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Oggetto: [Wikimania-l] WMF Scholarship Deadline for Wikimania is Today
Data: Sat, 9 Jan 2016 14:55:30 -0600
Mittente: Ellie Young
Scholarship applications for Wikimania 2016 which is being held in Esino
Lario, Italy on June 22–27, 2016 are now being accepted. Applications
are open until Saturday, January 09 2016 23:59 UTC. Applicants will be
able to apply for a partial or full scholarship. A full scholarship will
cover the cost of an individual's round-trip travel, shared
accommodation, and conference registration fees as arranged by the
Wikimedia Foundation. A partial scholarship will cover conference
registration fees and shared accommodation. Applicants will be rated
using a pre-determined selection process and selection criteria
established by the Scholarship Committee and the Wikimedia Foundation,
who will determine which applications are successful. To learn more
about Wikimania 2016 scholarships, please visit:
https://wikimania2016.wikimedia.org/wiki/ScholarshipsTo apply for a
scholarship, fill out the multi-language application form on:
https://scholarships.wikimedia.org/applyIt is highly recommended that
applicants review all the material on the Scholarships page and the
associated FAQ (
submitting an application. If you have any questions, please contact:
wikimania-scholarships at wikimedia.org
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I was wondering: does anyone on this list have comments on the suitability of the following book proposal for Wikibooks?
All feedback is welcome. I have also posted a request to the English Wikibooks reading room <https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikibooks:Reading_room/Projects#Book_proposal…> and have already received some nice feedback via the (closed) Wikimedia cultural-partners mailing list.
I’m starting to work on a book about digital arts in the Netherlands in the 20th Century. And I’d like to do this under free licenses and with a transparent editorial process as much as possible.
Also, I’d like to make sure that the gathered knowledge for the book becomes readily available for re-use on Wikimedia projects and beyond.
The topic is not very well-known or published yet, so quite a bit of the material will be original research.
It’s an independent publication, no institutional liaisons. I’m seriously considering using Wikibooks as a platform, and have created a draft project page here: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/User:Spinster/Dutch_Digital_Arts <https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/User:Spinster/Dutch_Digital_Arts>
Before moving this to mainspace on Wikibooks, I’d like to be sure that this fits within the scope of English Wikibooks and that the community there is OK with it.
I have a gist that the main objections to this book would be
1. that it will consist too much of original research - this will be partly necessary as described above...
2. that it will mainly be written by a team of paid editors (financed via Dutch public funding)
The book will be about art, but we intend to write as neutrally as possible. Of course the selection of content itself is subjective!
To tackle 2.: I’ll take full responsibility and will be accountable as the official editor in chief, doing this as a long-time Wikimedian in good standing (since 2003) with a year of experience as a Wikipedian in Residence <https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/Expedities> (no problems experienced there whatsoever) and a lot of experience in running projects and edit-a-thons with GLAMs, including warning them about COI issues. I trust myself and my colleague editors and intend to be as transparent and accountable as possible.
Any input is extremely welcome :-)
Thanks! Sandra (User:Spinster)