Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Shared Knowledge/Impact reports/Q3 2016

This is an Impact report for the third quarter (Q3, July through September) on the 2016 APG grant to Shared Knowledge, with special consideration given to the 2016 Annual plan.

For monthly reports about our activities during this quarter, see April Activity report, May Activity report and June Activity report.

You can also see our Financial report for the same period.

ProjectsEdit

Wikimedian-in-Residence

Wikiexpeditions

Academicians of MANU

Educational programme

Macedonian Dialects

МакStatBaza

Editing days

WikiWine

Wikiexperiments

AchievementsEdit

Name of project Achieved outcome Explanation

Wikimedian-in-Residence

  • ? individual files uploaded
  • ? books uploaded
  • ?% of images in category used in articles
Makedonstvo (Macedonianness) included

Wikiexpeditions

  • 2 wikiexpeditions (Debarca & Prespa)
  • 18 new + 16 improved articles (Debarca) and ? new + ? improved articles (Prespa)
  • uploaded images: 177 (Debarca) and ? (Prespa)
  • image usage: 97,74% (Debarca) and ?% (Prespa)

Academicians of MANU

  • 26 scientist and artist academicians covered
  • 27 uploaded images (portrait photographs)
  • 17 new and 10 improved articles.
  • all images are used in articles.

Educational programme

none

This was the summer vacation period for schools when there were no lectures.

Macedonian Dialects

  • 16 dialects covered
  • 25 recordings provided
  • 100% of them used in a total of 96 articles, mostly in Macedonian and English Wikipedia
  • total of 2000 minute material received from the Institute
See considerations below

MakStatBaza

  • 31 edited articles
  • 8 statistics tables per particle
See considerations below.

Editing days

  • 1 editing day held
  • 6 participants
  • 15 articles created
Editing day was "Events at the 2016 Olympics"

WikiWine

  • 2 expeditions held
  • 70-90 images uploaded
  • % of images used in articles
  • ? participants
  • ? articles created
  • ? articles improved
One wine expedition was in the Kartal Winery and had two parts (two separate days), while the other was in the famous Tikveš winery.

Wikiexperiments

  • 25 recorded
  • all provided with descriptions in Macedonian and English
  • all used in Macedonian and English Wikipedias + some in other langauge versions too (total of 85 usages)
  • An initiative started on the CEE Facebook page to engage users from other European language Wikipedias to join in, translating descriptions and placing them on their wikis.

Description of activities and learningEdit

Each of the programmes have their objectives (listed on grant page). This section will describe how the activities during the 1st Quarter lead contributed towards their fulfillment.

EducationEdit

Educational programme

Goals met by this activity

There was no goals met as the period of this report corresponds to summer vacation for educational instituitions.

Some considerations

none, see above

Macedonian Dialects

Goals met by this activity

The recordings uploaded represent 16 of the many dialects of the Macedonian language, taken during the past 60 years by linguistic researchers and held in the Božidar Vidoeeski Collection at the Institute of Areal Linguistics in MANU. They were used to illustrate not only articles on dialects, but also as examples of local culture in articles about the settlements/regions they belong to.

Some considerations

The Macedonian Dialects project was created by selecting various dialect recordings and shortening them to to fit the idea of listenable examples of speech. The rest of the material (2000 minutes in total), containing a lot of folkloric and historical accounts, will be used in other projects related to those areas.

CommunityEdit

MakStatBaza

This project, whose leader is the Community head, Toni Ristovski, aims to use the various data available from the databases of the State Statistical Office of Macedonia and enriching articles about settlements in the country by means of the available tools such as tables, charts and other means of data visualisation, presented in a standardised and uniform manner. We intend to develop the project further in order to cover data in areas other than population.

Editing days

Goals met by this activity

With our editing days, we encouraged Wikipedians to devote more of their free time in writing on relevant topics for the duration of a given day.

Some considerations

This quarter we held only one editin day on the topic of "Events at the 2016 Olympics" and had an average, but satisfactory response from the established editing community. The topic was exciting, as this was the period that led to the Olympics and had a currency with the general public, enabling us to popularise Wikipedia and editing by subsequently publishing the articles we have created on or Facebook page as the events progressed and winners and scores were added every day.

Wikiexpeditions

Goals met by this activity

Our Wikiexpeditions regularly visit different regions of Macedonia with a daily plan, photographing villages and towns, their houses, landmarks, important places, museums, and monuments. Many images are taken, and most of them are used in articles that are created or greatly improved by the knowledge gained on the expeditions and subsequent material researched to provide substance to the articles about the places or landmarks. The expedition reports, as well as articles on various settlements and their monuments and heritage are then shared on our special Facebook group dedicated to the Wikiexpeditions as well as our mk.wiki group page.

Some considerations

Academicians of MANU

Goals met by this activity

Our Academicians of MANU project was conceived and led by our WiR, who dedicated part of his time to collecting the biographies of the notable scientists and artists that have the distinction of being Members of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts and write articles on the life and work of each of these important people.

WikiWine

Goals met by this activity

The aim of this project is to enrich articles about wine varieties, wine regions and wineries of Macedonia, which is of significant culturally importance for those parts of the country and Macedonia in genral.

Some considerations

So far, we have made three forays into wineries and intend to enrich Wikipedia not only with our images, but also with the knowledge gathered from book resources and the guidance of the tour guides and wine experts.

GLAMEdit

Wikimedian-in-Residence

Goals met by this activity

Our Wikimedian-in-residence at the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Art (MANU) has provided many invaluable images of public domain works and old documents. He also provided our community with further volumes of important reference and scientific material that support general editing, and various project activities such as expeditions by finding material that relates to places and events relevant to them.

Some considerations

As always, our WiR is one of our most valuable assets, having access to massive literature and the ear of many important people in the academy who are leading experts in their fields, this constantly initiating new kinds of projects in areas as diverse as geography, linguistics, science and literature.

Wikiexperiments

Although the experiments were uploaded in late 2015, it took some time to organise their description and usage in articles. All of them now have proper Macedonian and English descriptions and are used on those respective wikis, with the initiative of a project to describe and use them in as many languages as possible within our Central and East European community (advertised on its group on Facebook).

Some considerations

There was great interest in the experiments because of heir quality of presentation. We then intend to go on recording experiments at the Institute of Chemistry, with the same intention and impact.