Grants:Project/Rapid/UG BAQ/Publication of wikibook from wikiproject/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2017-18 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.


Did you meet your goals?

  • Yes, we did.

Are you happy with how the project went?

  • Yes, we are.


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Add or improve content. 89 articles sorted or significantly improved in the Basque Wikipedia, 165 images published in Commons. The books shows 89 articles about the trees and birds in the park created (30%) or improved (70%) in the Basque Wikipedia, and 165 pictures of all the different kinds of trees in the park have been uploaded to the category Uliako_Mintegietako_parkea in Commons
Publication of a wikibook Publication of the hard copies of the book in PediaPress: Uliako Mintegietako parkea (2018)

and pdf version of its contents (it is not the Pediapress version).

This wikibook intends to spread and make physically available in public settings materials from the Basque Wikipedia that visualize this botanic best kept secret, highlight the community work involved, and encourage further similar cooperative ventures. We hope that on seeing the book even people who are not regular Internet users will realize it is a nice and advantageous contribution to our society.
Collaboration between community and Wikimedia Collaboration with Basque_Wikimedians_User_Group (BWUG/EWKE), Community Association of Ulia, Lorebaratzak, and SEO Birds Donosti. The creation of this book has relied on the involvement and contribution of the following organizations:
  • Wikimedia,
  • Basque_Wikimedians_User_Group (BWUG/EWKE),
  • Community Association of Ulia,
  • Lorebaratzak,
  • SEO Birds Donosti.
Public presentation of the wikibook (I) Press conference to present the book (29-01-2018) Articles in newspapers with the information given in the press conference:
Public presentation of the wikibook (II) A copy of the book was given to each of the 5 political parties represented in the city council(EAJ-The mayor, PP, PSOE-EE, Irabazi eta EH Bildu). See pictures in the wikiproject of the book
Use social media (I) to showcase the project (Basque Wikimedia). More than 8 Twitter threads with 47 retweets and 53 likes. More than 5.047 viewers. See the tweets by clicking in those twitter links
Use social media (II) to showcase the project. Four entries in blogs and Facebook
Public dissemination of the wikibook 14 copies of the book given to the 14 public libraries in our city, and 6 copies to the 6 organisations collaborating in the wikibook. Additionally, hard copies were presented personally to representatives of all the 5 main political parties in the city council. We intended to maximize the effect of its publication by both handing over the book to public libraries and meeting with the council's political representatives so that they get first-hand notice of both the collaboration with Wikipedia and the added value for the city of preserving this community asset depicted in the book.
Use of QR codes to bridge the physical and the virtual world represented by QRpedia. QR codes created for each of the 40 kind of trees in the park The reader is informed on the possibility to use this technology available on the spot by means of panels attached to the trees.


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? We published a nice book. Collaboration and dissemination were also successful.
  • What did not work so well? We wanted to consider alternative and possible cheaper ways to print the wikibook. But we can not publish the book in the Basque Country, because can not get the full version of the pdf file created by Pediapress, and the public pdf version is not so good to be published. We are waiting for better public versions.
  • What would you do differently next time? We met all our goals.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

  • We spent the whole amount of the grant ($1,300 = €1,062.36).
  • The PediaPress receipt in PDF format can be seen via this secure link. ($1,707.94 = €1,395.83).
  • The whole amount in the receipt includes 6 supplementary copies, the proportional cost corresponding to the 24 copies accepted is $1366,35 that is also greater than the amount of the grant ( $1,707.94÷30)×24 = $1,366.35 ).

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

  • No.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?