The JoburgpediA project will be implemented in Three phases during 2013 and 2016. the proposed phases are shown in the timeline table to the right. This proposal is neighther final nor exhaustive and indeed should be updated as time passes by. The sections below are a template of implementation strategy that is Proposed when implementing QRcoding projects in and around Joburg.
Phase 1: JHB to Soweto Pilot
This phase will include selection of ten buildings in and around Johannesburg to be used as pilot, the upload of basic metadata and low resolution images to new or existing Wikipedia Articles (English), Installation of QR code ceramic/metallic plates next to Blue Plaques and editathons and translation rallies. It has been suggested by the City of Johannesburg that this first phase, tail the sequence of new sites being plaqued in JHB and culminating in the Mooki street June 16 route.The details of the phases are as follows:
Part 1: Selection and endorsement
The first phase of this project entails project inception and conceptualisation. Due to the nature and scale of the project, all affected stakeholders (WM-ZA, Blue Plaques and City of Jo'burg) must finalise the scale, all necessary endorsements and legal agreements on technicalities of the project upfront.
Part 2: Sourcing of Metadata
James to investigate possibility of JHF (and other bodies) to donate minimum meta data on these sites. This meta data can include:
The basic premise is that Organizations would be willing to part with basic non-sensitive information and articles would then direct traffic to their portals for detailed information and high resolution images.
Part 3: Installation of QR Code tiles
Once meta data has been donated and uploaded on wikipedia and commons, QR Code images must be created of the articles in Wikipedia created or enhanced from donated metadata. An external company will have to be employed for the manufacture and installation of the cream plaques with corresponding QR codes.
Part 4: Content creation
The final phase of the project will involve content creation/enhancement and translation to small languages wikis through a series of Editathons and translation rallies. The idea is to ensure wider coverage of the pilot project preferably in all south African wikis. project evaluations and reporting will naturaly follow at the completion of the project.