Grants:Simple/Applications/위키미디어 대한민국 (Wikimedians of Korea)/2018-2019

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Grant stage: grant application approved
Grantee: 위키미디어 대한민국 (Wikimedians of Korea)
Amount granted: 21,353,400 KRW + a 10% contingency to address unforeseen risks and opportunities for 6 months, or a total of 23,488,740 KRW for 6 months (~$22,000, including 10% contingency)
Funding period: July 1 2018 to December 31 2018
Final report due: 30 January 2019

Application[edit]

Background[edit]

These two requests are required of first-time applicants. In future years, you can use reports to substitute for these requirements.

  1. Link to one program story that showcases your organization's achievements in the past year.
    Grants:Conference/UG KO/WikiConference Seoul 2017/Report
  2. Link to one learning story you have created or contributed to, that demonstrates how your organization documents and applies learning.
    2017 Annual Report

Link to these documents only if you have them.

  1. Link to your organization's staffing plan. *
  2. Link to your annual plan. 2018 Annual Plan
  3. Link to your strategic plan. *

Please add your global metrics to this sheet. Contact APG staff if you need access. Metrics worksheet

Programs[edit]

Annual Conference

WikiConference Seoul 2017
This program aims to share knowledge around Wikimedia projects and provide participants with a space for networking and discussion.

An annual conference called WikiConference Seoul is the biggest event we hold. Since we established, we have hosted the event every year. Last year, Asaf Bartov, a staff member of Wikimedia Foundation visited South Korea and delivered a presentation on Wikidata. We estimated Asaf's training was very useful for users' capacity building. You can read our report for the last conference here.

This year, we will mainly talk about the Wikimedia Education Project and Structured Data project on the Wikimedia Commons. We will provide new comers with an introduction to Wikimedia projects and experienced users with free spaces for networking and discussion.

The program will include:

  • Wikimedia Education Projects
  • case studies about supports for minority users
  • Structured Data project on the Wikimedia Commons
  • sharing individual experiences or opinions of Wikimedia users

Measure of Success

  • over 80 participants
  • 20 active users
  • over 5 presentations
  • one new project for an overseas cooperation

Editathons for Specific Users

A editathon event for new users in 2017
This program aims to draw new or minority users and educate them how to edit Wikimedia projects.

Since the establishment in 2014, we have held editions for new users. This year, we will continue this editathon to draw and educate them. We hosted editathons for women and sexual minority users last year, but the results were not satisfactory. We think this year is time to look for new ways to draw the marginal users. We estimate Wikimedia Taiwan's A Room of WikiWomen's Own project is a good case for us. We will design a new project for women and sexual minority users with reference to the Taiwan's case.

  • Activities: 1-2 editathons for new users and 1 editathon for women or sexual minority users
  • Have around 10 participants per event
  • Create or edit 5-10 articles per event

Partnerships

This program aims to create or maintain partnerships with outer organizations to raise awareness about Wikimedia projects and enhance contents of the projects.
  • We have been cooperating with some local governments to share public information on the Wikimedia projects since last year. We held three offline editathons for public servants and one online editathon for Korean Wikipedia users with Seosan City Government last year. The government also donated over 100 images to Wikimedia Commons. We will continue this cooperation project with other local government including Chungcheongnam-do Provincial Government and Daegu City Government this year.
    • Acitivies: Hold over 1 offline editations and have over 20 attendees
    • Total over 50 participants who are public servants
    • Edit or create 20-30 articles
    • Upload over 100 images
  • We will create a partnership with educational organizations for middle or high school students and help them to understand importance of the Wikimedia projects as an educational tool.
    • Acitivies: Create 1-2 partnerships
    • Hold over 2 offline editatons or 1 wikicamp
    • Draw 20-30 new users per event (including staff of the organizations)
    • Hold 1 photo walk event and upload over 100 images.
  • We are talking about a cooperation with Korea Library Association (KLA), and planing to hold an editathon for staff of the organization. We will search for efficient ways to reach out to librarians and help them to use the projects with the orgainzation.
    • Acitivies: Hold 1-2 offline editathons for staff of the KLA and have 20 new users
    • Participate in an annual conference hosted by the KLA
    • Launch one experimental project for librarians (e.g. Wiki Town project)

Education

This program aims to promote Wikimedia projects as an educational tool and collect high-quality articles submitted as an assignment

We thinks of this educational programs as one of the most important programs in a situation where Wikipedia is not a dominant encyclopedia in South Korea. Fortunately, interests in Wikimedia projects as an educational tool are gradually increasing among educators. We managed our own educational program for the first time last year, and we will continue this program to promote the projects and teach digital literacy to students.

  • Acitivies: Hold one offline meetup for educators
  • Help two classes in first semester and 1-2 classes in second semester and have over 100 new users
  • Create or edit over 20 articles

Community

This program aims to support Wikimedia communities and encourage active users.
Winners of Wikimedian of the Year event in 2017

It is important to support active users as well as to draw new users in order to maintain and activate a community. Since last year, we have granted a Korean Wikimedia user a scholarship for participation in Wikimania in order to share lasted knowledge related to Wikimedia projects and create a new project.

  • Activities: 1 participant from South Korea in Wikimania and 1 report

In addition, we have run an event to comprise dedicated users within Korean Wikimedia communities at the end of the year since 2016. This event is called "Wikimedian of the Year." During December, Korean Wikimedia users recommend candidates and vote for them to select the most active or dedicated users that year. After the election, winners are given prizes, and we hold a ceremony to congratulate the winners and discuss over issues on Wikimedia community. Our assembly meeting decided to expand the event and increase existing 2 departments to 4 departments this year.

  • Activities: 4 departments including contribution to contents, contribution to featured/good articles, administration, and a dedicated new user.
  • Voting during December
  • 1 congratulatory ceremony including free discussion

Staff[edit]

Executive Officer

  1. Please link to a detailed job description, which shows how this staff person will help your organization achieve its goals.
    See Grants:Simple/Applications/위키미디어 대한민국 (Wikimedians of Korea)/2018-2019/Staff plan/
  2. How long is this staff person or contractor's planned engagement with your organization, and how many hours will they work over the course of this grant?
    We have hired one full time employee since we were established in 2014. We will maintain this employment throughout the year.
  3. Use a percentage of that person's total hours to show how they will spend their time on different programs and activities.
    30% administration, 20% partnerships, 20% community or event management, 15% education program, and 15% consulting or other works

Budget and resource plan[edit]

Link to a detailed budget (that also includes a plan for raising the resources you need). 2018 Budget

Midpoint report[edit]

This is a brief report on the grantee's progress during the midpoint reporting period: 1 July 2018 - 15 October 2018.

Program story[edit]

Please link to one program story that showcases your organization's achievements during the reporting period.

Here is the text you may use to add a story or link!

불신으로 신뢰를 담금질하는, 우리 모두의 백과사전 (A Korean news article about a book which we published in October)

Progress[edit]

Please add text or a link to a page with details on your program progress. This should including reporting against each of the SMART objectives from your proposal.

Annual Conference

WikiConference Seoul 2018

On October 6, we hold our annual conference at Seoul Global Center. Total 65 people attend the conference. It was less than we expected, and we thought it was because a typhoon was passing the South region of Korea. We planned to introduce Structured Data project on the Wikimedia Commons, but we concluded it was too early. Instead, we invited Diego Sáez-Trumper from Wikimedia Foundation. He delivered his presentation remotely, and introduced Wikimedia projects' impact on AI technology. Especially, we distributed fifty participants books on Wikipedia, which we published recently. Authors of the book talked about why they wrote the book and what they wrote in the book.

We employed professional video shooter this year, and we will distribute some of the presentations under a free license. Surveys of attendees are not completed yet.


Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
over 80 participants 65 participants
20 active users 15 active users
over 5 presentations 5 presentations and 1 talk
one new project for an overseas cooperation

Editathons

Although we introduce Wikipedia for new comer in our conference, it was not enough for them to edit articles. We are planing a follow-up editahon for new users after the conference. We will hold it in late October or early November.

We created new partnership with War and Women Rights Museum. We hope to host an editathon for women with the organization. We explained about this more at the Partnership part.

Partnerships

As we planned, we hold an editathon for KLA staff on July 26. New comers from the editathon were less than we expected, but it is not very important in this partnership. We introduced 1ref1lib project to the staff, and they showed strong interest in the project. They decided to encourage librarians to learn Wikipedia and participate in the 1ref1lib project. You can see a promotion posted by KLA here. As the result, eleven groups of librarians apply for the education of Wikipedia, and we will teach them this year.


Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
1-2 offline editathons for staff of the KLA 1 offline editathon
20 new users 6 new users A tracking page for an editathon for KLA staff in July
Participating in an annual conference hosted by the KLA
one experimental project for librarians a new education project for librarians 11 groups of librarians will participate in the education.


As we mentioned above, we begun a new partnership with the War and Women Rights Museum. We educated Wikipedia to three staff members of the museum. Our goal is to grow them into Wikipedians in Residence. They are planning to donate images they own to the Commons. We will meet them in late October again.

Chungcheongnam-do Provincial Government employed an editor from July to August. He created or edited 19 articles related to the region with our help. You can see the result at a tracking page for his activity. Unfortunately, it is uncertain whether this cooperation would be continued, because the servant who was responsible for the project moved to other department.

Education

During 1st semester of this year, we helped students to submit their assignment on Korean Wikipedia. You can see the result at a tracking page for it.

1st semester

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
2 classes 1 class
63 new editors
6 new articles
321,000 bytes added


As we mentioned in our report for WikiConferce Seoul 2017, we planned to cooperate with Sookmyung Women's Universty. Unfortunately, it was failed. Instead, we found a English teacher who is willing to participate in our education project. She is working for a high school for gifted students. We visited the school and introduce Wikipedia and its principles to her students in August. We will help students to create or improve English Wikipedia articles during 2nd semester.

2nd semester

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
one or two classes 8 classes
120 students Each class has 15 students

Community

The grantee's presentation

We granted a sholarship for the Wikimania to a Korean Wikipedian in July. He submitted his report after returning to Korea and delivered a presentation in our annual conference.

Voting for the Wikimedian of the Year will begin in late November or early December.


Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
1 report 1 report and 1 presentation The grantee's report
The grantee's presentation slides

Spending[edit]

Please report your organization's total spending during the reporting period, or link to a financial document showing your total spending. spending

Here is where your spending notes/explanations are.

Final report[edit]

This is the final report for your grant, describing your outcomes from the period July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

Program story[edit]

Please link to one program story that showcases your organization's achievements during the reporting period.

A video of a talk in Wikiconference 2018

Learning story[edit]

Please link to one learning story that shows how your organization documents lessons learned and adapts its programs accordingly.

Learning patterns/How to make editathons for new users more successful

Results[edit]

Please add text or a link to a page with details on your program results. You should report on each of the objectives you included in your Simple APG application.

Annual Conference

Total participants were less than we expected, because a typhoon passed the south of Korea. We recored the presentations and talk, and uploaded 3 videos. We planed to invite foreign speaker and launch a new project with him/her, but we didn't achieved it. Dr. Yun Jin-hyeok's presentation was siginificant for us, and his paper motivated the Hankyoreh and Science Dong-A to feature Wikipedia's bias issue that had not been known in South Korea.

Sub-Project Goals Status Description
Annual Conference over 80 participants Partial Total 65 participants attended.
20 active users Partial 15 active users attended.
over 5 presentations Reached 5 presentation and 1 talk
one new project for an overseas cooperation Not reached

Editathons for Specific Users

We could achieve our goals in cooperation with Chilam Public Library and Yangjeong Girls' High School. We hold two consecutive editathon events in the Chilam Public Library, and total 9 new users attended. Although most of the participants expressed their satisfaction, the number of the participants in second event dropped sharply. We need to resolve the problem. Students of the Yangjeong held an editathon event to celebrate International Human Solidarity Day and total 20 girls participated in.

Sub-Project Goals Status Description
Editathons for Specific Users 1-2 editathons for new users and 1 editathon for women or sexual minority users Reached 2 editathons for new users, 1 editahon for women
Have around 10 participants per event Reached Total 29 participants attended.
Create or edit 5-10 articles per event Reached Total 25 articles were edited or created

Partnership

Although the result of the cooperation with a local government doesn't seem to be bad, we had difficulty in maintaining the partnership, because servants who were responsible for the project frequently changed. We think it is more efficient to employ a smaller number of workers than to force numerous servants to edit articles in this case.

We also has had difficulty in motivating students to edit Wikipedia in universities, because the project is not dominant in South Korea. Fortunately, we found other opportunity in high schools, because Korea's educational policy emphasizes students' various experiences. Student of the Yangjeong will edit Wikipedia articles throughout this year, and we expect a Wikipedia-editing group to be established in Hayang Girls' High School.

We evaluate that the cooperation with the Korea Library Association was successful last year. We've already discussed about extending the partnership this year. KLA will help us to promote 1lib1ref project in South Korea.

Sub-Project Goals Status Description
Partnership with local governments Hold over 1 offline editations and have over 20 attendees Reached We hold an editathon on October 24 at the office of Chungnam Provincial Government.
Total over 50 participants who are public servants Partial Total 45 public servants participated in the project.
Edit or create 20-30 articles Reached 34 articles were edited or created.
Upload over 100 images Not reached
Partnership with schools Create 1-2 partnerships Reached We created partnerships with three high schools.
Hold over 2 offline editatons or 1 wikicamp Reached We held 4 editathons in Yangjoeng Girls' High School, and gave lectures in Seoul Science High School and Hayang Girls' High School.
Draw 20-30 new users per event (including staff of the organizations) Partial Total 58 students participated in the editathons in Yangjeong Girls' High School, and total 130 students attended the lectures in Seoul Science High School and Hayang Girls' High School.
Hold 1 photo walk event and upload over 100 images. Not reached
Partnership with KLA Hold 1-2 offline editathons for staff of the KLA and have 20 new users Partial We held two editathons, but 6 new users participated in.
Participate in an annual conference hosted by the KLA Not reached
Launch one experimental project for librarians (e.g. Wiki Town project) Reached Total 68 librarians from 10 libraries attended our lectures and editathons.

Education

As we mentioned above, we think we were more successful in high schools than universities. We expect to maintain at least two partnerships with high school teachers.

Sub-Project Goals Status Description
Support for educators Hold one offline meetup for educators Reached We hold 1 offlile meeting and we met three teachers in there.
Help two classes in first semester and 1-2 classes in second semester and have over 100 new users Partial We helped 4 classed in Yangjoeng Girls' High School, 8 classed in Seoul Science High School, and 1 class in Hayang High School. 48 students participated in editahtons in Yangjeong, and 130 student attended our lectures.
Create or edit over 20 articles Reached Total 27 articles were created or edited in Yangjeong.

Community

An award ceremony for the winners of Wikimedians of the Year

We achieved all of the activities we planned in this program, and a congratulatory ceremony for the winners was also successful. In the event, skilled users talked about Wikipedia-related issues and exchanged their ideas to resolve them. Especially, we discussed over slowed down Stub Project. User are planning new activities to revive the project after the event.

Sub-Project Goals Status Description
Wikimania scholarship 1 participant from South Korea in Wikimania and 1 report Reached The grantee's report
The grantee's presentation slides
Wikimedians of the Year. 4 winners from 4 categories Reached
Voting during December Reached
Congratulatory ceremony including free discussion Reached 29 users attended the ceremony.

Spending[edit]

Please link to a detailed financial report for your spending during the grant period. This should be in the same format as your detailed budget from your Simple APG application.

2019 spending

Please include the total amount of Simple APG funds you spent during the grant period.

20,069,273 KRW