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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.
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[[File:JoburgpediaLogo.svg|thumb|250px|Proposed logo of JoburgpediA Project]]
  
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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; Official project name:
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: JoburgpediA
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;Project start date (include month, day, and year):
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: 01 Feb 2013
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; Project completion date (include month, day, and year):
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: 01 Jul 2015
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; Please describe this project in 1 - 2 sentences:
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:  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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; Project Leads:
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: [[User:Thuvack|Dumisani Ndubane]]
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: [[User:Slashme|David Richfield]]
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: [[User:Discott|Douglas Scott]]
  
A blue plaque is a tool 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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=== PROJECT BACKGROUND ===
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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.
  
==Aim==
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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.
The aim of this project is to increase Wikipedia coverage of iconic buildings around Johanesburg with historic and heritage importance. QR codes ( in a ceramic or metallic plate ) will be installed next to blue plaques in Johannesburg city as a pilot project during the year 2013.
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==Project Implementation==
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=== Aim ===
The project will be implemented in four phases during the year 2013. It will include selection of ten buildings in 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. The details of the phases are as follows:
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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.
  
====Phase 1: Selection and endorsement====
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=== Impact and Monitoring ===
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.
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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.
  
====Phase 2: Sourcing of Metadata====
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=== Fit to strategy ===
James to investigate possibility of JHF (and other bodies) to donate minimum meta data on these sites. This meta data can include:
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;How will this project will support the following key organizational objectives of,
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;*increasing reach of Wikipedia especially the local small language Wikipedias,
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;*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,
  
*Low resolution image of site
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=== Benefits ===
*Site description
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;This project will benefit local small languages Wikipedia communitites, by providing quality materials and sources. The following language Wikipedias would benefit.
*Date of construction
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: isiZulu; Xistonga; Sesotho and isiXhosa, English and Afrikaans.
*Architect name and company
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*Cultural significance
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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.
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=== Endorsements and Samples ===
 
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;This project pilot has been endorsed by The City of Johannesburg and The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation.
====Phase 3: Installation of QR Code tiles====
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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.
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====Phase 4: Content creation====
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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.
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==Project Timeline==
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! Item !! Activity !! Date !! Status
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| [[File:Endorsement_JoburgpediA.pdf|CoJ letter]]
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| [[File:JoburgpediALetter0001.pdf]]
! Phase 1 !! Selection and endorsement !! Jan - Feb !! {{doing}}
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|colspan ="2"| [[File:JoburgpediaExample.pdf]]
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|1 || Project Conception meeting with James Ball || 21-Dec-2012 || {{done}}
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|2 || Chapter endorsement in board meeting || 12-Jan-2013 ||
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|3 || Issue call for participation amongst wikimedians around JHB  || 13-Jan-2013 ||
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|4 || Project partners follow up meeting to finalise all necessary endorsements || 19-Jan-2013 ||
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|5 || Finalise agreement details on donation of meta data between JHF, blue plaques and WM-ZA  || 26-Jan-2013 ||
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|6 || Finalise list of buildings for implementation  || 26-Jan-2013 ||
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! Phase 2 !! Sourcing of Metadata !! Feb - Mar !!
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|1 || Create and submit grant request to WMF || Feb-2013 ||
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|2 || Begin sourcing batch upload of basic metadata and low res photos from JHF || Feb-2013 ||
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|3 || Populate QRCodes for selected buildings on Wikipedia || Feb-2013 ||
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! Phase 3 !! Installation of QR Code tiles !! March !!
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|1 || Hire company to produce cream plaques for selected sites || Mar-2013 ||
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! Phase 4 !! Content creation !! April - Jun !!
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|1 || Organise editathon 1 around JoburgpediA || April-2013 ||
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|2 || Organise editathon 2 around JoburgpediA || April-2013 ||
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|3 || Organise translation Rally around JoburgpediA  || May-2013 ||
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|4 || Write and submit report on pilot project  || Jun-2013 ||
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==Impact and Monitoring==
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=== External Portal and discussions ===
QRpedia is able to track the number of times a QRCode is used and the language wiki being accessed, this will be a valuable tool in assessing the impact of this pilot project and feasibility of rolling it out to more blue plaques around the city. A feedback mechanism is however required to allow users to interact with articles and ultimately city authorities to commend or report vandalism. Crowd sourcing and other software tools must be considered in order to monitor and boost the impact of this project.
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Discussions on this project can also be found here:
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* [http://heritageportal.co.za/forum/joburgpedia-qrcodes-and-heritage-sites heritage portal discussion]
  
==Partnerships==
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=== More about QR coding ===
*[http://www.blueplaques.co.za/ Blue Plaque] - James Hall
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# [http://qrpedia.org/ Official QRPedia website]. Can be used to create QR codes to WP Articles by dropping WP article URL.
*City of JHB- Eric Itzkin
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*Wikimedia ZA- Dumisani Ndubane
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==More about QR coding==
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#[http://www.qrstuff.com/ QR Stuff]
 
#[http://www.qrstuff.com/ QR Stuff]
 
#[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code QR Code on Wikipedia]
 
#[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code QR Code on Wikipedia]
 
# [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QRpedia QRpedia on Wikipedia]
 
# [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QRpedia QRpedia on Wikipedia]
 
# [http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/QRpedia QR Pedia on Wikimedia Outreach Portal]
 
# [http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/QRpedia QR Pedia on Wikimedia Outreach Portal]
# [http://qrpedia.org/ Official QRPedia website]. Can be used to create QR codes to WP Articles by dropping WP article URL.
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# [http://stats.grok.se/en/201301/Johannesburg Interesting stats on en.wikipedia Johannesburg page]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 23:19, 4 May 2013

Proposed logo of JoburgpediA Project
Official project name
JoburgpediA
Project start date (include month, day, and year)
01 Feb 2013
Project completion date (include month, day, and year)
01 Jul 2015
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.
Project Leads
Dumisani Ndubane
David Richfield
Douglas Scott

[edit] 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.

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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Fit to strategy

How will this project will support the following key organizational objectives of,
  • increasing reach of Wikipedia especially the local small language Wikipedias,
  • participation of heritage institutions (governmental and private) in Johannesburg,
  • quality of articles about Johannesburg heritage sites will be enhanced by donation of useful metadata and historical images of the sites concerned,

[edit] Benefits

This project will benefit local small languages Wikipedia communitites, by providing quality materials and sources. The following language Wikipedias would benefit.
isiZulu; Xistonga; Sesotho and isiXhosa, English and Afrikaans.

[edit] Endorsements and Samples

This project pilot has been endorsed by The City of Johannesburg and The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation.
File:Endorsement JoburgpediA.pdf File:JoburgpediALetter0001.pdf File:JoburgpediaExample.pdf

[edit] External Portal and discussions

Discussions on this project can also be found here:

[edit] More about QR coding

  1. Official QRPedia website. Can be used to create QR codes to WP Articles by dropping WP article URL.
  2. QR Stuff
  3. QR Code on Wikipedia
  4. QRpedia on Wikipedia
  5. QR Pedia on Wikimedia Outreach Portal
  6. Interesting stats on en.wikipedia Johannesburg page
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