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Wikimedian in Residence for the National Library of Scotland | 7/31/2014


In total, I organised or helped to run 9 edit-a-thons during the course of the residency. 8 of these were held in Scotland, and I lead the training on 7 of them. The total number of participants was approximately 85 (including 75 new users), and 80% were women. The edit-a-thons included:

  • Scottish Women in Computing (with BCS Women, Edinburgh) in Edinburgh, March 2014 (5 people)
  • Scottish Women in Contemporary Art (with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design) at the University of Dundee, March 2014 (7 people)
  • TaPRA Edit-a-thon (organised by Toni Sant, with HATII) in Glasgow, March 2013 (7 people)
  • Anybody but Burns (with Scottish Poetry Library) at the National Library of Scotland, January 2014 (13 people)
  • RSE/MRC Women in Science Edit-a-thon at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, December 2013 (21 people)
  • Cambridge AWiSE Women in Science Edit-a-thon (with MRC and Wellcome Trust) in Cambridge, November 2013 (15 people)
  • Scottish Women on Wikipedia (organised by Graeme Arnott, with Glasgow Women’s Library) in Glasgow, November 2013 (8 people)
  • Forgotten Faces/Absent Places (internal staff event) at the National Library of Scotland, November 2013 (5 people)
  • Ada Lovelace Festival of Wikipedia (with BCS Women, Edinburgh) in Edinburgh, October 2013 (4 people)

Blog posts and articles

I wrote guest blog posts for related open knowledge blogs as well as the Wikimedia UK blog, and also wrote or provided an interview or information for several articles published both online and in print. These included:

  • Blog post: 'Working with GLAMs, Working with Wikimedia,' for Wikimedia UK Blog (July 2014)
  • Blog post: 'Anybody but Burns event a success,' for Wikimedia UK Blog (29 January 2014)
  • Blog post: 'Introducing Scotland's first Wikimedian in Residence', for Open Knowledge Foundation Scotland Blog (1 October 2013)
  • Blog post: 'A month as Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland', for Wikimedia UK Blog (16 August 2013)
  • Article: 'The People’s Library.' Post Magazine, Issue 2 (January 2014)
  • Article: 'Burns Night celebrations around the UK.' The Telegraph (January 2014)
  • Article: 'Burns Night 2014—events round-up.' The List (January 2014)
  • Article: 'Meet the Residents: Wikimedian in Residence.' NLS Discover, Issue 24 (Winter 2013), p. 23.
  • Article: 'Scotland's Wikimedian in Residence.' Broadsheet Magazine, Issue 27 (Summer 2013), p. 5.
  • Article: 'NLS Collections to go Global.' Holyrood Connect (July 2013)