Information about microgrants that are currently running, and how to submit a microgrant application of your own, are at Microgrants/Applications.
On 24 May Liz McCarthy of the Bodlean libraries and Wikimedia UK ran an editathon in Oxford using resources that included Queen Victoria's journals, which the Bodleian and the Royal Archive have launched online in a site with different versions of the text, indexes, essays, and other facilities. The site is free to users in the UK, and until the end of June 2013 only to all global users. Nearly 20 people took part, in Oxford or just online, and articles worked on included:
Wikimedia UK has had a Wikipedian in residence at Tyne and War Archives and Museums. Successes include outreach to relevant Wikiprojects (Tyne and Wear used to be a centre of the world's shipbuilding). Results include a number of pictures now used in featured articles, such as atw:EN:Minas Geraes-class battleship#Bidding and construction.
People can now sign up for the following future events:
This new section is for UK-based Wikimedians to share their activities. These are not Chapter projects, but may well be of interest.
Thanks to the help of Fae we were contacted by Dumisani Ndubane of the Joburgpedia project. They are building on Monmouthpedia and Gibraltarpedia to create the second African Wikitown funded by the Swiss Chapter. For reasons to complex to explain here they wanted to get their plaques made at, Swan Crafts (the place that John Cummings had found in Monmouth that made the Monmouthpedia plaques). The request was to get the items made to a very tight timescale. The project is targetting twenty specific places and intends to have principally other South African languages as the obvious alternatives (via QRpedia). Although other contributions are welcomed. As you can see the design has turned the old plaque upside down to that the Joburgpedia logo can be prominently displayed. Do consider if you could spare some time to help.
Try these - they are mainly stubs so they need some tlc:
For events in July 2013 and onwards, please see Events.
There was an in-person Board meeting in London on 11 May. You can read the minutes here
Please see the above links to relevant press coverage received in April.
If you're interested in getting more involved with our communications or have any questions or comments, please email Stevie Benton – email@example.com
This month, we received £170 in one-off donations, with 3 individual donations. The average donation amount was £56.6 - 33% of these donors have had Gift Aid Declarations made and matched with their records. If anyone would like a full (but anonymised) csv file with more information, please get in touch with katherine.bavagewikimedia.org.uk and let her know your requirements.
There were 5,118 successful direct debits this month, bringing in a total of £20,730.27.
Up to 31st May 2013:
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