Grants:Project/Rapid/Araisyohei/Biography Edit-a-thon in Kanagawa, Japan 2020

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Biography Edit-a-thon in Kanagawa, Japan 2020
This project mission is to expand Wikipedians and "personal archive" on Japanese Wikipedia by collaborating with Kanagawa prefectural facilities, such as library or museum of modern literature.
targetJapanese Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons
start date1 April October 1
end date31 March September 30
budget (local currency)154,741 JPY
budget (USD)1410
grant typeindividual
non-profit statusyes

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Project Goal[edit]

  1. Recruit new editors
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content

Project Plan[edit]



1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?[edit]

We will hold at least three editathons (10 to 20 participants each) to create and develop biography articles about authors and business persons, from April 2020 to March 2021.



2. How will you let your community know about the event?[edit]

We will use Facebook group for outside Wikipedia, as well as w:ja:プロジェクト:アウトリーチ/GLAM for inside Wikipedia.



3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?[edit]

Yes. A lot of Wikipedians have joined the same-theme event so far. Upcoming events will be held with more than three Wikipedians as well. However, we would like to support Wikipedians joining from far away from the venue for travel expenses (USD120 each, assuming three Wikipedians per event).

4.参加者は、参加に必要な、あるいは品質が高いコンテンツを寄稿するのに必要な、機材やスキルを持ち合わせていますか? 持ち合わせていない場合は、どのようにサポートするつもりですか?[edit]


4.Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?[edit]

Most participants will join with their own laptops or digital cameras. We are also considering to lend laptops to participants who do not have such devices. However, internet connection will be leased as venues sometimes bad at connection. As for skills, veteran Wikipedians (not limited to the lecturer) will assist carefully. In collaboration with libraries, many books will be ready as contents for contribution.




5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?[edit]

This project has already hosted editathons repeatedly, and plans to host more than twice per year in future. Some participants participates continuously and the organizer keeps in touch regularly.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of events: 3 or more
  2. Number of participants: 20 or more each time
  3. Number of new editors: 10 or more each time
  4. Number of articles created or improved: 15 or more in total
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): 10


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

Many events are organized by volunteers. We will collect the participation fee from the participants and pay for the rental Wi-fi-Cellular router, venue, handouts. In case of co-sponsorship of Kanagawa Prefectural Library, we will pay for rental Wi-fi-Cellular router, distribution materials, etc.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

For example, the expenses of an event we held on October 26, 2019 were as follows. Total cost per event: $230
  1. Rental Wi-fi-Cellular router: $20
  2. Venue: $40
  3. Handouts: $20
  4. Drinks and Foods: $30
  5. Travel expenditures and hotel: Paid by Wikipedian (Approximately $120 per person)

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense:

  • Amount: One event, Total: Three events
Purpose Amount Total
Rental Wi-fi-Cellular router $20 $60
Venue $40 $120
Handouts, stickers and badges $20 $60
Drinks and Foods $30 $90
Travel expenditures and hotel $360 (Approximately $120 per person) $1080
Grand Total $1410


I strongly support this project. The applicant is a long-time prominent Wikipedian, an admin on ja.wp, as well as a lecturer of multiple editathons. By supporting this project, more and more people will get familiar with how to contribute biographies. --Takot (talk) 15:28, 18 February 2020 (UTC)