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(apologies for the delay in the announcement of the date, i had an issue
with the education list rejecting my e-mail)
Let's see and talk to each other on Friday the 28th, at 16:00 UTC
The proposed agenda includes:
1. general presentation of the UG for those that are new to the
2. General thoughts on governance and participation in the group
3. Task list updates
4. Setting a meetup during Wikimania
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Good day and I want to share an exciting news.
In Armenia, I talked about the internationalization and the importance of
I think this is really a crucial part of the movement if we really want to
make it a global and integrated one.
After I got back to Taiwan, a start up company of professional translation
online service approach to our chapter. The company is called termsoup
<https://termsoup.com> and they are providing very user friendly
translation interface. The company is happy to provide its service of
Wikipedia translators free of charge since the service itself benefit from
the API of Wikipedia.
I am thinking about maybe we can set up a filtering process to a broad
Wikipedia just like the TWL project that they deal with journal publishers
to provide valuable user account access for Wikimedians who contribute, so
can we incentivize professional translators to provide their service by
providing them termsoup free for certain period account.
What do you think? Is translation service too far fetch to Education or
it's a good idea?
I also forward this email to Amir, so he may provide his insight on this.
Dear Education Program Leaders,
As we are working towards the launch of the Wikipedia & Education User
Group, we will be meeting online next week (through Google Hangout) to
discuss the tasks list and progress so far.
If you can participate, please let us know through the following Doodle:
Community Capacity Manager, Wikipedia Education Program
*Apologies for cross posting*
With only three weeks to go until Repository Fringe 2017 takes place at the John McIntyre Centre at the University of Edinburgh on 3 & 4 August, registrations are filling up fast and we have a packed programme which will hopefully pique your interest!
Registration closes on 28 July so make sure you register now at: http://www.epay.ed.ac.uk/conferences-events/information-services/informatio…
We have a really exciting programme lined up this year with a range of topics including:
· Kathleen Shearer, COAR - Raising our game - repositioning repositories as the foundation for sustainable scholarly communication
· Paul Ayris, UCL - The Empires of the Future are the Empires of the Mind’ [Winston Churchill]: Defining the Role of Libraries in the Open Science Landscape
· Chris Banks, Imperial College - Focusing upstream: supporting scholarly communication by academics
· Ewan McAndrew, University of Edinburgh & Navino Evans, Histropedia - Wikidata I/O Showcase
Programme Hot Pick - Wikidata Showcase
This Wikidata event at Repo Fringe is scheduled for 1pm to 3.15pm on Friday 4th August. It will be split into two main segments.
Part 1: Adding data to Wikidata: the Wikidata hackathon
The first session, from 1pm to 2.30pm, will focus on how to add data to Wikidata so this will include a short intro to what Wikidata is before looking at how individual items of data can be added to and, importantly, backed up with references as part of a data hackathon.
Part 2: Querying and visualising Wikidata
The second session, 2.30pm to 3.15pm, will look at how the data in Wikidata can be consumed, queried and visualised; whether it’s Voltaire’s works, the collections of the National Library of Wales, an analysis of MPs’ occupations or the 3 million linked citations visualised using the new Scholia tool.
In addition to these sessions we are also running a SPARQL workshop from 9.30am-10.30am on Friday morning.
Find out more about our programme at: http://rfringe17.blogs.edina.ac.uk/programme/
2017 marks the 10th Repo Fringe where we will be celebrating progress we have made over the last 10 years in sharing content beyond borders and debating future trends and challenges.
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Le 03/07/2017 à 22:22, Ziko van Dijk a écrit :
> Hello Mathias,
> Thank you for the notice.
> It happened by chance only Friday that we had a workshop for our Klexikon
> (Kinderlexikon, in German). The university Duisburg-Essen had invited
> Michael, Beat and me to talk about the wiki encyclopedia for children and
> have a workshop in which ca. 25 drafts were written.
> The students (mostly future teachers) and university staff in our workshop
> were motivated especially because writing for a specific target group -
> children from 6 to 12 - relates to a key competence of a teacher. They
> found it tricky to conceive and write those drafts but found it an
> interesting challenge.
> Of course such a workshop is quite different from a Wikipedia course - just
> because the Klexikon uses much less code. The Klexikon is also very
> different from the approach Vikidia represents.
> I am very positive about our experience on Friday and am happy to talk with
> you about it.
Thanks for your response, for sure, students - future teachers are a good potential editors and people to be initiated to such a wiki.
We had sometimes editing projects on Vikidia from these class, but without any of us.
Indeed, there is some differences in Klexikon and Vikidia approaches and the way they work. Vikidia aims to involve young people in building it.
It is a nevertheless a intergenerational work. This side does quite well. I would say it is a natural way to be in society that we may miss in our modern countries, which sort pupils by age and often segregate ages groups.
Child and teenager vikidian most often respect adults editors and appreciate to work and interact with them, which is reciprocal. We do have controversy and quarrels on Vikidia, typically on being rather lenient, tolerant toward the newbies or strict. Oddly, there is young and older people in each side of this kind of case...
Our weakness would rather be :
* one that you may find in any wiki or any group of volunteers: we are never as many and as active as we would wish !
* that quite a few articles may be too difficult for the age range we announce to write for, which is difficult to assess.
By the way, I would like to ask on this list: what do you think about Simple English Wikipedia, especially if English is your language?
Is it a occasional resource and place to work in education programs?
Maybe for younger people than higher education students, or for lack of subject to write on in Wikipedia?
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From: Melody Kramer <mkramer(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 2:26 PM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] [fellowship] Opportunity for people working on "open
projects that support a healthy Internet."
I wanted to pass along an opportunity that I saw earlier today via Twitter:
It sets up people working on "open projects that support a healthy
Internet" with a mentor, a cohort of like-minded people from all over the
world, and a trip to Mozfest, which is a London-based open Internet
conference I've attended/presented at in past years and found really
mind-expanding due to the cross-disciplinary conversations that take place.
You can see previous projects here: https://mozilla.github.
io/leadership-training/round-3/projects/ — it looks like there's quite a
broad cross-section and many of the projects across the movement might be
applicable. The post notes participants will learn about "best practices
for project setup and communication, tools for collaboration, community
building, and running events."
Thank you to Leila for suggesting I pass this along to this listserv. Feel
free to share it broadly.
Melody Kramer <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:MKramer_(WMF)>
Senior Audience Development Manager
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conference in November.
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From: John Andersson <john.andersson(a)wikimedia.se>
Date: Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 9:26 AM
Subject: [education(a)wikimedia.org] Ambassadors for the Wikimedia Diversity
We just received the great news that the Wikimedia Diversity Conference
2017 has received the full grant from the Wikimedia Foundation's Event
Grants. We look very much forward to hosting the conference and to
welcome you to Stockholm the 3-5 November 2017.
We now need your help in making it a success! We invite members from your
Wikimedia organization or user group to sign up as ambassadors for the
conference. Ambassadors are champions of Diversity on Wikimedia and
volunteer to use that power to support the conference in several ways.
Support before the conference. Ambassadors help communicate to local
communities that the conference will happen and provide updates of the
planning process, such as when to register and how to apply for scholarship
and why submit a proposal. The other way is to provide constructive input
and ideas for the program and for the overall event. Ambassadors can also
organize discussions at other conferences taking place prior to the
Support during the conference. Ambassadors can also volunteer their
champion powers during the conference to support documentation and curation
of discussions and insights, facilitate the implementation of the program
with the facilitation team, support participants with helpful advice and
Support after the conference. Ambassadors help disseminate the knowledge
gained during the conference to their communities and to participate in
networks to continue working with Diversity.
Active participation as an ambassador will support a scholarship
We would be grateful if you could forward this possibility to your
Furthermore, we are actively looking for more funding from sponsors, but we
do have limited opportunities to provide scholarships and only parts of the
travel costs for participants can currently be covered. If your Wikimedia
organization has the opportunity to provide a full or partial scholarship
for your volunteers or staff, please let us know. We would be happy to
highlight your involvement and support on the conference portal.
If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to get in
contact with us!
We intend to send out the registration form at the end of next week.
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia Diversity Conference
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