Pursuant to prior discussions about the need for a research
policy on Wikipedia, WikiProject Research is drafting a
policy regarding the recruitment of Wikipedia users to
participate in studies.
At this time, we have a proposed policy, and an accompanying
group that would facilitate recruitment of subjects in much
the same way that the Bot Approvals Group approves bots.
The policy proposal can be found at:
The Subject Recruitment Approvals Group mentioned in the proposal
is being described at:
Before we move forward with seeking approval from the Wikipedia
community, we would like additional input about the proposal,
and would welcome additional help improving it.
Also, please consider participating in WikiProject Research at:
University of Minnesota
Has anyone done any research on a by country basis? I'm trying to fill out
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiWomenCamp/FAQ/Perspectives a bit and I'm
looking for assistance. I know there has been some research but not sure
what and where, and what the breakdown was when analysis has been done.
Has anyone done comprehensive research on this subject in terms of
Phoebe Ayers and I are leading a workshop at WikiSym this year,
"WikiLit: Collecting the Wiki and Wikipedia Literature". We would love
to have your participation!
This workshop has three key goals. First, we will examine existing and
proposed systems for collecting and analyzing the research literature
about wikis. Second, we will discuss the challenges in building such a
system and will engage participants to design a sustainable
collaborative system to achieve this goal. Finally, we will provide a
forum to build upon ongoing wiki community discussions about problems
and opportunities in finding and sharing the wiki research literature.
For more details, please see:
Please do not hesitate to ask questions, either by replying here on the
list or by contacting me or Phoebe (psayers(a)ucdavis.edu) directly.
Looking forward to seeing you at WikiSym!
I've been until now a lurker on this list, let me introduce myself - I'm
a sociologist studying digital technologies, an activist (I run Creative
Commons Poland) and I run a digital think tank / NGO in Poland.
I'm hoping someone on this list might be able to help me: I'm involved
in the celebrations of the Public Domain Day - on the 1st of January
each year works pass into the public domain of authors who've died 70
years ago (at least in Poland, and in most countries, but it might
differ in some jurisdictions).
I'm looking for a good way to determine, who died in 1941 - and thought
that Wikipedia will be a good place to find this out. I know there are
lists of people who died in a given year, but they are not complete. Is
there any way to automatically query Wikipedia for such information? I
know that it's to some extent structured, as this information is
provided in templates for biographical articles, but I don't know
whether there is any mechanism for querying?
Any advice will be much appreciated.
All the best,
dyrektor, Centrum Cyfrowe Projekt: Polska
identi.ca / twitter: @centrumcyfrowe
I just want to share with you a list of 2596 papers about wikis I generated
this afternoon scraping Google Scholar results. To download, use: wget
-t1 -c -i papers.txt. If you want to split the list before: split -l500
I'm creating a wiki to compile all available bibliography about wikis, so,
I need a ton of those.
I have just read the comments related to an email I have sent earlier. My hotmail account was hacked and was sending spams to my contacts. Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience this might have caused.