As we have stated in our annual plan , “currently, community members
must search many pages and places to stay informed about Foundation
activities and resources.” We have worked in the past two quarters to
create a single point of entry. We call it the Wikimedia Resource Center,
and its alpha version is now live on Meta Wikimedia:
As the movement expands to include more affiliates and more programmatic
activities every year, newer Wikimedians are faced with lack of experience
in the movement and its various channels for requesting support. In order
to expand Wikimedia communities’ efforts, we want to provide easy access to
resources that support their very important work. The [[m:Wikimedia
Resource Center]] is a hub designed in response to this issue: it is
intended to evolve into a single point of entry for Wikimedians all over
the world to the variety of resources and types of staff support they may
need to develop new initiatives or also expand existing ones.
This version of the Resource Center is only the beginning. For phase two of
the project, we will enable volunteer Wikimedians to add resources
developed by other individuals or organizations to the Wikimedia Resource
Center, and in phase three, the Wikimedia Resource Center will include
features to better connect Wikimedians to other Wikimedians that can
We want to hear what you think about this prototype and our plans for it!
If you have comments about the Wikimedia Resource Center, you can submit
your feedback publicly, on the Talk Page, or privately, via a survey hosted
by a third party, that shouldn’t take you more than 4 minutes to complete.
A feedback button is on the top right corner on every page of the hub.
Looking forward to more collaborations!
Communications and Outreach Project Manager, Community Engagement
Forwarding a resource.
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From: Jonathan Morgan <jmorgan(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 10:23 AM
Subject: [Wiki-research-l] New guide for organizing Edit-a-thons at science
To: Wiki Research-l <Wiki-research-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
I just ran across a new-ish (Feb 17) resource for people interested in
running editathons for scientists, developed by the Simons Foundation. You
can read the blog post and download the guide in PDF form.
The guide provides a well-organized and comprehensive set of practical tips
for organizing, publicizing, and running editathons and is tuned to the
needs and interests of science SMEs.
Forwarding because I know there are many folks on this list who are
involved in this sort of work and/or could be.
Jonathan T. Morgan
Senior Design Researcher
User:Jmorgan (WMF) <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Jmorgan_(WMF)>
Wiki-research-l mailing list
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From: zppix e <megadev44s.mail(a)gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Apr 30, 2017 at 11:08 AM
Subject: [Wikitech-l] Data centre switchover to Eqiad
To: Wikipedia mailing list <wikipedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, Wikimedia
developers <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, Coordination of technology
deployments across languages/projects <wikitech-ambassadors@lists.
Hello, as you may or may not already know there will be a datacentre
switch back to Eqiad, WMF's main data centre, on May 3rd at approximately
14:00 UTC. For approximately 20-30 minutes you will NOT be able to save
edits to any WMF project. If you have any questions feel free to reply back
to this email, or ask on IRC on freenode channel #wikimedia-tech. If there
any major issues that occur during this time please report them to
#wikimedia-tech on freenode!
Volunteer Developer for WMF
Wikitech-l mailing list
is anyone working with data related to audio files? or have already uploaded these data on Wikidata?
we would like to upload on Wikidata a series of data about audio files of the main Swiss audio archive, but we would like to review the work of someone else to make sure we identify the right properties to use.
iolanda / iopensa
If you expect people to create accounts on Wikipedia or other projects at
an event, please read this:
There are some automated anti-sock-puppet systems that prevent people from
creating multiple accounts on the same day from the same computer or IP
address. This can be a big problem if you have lots of new editors at a
workshop, and everyone tries to create an account.
You may be able to avoid this by asking attendees to create an account in
advance (but then they have to remember to do it, and to bring their
usernames and passwords to your event). Otherwise, your best bet is to
follow the directions on Meta about getting a temporary exemption for your
Sherry Snyder (WhatamIdoing)
Community Liaison, Wikimedia Foundation
This is my first time writing to this list, so I am bit nervous :)
I wanted to let you know about one of the public policy priorities
Wikimedia is currently working on in Brussels.
As many of you will know, we have had some issues in the past when re-using
public domain art  and the legal situation in many countries,
including at least 5 EU countries is inconclusive. 
The long-awaited EU copyright reform is now entering into its first
decisive phase - the committees of the European Parliament are deliberating
what to include.
Wikimedia is asking Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to table
amendments to the Directive that would safeguard the public domain. The
logic behind our request is that there should be no no copyright or related
rights on faithful reproductions of public domain works. Our initial draft
text reads as follows:
2. Member States shall recognise that once a work is in the public
domain (copyright and related rights in a work have expired or never
existed), faithful reproductions in full or in part of that work,
regardless of the mode of reproduction and including digitisation, shall
equally not be subject to copyright or related rights.
We have already managed to get several MEPs to propose such an amendment.
What we might need in the coming weeks is diplomatic support from cultural
heritage organisations. I know Europeana could not agree on supporting
this, but perhaps the readers of this list will have good working
relationships with individual museums and archives that might be willing to
put in a good word for us. All we need is a phone call or a letter to
specific MEPs, something I can help with.
Thank you and have a great weekend!
compare copyright claims on Commons (
and on the Thyssen Museum website (