Greetings from the Wiki Loves Butterfly team.
As you might know, for the last 6 years, we have been documenting butterfly
taxons endemic to eastern and north-eastern part of India through the Wiki
Loves Butterfly project. Our aim has been to increase the amount of free
license materials along with enrichment of related content on different
Wikimedia sites. Our project was previously supported by 4 Rapid Grants and
currently the fifth phase is running under the Project Grants.
Since the beginning of the project in 2016, we have gained a considerable
amount of expertise, maturity and confidence to successfully plan and
execute field-documentations and expand our area of activity in remote deep
forests of north-east India. We are now applying for the Wikimedia
Community Fund so that we can expand our activities in our next phase to
bring more quantity and quality to the topic.
You can find our fund proposal here -
Project Lead, Wiki Loves Butterfly team
Tomorrow is the launch of the Wikimedia sound logo
<https://soundlogo.wikimedia.org/> contest and we couldn’t be more excited.
We'll be in session soon and accepting submissions.
On behalf of the organizing team and community liaisons, we are grateful to
Commons community members and others who participated in the different
phases of this project – from an initial concept exploration to a contest
proposal – providing us with valuable guidance to help shape an open, global
contest <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Communications/Sound_Logo>. With
so much expertise in international photography contests and visual logo
searches in the movement, we are curious to learn how sound and audio
production will play out for us, in harmony with our values.
This is just a heads up and a thank you note. More information to come.
We'd love to welcome scores of submissions from around the world, so please
help the contest call vibrate through your networks. And of course, submit
one yourself. There are free and open source tools
that can help us capture sound and create that unique sound logo for our
movement. And you don't have to be pitch perfect, we'll be having an audio
production drop-in clinic
with our expert partner MassiveMusic on 29 September @ 15:00 UTC. We'd love
to hear from you.
Ok, I think I have included enough sound-related puns in this email.
Wishing you all well and once again, a heartfelt thank you.
On behalf of the sound logo team,
Lead Movement Communications Specialist
Hello! My apologies if you see similar announcements across platforms, we
are hoping to reach as many interested folks as possible.
We are having a community conversation and demonstration of a new tool in
development, View it!. Please join us (anyone is allowed to attend) on
Wednesday, August 31st at 12 pm EST <https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/>. If
you’re interested in learning more but are unable to attend, please feel
free to email me, or visit our Meta page
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/View_it!_Tool>and sign up for updates (or
View it! is a tool that will show Wikipedia users (editors and hopefully
readers, too) relevant Wikimedia Commons media depicting - or otherwise
related to - the article they are viewing.
The number of images displayed in a Wikipedia article is finite and highly
curated by editors; through View it! users will have access to the full
catalog of images available on Wikimedia Commons. View it! will increase
discoverability of Wikimedia Commons uploads and encourage contributors to
utilize Commons and structured data
Please join Dominic Byrd-McDevitt (User:Dominic
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Dominic>), Kevin Payravi (
User:SuperHamster <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:SuperHamster>), and
Jamie Flood (User:JamieF <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:JamieF>) to
share more about the vision for View it! and have a community conversation
about functionality of the tool and suggestions for structured data to be
We look forward to chatting with you and hope you’ll join us!
Dominic, Kevin, & Jamie
Hope you have been well! We have just released v4.0 of the Commons Android
app to production on Google Play - this version includes tons of new
features (a map displaying nearby Commons pictures, custom SPARQL queries,
user profiles, and a custom picture selector), as well as fixes for major
bugs such as the "date uploaded" bug. The app can be downloaded from the
Play Store or directly from our GitHub repository.
I should probably also add that this will likely be my last release - I am
currently transitioning to a new career, and will be stepping down from the
role of project lead, which I have held for the past 6 years. I intend to
stick around on a volunteer basis, but the amount of time that I can put
into the app from now on will be much more limited. I have discussed this
with the app's community, and I believe that a new grant team might be
emerging, and one of the volunteers might step up to take on the project
Thank you very much for the support that you have all shown to the Commons
app over the years. It was an honor and a pleasure to work with all of you
- I have learned so much and met so many amazing people in the Wikimedia
community, and I certainly hope to continue being part of it. I also hope
that the app and the community surrounding it may have benefited from my
work here, and that the new team will be able to bring it to places that I
might not have ever foreseen.
Josephine (User: Misaochan)
We would like to extend an invitation to Wikimedia Commons community members to attend two sound-related events at this year’s [Wikimania, the Festival Edition](https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania). The first is an interactive sound logo production masterclass with sound logo experts on Thursday, August 11 from 13:10-14:00 UTC. The second is the Wikimedia sound logo roundtable on Sunday, August 14 from 10:30-11:20 UTC. This will be a forum to discuss the Wikimedia sound logo and find opportunities to collaborate ahead of the global contest launch.
Please check the [Wikimania 2022 wiki](https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania) for the most [up to date program](https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Program).
We hope to see you there!
On behalf of the sound logo team and the community liaisons,
Sent with [Proton Mail](https://proton.me/) secure email.
Subject: Can I have a Wikipedia article written about me?
Good day from Singapore,
Can I have a Wikipedia article written about me?
I am looking forward to your reply.
Mr. Turritopsis Dohrnii Teo En Ming
Targeted Individual in Singapore
28 July 2022 Thu
Apologies for cross-posting.
Myself and my colleague Sandra Fauconnier are running a survey to help us better meet user needs and expectations for the new Structured Data on Commons extension for OpenRefine, which is in the process of being developed.
It shouldn't take you more than 5-10 mins to fill out the survey and we encourage anyone who is involved in uploading files to Wikimedia Commons and/or editing file metadata there to have a look, regardless whether you're OpenRefine users or not.
The survey is accessible here: https://forms.gle/cneU6GApmVY3c3TC6
In case you haven't heard much about this yet, the survey is associated with this Wikimedia-funded project: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/CS%26S/Structured_Data_on_Wi…
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing us, or getting in touch via our Talk pages on Meta.
Dr. Lozana Rossenova
Researcher @ Open Science Lab, TIB Hannover
Wikibase Community Manager @ NFDI4Culture