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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

During the 6 months project period, a team of 4 regularly met *(with a few guests joining from time to time) on a weekly basis to learn about editing Wikimedia platforms (Wikidata, Commons and Wikipedia), to plan and inspect content which will be added to these platforms. Meetings were led by WiR while other members of the team were mostly new editors without much editing experience. After this period we have a core group of people who understand the basics of each platform and a wider group of people (maybe 15-20) who are well informed about Wikimedia and our efforts *(another 150-200 people got the information via announcements and presentations). In the process we established a routine of using WM Chat, WM Meet and gained some insights of OpenRefine and Wikibase *(we hope to further pick up).
Our content was based mostly on the Clubture Network archive (organizations in non-institutional culture in Croatia that exchange programmes throughout Clubture Network, but also about wider non-institutional culture in Croatia). We informed Clubture Network organizations about our work, and also gave presentations and opportunities to learn about editing. We expected and hoped for a bigger response and interest among organizations, than it was, but still we think that we have set some good base info and content about non-institutional culture in Croatia on Wikimedia platforms. We hope to further this in the future with other partners. We are content and optimistic over advancing this work with more resources in 2023.



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Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of institutional entities and organizations connected: 40-60 61 During annual gathering of Clubture member organizations in March we presented this project and future work, we also invited organizations to update information in members base on Clubture Web for Wikidata entries. We also informed them via mailing list about presentations held during the project (one webinar, and one live presentation in Pula).

Project presentation is here, webinar video is here.

Number of all participants in all activities: team of 4 + 40 representatives of organizations 68 Project team of 4 people + 6 participants in Webinar + 7 participants in project presentation in Pula + 51 representative of organizations gathered at Clubture annual meeting in March

Weekly online meetings of project team were learning sessions with WiR and also a place to discuss and plan entries in Wikimedia platform - we had about 25 meetings during project period, and some of this meetings are recorded; during annual meeting in March project was presented to Clubture member organizations

Number of expert participants in workshops and meetings: 3 3 WiR participated in all activities, we also occasionally had guest experts at weekly meetings (Lozana Rossenova - digital humanities researcher, Nikola Mokrović - archivist, Edgar Buršić - researcher)
Number of newand updated entries in Wikipedia (after checking and proofreading): 50 22 22 new entires, 5 wikispore entries, 4 work in progress entries, at least 2 updated entries

We have lower number of Wikipedia articles as we underestimated problems with Croatian Wikipedia admins and publishing on English and Italian Wikipedia

Number of media uploaded to Commons: 150 97 Here is uploaded material. For 59 uploaded photos, we are waiting to be able to publish them again. They were erased due to missing permission information.
Number of new data items in Wikidata: 100 133 Clubture member organizations: 61, ex Clubture member organizations: 28, Clubture publications: 6, social-cultural centres in Croatia: 10, other cultural organisations: 19, Clubture projects: 18. Here is Query for Clubture member organizations from Wikidata entries: [[1]]
Number of media clips and media appearances: 5 8 Kulturpunkt.hr announcement for webinar

Clubture webpage: Webinar announcement, Announcement for presentation during Clubture Forum in Pula

Glas Istre newspaper announcement for project presentation during Clubture Forum in Pula

Facebook announcements for webinar and Clubture Forum on Clubture FB page

This month in [Newsletter/March 2022]

[Newsletter/June 2022] mid-reports

Presentation in Ohrid on WM CEE Meeting *(YouTube recording)

Number of plans developed for future GLAM Wikimedian in residencies: 2 2 We are in discussions with Center for Documenting of Independent Culture in Zagreb

We are in discussions with University of Pula in Pula, Croatia

Number of plans developed for future projects: 3 3 Wikidata and Wikispore project in which Clubture is one of case studies *(WMF approved project)

Multimedia Institute - developed a project around two decades on and of open infrastructure, network culture and open data *(to be updated, fixed and submitted to WMF in 2023 for co-funding)

University of Pula - meeting with professors around digital humanities and project for/on Wikidata *(to be developed and submitted to WMF in 2023 for funding)



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Part of the content that we wanted to publish on Wikipedia, for example about active cultural organizations, admins considered irrelevant and suggested to erase them. Also we encountered some problems with uploading photos about Clubture projects but hope we will solve it soon.

Because some of the content was questionable from notability point of view we now consider that before creating Wikipedia articles, we should have started with collecting info, references and media content in Wikispore. It is more flexible and easier to create and organize content in Wikispore, and after adapting it to move the content to Wikipedia.



Grant funds spent


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Compensation for Wikimedian-in-Residence lead = 2 283 USD (education, presentation in webinar and presentation in Pula, uploads, conceptual development and supervision of process)

Compensation for the documentarist 1 working on archive 1 463 USD (Commons uploads, Wikidata and Wikipedia entries, presentation in Pula)

Compensation for the documentarist 2 working on archive = 952 USD (Commons uploads, Wikidata and Wikipedia entries)

Compensation for the documentarist 3 working on archive = 302 USD (Wikidata and Wikipedia entires)

Remaining funds


Do you have any remaining grant funds? No.

Anything else


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