Main focus: Partnership with universities and teachers, GLAM pilot project
Measures of sucess: number of teachers and students participating, number of edits, quality improvement, new accounts, new users engagement, users retention, academic publications, events, partners and good content identified, number of content loaded on commons/wikisource
research development using wikipedia data and users behavior
teachers and students trainning (how to use and contribute to the projects,specially Wikimedia Commons, Wikipedia and Wikiversity
Create a local blog in portuguese to spread the news and bring more people to the movement
tools development to support other projects with academic support/cooperation
identify potential GLAM projects and develop local efforts to move forward with GLAM projects in Brasil
Contact key local potential partners to define an agenda
Select contents to be digitalized/published on commons/wikisource
Develop tools and scripts to import contents
Load data/metadata on Commons/Wikisource
The Wiki Loves program will result in quality content contributed to the Wikimedia projects in targeted content areas, and will attract new contributors to the Wikimedia projects.
From May to September, 10.000 images uploaded and 1.000 in use on a Wikimedia project.
From May to December,100 articles created or improved.
2500 new accounts created, and 5% of users brought in through these contests continue contributing 3 months after creating a new account.
Main focus: New contents for the Wikimedia Commons and articles improvement on Wikipedia with focus on national monuments and history
Measures of sucess: number of edits, new accounts, photos uploaded, photos usage, new users engagement
Contest planning and execution
Contest pages improvement
Photos usage on Wikipedia in Portuguese and other countries
CC licences promotion
Monuments lists improvement
This program will focus on engaging current contributors in the Rio de Janeiro area and on Portuguese Wikipedia, by providing opportunities for contributors to meet face to face and by experimenting with ways to recognize the oustanding work of contributors.
During many off-line activities of our User Group we had the opportunity to talk to many active and new contributors, great part of the participants in meetups say that meetups have increased their motivation to contribute to the Wikimedia projects, and 35 participants in meetups say that meetups have improved their abilities to work together on Wiki and the knowledge retention.
We expect to count with the participation of 80 active/current contributos bringing at least 100 new editors, improving at least 120 articles on pt.wiki during the meetups and events proposed.
We aim to add at least 20 new active contributors to our user group and increase the number of participatns in our mail list from 70 to at least 100 members.
Through the recognition program, we will try to identify at least 30 key contributors recognizing at least 24 of them, increasing their motivation and active contributions in on-line and off-line activities, including the other programs proposed in that SAPG.
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In 2016 we moved forward with many conversations and projects started and planned in 2015. The approved grant was crucial to keep our group moving forward in many directions and initiatives, improving the local relations between the Wikimedia Movement, Lusophone Wikipedia and local partners.
Members of Wiki Educação Brasil at CCBWIKI
Based on our conversations, meetings and initiatives, finally we developed the first GLAM Project in Brazil in partnership with the Immigration Museum and we had the first Wikipedian in Residence of Brazil (Juliana Monteiro) working as a volunteer inside the museum, trained by our user group.
That project received support from Creative Commons Brazil and CTS/FGC(an important professional university and digital culture center)
During the first 3 months of that project we developed partnerships with many universities and researchers to organize the Brazilian Wikipedia Science Conference (CCBWIKI), the first scientific conference 100% dedicated to Wiki projects with a scientific call for papers with pier reviews of our movement. Receiving more than 40 papers and 110 researchers and students, including keynotes from Dario Taraborelli (WMF) and Daniel Kinzler (Wikimedia DE)
We established a partnership with local representatives of ICOM/COMCOL to develop new ideas around GLAM initiatives:
During that period we had many meetings, events participation and conversations about a Brazilian museums mapping project, planned for 2017
Claudia Porto from ICOM/COMCOL joined our group as a GLAM projects leader/consultant
During this year our group developed 3 photo contests, including the creation of the Wiki Loves the Olympics, a new proposal with focus on the Olympic and Paralympic games, creating new opportunities for the Wikimedia Movement during the following years.
Wiki Loves Earth
The Wiki Loves Earth was organized through a bridge grant receiving a great number of high quality images adding a good number of photos from species and places not available on commons, contributing with hundreds of articles in many wikipedias.
During the WLE, our group organized an on-line edit-a-thon improving the genaral usage of the photos received and helping with the pictures filtering as well for the final evaluation by the judges of the contest.
São Paulo - Photo walk - Wiki Loves Monuments 2016
This year, our main focus was to improve the list of monuments and create partnerships for the next year.
The user group created important partnerships with the government from the state of São Paulo, improving the contest list in more than 400 new monuments to be photographed.
That local strategy generated good results, including a photo walk in the São Paulo city with the participation of 23 photographers. WLM generated good results in terms of impact and media coverage, with participation in many Radio stations and in the most viewed TV channel of Brazil - Globo SP during the TV. Detailed report (in pt-br).
An edit-a-thon is under planning and we are looking for local partners to organize a new photo exhibition with the winners of WLM Brazil 2016
WLM in numbers:
355 new users registered
30 articles improved
Wiki Loves the Olympics
The WLO was created and proposed by our user group thinking in enjoy the good opportunity of the Olympic/Paralympic Games Rio 2016.
Unfortunately, based on the time frame of the grant approval and the begin of the games, our planning and communications strategy was compromised. During the months of the games was really complicated to get attention from the media to spread the new contest in Brazil.
That proposal was a simple pilot project with the main focus in propose a new contest for the movement, creating new possibilities for the next years.
The Brazilian WLO inspired a new project organized by Iberocoop, the editing contest Wiki Loves the Olympics.
Our team developed a logo and published it under CC-0, that new logo was adopted in both contests, the editing and photo contests.
WLO in numbers:
1026 photos received
95 new users
114 photos in use
Based on all SMART objectives proposed, we reached great part of our goals:
Wiki Loves final results (Until September)
TOTAL PHOTOS UPLOADED: 12.361
TOTAL USERS: 1584
TOTAL NEW USERS REGISTERED: 1437
ARTICLES IMPROVED: 1050
PHOTOS USAGE : 1115
During the last months we had at least 3 meetings by months, including the general group meeting and other projects meetings.
WLM and GLAM engagement presentation for museologists
We started a partnership with a local coworking space to save money and have a good place for our meetings in a good addres in the center of Rio de Janeiro, with easy access by boat, metro and bus and a good internet connection for remote calls and participation.
On pt.wiki, we stablished a good relation with very active contributors, receiving a very positive feedback of great part of our activities.
We implemented with support from our community and our user group members the Graphic Studio to support wikipedians with good quality graphics and illustrations, starting with initial dedication from Raphael Eckhardt(our designer).
The initial plan to launch the Recognition Program was not reached yet based on inconclusive discussions with our community at Wikipedia. We are planning to finally launch the program until November, recognizing retroactively the main contributors since July.
After a many good projects and initiatives developed in 2015, we tried to expand the group, bringing new members from many areas and universities.
We jumped from 80 members do 120 on our mail list, with 30 members very active in our discussions and projects and presence in at least 10 very important federal universities from Brazil.
Great part of our members are from Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, but this year we expanded our activities to many other states, covering events and projects from the North to the South of Brazil, including with regional media partners and publications.
We started the creation of a consulting board to improve our projects and create a more professional structure. Today we have consultative members for GLAM, Communication, Legal, IT, Academic Partnerships. The next step will be create an statute and a board of members to improve the user group governance.
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Based on the Survey report published by WMF and communication's learning, our team changed some strategies about how to communicate our projects and the main focus of our campaigns, generating good results and great impact on Wikipedia awareness through the local media, using our projects and initiatives as a background to spread Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. We published press releases about all our main activities, contacting the local press directly to get more attention and to promote our main goals, preparing the local field for the next semester and future initiatives
Since the Brazilian Catalyst Program, our team started to think about the organization of a local scientific event to engage the local academic community and local universities in academic research about Wikipedia and Wikimedia Projects. In partnership with UNIRIO and local contributors, our user group developed and organized the 1st Brazilian Wikipedia Scientific Conference, with a scientific committee and a program created based in a scientific call for paper with peer review.
With support from Wikimedia Research Team we received Dario Taraborelli as a Keynote and with support from Wikimedia DE we received Daniel Kinzler to give a keynote about Wikidata, both keynote speakers organized workshops in each day of the event. During the fist trimester we did several meetings with community members, the scientific committee and the local universities. The event was organized in a very organic way, with not conference grant successfully realized at the end of the semester.
Numbers of our conference:
~40 papers received
27 papers approved
After the end of CCBWIKI we started a negotiation with UFF to organize the next edition of the conference and fisrt international edition in 2017. The Prof. Marcondes from the PPGCI/UFF accepted to be the chair of the next edition and work to get local approval and to create the scientific committee for the I IWSC and II CCBWIKI.
Through initial meetings with representatives of some scout groups, scout chiefs and education program coordinators, our group created and officially proposed to the UEB (local national organization affiliated to WOSM)
All Wiki Loves planning and execution were in the first trimester of this grant. All results were publishin in the previous report.
During the months of October, November and December we dedicated our efforts to spread the results of Wiki Loves Monuments and Wiki Loves the Olympics through social networks and press releases.
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Total spent by month
Bridge grant R$2198,00
TOTAL USED R$37821,16
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The requested grant was sent from WMF to Brazil in 3 parcels, 1st Bridge grant as declared in this talk page (R$10.048,00), 2nd Parcel in July (R$32.303,28) and 3rd parcel in December (R$43.057,15).Since the last parcel took too much time to arrive in Brasil, great part of the resources was spent in December and some initiatives and projects was promoted to the next semester.