Grants:PEG/Irvin Stotomas/CBSUA Historical Photographs Digitization Project

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Project detailsEdit

A Class photograph of the graduates and members of the faculty of Camarines Sur Agricultural High School in 1948
Official project name
CBSUA Historical Photographs Digitization Project
Project start date
November 2017
Project completion date
November 2018
Please describe the project in a few sentences
This project intends to digitize hundreds of old photographs and other memorabilia of Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA) and utilize them in Wikipedia thru a series of scanning sessions, workshops on editing, and photo hunting and article writing workshops/contests.

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Project goalEdit

A photograph of Student Body Government Officers of the Camarines Sur Agricultural High School taken in 1950

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Project goal
The goal of the project is to digitize and upload to Wikimedia Commons under a free license hundreds of black-and-white historic photograph of Central Bicol State University of Agriculture which will be celebrating its centennial in 2018. In 2004, the Research, Extension Production and Entrepreneurial Development (REPED) of the university began to digitize photographs of graduations, faculty members, school activities etc. for preservation. Some of the original copy and ditigized files of these photographs are now gone due to past typhoons that ravaged Bicol region in the last decade.

Measures of successEdit

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  • We will consider this project a success if at least 500 old photographs and documents are successfully digitized and placed in Wikimedia Commons under a free license.
  • Number of participants: 25
  • Number of new editors: 15

Project scope and activitiesEdit

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List of activities
PHASE 1 - Enter into a memorandum of agreement with Central Bicol State University of Agriculture on the release of these images under a Public Domain license.
PHASE 2 - Conduct call for contributions to the CBSUA Historical Photographs Digitization Project and photograph scanning sessions.
PHASE 3 - Hold a series of workshops on uploading of images and editing Wikipedia articles.
PHASE 4 - Conduct uploading sessions and article writing workshops.


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Project TeamEdit

The project team is composed of the organizers and participants from Wikipedia Takes Rinconada in 2015 which gathered and uploaded a total of 1,933 media including 23 video clips.


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Little capacity for financial management and reporting due to the project team members' limited free time from work.


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Fit to strategyEdit

How will this project support the key organizational objectives of
  • increasing reach - students, faculty and alumni of Central Bicol State University of Agriculture will access or contribute to Wikipedia or other projects
  • participation - more people will be participating in the photograph scanning sessions, workshops on uploading of images and editing Wikipedia articles, photo hunting and article writing competitions
  • quality - more articles related to Central Bicol State University of Agriculture and its campuses, its notable members of the faculty, students and alumni will be improved or created
  • credibility - partnership with one of the biggest state university in the Bicol region will give more trust in Wikimedia projects
  • organizational maturity and effectiveness - past participants will be involved and more people will join the growing editing community from the academe
  • financial sustainability - the institution has the facilities needed in the activities particularly the scanners, computers and internet connection, logistics to counterpart as a partner in the project
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