QRpedia in Russia

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The “Wiki Loves Monuments” project in Russia has been featured on Russian TV. Check out the QRpedia codes! You can see all the articles (and their QRpedia codes) – there is also a list of articles which need translating. QRpedia’s Name There is some confusion about QRpedia’s name. @QRpedia please answer me, QRpedia = QR…

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QRpedia and Joan Miró

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The Joan Miró exhibition in has just gone live with QRpedia codes! This project has been the brain-child of Àlex Hinojo – the Wikipedian-in-Residence at the Museu Picasso. He first mentioned it to us in May and we’ve worked hard to deal with the challenges of the Catalan language. Congrats to Àlex and the whole…

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QRpedia at Over The Air 11 – Ignite

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Here’s the Ignite Talk I gave at #OTA11 last month. QRpedia – Ignite talk at OTA11 from Terence Eden

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QRpedia – Dealing With Minority Languages

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Humans have devised hundreds of thousands of languages with which to express themselves. Some, like Cornish are on the verge of extinction. Others, like Catalan and Welsh, are only used by a small number of speakers. Some, like New Norse, are created for political purposes. All these languages are valuable and hugely important to their…

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QRpedia In The News

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As I stepped onto the stage at OverTheAir 11 to present QRpedia, I was buoyed by the overwhelming reception that it received on the Interwebs over the last few days. Here’s a quick roundup. It all started with a blog post on Wikimedia. ReadWriteWeb called QRpedia Probably the Coolest QR Thingy Ever Made! This was…

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National Archives and QRpedia

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Yesterday, I paid a visit to the UK National Archives in Kew. Their amazing educational team have recently completed a stunning QRpedia installation. From their press-release: As part of this project to increase digital engagement we have used the QRpedia service to link some of our museum exhibits to articles on Wikipedia. In the on…

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Jimmy Wales ♥ QRpedia

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You know Jimmy Wales, right? He’s the guy co-founded Wikipedia – and, possibly, its most prominent face. So, a few days ago, he popped down to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to see the work the museum is doing with its Wikipedian in Residence – Lori Philips. What else did he do while he was…

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QRpedia and Images

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One of the great things about QR codes is they have built in error correction. This means if the code gets damaged or dirty, it can still be scanned. This means we can add images into the QR code to make it look prettier without negatively affecting the code’s usability. Niteesh Yadav has created some…

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QRpedia in the news

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A quick round up of QRpedia in the news: The New Media Consortium has produced a report entitled Technology Outlook: UK Tertiary Education. The full report (PDF) specifically mentions QRpedia Codes as “smart objects” and predicts a time-to-Adoption of four to five years. I think we can do it sooner than that, though! The report…

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QRpedia – Dealing With Missing Entries

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QRpedia is designed to offer a single QR code which points to the same article in multiple languages. The most common question about QRpedia is “What does it do if the article doesn’t exist in my language?” Consider the following example… A French user is in a German museum. They scan a code – which…

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