The Gaelic Wikipedian residency at the National Library of Scotland, supported by Wikimedia UK and Bòrd na Gàidhlig, runs with one part-time post from January 2017 to January 2018.

Institution Resident Period Covered Date of Report Full Report
National Library of Scotland Susan Ross 16 Jan - 28 Feb 2017 (first month of residency) 6 March 2017 1st Month Report - read in full
National Library of Scotland Susan Ross 1st - 31st March 2017 (second month of residency) 31 March 2017 2nd Month Report - read in full
National Library of Scotland Susan Ross 1st - 30th April 2017 (third month of residency) 8 May 2017 3rd Month Report - read in full
National Library of Scotland Susan Ross 1st - 31st May 2017 (fourth month of residency) 2017 4th Month Report - read in full

ActivityDeasaich

The first month's activities included meeting with many related posts with the Libary (the Head Librarian, Press and publicity team, HR and admin teams, Rare Books, Digital Access team and the Gaelic Community of Interest group) and with other Wikimedians, in particular Ewan McAndrew, Wikimedian in Residence at the University of Edinburgh , and Sara Thomas, previous WiR at Museums Galleries Scotland. There was also induction at Wikimedia UK offices in London. The project page for the residency was created (in Gaelic/English versions).

Activities & EventsDeasaich

TalksDeasaich

  • 16 January 2017.

Attended Edinburgh Open Knowledge Meet-up and gave a lightning talk on Uicipeid and the project.

Uicipeid meet-upsDeasaich

  • 24 February 2017

Held online Skype meeting with existing Uicipeid wikipedians. Topics discussed included: redesigning Uici main page to be clearer for new users; which training/how to guides required for new users; developing a ‘training project’ on historic sites for users to learn step-by-step.

Edit-a-thonsDeasaich

Began plans to run events with the Royal National Mòd (in Fort William), Seachdain na Gàidhlig (in Edinburgh), Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (in Skye).

Press about the residencyDeasaich

  • 31 Jan 2017. Susan Ross was interviewed on Aithris na Maidne, Radio nan Gàidheal
  • A Uicipeid Twitter account was created (@Uicipeid)