The events and activities in the WM NYC Meetups Program will engage existing contributors and new contributors in building community and in content creation and donation, with the aim of increasing and improving quality content on the Wikimedia projects, through meetups, edit-a-thons, education programs, and GLAM partnerships.
36 new contributors continue to make 5+ edits per month, 12 months after participating in an event, and 36 existing contributors report increased engagement as a result of their attendance at meetups and edit-a-thons or their participation in education and GLAM activities.
This will be done by 30 Wikipedia meetups of any sort in 2016, each of which will have at least 10 participants of any kind or 5 new users. Activities at meetups can be live Wikimedia contributions or training. All meetups will be facilitated by an experienced chapter member
WM NYC is looking to increase participation among diverse, under-represented populations. In addition to supporting initiatives to address the gender gap, WM NYC is looking to increase participation among groups unique to the New York City area, like members of African diaspora communities, specific cultural entities like WikiArte, #guggathon, etc.
New and improved content
In 12 months through 30 edit-a-thons, education partnerships, and GLAM partnerships, 50 articles will be created and 150 improved, and 12 images uploaded and used on a Wikimedia project, integrated on content pages (other than Commons). At least 2 organizations will facilitate media upload from their collections
Educational programs via support for WikiEdu efforts will include 5 schools will participate in Wikipedia Educational Programs with workshops or classroom assignments, 5 course pages will be created documenting student and class participation, 50 students will join as new users, 50 articles will be edited by participants in the education program
Scaling international programs
We will support 5 international programs related to these program activities through hosting either main node or satellite events for Year of Science, Wikipedia Day, Art+Feminism, Wiknic, Wiki Loves Pride, Wiki Loves Libraries/Open Access Week, Wiki APA (Asian Pacific America), Wikipedia Takes Your City, Black WikiHistory Month.
Support entails creating event pages that often serve as the main event page for global nodes, outreach, networking, resource sharing
Training the Trainers Editathon at the Brooklyn Public Library
Afro-Latino Hispanic Heritage Month Spanish/Portuguese Translatathon at the Queens Public Library (Sunday, September 18th) in commemoration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th-October 15th)
Hunter College Africana Studies Editathon
Year-End Wikipedia Editathon Celebration at the Brooklyn Public Library in celebration of the year's editathons. Brings editors from past editathons together to edit new entries and work on old ones as well as recruit new editors and train them. (Sunday, December 18, 2016)
What crucial thing will the project try to change or benefit in the Wikimedia movement? Please select the Wikimedia strategic priority(ies) that your project most directly aims to impact and explain how your project fits. Most projects fit all strategic priorities. However, we would like project managers to focus their efforts on impacting 1–2 strategic priorities. Examples of strategic priorities can be found here.
This project aims to help bridge Wikipedia's multicultural gap in editorship and in content.
The project primarily aims to increase participation of editors of African descent (including but not limited to self-identified African, African-American, Afro-Latino, Biracial, Black, Black-American, Caribbean, Garifuna, Haitian or West Indian subgroups) in the Wikimedia movement.
We believe that this project would contribute to a positive perception of Wikipedia among users in these communities, and increase skills for contribution to Wikimedia projects.
The methodology we propose is to first introduce a larger audience to the editing process and Wikimedia concept, than to recruit individuals that show personal interest and enthusiasm, and involve them in a group of trainers that would be provided additional training and mentorship, so they could go back to their respective communities and train more people in using Wikimedia tools and projects. We believe that in such way we could build capacity and cohesion of a group of trainers, so they would be willing to continue working on Wikipedia content.
The proposed project is the result of a partnership between:
Afro Free Culture Crowdsourcing Wikimedia (AFROCroWd), an initiative which seeks to increase the number of people of African Descent who edit Wikipedia and partake in the Wikimedia and free knowledge and culture movements, and
interglider.ORG, a not-for-profit organization that promotes free knowledge and free culture ideas to produce cultural vibrancy and diversity and social and economic equality and innovation.
Aliceba (talk) 19:45, 19 February 2015 (UTC), a Brooklyn-based free knowledge and free culture proponent who has been aggregating and disseminating Haitian citizen media since 2005 and is a former Francophonia Editor covering the french-speaking blogs of Africa and the Caribbean at Global Voices Online .
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?
– 0.25 FTE or 10 hours/week = 520 hours over 12 months, on an ongoing basis.
Use a percentage of that person's total hours to show how they will spend their time on different programs and activities.
– Event Metrics: 50% -- includes current and historical metadata gathering
– Community Management, GLAM Partnerships & Outreach: 40% -- community engagement, best practices, metrics on outside-of-chapter events, possible development of "Metrics in a Box" template / structures
– Administration: 10% -- reportage & compliance
Please link to one program story that showcases your organization's achievements during the reporting period.
Having so many projects, that you can follow in template on our main page on Meta.
As most innovative projects will be:
Theatre Actors of Macedonia - taking high-quality images in their theatres and improving their articles with official partnerships with several national theaters in Skopje.
National library collaboration and MANU library - official cooperation with two largest libraries in the country, makes us huge favor enriching Wikimedia Commons with high-quality books and rare materials that is needed during editing challenges of our members in Shared Knowledge, our Community members, which writes from these materials, and also general public who now has a digital version of some of these documents.
Macedonian Dialects Project - collaboration with the Božidar Vidoeski Research Centre for Areal Lingustics at MANU aided by our Wikimedian-in-Residence there illustrated the rich variety of Macedonian dialects with 25 recordings representing 16 dialects from various regions of the country.
Chemistry experiments in glorious HD - With the cooperation previously established with the professor Vladimir Petrushevski, the second part of the project continued with recording of experiments at the Institute of Chemistry, at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje. Recordings have taken part during June and there were taken 20 high-definition videos of experiments conducted to demonstrate various chemical reactions.