Two Oxford projects—Electronic Enlightenment and Oxford Research Archive—have shared data dumps, which Martin, the Oxford Wikimedian in Residence, and his new assistant Cory Salveson are cleaning up for import. The Oxford WIR is also working with Early Modern Letters Online: this project has already released its person identifiers as linked open data, so Martin has created some queries using these data which could be developed into front-ends for the database. Oxford University has a new GLAM strategy and a new GLAM programme manager who is interested in a pilot project to share data from the university's museums. Martin is also working with two groups of anthropologists who have had Wikipedia articles deleted or rejected, and has written advice for university staff on using Wikimedia projects for public engagement and on building simple visualisations with Wikidata.
Ffug: another new image released by Wicipop
Bangor University edit-a-thon
Jo Thomas, composer, at the Bangor edit-a-thon
Proff Pwyll ap Sion at the Bangor edit-a-thon
The support of Wikimedia UK in partnership with the Welsh Government saw a new project launched in February, based on the lively Welsh language pop scene in Wales from the 1960s onwards. The Welsh language campaign called Wicipop encourages more people to post more articles and information about Welsh music on Wicipedia. Several sessions were held at the National Library of Wales, who are running the Project, and other venues, where people learnt how to go about editing Wicipedia Cymraeg. The Wicipop Project received a grant of £20,000 from the Welsh Government and so far (7 March 2017) has seen around 350 new articles created.
Jason Evans, WiR at the National Library of Wales said, "It's an opportunity for all the people of Wales to learn how to edit Wikipedia, add to the information we have about the pop music scene in Wales and enjoy a free meal in the bargain!" Many new images were also released on open licence, mainly from Antena.