Welsh Wikipedia Thinking Big - Keynote address by Jason Evans at the Celtic Knot 2017 conference
From Ewan McAndrew
Welsh Wicipedia – Thinking big
Jason Evans will discuss his strategy for working with the National Library of Wales, Wikimedia UK and the Welsh Government to develop the Welsh language Wicipedia using a combination of community engagement, data manipulation and the implementation of Open Access policies. Jason will discuss how this strategy was implemented as part of the recent Wicipop project, which saw the creation of nearly 800 new Welsh Wicipedia articles in 3 months. The talk will also explore the growing importance of open data in the development of the Welsh Wicipedia, and how this may hold the key to the sustainability of smaller and native language Wikipedias.
The Celtic Knot Conference 2017 was the first
Wikipedia Language conference organised in collaboration between the
University of Edinburgh and Wikimedia UK focusing on supporting Celtic
& Indigenous Languages. Watch this 3 minute video to find out what the Celtic Knot is all about. It took place on 6 July 2017 at the University of Edinburgh Business School.