The next IRC office hour of the Language Engineering team of the Wikimedia
Foundation will be on May 5, 2015 (Tuesday) at 1430 UTC on
#wikimedia-office. We missed a few of our regular monthly office hours, but
from May onwards we will be back on schedule.
There has been significant progress around Content Translation and it is
now available as a beta feature on several Wikipedias. We’d love to hear
comments, suggestions and any feedback that will help us make this tool
Please see below to check local time and event details. Questions can also
be sent to me ahead of the event.
Monthly IRC Office Hour:
# Date: May 5, 2015 (Tuesday)
# Time: 1430 UTC (Check local time:
# IRC channel: #wikimedia-office
Language Engineering - Outreach and QA Coordinator
Daria at WMUK suggested that I ask this list, hoping someone out there can help. I'm a Wikimedian in Residence working at Glasgow Museums in Scotland. We've had a lot of curator interest in editing and contributing to Wiki, but that's brought up some issues concerning the use of Wiki during working time, the oversight that the employer would have, etc. Glasgow Museums are part of Glasgow Life, which is a council-run body.
I wondered if anyone had come up against these sorts of issues before, and if so, how they'd been dealt with? I'm looking at ways in which curators can leave messages on talk pages, engage in discussion on Wikiprojects, etc, but some are really keen on direct editing.
Any advice or experiences greatly appreciated!
All the best, Sara Thomashttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/Museums_Galleries_Scotla…
At the State Library of New South Wales we have a number of staff editors
and have addressed the issue of conflict of interest editing in the
* training for staff in the pillars of Wikipedia, what is allowed and what
is not in editing as a staff representative
* a staff editing policy endorsed by our Executive team
* a project page that communicates in meta with other editors ... what the
library's activities and editing priorities are and includes a list of user
names of authorised staff editors
* messages on all staff editors user pages to indicate their affiliation
with the library
* internal staff editing procedures to ensure articles created have
appropriate formatting and referencing
please see our project page for all of the details, links etc. and feel
free to contact me with any further questions you may have
Every month the newsletter *This Month in GLAM
<http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/This_Month_in_GLAM>* is published in
what various chapters, volunteers, users and GLAMs write about stories and
experiences in what galleries, libraries, archives, museums, and various
other institutions and organisations work together with Wikipedia/Wikimedia
or open up their collections or data and release them to the public domain
or under a free license.
A lot of those stories and experiences are described in the newsletter, but
those originate mostly from North America and Europe, while the newsletter
is intended to give an overview of GLAM stories from all over the world, as
all of them are worth telling and sharing. How can we reach out more to
Africa, Asia and South America?
Therefore I am looking for volunteers who can help me/us with contacting
chapters, GLAM organisers, Wikipedians in Residence, and others who are
willing to share their stories and and experiences. Who wants to help
How can you help?
- Inform chapters and volunteers about the existence of the monthly
- Contact GLAM organisers and ask them to write a report about their
- Search for releases as open data or releases of text or media under a free
license <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_license> and write about
- Write about your experiences in organising offline activities and
collaborations with other organisations.
- Communicate about the newsletter, share it with your colleagues, with
other volunteers and inform GLAMs about the existence of the newsletter
where they can read about what other organisations do.
Who wants to help out?
If you want to help, you can start right away.
Since today we also have a section for Wikidata & GLAMs. The first edition
of this report will published in the coming newsletter and you can add more
I am also happy to say that the newsletter *This Month in GLAM* has been
published 50 times!
Since December 2010 Rock drum published a monthly newsletter what I took
over from him in November 2012. We have maintained the newsletter, but we
couldn't do this without the Wikimedia community who has written the
contents of the newsletter. So, thank you all for writing and I hope you
will continue to share your experiences and stories with the next 50
As the newsletter is no fifty editions young, I think this is a good moment
to start with a new logo. The new logo should look more like the general
GLAM WIKI logo style: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GLAM-WIKI.png
I am looking for someone who can help me with making a new logo that has a
similar style as GLAM-WIKI. Who can help me?
*This Month in GLAM*
The newsletter This Month in GLAM will be send out today (this evening or
night). Please make sure you finish your stories before then.
The coming days there is a GLAM-WIKI conference in The Hague. For those who
will attend: see you there!