Annual report 2019
Annual report 2019
Coop Garage invited us for evening session in February 2019 and Finn Årup Nielsen gave a presentation of Wikipedia, Wikidata and related [htps://garage.coop/events/verdens-stoerste-samling-af-crowdsourcet-information-wikipedia/] . Coop Garage is a grassroot project made by people associated with Coop. They were particularly interested in crowdsourced information. Around eight people participated and the event provided for a venue with a lively discussions, e.g., around the possibility of making use of Wikidata for description of products.
Flere kvinder på wiki (more women on the wiki): Wikimedia Denmark was contacted by a group from Egmont Publishing for etablishing an edit-a-thon with a focus on women biographies on the Danish Wikipedia. Egmont is one of the large Danish publishing houses and the group is behind the ALT.dk website that features among the top ten in terms of monthly users and regarded as one of the new successful website from Denmark. Originally scheduled for January, it was moved to 9 March 2019, the day right after International Women's Day and fitted well within that theme. As a highly professional publishing company, Egmont could muster impressive PR for the event: Before the event, the theme and the event were featured in an article in one of the large Danish daily newspapers, the European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, tweeted about it from her 245K-followers account, a popular Danish politician, Johanne Schmidt-Nielsen, made a Facebook video promoting the event, and two TV news features aired, a TV 2 News feature right before the start of the event, and one the same evening by the main TV 2 channel in their primary news program. It has a viewship of almost 500.000, corresponding to around of third of the national audience share.
Around 90 people participated the Saturday afternoon from the Egmont canteen and an unknown number of people may have participated remotely. Well over 100 new women biographies were created. Four board members from Wikimedia Denmark assisted with technical help and experienced Nene La Beet gave an introduction to Wikipedia.
- Dansk Online Index, Februar 2019. https://doi.kantar-clarity.com/Storyboard/RHViewStoryBoard.aspx?RId=%c2%b2%c2%b1&RLId=%c2%b1%c2%b8&PId=%c2%b5%c2%b3%c2%ba%c2%b5&UId=%c2%b1%c2%b8%c2%b7%c2%ba%c2%b6&RpId=20
- Ashley Norris, How Egmont is reaping rewards from creating ALT.dk, 13. november 2017.