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[[File:JoburgpediA-Logo.png|thumb|250px|Proposed logo of JoburgpediA Project]]
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[[File:JoburgpediaLogo.svg|thumb|250px|Proposed logo of JoburgpediA Project]]
  
 
; Official project name:  
 
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: 01 Jul 2015
 
: 01 Jul 2015
 
; Please describe this project in 1 - 2 sentences:
 
; Please describe this project in 1 - 2 sentences:
:  Over the course of 3 year, we e 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. The main concept is to build from the backdrop of MonmouthpediA and create the first MetropediA in Africa.
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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.
 
; Project Leads:
 
; Project Leads:
 
: [[User:Thuvack|Dumisani Ndubane]]
 
: [[User:Thuvack|Dumisani Ndubane]]
 
: [[User:Slashme|David Richfield]]
 
: [[User:Slashme|David Richfield]]
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: [[User:Discott|Douglas Scott]]
  
 
=== PROJECT BACKGROUND ===
 
=== PROJECT BACKGROUND ===
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=== Impact and Monitoring ===
 
=== Impact and Monitoring ===
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.
 
 
 
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.
 
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.
  
 
=== Fit to strategy ===
 
=== Fit to strategy ===
;How will this project support the key organizational objectives of,
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;How will this project will support the following key organizational objectives of,
;*increasing reach (more people being able to access or contribute to Wikipedia or our other projects),  
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;*increasing reach of Wikipedia especially the local small language Wikipedias,  
;*participation (more people actually contributing),  
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;*participation of heritage institutions (governmental and private) in Johannesburg,  
;*quality (more useful content or higher quality existing content),
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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,
;*credibility (more trust in our projects),
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;*organizational maturity and effectiveness (how it will move your chapter or the Wikimedia community as a whole forward),  
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;*or financial sustainability (how it will help your chapter achieve more in the long run)?
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;This statement should address at least one of the strategic priorities listed here specifically. See [[Grants:Index/Criteria|WMF Grants Program criteria for decisionmaking]].
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=== Benefits ===
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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.
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: isiZulu; Xistonga; Sesotho and isiXhosa, English and Afrikaans.
  
EXAMPLE: The project will provide a large amount of previously unavailable high-quality material
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=== Endorsements and Samples ===
that Yiddish-speaking Wikipedians will be able to immediately incorporate into the Yiddish Wikipedia.
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;This project pilot has been endorsed by The City of Johannesburg and The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation.
It will therefore primarily benefit the quality of Yiddish Wikipedia.
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;If your project will benefit a specific online community, please list that here. For example, '''English Wiktionary'''.
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| [[File:Endorsement_JoburgpediA.pdf|CoJ letter]]
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==External Portal and discussions==
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=== 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]
 
* [http://heritageportal.co.za/forum/joburgpedia-qrcodes-and-heritage-sites heritage portal discussion]
  
==More about QR coding==
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=== More about QR coding ===
 
# [http://qrpedia.org/ Official QRPedia website]. Can be used to create QR codes to WP Articles by dropping WP article URL.
 
# [http://qrpedia.org/ Official QRPedia website]. Can be used to create QR codes to WP Articles by dropping WP article URL.
 
#[http://www.qrstuff.com/ QR Stuff]
 
#[http://www.qrstuff.com/ QR Stuff]

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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