Thanks very much, I will add more languages as people suggest them :)
Does anyone have any interest in working on a wider immovable cultural
heritage project to index cultural heritage in a country on Wikidata? We
are looking for people have access to their national register of protected
sites and if possible contacts in government. (I will post another message
On 27 April 2016 at 14:24, Ingo Koll <ikoll(a)gmx.de> wrote:
Presently on swwiki we have these 20 African Heritage
Axum, Djemila, Gorée, Harar, Hifadhi ya Mlima Kilimanjaro, Hifadhi ya
Serengeti, Karthago, Kasubi, Kilwa Kisiwani, Kurene, Lamu, Michoro ya
Kondoa, Mji Mkongwe, Msumbiji (kisiwa), Ngorongoro, Piramidi za Giza,
Selous, Timbuktu, Tunis, Victoria Falls
You find them either under Jamii: Mahali pa Urithi wa Dunia katika Afrika
or Jamii: Mahali pa Urithi wa Dunia katika Tanzania. Lokking forward to
see the list grow!
Cheers Ingo - kipala
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1. Re: African World Heritage Day (Isla Haddow Flood)
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:08:36 +0200
From: Isla Haddow Flood <isla(a)wikiloveswomen.org>
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Subject: Re: [African Wikimedians] African World Heritage Day
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This is an exciting project!! I have been wanting to do something similar
with the UNESCO heritage sites for so long - and am so glad you have
initiated this plan. I will definitely be helping - And I think we can
definitely help to get the word out in several countries across Africa!!
On 26 Apr 2016, at 10:50 PM, Florence Devouard
Le 26/04/16 14:54, john cummings a écrit :
> I have met a few of you over Skype and in person before at Wikimedia
I'm currently working at UNESCO.
> May 5th is African World Heritage Day and I was thinking about running
online campaign for it.
> I have an idea and would like to know what you thought and how it could
I think it is a great idea...
> I would like to encourage editors in many languages to write Wikipedia
Wikivoyage articles about the World Heritage sites in Africa through
social media and also on Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.
> I want to make this as multilingual as possible so I've used dynamic
Wikidata Lists to create this table which shows which articles are
available in which language. I think its a really nice way to create a
project 'hit list' using Wikidata.
> There are a few Wikidata items down the bottom of the list that are
with very few articles, I need to fix this, they're duplicate
items so don't point to any articles or only one or two.
The one thing I am missing here to make it appealing is...
1) the name of the country where the site is located
2) whether there is at least an image of the site, or not. Ideally...
Commons category page IF it can be automated.
My personal suggestions are
1) that table should be transfered on a wiki page
2) that it be divided in two tables actually... one about wikipedia
and the other about wikivoyage
3) name of country added
4) organise it per country perhaps ?
5) for each article, we could add an indicator to show the general
state of it (without making it painful. Something fairly simple)
Whilst meta would be a cool place to coordinate that... the real effect
is ON the
project itself (Wikipedia...) for a simple good reason... it is
exciting to see the blue links and the red links.
On meta... everything is blue... whether it
exists or does not exist.
> Some questions I'm currently thinking about:
> What languages should be included in the list? The languages I
are the 6 UN languages + a few other popular languages but
this is easy to change.
am not sure
> What should be the aim of the campaign? E.g to create articles where
don't exist in smaller Wikipedias.
well... I have a question. I see 137 items (and
you say a few are
duplicates). Do those are the entirety of WH sites ? (= is there at
least one article in one language for each site; or are some sites
missing ? If some are missing... how many sites are missing ? ) If ALL
sites are listed here... make it a call for translation (and
improvement if people feel like it) If SOME sites are missing... make
it a call to make sure that ALL sites have at least one article in a
Make it a 2-4 weeks effort.
> Should I include both Wikivoyage and Wikipedia or just stick to
should I split into two tables?
both. Two tables
> Is the tool easy enough for experienced editors to use to find where
don't exist yet? Its a shame they can't click on a button where
the gap is to just write or translate the article.
Not simple enough. Should be a wiki table with
links to explain rules
and translation tool etc.
anyone want to work with me on this?
I love it. Not sure how much time I will have
to dedicate to it though.
On the 5th, unless it is cancelled, I will be travelling
Marocco). But I can help a bit I am sure.
Where and how should we encourage people to take
On social media, we have plenty of accounts to relay this (usergroups,
wikilovesafrica, wikiafrica etc.). Project pages could be created on local
wikipedias.... we can quite easily do it in French and English. But need to
find local relays for other languages (if no local relay... use meta at
least to have a global page and tables). Can get Wikimedia Foundation to do
a blog (ask Ed). Then village pumps. Some mouvements can help relay as
well, such as WikiFranca.
> Does this need a homepage or can it simply be a tweet that can be
This would allow it to be shared in many languages easily.
Depends how much time you can dedicate to this.
But the idea seems cool
enough to do more than a tweet.
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