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Team Program LeadersEdit

Claudia (Austria)Edit

Cooperation with the Austrian Federal Monuments OfficeEdit

In context of our cooperation with the Austrian Federal Monuments Office, WMAT receives data about all listed monuments in Austria and in addition access to their (historical) library. The data is used for several projects: The "Denkmallisten Projekt" processes the data from PDF files into Wiki lists. These lists then serve as a basis for the Wiki Loves Monuments contest. To make use of the library ressources, WMAT supports a "Wikipedian in residence" in the Federal Monuments Office, who is equipped with two book scanners. The Austrian Federal Monuments Office provides an office for his activities.

Resources used (not including WLM)Edit

 
Office of the Wikipedian in Residence with the Bookeye4 scanner
  • Almost full-time Wikipedian in Residence
  • (Endless) Volunteer time for editing the monument lists (no figures available)
  • Roughly 6000 Euros for technical equipment
  • Staff-time for support and infrastructure

Programming activitiesEdit

Apart from the ongoing activities mentioned above (editing the monuments list, scanning and uploading books), there are regular meetings between our volunteers and representatives of the Federal Monuments Office in order to evaluate the progress and discuss further steps. We created information material about the cooperation (flyers, website), there is a cooperation in context of the annual WLM contest (The Federal Monuments Office features an own subcategory for pictures taken on Federal Monuments Day, which also takes place in September), we feature each other and present the cooperation at events and fairs

ParticipantsEdit

One Wikipedian in Residence and the Head of Communications of the Austrian Federal Monuments Office, who are the prinicipal points of contact for their respective organizations; roughly 100 volunteers over the last (almost) three years who worked on the monuments list and/or used scanned files; WMAT board; two WMAT staff members; some executives and team members of the Austrian Federal Monuments Office


Goals of the programEdit

  • Document all listed Austrian monuments
  • Enhance the quality of the monument-related articles and photographs
  • Sensitize general public and public administration regarding the importance of open data

Any program evaluation strategy used?Edit

Any program results or highlights you were able to measure?Edit

 
Zedler Award
  • Most monuments in Austria are documented by name, geo location and with a picture. Growing number of descriptions/articles.
  • Zedler Award 2012 for the monument list project
  • "Lesenswerte Artikel": http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:%C3%96sterreichische_Denkmallisten/Galerie
  • High community involvement
  • 40 community members visiting the Wikipedian in Residence and exmining the ressources in the library (usually not accessible for the general public)
  • Approx. 17.000 Scans
  • Aprox. 2 million page impressions of results that are already used in Wikipedia articles
  • Media coverage
  • New contacts to other institutions / door opener fot other cooperations

Are there any program results that you would like to measure?Edit

-

Is there anything else you would like to share?Edit

All said above.

Jean-Frédéric (France)Edit

Cooperation with the French National LibraryEdit

 
One of the book uploaded as part of the partnership

The en:Bibliothèque nationale de France (French national Library), as part of an agreement signed in April 2010 with Wikimédia France, donated 1,365 digitised public domain works, taken from its digital library Gallica, so they can be proofread by contributors to Wikisource.

Resources usedEdit

  • Chapter volunteer time:
    • discussions and negotiations with the Library upstream − over the course of two years (outside of the scope defined here)
    • Three-men team of volunteer developers − over 6 months, very intense in two months (largely unquantified)
    • Project steering by two chapter board members
  • Editors time: input and involvement from the Wikisource community (unquantified)
  • Help from a Wikimedia Foundation system administrator
  • Server location (three months): 180€

Programming activitiesEdit

Signing of an agreement in April 2010. Technical project of converting the resources provided by the BnF (images in TIFF, OCRs in ALTO) into DjVu format that can be used on Wikisource − Research & development (notably on DjVu), writing of a conversion line, upload on Wikimedia Commons (by a Wikimedia Foundation system administrator using a server-side upload) & initialisation on Wikisource. Creation of special templates on Wikimedia Commons. Extraction of more than 22,000 files from the books. Writing of a progress report for the Library and of a project report for the chapter.

ParticipantsEdit

 
On of the 22000 images automatically extracted from the books.

Three volunteer developers − Seb35, Plyd and Jean-Frédéric. Project steering by board members Remi Mathis & Serein, the former also served as liaison with the Library. Wikisource advising by VIGNERON. Help from Wikimedia Commons guru Multichill and WMF sysadmin Tim Starling.

Goals of the programEdit

  • To help the Library experiment with collaborative proofreading
  • To bring new content − 1400 public domain books − to Wikisource
  • To develop public awareness of Wikisource
  • To gain wide acknowledgement for the chapter

Any program evaluation strategy used?Edit

 
Presentation of the project at the Rencontres Wikimedia 2010.

Seb35, assisted by the rest of the developer team, devised metrics to measure the progress of the proofreading (building among other things on the Levenshtein distance) − report is available here.

Any program results or highlights you were able to measure?Edit

  • Upload of ~1400 DjVu on Wikimedia Commons (category) − equivalent of 573 310 pages.
  • Upload of ~1400 TIFF on Wikimedia Commons (category)
  • Extraction of 22000 images from the books (though not uploaded on Wikimedia Commons)
  • In Wikisource terminology, 46 books fully finished, 88 to validate
  • Determination of project editors demographics (appeared editors on the corpus were mainly Wikisource regulars).

Are there any program results that you would like to measure?Edit

  • Data extraction proved too tedious to regularly update the progress report.

Is there anything else you would like to share?Edit

For more information on this program, all resources are linked from BnF − Wikimédia France cooperation project.

Maarten (Netherlands)Edit

Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed partnershipEdit

The Dutch Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed released their complete photo collection (of half a million items) under a free license. We're uploading these photos and volunteers are helping to identify if there is a Rijksmonument in the photo.

Resources usedEdit

  • Building a general bot (source) took a couple of hours
  • Building the RCE bot (source) took several evenings of fine tuning
  • Setting up all the project pages and templates for the project was done in a weekend
  • Setting up the data ingestion template took several evenings because the data changed during the process
  • Bot ran for several weeks on the Toolserver
  • Thousands of hours were spend by volunteers to identify images, organize them and add images to lists of monuments

Programming activitiesEdit

Setup some pages and templates at Commons. Wrote a bot. Uploaded a lot of images.

ParticipantsEdit

Me and Bas are in contact with the RCE and are coordinating this upload. Several very active volunteers helped organize the images and kept the unused images list from overflowing.

Goals of the programEdit

We didn't set hard goals to reach. We did have some general goals:

  • Upload all the 500.000+ freely licensed photos of the RCE to Wikimedia Commons
  • Identification of Rijksmonuments for the RCE and get the data back to the RCE
  • In the end we want to have a photo for every Rijksmonument. With this project we hope to raise it from 70% to 80% illustrated.

Any program evaluation strategy used?Edit

I compile statistics on a daily basis as part of the monuments database. Every once in a while I update the indexed images statistics and the RCE statistics.

Any program results or highlights you were able to measure?Edit

We're not done yet. This is what we have so far:

  • Uploaded 466084 images of which 245289 (53%) have been identified with a Rijksmonument, 34.000 (7%) without a Rijksmonument and 186772 (40%) left to sort out

Are there any program results that you would like to measure?Edit

  • The number of images in use over time in the different projects
  • The number of views the images are getting

Is there anything else you would like to share?Edit

Non-Team Program LeadersEdit