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This is an Impact report for the second quarter (Q2, April through June) on the 2021 APG grant to Shared Knowledge, with special consideration given to the 2021 Annual plan.

For monthly reports about our activities during this quarter, see April Activity report, May Activity report and June Activity report.

You can also see our Financial report for the same period.

Projects[edit]

1. Mentorship for professors

2. WikiExperiments

3. High School Student's Competition

4. Editing Competitions

5. Week-a-thons

6. Edit-a-thons

7. Editing Weekends

8. Editing Days

9. WikiSketch Lessons

10. Photohunts

11. Wikiexpeditions

12. Geoexpeditions

13. Geoexpeditions

14. Archaeoexpeditions

15. Visiting Museums and Libraries

16. Skopje Zoo QR-pedia

Achievements[edit]

Num. Name of project Achieved outcome Explanation
1 Mentorship for professors
  • 2 professors included
  • 1 article created
  • 1 article improved
  • 14 images uploaded
2 WikiExperiments
  • 11 videos of experiments
In collaboration with Prof. Oliver Zajkov at the Institute of Physics, Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics.
3 High School Student's Competition
  • 7 contesters
  • 121 articles created
  • 2 articles improved
Competition titled "Biosphere Reserves in the World".
4 Editing competitions
  • 1 competition held
  • 6 participants
  • 253 created articles and 3 improved article
Editing competitions topics was: "SEE Spring 2021".
5 Week-a-thons
  • 1 installment
  • 2 participants
  • 59 articles created
Prized editing event that lasted entire week. It was titled "Activism for Healthy Environment".
6 Edit-a-thons
  • 1 edit-a-thons organized (with new organization)
  • 10 participants
  • 3 newly created articles and 3 improved ones
The event was titled "Children's Rights". The organization/collaborators were the children's embassy Megjashi. The event was held online.
7 Editing weekends
  • 13 editing weekends held
  • 44 participants in total; 10 different users
  • 132 new articles created and 3 improved ones
  • 1 improved template
Editing weekend's topics were: "Romani Culture", "Russian Literature", "Natural environment", "Environmental law", "Climate Changes", "Inequalities", "Caves", "Eurovision Song Contest", "Animation", "UEFA European Championship", "Footballers of the EURO 2020", "Astronautics", "Pharaohs".
8 Editing days
  • 26 editing days held
  • 65 participants in total; 10 different users
  • 215 created articles and 1 improved one
  • 7 created templates
Editing days' topics were: "Archaeological Sites in Prilep Region", "Works of Émile Zola", "Roma people", "Macedonian Folk Songs (G)", "States of Nigeria", "Paintings by Edvard Munck", "Geological History", "Circulating Currencies", "Rulers of Bohemia/Czechia", "Numeral Systems", "Works of Thomas Mann", "Archaeological Sites in Sveti Nikole Region", "Iranian Languages", "Paintings of Peter Paul Rubens", "Visigothic Kings", "Counties of England", "Macedonian Folk Songs (D)", "Formula One Circuits", "Monarchs of the Kingdom of Jerusalem", "Archaeological sites in Kavadarci Region", "Short Stories by Anton Chekhov", "Paintings by Diego Velazquez", "Administrative Divisions of the Ottoman Empire", "Macedonian Folk Songs (GJ & E)", "Pritzker Prize Laureats", "World Heritage Sites in Southern Europe".
9 Wiki Sketch Lessons
  • 15 participations in total; 7 different users
  • 28 created articles and 3 improved ones
  • 5 uploaded images
Individual lessons of editing on Wikipedia.
10 Photohunts
  • 1 photohunt organized
  • 2 participants
  • 31 uploaded images
  • 7 created articles
  • 15 improved articles
The photohunt was at the Skopje Zoo where the animals were photographed.
11 Wikiexpeditions
  • 2 Wikiexpeditions
  • 4 participants
  • 1169 uploaded images
  • 41 new articles
  • 51 improved articles
The visited destinations were Region of Povardarie, Bitola region Mariovo and Selečka Mountain
12 Veloexpeditions
  • Veloexpeditions
13 Geoexpeditions
  • 1 Geoexpeditions
  • 3 new articles
  • 4 improved articles
The visited destination was Mountain of Bogoslovec and it's Gjavolski Dzid Rock Formation
14 Archaeoexpeditions
  • 1 Archaeoexpedition
  • 4 participants
  • 1 created article
  • 8 improved articles
The visited sites were located in the Municipality of Demir Kapija
15 Visiting Museums and Libraries
  • 1 visit realized
  • 4 created and 1 improved article
  • 13 uploaded photographs and used in articles
The visit was at the Saray of Resen and Hristo Tatarčev Memorial Home in the town of Resen.
16 Skopje Zoo QR-pedia
  • 5 participants
  • 13 created articles
  • 5 uploaded images
Creating articles about the species at the Skopje Zoo, in the Macedonian and Albanian Wikipedia.

Description of activities and learning[edit]

Many of the programs have their objectives (listed on grant page). This section will describe how the activities during the First quarter lead contributed towards their fulfillment.

Educational Program[edit]

1. Mentorship for professors

Goals met by this activity

In this quarter, we managed to mentor two professors what. Both of them got wiki lectures in mid to late June. They got the basic level wikipedian user skills and one of them got Wikimedia Commons lessons. So far, three out five professors were part of the project.

Some considerations

Due to busyness of the professors, only two more participants has managed to be part of this subprogram in this quarter.

2. Wikiexperiments

Goals met by this activity

11 recorded videos of physics experiments. Considering the metrics of least 30 videos, at the end of 2021, we will achieve this goal. On 25 and 26, the 2021 season of Wikiexperiments has started. Filmed again with presentation from the professor Oliver Zajkov at the Institute of Physics, Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics, Skopje. The filming days were May 25 and 26.

Some considerations

Due to busyness of the professors, only Prof. Zajkov was able to be part of this subprogram in this quarter.

3. High School Student's Competition

Goals met by this activity

In collaboration with the users group GLAM Macedonia, we organized an editing competition for persons that are 15 to 18 years old. The competition started on April 26 and the chosen topic was titled "Biosphere Reserves in the World". At the end on May 9, the overall top three contesters were also prized. The results of the participants, which were seven of them, are 121 new and two improved articles.

Some considerations

This year's format was changed and it lasted three weeks, in which in every week a three member jury chose the best ranked article.

Community Program[edit]

4. Editing Competitions

Goals met by this activity

As planned, we held one Editing Competition in this quarter. Traditionally, it was reserved for SEE Spring 2021 EC. Trough out the entire month of April, the "CEE Spring 2021" Editing Competition was active. By having articles targeted on everything related to Central and Eastern Europe, six competitors were part of the engagement. They resulted in 253 new and three improved articles.

Some considerations

When it comes to a budget perspective, SEE Spring has its own budget, but statistically, it falls in this category due to its nature as a project.

5. Week-a-thons

Goals met by this activity

One week-a-thon organized out of two. From the period of May 3 to 9, this editing weekly competition got held and was titled "Activism for Healthy Environment". This contest was participated by two contesters who overall created 59 articles. Mostly the covered articles were about activists, rights and movements.

Some considerations

This activity was part of the international initiative "Wiki for Human Rights 2021".

6. Edit-a-thons

Goals met by this activity

One edit-a-thon held in April. At April 14, we organized an edit-a-thon with the first children's embassy in the world called "Megjashi" which reprezents a new organization that collaborated with us. This event was held online with our two men and eight people of them were part of the lecturing, training, mentorship and editing. Three articles were created and improved each, out of this engagement for a contribution at the field of children and children rights, the field of expertise of the people of Megjashi.

Some considerations

Eight people got introduction and editing lessons to Wikipedia editing, but only two individuals directly got involved to contributing in Wikipedia articles.

7. Editing Weekends

Goals met by this activity

The Editing Weekends were on various topics such as history, geography, ecology, music, culture, science, association football.

Some considerations

Every weekend we held EW. The average productivity is almost 10.5 articles/templates per weekend.

8. Editing Days

Goals met by this activity

This very similar activity to the EW, also was themed with the fields covered in the Editing Weekends, but also had archaeology, literature and linguistics.

Some considerations

Almost every Tuesday and Thursday we held ED. The average productivity is 8.5 articles/templates per 24 hour period.

9. WikiSketch Lessons

Goals met by this activity

Project were volunteers are free to chose what to cover and edit, on any field of knowledge or expertise. The participants generally chose the fields of geography, institutions all over the World, associations and organizations, literature.

Some considerations

In this quarter, five people were brand new within this project.

10. Photohunts

Goals met by this activity

On April 13, another (second) photohunt was made at the Skopje Zoo, in order to complete all the animals that were yet not photographed. Those animals were 22 in numbers and by doing this, now all the zoo animal species got covered and have at least one photography of them. With this engagement 31 images got uploaded and subsequently seven articles were created and 15 articles were improved.

Some considerations

The first visit of the Zoo, and that photohunt and its statistics, is considered as separate.

11. Wikiexpeditions

Goals met by this activity

Two editions got made out of four in 2021. This time the expeditions by car visited the region of Povardarie (Municipalities of Negotino and Demir Kapija) on May 21-23 and the Bitola region Mariovo and Selečka Mountain (Municipality of Novaci) on June 18-20. Again, four men explored villages and their sites and attractions for better illustrations on Wikipedia and other projects. 1169 images were uploaded.

Some considerations

The productivity of Bitola region Mariovo and Selečka Mountain Wikiexpedition was the highest one from our several last expeditions of this type. Image coverage of 736 photographies.

13. Geoexpeditions

Goals met by this activity

The "Geos" started on the single day expedition on May 16 and the one planned expedition for 2021 is done. The places of visit and exploration were was the mountain of Bogoslovec and it's Gjavolski Dzid Formation that are located in the region of Ovče Pole, nearby the town of Sveti Nikole. Also, the village of Bogoslovec and the local St. John the Theologian Church. 100 images got uploaded and three articles were created and four more were improved within this activity.

Some considerations

These are expeditions that are directed towards geographical formations and landmarks.

14. Archaeoexpeditions

Goals met by this activity

On June 10, the Archaeoexpeditions got launched, for the first time since 2019. The destination was proposed, by a MA at Archaeology, to be the Demir Kapija region, at the South-Central part of the Republic of Macedonia, specifically at the Demi Kapija Canyon and the town of Demir Kapija itself. We covered four archaeological sites: Kale - Strezov Grad (assumed by many archaeologist as the Medieval town/fortress of Prosek), Ramnište, Crkvište (which represent a former church), and Varnici. This expedition had a total of four participants, of which the above mentioned archaeologist, two Shared Knowledge members, and a photographer who has participated in many our previous activities. 30 images got uploaded on Commons with encyclopedic value. One article got created and eight more were improved.

Some considerations

These expeditions targets archaeological sites.

Partnership Program[edit]

15. Visiting Museums and Libraries

Goals met by this activity

At May 21 in the town of Resen located in the southern mid-west of the Macedonian Republic, we visited the notable Saray of Resen and the family house of the one of the founders of the Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (MRO) - Hristo Tatarčev. The Saray, built in the first decade of the 20 century, now houses the House of Culture "Dragi Tozija" and the Resen division of the Museum of Macedonia. Images were being photographed in order to be uploaded on Commons so they can be placed on suitable articles for better ilustration.

16. Skopje Zoo QR-pedia

Goals met by this activity

It this quarter, we continued to create articles of the species currently at the Zoo, in order to create the QR codes. Out of 89 species, two articles were lacking in the Macedonian Wikipedia and they got created by one user who also uploaded five images. Hence Albanian language is the second official language, we reached the Albanian language User Group to help us and to create the lacking articles. Their contribution in this quarter was 11 eleven articles by four users.

Some considerations

This project is no yet finished hence over 50 articles are still missing in the Albanian Wikipedia.