Grants talk:Project/John Cummings/Wikimedian in Residence at UNESCO 2017-2018
- 1 Eligibility confirmed, round 1 2017
- 2 Late notification on Wikidata
- 3 Question from Ruslik0
- 4 Wish to advise
- 5 Round 1 2017 decision
- 6 Visibility
- 7 Co-financing
- 8 Notification of continuation grant application
Eligibility confirmed, round 1 2017
This Project Grants proposal is under review!
We've confirmed your proposal is eligible for round 1 2017 review. Please feel free to ask questions and make changes to this proposal as discussions continue during the community comments period, through 4 April 2017.
The committee's formal review for round 1 2017 begins on 5 April 2017, and grants will be announced 19 May. See the schedule for more details.
Late notification on Wikidata
This grant obviously covers much more than Wikidata. From a Wikidata POV, it would have been good to see what this has brought of so far in terms of data. Personally, I think this is mainly limited to not so much used documentation pages. There was also a notable improvement on (mostly existing) items about heritage sites. --Jura1 (talk) 03:26, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
Question from Ruslik0
I can see that the main goal of the project is the incorporation into publication workflows (of UNESCO and possibly other IGOs) of sharing open license content on Wikimedia projects. How sustainable is this goal? Does it mean that once incorporated the sharing will continue even without a Wikimedian in Residence? Ruslik (talk) 17:19, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
- Hi Ruslik, thanks for the question, yes it does mean that content would continue to flow to Wikimedia after this residency period has finished. This would happen in one of two ways:
- Through UNESCO's Mediabank platform which is able to push content to Commons. This will happen with almost all UNESCO content that isn't data.
- By using GLAMpipe to scrape websites with open license content. This would be for other agencies which have made content available under a Wikimedia compatible license but haven't adopted the Mediabank platform and don't have the technical expertise to use the API.
- I'm also aiming to get further funding from external sources to continue working with UN agencies once this grant period has finished.
- Hope that's clear, let me know if you have any more questions.
- --John Cummings (talk) 13:19, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
- The project duration is 12 months? Ruslik (talk) 12:18, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
Wish to advise
Round 1 2017 decision
Congratulations! Your proposal has been selected for a Project Grant.
The committee has recommended this proposal and WMF has approved funding for the full amount of your request, €64,000
Comments regarding this decision:
The committee is glad to continue to support this partnership with UNESCO. We appreciate the service of an experienced Wikipedian in Residence in this role, along with new contributions of Navino Evans, whom Lydia Pintscher has endorsed as one of Wikidata’s most important allies.
Prior to finalizing a contract, we ask that you provide a job description specifically outlining the activities of the WiR role (we are now making this request of all WiRs).
Please note that we consider grant funding for WiR activities to be short-term, though we recognize that a partnership with an organization of the scale of UNESCO may necessitate multiple rounds of funding. Grant funding for WiRs is not intended to support ongoing workflows in an organization, but to leverage the partnership to build a sustainable platform that ensures outcomes long after the WiR has completed their service. Your work will be to ensure that every action is taken to secure long-term outcomes that do not depend on ongoing grant funding.
- You will be contacted to sign a grant agreement and setup a monthly check-in schedule.
- Review the information for grantees.
- Use the new buttons on your original proposal to create your project pages.
- Start work on your project!
Aggregated feedback from the committee for Wikimedian in Residence at UNESCO 2017-2018
|(A) Impact potential
|(B) Community engagement
|(C) Ability to execute
|(D) Measures of success
|Additional comments from the Committee:
From : «3,700 users clicked on the “UNESCO” link to enter the competition, this was most popular in the US, France and Italy». Very nice! I hope that some of the @WikimediaItalia retweets and reposts have helped. :) --Nemo 16:22, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
The figures of the UNESCO investment may be precise or not (I've not looked into them), but I appreciate the effort to highlight the co-financing by the host institution (and the involved persons themselves!). It's extremely important, for the continuation of a WIR effort, to show real buy-in from the host institution. Without any financial investment at all, I tend to think that the institution doesn't really care nor want to contribute to Wikimedia projects.
More specifically, the software development part is significant, because without some innerand/or technological help it would be impossible for the WIR to disseminate large amounts of materials. --Nemo 16:30, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
Notification of continuation grant application
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To let you know that we are applying for a continuation grant for this project at Grants:Project/Wikimedian in Residence at UNESCO 2019-2020, we would really appreciate your support. This will be the last grant we will be applying for from the Wikimedia Foundation and will be applying for external grant funding in future.