Grants:PEG/WM AR/Video instructivo/Report
Did you comply with the requirements specified by WMF in the grant agreement? Yes
Two videos were produced in Spanish. The first one released includes a description about Wikipedia and its five pillars, while the second one explained what is Wikimedia Argentina, its main goals and activities. Both videos were presented by actress Mariana Esnoz.
Both were uploaded on Wikimedia Commons and two other popular video platforms: Youtube and Vimeo.
Project goal and measures of success
Both videos were produced and released as expected. The video «¿Qué es Wikipedia?» was received enthusiastically by the Wikimedia community, especially Spanish Wikipedia and other Ibero-American chapters. The video was selected as a featured resource in Spanish Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.
The videos were uploaded in Wikimedia Commons, YouTube and Vimeo, but its reach has been limited. On the other hand, the video has been broadcasted several times in presentations given by Wikimedia Argentina members and other Iberocoop chapters. Some of these presentations have more than a hundred participants, increasing the reach of the videos.
The videos are also available at the official site of Wikimedia Argentina and there have been talks with the National Television Broadcaster (RTA) to show the video about Wikipedia on an educational channel. The video was also featured at the Wikimedia blog on May 23rd, 2012.
Measures of success
- Video has been used in different presentations and workshops about Wikipedia, being an important resource to increase the number of new users and contributors.
- Video statistics:
|¿Qué es Wikipedia?||742||233||975|
|¿Qué es Wikimedia Argentina?||130||52||182|
|¿Qué es Wikimedia Argentina? (short version)||38||13||51|
- As of September 12th, 2012.
What lessons were learned that may help others succeed in similar projects?
Although videos were made for an Argentinean audience, videos were presented with a accent that was familiar and natural to Argentineans but more neutral than usual. This allowed the video to be useful not only for Argentina but for most Latin America, being much more useful for the spread of the Wikimedia movement.
What impact did the project have on WMF mission goals of Increased Reach, Increased Quality, Increased Credibility, Increased and Diversified Participation? The video will help outreach activities in the Spanish-speaking countries, most of them developing nations (part of the so-called "Global South"), supporting the efforts to increase reach and diversify participation in a global scale.
Reporting and documentation of expenditures
Did you send WMF documentation of all expenses paid for with grant funds? Yes
Details of expenditures:
|First payment (2012-02-12)||5.400,00||1.384,60|
|Second payment (2012-05-05)||5.400,00||1.384,60|
Will you be requesting re-allocation of remaining grant funding? Small difference (approx. 55 USD) to be included in the Wikimedia Argentina general budget to pay part of the administrative and financial costs.
Will you be returning unused funds to the Wikimedia Foundation? No.