[Wiki Loves Monuments] WLM and Other photo events Evaluation Reports 2015: join the conversation!

Maria Cruz mcruz at wikimedia.org
Sat May 2 21:27:18 UTC 2015

TL;DR: The Learning and Evaluation team at Wikimedia Foundation has
released the first Programs Reports for Wiki Loves Monuments [1] and Other
Photo Events [2]. Learn more about how these programs deliver against the
set goals and comment on what next steps should be! Join the event on Wed
May 6 *[3]*

Hi all,

The Learning and Evaluation team at Wikimedia Foundation is happy to launch
the first two Wikimedia programs reports 2015: Wiki Loves Monuments [1] and
Other Photo Events [2]. As many of you know, the reports are the result of
a collaborative effort that brings together program leaders across the
movement and the L&E team, to better understand the impact Wikimedia
programs have online and offline.

Highlights of the first reports include that media uploaded to Wikimedia
Commons as part of the Wiki Loves Monuments and other photo events (from
September 2013 to September 2014) represent 14% of the media uploaded to
Commons and media uploaded are used in articles at five times the rate of
other media uploaded during the same time period. Read the reports to
understand how many new users are introduced to wiki projects through these
programs, to learn about user retention, and to see how effective photo
events are at expanding and improving content on Wikimedia projects. Unlike
the beta reports, these new deliveries includes a new section: «How this
info can apply to program planning», in the section «Key Findings», to help
program leaders make the most of these reports.

In addition to these two reports, we've published an overview report on the
state of program evaluation and reporting. Specifically, the section
Evaluation Initiative [4] will give readers a snapshot on the state of
learning and evaluation in the movement.

We have come a long way, and we want to thank everyone who has been
involved in different parts of this initiative and especially those who
shared data with us! We still have a lot of work to approach together. We
need program leaders ideas and views to explore possible next steps. Some
potential areas for further investigation of Other Photo Events and Wiki
Loves Monuments are:


   Do different types of photo events attract different types of users?

   How can we apply the successes of low-cost, low-scale events to other

Join the conversation on the Talk Page of both reports. Additionally, we
will host an event to present the reports and discuss them on *Wednesday,
May 6, at 1500 UTC.* We have heard back from some program leaders that will
not be able to make it, but as many of you know, it is hard to find a time
that works across the movement. We are unable to move this virtual event,
but* it will be recorded and available for the public and commenting
afterwards. *Join the event here:


Watch for the next Wikimedia Programs Reports, including:


   On-wiki Writing Contest

   GLAM Content donations


   Editing Workshops

   Wikipedia Education Program



   Wikipedians in Residence

We look forward to your questions, comments and suggestions. See you on the
Talk Page!

*María Cruz * \\  Community Coordinator, PE&D Team \\ Wikimedia Foundation,
mcruz at wikimedia.org  |  :  @marianarra_ <https://twitter.com/marianarra_>

*[1] Wiki Loves Monuments Evaluation Report:*


*[2] Other Photo Events Evaluation Report:*


*[3] Virtual event about the reports:*


*[4] Evaluation Initiative:*


*[5] Program Reports (beta):*

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