National Trust appointed their first Wikimedian-in-Residence, after a successful pilot scheme in 2022. The short-term role will explore the potential of image release and developing training.
Two articles relating to bibliomancy have been substantially improved this month. The Falnama article is eleven times larger than it was a month ago and has passed DYK review. It is scheduled to be linked from the home page on Friday 13 October. Text from this newly expanded article has been used to improve the bibliomancy article itself. A new section on bibliomancy in Islam takes up about a third of that article.
Gulshan-i 'Ishq, the 49th new article created by this project, has gone live and will be submitted to DYK review. We found out this month that the Urdu translation of Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam — a very close translation of the English article I created — has been thoroughly reviewed by the Urdu Wikipedia community and been awarded a Featured Article badge! Only seventy Urdu articles have this rating.
I am continuing to work on articles about exhibitions where the Khalili Collections had a presence. I acquired the printed catalogue of the Empire of the Sultans exhibition and worked through it, finding the catalogue numbers of exhibits. This has two outputs: 1) an image gallery of exhibits on Wikimedia Commons 2) a list of exhibits for which we do not yet have an image on Commons. The image gallery will help with illustrating the Wikipedia article, which I am continuing to work on in draft. The representation of the Empire of the Sultans exhibition on the KhaliliCollections.org web site is a bit patchy, with content spread across a lot of small pages, so I wrote a briefing about how this could be improved.
I spoke at an in-person meeting of the Wikimedia UK board in London. Daria Cybulska, Director of Programmes and Evaluation, gave a short talk about how the Wikimedians In Residence programme is Wikimedia UK's flagship activity, then my presentation showed the breadth of the Khalili Foundation work and some of the achievements that we are most proud of. I also underlined the need for the Wikimedia Foundation to provide reliable reporting tools. BaGLAMa2 has not been working properly for many months and we have been using GLAMorgan instead. These volunteer-created tools need to be put on a professional, reliable footing.
There were no new image uploads, but six cropped versions of previously-uploaded images. There are no new translations this month.
GLAMorgan reports 4,840,290 image views in September.