[Wiki Loves Monuments] QRpedia codes

Peter Ekman pdekman at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 15:36:55 UTC 2012

Dear all,

For the exhibition we should definitely add QRpedia codes to the photo
labels.  In this context all we'd need is to put about a half-inch
square QR code somewhere on the label with the rest of the text. When
scanned with a smart phone, the phone will automatically connect to
the Wikipedia article on the subject of the photo in the preferred
language set on the phone.  If no article exists in that language it
will give the scanner a choice of languages available.

Of course we would have to make sure there is an article available for
each photo, but with only 13 photos this shouldn't be too hard.  It
would also be nice if each article would be translated into as many
languages as possible.  As a group, we have all the tools needed to do
this fairly quickly as long as the articles get translated at the
start into one of the more commonly used languages on Wikipedia.  I'd
also suggest that we make an effort to get the 13 articles translated
into the languages of the countries where the exhibition will be held.

It's general practice to add near the code some text like "From
Wikipedia" so that users know where the code connects, but I think in
this context it would be absolutely clear that the connection would be
to Wikipedia, whether or not the words were included.  Note that using
Wikipedia wordmarks or trademarks would require specific permission
from the WMF, which I'd think is not worth the hassle.

All you have to do to use QRpedia is go to the site
http://qrpedia.org/  copy the url for the Wikipedia article, e.g. for
Congressional Cemetery
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congressional_Cemetery and put that text
into the lower box on the qrpedia page (where it says "Paste your
Wikipedia URL here").  In the upper box the QR code appears
immediately, and the number of languages available is displayed at the
bottom of the page. Click on the QR code and save, paste it into the
document used for the photo labels and resize.  That's it.

The result might look like
but we'd have more text for a photo label.

Pete Ekman

>    1. The travelling WLM photo exhibition needs YOU!
>       (Tomasz W. Koz?owski)
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> Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2012 18:30:35 +0100
> From: Tomasz W. Koz?owski <odder.wiki at gmail.com>
> To: Wiki Loves Monuments Photograph Competition
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> Subject: [Wiki Loves Monuments] The travelling WLM photo exhibition
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> Hi there,
> I am happy to announce that we are now able to organise a travelling
> photo exhibition consisting of the 12 winning Wiki Loves Monuments
> 2013 pictures, as chosen by the international jury (which, by the way,
> should be announced soon!).
> We intend to have the exhibition visit about 6-10 places around the
> world from December 2012 until around August-September 2013, with
> almost all the costs being covered from the international budget.
> As I've been sending a lot of e-mails to this list in the past few
> days, I'll make this long story short :-) Please read all the details
> at <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2012/Exhibition>,
> write down your names in the table at the bottom of the page, and do
> not hesitate to ask questions if you'll have them :-))
> The contact person from the team is Barbara who has all the details,
> but the rest of the team can also help you with more general
> questions.
> Thanks,
> --
> Tomasz W. Koz?owski
> a.k.a. [[user:odder]]

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