Wikimedia Community User Group Wales

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Grŵp Defnyddwyr Cymuned Wicimedia Cymru
Wikimedia Community User Group Wales

Wales
Location Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg Wales
Country code GB-CYM
Approval date March 2017
Official language(s) Welsh
Other language(s) English

Wikimedia Community User Group Wales (officially: Grŵp Defnyddwyr Cymuned Wicimedia Cymru) is a group formed by active members of Welsh Wikimedia projects who are interested in organizing and participating in outreach activities on a Welsh Country level.

Members of the User Group have been active for several years, as individuals, as a community, and as organisations hosting Wikimedians-in-Residence (Y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales) and undertaking Wikiprojects (Wici Môn, WiciPop, Wici-Iechyd), engaging in activities such as workshops, hackathons, 'train the trainer' programmes, editathons, and other education-related events. Many activities have been in collaboration with Wikimedia UK.

Formation[edit]

The discussions regarding the formation of the User Group originally took place on our community page on Wikipedia, and is archived here. Current discussions can be found here.

Objectives[edit]

Mission

The Wikimedia Community User Group Wales promotes and encourages free and open access to knowledge in all forms, particularly in relation to the Welsh language and/or Wales as a nation, and embraces and promotes diversity within Wales and throughout the world.

Aims

Collaboration

  • Facilitate and support collaboration between Wikimedia projects and activities in Wales
  • Establish links and identify opportunities to collaborate with groups, organisations and projects in Wales
  • Identify and explore opportunities to work with organisations and funding bodies in pursuance of the User Groups aims.
  • Co-ordinate participation in Wikimedia campaigns in Wales
  • Strengthen links and collaborate with other language communities, especially minority languages and territories without political sovereignty

Content and activities

  • Increase the quality of content on Wiki platforms, especially in the Welsh language
  • Increase the number of items (articles, labels, images, etc) on Wiki platforms
  • Increase, engage and support Wikimedia editors in the development of content and skills
  • Identify and highlight subject-areas that should be improved or better represented on Wikimedia platforms

Advocacy

  • Listen, support and represent the voice of the Wicimedia community in Wales
  • Disseminate local and universal knowledge in the Welsh language by way of free and open content in all forms
  • Communicate key messages about the value and impact of open content and related activities
  • Promote and encourage the use of the Welsh language on Wiki platforms, and the value of Wiki platforms to the Welsh language
  • Promote Wales and the Welsh language within Wales and throughout the world

Activities[edit]

  • Regular meetings / online meetings for discussions;
  • Wikipedians in Residence;
  • Workshops;
  • Editathons;
  • Contests;
  • Wiki groups/camps etc
  • Affiliate social media accounts: none

Activities in 2018[edit]

Meetings[edit]

Others[edit]

  • #wici365 project started

Gallery[edit]

Members[edit]

Llywelyn2000 (article on Wikipedia: Robin Owain)
AlwynapHuw (Alwyn ap Huw)
Jason.nlw (Jason Evans, NLW)
Lesbardd (article on Wikipedia: Les Barker)
John Jones
Carl Morris
Cymrodor
Deb (article on Wikipedia:Deborah C. Fisher)
Prosiect Wici Môn (Aaron Morris)
Adda'r Yw
Stefanik (article on Wikipedia: Siôn Jobbins)
Dafyddt (Dafydd Tomos)
Pwyll
Sian EJ
Jac-y-do
Duncan Brown (Llên Natur; Duncan Brown)
Deri (article on Wikipedia: Proff Deri Tomos, Bangor University)
Seddon (Wikimedia Foundation)
Dafydd Tudur (Head of Digital Access at NLW)
Cloddiwr

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