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== '''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.
 
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.
  

Revision as of 19:08, 24 January 2013

File:JoburgpediA-Logo.png
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Please describe this project in 1 - 2 sentences
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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.

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.

Aim

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.

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.

External Portal and discussions

Discussions on this project can also be found here:

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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