Grants:Project/Rapid/Touzrimounir/One month Wikipedian in Residence in National Archives of Tunisia/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2016-17 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.

Wikipedian in Residence in National Archives of Tunisia was a great project, we have for the first time in the National archive in collaboration with the employees collect a lot of documents in the public domain about the history of Tunisia.


Did you meet your goals?

We haven't met all goals but as first experience, we can consider that we have achieved significant percentage of the project

Are you happy with how the project went?

we are very happy for the projects, this experience has allowed us to enrich wikipedia with many new photos, documents and references in the public domain


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of total participants 2 Two participants take part of the project Ovva olga and Touzrimounir The two participants has passed a period of one month between the National Archives of Tunisia and the National center of documentation
photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons 1000 306 others documents wasn't uploaded, because of technical problem, the internet is very bad, and stop uploading every time, we will decrease the quality and upload the documents again
photos used on Wikimedia projects 600 137(44.77% of all images of category)


Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:

  • What worked well?

this the first GLAM project in Tunisia where we have uploaded more than 300 files about the history of Tunisia, the staff of the archive was very helpful, that help us to find the best documents and they give us a space to work.

  • What did not work so well?

we have find a big problem with quality of the internet to upload documents,, as I said before the staff of the Archive was very helpful but we have find a problem to convince them to create account in wikimedia project And follow up the project

  • What would you do differently next time?

the next time we will prepare more materials(a large scanner or professional photo camera) so we can take the big documents, also we will invite students to realise a projects in partnership with universitys


Grant funds spent[edit]

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

  • two Wikipedians in Residence 1500TND per participant = 3000 TND
  • printing documents 15 TND


Remaining funds[edit]

The funds remaining from this grant in the amount of 385 TND were deducted from another grant payment for Grants:Project/Rapid/Touzrimounir/photos of Tunisia.

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

385 TND

remaining funds will be used in this grant Grants:Project/Rapid/Touzrimounir/photos of Tunisia

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?