The big news this month in Wales is that cy Wicipedia has become the first gender neutral Wikipedia in the world! This is an amazing achievement thanks to a combination of years of hard work by WMUK staff and the hard work of many volunteers. As part of the drive towards gender neutrality we held a BBC 100 Wiki Women event in Cardiff on the 8th, which was a huge success, with lots of new articles created and plenty of media coverage.
At the National Library of Wales a Wikipedia Visiting Scholar was appointed. User:Elintomos will be working to translate good English articles about notable Welsh women into Welsh using the Content Translator. Work also continues to upload images from the Library's collections and articles containing Library images have now been viewed 183 million times since the residency was launched two years ago. Also in December were lots of discussions with potential partners about some exciting collaborations for the future and hopefully we will be able to share some more good news soon.
BBC 100 Women 2016
The BBC held an edit-a-thon at their London offices, on 8 December 2016. News coverage here: Season ends with record breaking Wikipedia edit
The Wikimedian In Residence at the University of Oxford has been arranging eight different training events for the coming year, from lunchtime drop-in sessions to half-day workshops. Nearly twenty research projects have responded to a call for partners. As we explore possibilities of co-working, some projects are at too early a stage to have outputs worth sharing, but others have large amounts of data that they are willing to share. A new Wikidata property, Electronic Enlightenment ID, has been created to enable an iniital bulk sharing of around 10,000 records from this database.
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