Wales

Press release: National Library of Wales appoints first ever permanent Wikimedian at a UK cultural institution

  From 1 August, the National Library of Wales will employ the UK’s first permanent Wikimedian. As National Wikimedian, Jason Evans will make Wikipedia and its sister projects a core aspect of the Library’s activities and services. Building on the successful collaboration between the Library, Wikimedia UK and the Wiki community, he will lead activities… read more »

Guest post: Teaching competition law differently

This post was written by Dr Pedro Telles, Senior Lecturer in Law at Swansea University and originally published on his website. For the last couple of years with my colleague Richard Leonard-Davies I have been teaching competition law here at Swansea University and doing so in a very traditional and straightforward way: lectures focused on… read more »

No article? No problem.

Generating Article Placeholders on the Welsh Wikipedia The Welsh Language Wicipedia already punches above its weight with seventy thousand articles. That’s roughly one article for every eight Welsh speakers. But now a student in Germany has developed a new tool which can fill in the gaps on Wikipedia by borrowing data from another of Wikimedia’s… read more »

Awaken the Dragon breathes fire into the sails of Wikipedia in Wales

WikiProject Wales has been running a competition aimed at targeting core articles for Wales and getting them up to Good Article status. At the same time it is aiming to dramatically reduce the number of stub articles on wikipedia and encourage quality new content creation. You can see the scoreboard here, where User:Cwmhiraeth is currently… read more »

The BBC and A Game of Saints

In December 1996 I published on the web around 150 of my poems under the title ‘Rebel ar y We’ (‘Rebel on the Web’); subsequently changed in 2005 to ‘Rhedeg ar Wydr’ (Running on a Glass (roof)). They were published on the open web, with no charge to access them. Little did I think at… read more »

A year as Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Wales

This post was written by Jason Evans, Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Wales and first published on their website. Hundreds of new articles created, thousands of images shared and millions of hits on Wikipedia It’s been a year now since I began my journey into the world of Wikipedia. My brief was… read more »

First Welsh university edit-a-thon creates new articles on medieval women

This post was written by Robin Owain, WMUK’s Wales Manager, and originally published on the Wikimedia Foundation’s blog On 28 January 2015, Prof. Deborah Youngs and Dr Sparky Booker of Swansea University ran the first edit-a-thon at a university in Wales. The aim was to improve articles on women and reduce the gender gap on… read more »

National Library of Wales residency, month one: laying foundations

This post was written by Jason Evans, Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Wales The focus during the first weeks of the residency has been on meeting with teams from various departments in the Library. The fact the I have worked with many of the staff for nearly ten years made introductions a… read more »

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