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Leveraging Wikimedia at the National Library of Wales
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Leveraging Wikimedia at the National Library of Wales

When: 12:30
Where: Online webinar
United Kingdom
Contact: Juanita Foster-Jones
020 7255 0500

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Leveraging Wikimedia at the National Library of Wales

Over the last 5 years the National Library of Wales have been on a Journey to becoming more 'Open'. With an Open policy in place, Wikimedia platforms have provided a vehicle for implementation, exploration and impact. The Library's National Wikimedian, will discuss the ethos behind the idea of being 'Open by Default' and the reasons for investing in Wikipedia and its sister projects. The new interactive Dictionary of Welsh Biography timeline tool, and our linked data image interface, along with various data visualisations will be used to highlight not only what can be achieved through sharing linked open data but the process needed to reach such an outcome, from outsourcing projects and events to the sharing of digital images and linked open data. Learn about the impacts of work, from community engagement to hundreds of millions of image views. Attendees will learn how converting traditional metadata to linked open data can help to enrich datasets, improve user experience, and offer new insight into old collections.

PKSB Headings

This webinar supports the following PKSB headings:

  • Organising Knowledge &Information
  • Using & Exploiting Information
  • IT & Communication


CILIP Cymru Wales logoThis webinar has been provided by CILIP Cymru Wales. You can find details about their work and events on their group website.



Jason EvansJason Evans is the National Wikimedian at the National Library of Wales. For several years Jason worked as a Wikimedian in Residence and has managed several government funded projects to improve content on the Welsh language Wikipedia. He works to advocate for open access within the culture sector by openly sharing library data and demonstrating the benefits to the organisation and the public. He has hosted dozens of Wikipedia ‘Edit-a-thon’ events and has managed a number of volunteer projects to enrich and reuse open access content. Jason is a regular contributor to digital heritage conferences with a particular interest in linked and open data.


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