The program committee is looking to create a diverse GLAM conference that
truly serves the global community. To achieve this goal, we would like to
accept submissions not only from established GLAM projects and communities,
but also from emerging communities / developing countries / groups just
starting out their GLAM endeavors.
Looking at the submissions so far
we have decided to extend the content submission
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAMTLV2018/Program> deadline *till next
Monday, May 7th, at midnight *(wherever you are in the world). We are
hoping this extension will encourage more submission from developing
countries, emerging community and allow for a more diverse program.
In the past week I've been asked repeatedly if I have tips for good
submissions. The best tip I can offer is -- no matter if your GLAM
partnership / project is well established or you are just starting out,
make sure your submissions offers an added value beyond "this is what we
did in our project", i.e. focus on what you leaned and how it could be of
use by others in the GLAM community.
On Sat, Mar 17, 2018 at 4:33 PM, Shani Evenstein <shani.even(a)gmail.com>
> [[Sorry for x-posting]]
> Dear all,
> I'm happy to report that the content submission process
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAMTLV2018/Program/Submit> for the
> GLAMWiki Conference 2018 is now open! Submissions will be accepted *till
> April 30th*, so feel free to start drafting your proposals.
> Please note that submissions for scholarships
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM_TLV_2018/Scholarships> will open
> tomorrow via a different process and the actual registration will take
> place later on in June. We'll notify you every step of the way. :)
> Looking forward to reading your submissions,
> Shani (on behalf of the organizing team and the program committee).
[[Sorry for x-posting]]
I'm happy to report that the content submission process
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAMTLV2018/Program/Submit> for the
GLAMWiki Conference 2018 is now open! Submissions will be accepted *till
April 30th*, so feel free to start drafting your proposals.
Please note that submissions for scholarships
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM_TLV_2018/Scholarships> will open
tomorrow via a different process and the actual registration will take
place later on in June. We'll notify you every step of the way. :)
Looking forward to reading your submissions,
Shani (on behalf of the organizing team and the program committee).
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We’re sharing a proposed program for the Wikimedia Foundation’s upcoming
fiscal year and would love to hear from you. This plan builds extensively
on projects and initiatives driven by volunteer contributors and
organizations in the Wikimedia movement, so your input is critical.
Why a “knowledge integrity” program?
Increased global attention is directed at the problem of misinformation and
how media consumers are struggling to distinguish fact from fiction.
Meanwhile, thanks to the sources they cite, Wikimedia projects are uniquely
positioned as a reliable gateway to accessing quality information in the
broader knowledge ecosystem. How can we mobilize these citations as a
resource and turn them into a broader, linked infrastructure of trust to
serve the entire internet? Free knowledge grounds itself in verifiability
and transparent attribution policies. Let’s look at 4 data points as
Wikipedia sends tens of millions of people to external sources each
year. We want to conduct research to understand why and how readers leave
The Internet Archive has fixed over 4 million dead links on Wikipedia.
We want to enable instantaneous archiving of every link on all Wikipedias
to ensure the long-term preservation of the sources Wikipedians cite.
#1Lib1Ref reaches 6 million people on social media. We want to bring
#1Lib1Ref to Wikidata and more languages, spreading the message that
references improve quality.
33% of Wikidata items represent sources (journals, books, works). We
want to strengthen community efforts to build a high-quality, collaborative
database of all cited and citable sources.
A 5-year vision
Our 5-year vision for the Knowledge Integrity program is to establish Wikimedia
as the hub of a federated, trusted knowledge ecosystem. We plan to get
there by creating:
A roadmap to a mature, technically and socially scalable, central
repository of sources.
Developed network of partners and technical collaborators to contribute
to and reuse data about citations.
Increased public awareness of Wikimedia’s vital role in information
literacy and fact-checking.
5 directions for 2018-2019
We have identified 5 levers of Knowledge Integrity: research,
infrastructure and tooling, access and preservation, outreach, and
awareness. Here’s what we want to do with each:
Continue to conduct research to understand how readers access sources
and how to help contributors improve citation quality.
Improve tools for linking information to external sources, catalogs, and
Ensure resources cited across Wikimedia projects are accessible in
Grow outreach and partnerships to scale community and technical efforts
to improve the structure and quality of citations.
Increase public awareness of the processes Wikimedians follow to verify
information and articulate a collective vision for a trustable web.
Who is involved?
The core teams involved in this proposal are:
Wikimedia Foundation Technology’s Research Team
Wikimedia Foundation Community Engagement’s Programs team (Wikipedia
Wikimedia Deutschland Engineering’s Wikidata team
The initiative also spans across an ecosystem of possible partners
including the Internet Archive, ContentMine, Crossref, OCLC, OpenCitations,
and Zotero. It is further made possible by funders including the Sloan,
Gordon and Betty Moore, and Simons Foundations who have been supporting the
WikiCite initiative to date.
How you can participate
You can read the fine details of our proposed year-1 plan on Meta:
We’ve created a brief introductory slidedeck about our motivation and goals:
WikiCite has laid the groundwork for many of these efforts. Read last
Recent initiatives like the just released citation dataset foreshadow the
work we want to do:
This April we’re celebrating Open Citations Month; it’s right in the spirit
of Knowledge Integrity:
Cheers! Jake Orlowitz