Arctic Knot Conference 2021/Submissions/Crowd sourcing Welsh language data in the Covid era

Submission no.
Title of the submission
{{subst:Crowd sourcing Welsh language data in the Covid era}}
Author of the submission
Submission format
  • Pre-recorded video presentation (10–30 minutes)


Language of presentation
Welsh (with English subtitles)
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
National Library of Wales
Personal homepage or blog
Wiki user page
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
Welsh language place names risk being forgotten as people choose to use English versions of street names, properties, towns and villages and even rename properties with English names. Many official datasets for historic buildings in Wales do not record the original Welsh names. This presentation will look at how we have adapted our projects to work online during the Pandemic, and how we are crowdsourcing Welsh names of Wales' built heritage and adding them to Wikidata. The talk will focus on the activities of our recent Wicipics project which saw the public contribute remotely, creating Welsh language data and sharing their openly licenced images of historic sites in their area. This session will also look at how we might use this data to enrich our historic record. For example, by combining with OpenStreetMap to develop a Welsh language map interface and by sharing our crowdsourced data with 3rd party websites and other Welsh heritage organisations.
What will attendees take away from this session?
Attendees will learn about tools and ideas for running remote events and campeigns. They will learn how open content from Wikimedia projects can be used and adapted by other organisations to improve their native language provisions and they will discover how language labels from Wikidata can be used to enrich other native/minority language services such as Wikimedia Commons image descriptions and mapping services.
Theme of session
  • Wikidata


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