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: Wiki Indaba 2013
 
: Wiki Indaba 2013
 
;Project start date (include month, day, and year):
 
;Project start date (include month, day, and year):
: 01 Feb 2013
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: 14 Nov 2013
 
; Project completion date (include month, day, and year):  
 
; Project completion date (include month, day, and year):  
: 01 Jul 2015
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: 17 Nov 2013
 
; Please describe this project in 1 - 2 sentences:
 
; Please describe this project in 1 - 2 sentences:
Over the course of 3 years, we will conduct a series of QR coding projects and outreach workshops in and around Johannesburg to encourage heritage institutions (government and private sectors) to contribute high-quality content to English and local small languages Wikipedias in the bid to build the first MetropediA in Africa.
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This is a gathering of African Wikimedia Chapters and Open Learning Thermatic Groups based in Africa.
 
; Project Leads:
 
; Project Leads:
 
: [[User:Thuvack|Dumisani Ndubane]]
 
: [[User:Thuvack|Dumisani Ndubane]]
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=== PROJECT BACKGROUND ===
 
=== PROJECT BACKGROUND ===
Monmouthpedia is the first Wikipedia project to embrace a whole town, specifically the Welsh town of Monmouth. This was done through installing Cream plaques containing QRCodes next to buildings and other objects and linking these to Wikipedia articles. A QR Code (it stands for "Quick Response") is a cell phone readable bar code that can store website URL's, when scanned by a smart phone, it will direct the browser of the smart phone to the url.
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Access to mobile devises is on the increase in Africa and is expected to intensify in the next few years thus ushering Africa's online presence.  
 
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This project brings together the success of cream plaques with the intrinsic Histical value of Blue plaques. Blue plaques are used to commemorate significant sites (sites can be significant to a community for a whole host of reasons). It is an invitation to people to discover more about a site and its history. The iconic look is the circular shape with white writing on a blue background. It is currently estimated that there are about 150 to 200 blue plaques in and around Johannesburg.
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=== Aim ===
 
=== Aim ===
The aim of this project is to increase Wikipedia coverage of iconic buildings around Johanesburg with historic and heritage importance. QR codes will be installed next to blue plaques in Johannesburg city in a bid to create the first MetropediA in Africa between the years 2013 through to 2015.
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The aim of this project is to increase Wikimedia coverage and foot print in Africa.
  
 
=== Impact and Monitoring ===
 
=== Impact and Monitoring ===
This project is expected to feed off to other heritage Wiki projects, especially the Wiki Loves Monuments photo competition around monuments within and around the Johannesburg area. The impact this project could have on local small wikis is not easy to quantify currently, except to say that it will provide local wikimedians working in small language projects, an ever fresh spring of information and material to write about.
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This project is expected to assist African Wikimedia chapters to build local capacity and to improve regional co-operation.
  
 
=== Fit to strategy ===
 
=== Fit to strategy ===
 
;How will this project will support the following key organizational objectives of,
 
;How will this project will support the following key organizational objectives of,
;*increasing reach of Wikipedia especially the local small language Wikipedias,
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;*increasing reach of Wikimedia in Africa ,
;*participation of heritage institutions (governmental and private) in Johannesburg,
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;*quality of articles about Johannesburg heritage sites will be enhanced by donation of useful metadata and historical images of the sites concerned,
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=== Benefits ===
 
=== Benefits ===
;This project will benefit local small languages Wikipedia communitites, by providing quality materials and sources. The following language Wikipedias would benefit.
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;This project will benefit local small African chapters.
: isiZulu; Xistonga; Sesotho and isiXhosa, English and Afrikaans.
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=== External Portal and discussions ===
 
=== External Portal and discussions ===
 
Discussions on this project can also be found here:
 
Discussions on this project can also be found here:
* [http://heritageportal.co.za/forum/joburgpedia-qrcodes-and-heritage-sites heritage portal discussion]
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== SUPPORTERS ==
 
== SUPPORTERS ==

Revision as of 22:08, 17 April 2013

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Official project name
Wiki Indaba 2013
Project start date (include month, day, and year)
14 Nov 2013
Project completion date (include month, day, and year)
17 Nov 2013
Please describe this project in 1 - 2 sentences
This is a gathering of African Wikimedia Chapters and Open Learning Thermatic Groups based in Africa.
Project Leads
Dumisani Ndubane
Douglas Scott

PROJECT BACKGROUND

Access to mobile devises is on the increase in Africa and is expected to intensify in the next few years thus ushering Africa's online presence.


Aim

The aim of this project is to increase Wikimedia coverage and foot print in Africa.

Impact and Monitoring

This project is expected to assist African Wikimedia chapters to build local capacity and to improve regional co-operation.

Fit to strategy

How will this project will support the following key organizational objectives of,
  • increasing reach of Wikimedia in Africa ,

Benefits

This project will benefit local small African chapters.

External Portal and discussions

Discussions on this project can also be found here:


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