We are excited to finally start coordinating among #1lib1ref organizers
If you haven’t yet, we invite you to read the lessons that we learned from
last year’s great campaign:
As with last year, we hope to launch #1lib1ref on Wikipedia’s 16th birthday
in January, asking librarians to “Give a birthday present to Wikipedia, by
adding a reference”.
Last year we got a lot of feedback from librarians that they would have
planned more activities if “they just had a bit more warning and time” so
we are extending the campaign from eight days to 19 days, from January 15
through February 3.
We hope this does two things: a) it allows for several waves of
communications and people adopting the campaign for local events and b)
fits better with the start of the Spring Term at many universities in the
Northern Hemisphere, where librarians are in demand for various activities.
We also noticed last year a lot of social media about informal gatherings:
librarians wanted to learn about Wikipedia socially at physical events. We
think this is a great opportunity, so the Wikipedia Library team is
developing a coffee hour kit that provides enough material to help
librarians coordinate a small gathering, where they can talk about
Wikipedia with their peers and add their one reference.
The kit is going to include: a) recommendations for planning, b) a series
of discussion questions, c) easy suggested activities, and d) a flyer
template for promoting the event locally. If you would like to help build
the kit, or a new 1lib1ref logo, let us know.
How you can help
We hope the campaign offers a platform for engaging librarians in your
region and context to learn more about Wikimedia projects. We know
librarians use Wikipedia for a variety of purposes, but the campaign’s
story--specifically how our references work--becomes a shared foundation
for understanding and entering our community. If you would like to
coordinate #1lib1ref in your area, here are the main steps:
Join the Wikipedia + Libraries Facebook group:
Fill out this survey:
Review Citation Hunt -- a volunteer-developed tool that allows for
randomly being offered a citation. Check if your language is supported in
the top right.
Report Bugs or request features or language support:
Review Hashtag Tracking -- a way to track edits made through the edit
Report bugs or request features or language support:
Translate the campaign page to your local language. We want to have it
ready for translation no later than November 10th and will notify you with
an email that it’s ready.
Begin reaching out to partners that you think will want to participate
during the campaign through a) communications or b) activities.
We look forward to collaborating with you! Thanks so much for your
help--it should be a lot of fun.
Learn more about how the communities behind Wikipedia, Wikidata and other
Wikimedia projects partner with cultural heritage organizations:
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> Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:58:14 -0400
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> Hey All,
> I just wanted to remind you all to participate in the open commenting
> period: we only have a couple more weeks to weigh in and help
> the version of the white papers presented below.
> I have been hearing lots of positive conversation at both in person
> and through the communications backchannels: keep up the great work at
> socializing the papers or if you want to spread it on social media,
> at the blog:
> Alex Stinson
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 5:38 PM, Alex Stinson wrote:
>> Hi GLAM-Wiki Folks,
>> With the cooperation of IFLA, we have been working on white papers.
>> have prepared the below email to forward to library communities in
>> context to solicit feedback on the draft white papers. Please share
>> your partners and community coordinators.
>> Also if you are on social media, we would welcome sharing of the
>> I hope you get a chance to engage, and that these papers prove useful
>> your outreach efforts.
>> Alex Stinson
>> GLAM-Wiki Strategist
>> Wikimedia Foundation
>> Learn more about how the communities behind Wikipedia, Wikidata and
>> Wikimedia projects partner with cultural heritage organizations:
>> Hello all,
>> As you probably have noticed, in the last few years more and more
>> communities are engaging with Wikipedia as a tool for teaching our
>> effective internet research, but also as contributors of Wikimedia
>> projects, through projects like Art and Feminism
>> and the #1lib1ref campaign
>> But these kinds of collaborations, only scratch the surface -- whole
>> networks of libraries are integrating Wikipedia into their
>> work of sharing knowledge, and using it as a tool for serving their
>> patrons. Take for example the public libraries in Catalonia: nearly
>> libraries are actively contributing to Wikimedia projects, as an
>> effort to
>> preserve Catalan language and culture.
>> Since early 2016, IFLA Headquarters and the Wikipedia Library Team at
>> Wikimedia Foundation, have been supporting a group of Wikipedians and
>> Library experts in writing two white papers on the opportunities for
>> library and Wikipedia collaboration. Initial drafts of these papers
>> presented at the WLIC 2016, and were well received.
>> We hope to continue to refine these papers, and we need your help to
>> it: though the committees that wrote the papers include leading
>> experts on
>> these collaboration, we know that their are hundreds of leaders in
>> and Wikipedia communities who also have valuable experience with
>> important partnerships. We hope to revise the current drafts to fully
>> reflect the global experience of Wikipedia and Library collaborators.
>> To this end, we invite you to join our open commenting period on the
>> papers, that just opened on September 19 and will remain open through
>> October 31st. Instructions for commenting, are available in the
>> Google docs:
>> Opportunities for Public Libraries and Wikipedia
>> Opportunities for Academic and Research Libraries and Wikipedia
>> Thank you for your time! And please feel free to share the invitation
>> comment widely!
>> Alex Stinson, GLAM-Wiki Strategist, Wikimedia Foundation
>> Julia Brungs, Policy and Research Officer, IFLA
> Alex Stinson
> GLAM-Wiki Strategist
> Wikimedia Foundation
> Learn more about how the communities behind Wikipedia, Wikidata and
> Wikimedia projects partner with cultural heritage organizations:
I would welcome comments on this version of my article just published in Journal of Hospital Medicine. Looking for ideas and case studies of how to create clinical communities of interest to participate in WPM
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