written inDerbyWelcome FrenchWhoQRpedia ... translated into EnglishWhen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MoorishBristolWhere _Gibraltar ... and then into RussianWhyMonmouthHow ... Featured on theGibraltar Russian main page Where 53,000 read it 12
    13. 13. Clickarticles on Derby Museum exhibits 1,200 to edit Master title styleBritishMuseumMain PageDerbyWelcomeWhoQRpediaWhen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MoorishBristolWhere _GibraltarWhyMonmouthHowGibraltar 13
    14. 14. Click to edit Master title styleBritishMuseumMain PageDerbyWelcomeWhoQRpediaWhen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MoorishBristolWhere _GibraltarWhyMonmouthHowGibraltar 14 Who wrote them all?
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    20. 20. Click to edit Master title styleBritishMuseumMain PageDerbyWelcomeWhoQRpediaWhenBristolWhereWhyMonmouth Why Gibraltar?HowGibraltar It really is bi-lingual Its culturally rich Its 3 times the population of Monmouth 21 Its almost a country
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