QRpedia (Codau QR + Wicipedia)

Danfonwyd ebost ymlaen ataf yn ddiweddar gan ŵr o’r enw John Cummings. Roedd yn ceisio cysylltu ag unigolion a sefydliadau (gan gynnwys rhai Cymraeg eu hiaith) a fyddai’n gallu ei helpu gyda phrosiect hoffai ei dechrau yn ymwenud a QRpedia sef cyfuniad o godau QR ac erthyglau Wicipedia.

I’ve set up a project to use QRpedia codes in the town of Monmouth,c rowd sourcing the information by creating Wikipedia articles for each building, monument, event, etc. The QRpedia codes also detect the language of your smart phone to direct you to your preferred language, including Welsh.

Hoffai i’r prosiect weithio yn yr un modd a chynllun diweddar yn Amgueddfa Derby, sef The Derby Multilingual Challenge (ond mae hynna’n haeddu cofnod blog arall yn y dyfodol gobethio!). Ond mae’r fideo isod yn esbonio’r egwyddor, ac yn egluro ychydig am QRpedia:

Derby Museum using multilingual QR codes from Andrew James Sykes on Vimeo.

Fel y gwyddom, nid yw ffonau ‘clyfar’ (ha!) yn medru adnabod os mai Cymraeg yw dewis iaith ei berchenog. Eglura John;

I’m working with Roger Bamkin, a trustee of Wikipedia UK who has been very helpful and offered technical support, contacts, setting up a wikipedia editing tutorial day etc. He’s especially interested in it being in Welsh to work as a model for other projects with  multiple language communities and the fact that Welsh not a language currently supported by smartphone operating systems.

Credaf mae datrysiad tymor byr QRpedia yw rhoi’r dewis i chi o’r holl ieithoedd mae’r erthygl penodol yma ar gael ynddi.

Ta waeth am hyn, tra dan ni’n aros am ddatrysiad, falle hoffai rhywun wybod mwy am brosiect John Cummings, un mae wedi alw yn…..Monmouthpedia.  Mae’n amlwg yn ddyddiau cynnar ar hyn o bryd, ond dyma sydd ganddo mewn golwg:

  • Finding contributors
  • Decide on what the contributors would like to write articles about
  • Create Wikipedia article stubs
  • Creating a pool of references to use for referencing artciles
  • Take photos or find creative commons or license free photos
  • Find historical images to use
  • Learn how to edit Wikipedia
  • Work with the various bodies about having the qr codes placed around town
  • Advertising and promotion to get more people involved and bring more attention to it
  • Decide on who will be responsible for the signs and who will pay for and maintain them
  • Find people to translate the articles into Welsh and other languages

Os gallwch ei helpu, ewch amdani. Gallwch gysylltu a John, drwy ei dudalen sgwrs ar Wikipedia, neu mae gyda fi ei gyfeiriad ebost os oes rhywun eisiau cysylltu a fo’n uniongyrchol.