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
Forwarding a job announcement that may be of interest to some list
subscribers. The announced pay range is $69,581 to $128,920 per year.
( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
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From: Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki(a)gmail.com>
Date: Fri, May 24, 2019 at 9:55 PM
Subject: [OpenAccess] Fwd: Job Posting: Opportunity at the NIH Library:
Data Services Informationist
To: Wikimedia & Libraries <libraries(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, Open Access
This looks like something where an experienced wikimedian with interest
in libraries and/or open access could fit.
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Oggetto: [SCHOLCOMM] Job Posting: Opportunity at the NIH Library: Data
Data: Thu, 23 May 2019 13:43:48 +0000
Mittente: "Belter, Christopher (NIH/OD/ORS) [E]"
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library is pleased to announce
an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve
as an informationist and lead the Library’s data services program. If
you have experience providing information and data services in a
biomedical library setting and want to play a significant role in a
dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team. This
is a GS-11/12/13, Technical Information Specialist position. For more
information, visit https://www.nihlibrary.nih.gov/services/data.
We expect to announce this vacancy on USAJOBS.gov on May 28, 2019, and
the application will be open for 10 calendar days. The application
period reflects the NIH’s effort to hire talented people quickly. You
may preview the draft announcements now at
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/534056100/ but you will not
be able to apply until May 28th.
We encourage you to create or update your USAJOBS.gov account and
profile now so you will be ready to apply when this job is announced.
As part of the application process, it may be necessary to upload copies
of degree transcripts. We also encourage you to set up email
notifications for job announcements. Please visit the USAJOBS.gov Help
Center at https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/ for more information.
Thank you for helping spread the word to others who may be interested.
Major responsibilities of the position are as follows.
• Serves as lead and subject matter expert for the Library’s data
• Assesses NIH researchers’ training needs in the areas of data
management, data visualization, data analysis, and R and Python programming
• Develops and delivers graduate-level training to meet identified
• Provides one-on-one advice and consultations in the areas of data
• Assists NIH researchers in using the NIH Library’s data sciences
workstation, which offers a suite of tools for data analysis,
processing, and visualization for a variety of different types of data
• Consults and collaborates with NIH staff to aid them in locating,
accessing, identifying, and managing information
• Performs outreach across NIH and HHS to understand users’
needs and markets library services and resources that meet those needs
Contact Margaret McGhee at margaret.mcghee(a)nih.gov or (301) 451-9335 for
Chris Belter, MLS
OpenAccess mailing list
We are working on the project Scribe http://tinyurl.com/WikipediaScribe that
aims to support editors in creating new, high-quality articles with a focus
on currently under-resourced Wikipedia communities. To start this project,
I would like to ask you for two favours:
(1) We have a 5-minute survey, that we would like you to fill to give us an
insight into your opinions on the project. The survey can be found here:
(2) We are conducting a set of interviews with editors of different
Wikipedias to gain an understanding of how you are currently edit, find
references etc. The interviews are conducted remotely via Skype and take
around 30 minutes. We would talk about your editing and referencing in
Wikipedia. Please contact me if you are available to participate in one of
our interviews, it would be highly appreciated! You can also sign up for
the interview in our sheet here: https://forms.gle/rwRpKH1EqJGM423Y6
More information about the interviews can be found in the participant
I am very much looking forward to the start of the project and supporting a
new great editing experience!
If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to me.
Web and Internet Science Group
School of Electronics and Computer Science
University of Southampton
***Invitation to Attend***
The organizing committee of the 10th International Conference on Social
Media and Society (#SMSociety) invites you to visit vibrant Toronto on July
19-21, 2019. The 2019 conference will be held at the Ted Rogers School of
Management and hosted by the Social Media Lab at Ryerson University. This
year's theme is on "Rethinking Privacy and Trust in the Social Media Age".
Link: https://socialmediaandsociety.org <https://socialmediaandsociety.org/>
The conference offers an intensive 3-day program including 8(!) hands-on
workshops, full & work-in-progress papers, panels, and posters featuring the
latest in social media research
(https://socialmediaandsociety.org/2019-schedule/). Our interdisciplinary
community brings researchers from a wide variety of disciplines including
Communication, Information Science, Management, Sociology, Education,
Journalism, Computer Science, Political Science, Health, and other fields.
This year, we are honoured to have a highly distinguished scholars as our
* Tarleton Gillespie is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research
New England, and an affiliated associate professor in the Department of
Communication and Department of Information Science at Cornell University.
His new book, Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and
the Hidden Decisions that Shape Social Media (Yale University Press) was
published in June 2018.
* Valerie Steeves is a Full Professor in the Department of Criminology
at the University of Ottawa. As the lead researcher of MediaSmarts' Young
Canadians in a Wired World research project, she has been tracking young
people's use of new media since 2000. She is also the principal investigator
of the eQuality Project, a seven-year SSHRC-funded partnership exploring
young people's experiences of privacy and equality in networked spaces.
We hope you can join us for this exciting event and contribute to this
emerging research area! If you have any questions about the conference,
please email us at: ask(a)socialmediaandsociety.org
<mailto:email@example.com> or visit our website to register
#SMSociety'19 Organizing Committee
the stat1004-6-7 and notebook1003-4 hosts will be rebooted tomorrow
morning, May 21st, during the EU morning for security upgrades (Linux
kernel upgrades). Please let me or anybody in the Analytics team know if
this is problematic for your work so we can schedule a better maintenance
Luca (on behalf of the Analytics team)
I'm here at the wikimedia hackathon happening in Prague and I was looking
for the XML dumps of the Czech wikimedia wikis, for instance the Czech
wikipedia, but I can't see any at
https://dumps.wikimedia.org/backup-index.html. Where could I get them?
*Abel Serrano Juste.*
Does anyone know whether there will be a Wikimedia Research Showcase this
month? I think that these are usually scheduled for 3rd Wednesdays.
( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
The Community Growth
<https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019:Community_Growth> space at
Wikimania 2019 is now accepting submissions! The deadline for submission
<https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019:Submissions> is June 1. See
below for submission topics and session formats.
In the Community Growth space, we will come together for discussions,
presentations, and workshops that address these questions:
What is and is not working around attracting and retaining newcomers?
How should Wikimedia activities evolve to help communities grow and
How should our technology and culture evolve to help new populations to
come online, participate and become community members?
*Recommended topics. *While proposals related to all aspects of community
growth and newcomer experience are welcome, organizing team is particularly
interested in proposals related to:
Research on recruitment, activation and retention.
On- and off-wiki engagement strategies
Supporting diversity and cross-cultural newcomer experiences
Lessons learned from beyond Wikimedia, and
The future of newcomers and editing
If you are interested in seeing presentations around additional topics, but
do not plan to submit a proposal, you can suggest additional topics here
*Types of session.* We prefer sessions that are participatory, interactive,
promote conversations, and give a voice to parts of our movement that are
heard less often. We welcome the following session formats:
*Poster submissions.* Posters are also a good way to introduce a topic, or
show some results of an action. Please consider submitting one
More information about the Community Growth space, topics, and submission
formats is available on the proposal page
On behalf of the Community Growth leadership team
Jonathan T. Morgan
Senior Design Researcher
User:Jmorgan (WMF) <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Jmorgan_(WMF)>
You might have already seen an announcement for Wikimania (the
Wikipedia and Wikimedia's community annual conference). It will be
hosted in Stockholm this year on August 14-18.
This year the conference is broken down into a series of tracks called
"spaces." Along with Leila Zia from WMF, I'm helping running a space
focused on research. We're interested in talks about research (or
about how to do research) on Wikipedia, other Wikimedia projects, and
open collaboration more broadly. I've attached a call for proposals
for the Research Space below.
The conference is a great way to connect both with other researchers
and with the Wikipedia and Wikimedia communities of contributors and
leaders. Submit a proposal!
Call for Sessions Proposals about Research @ Wikimania 2019
Wikimania: The Conference of the Wikipedia and Wikimedia Community
Stockholm, Sweden | August 14-18, 2019
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2019
Research Space website:
General Conference website:
About the Conference & Research Space
Wikimania is the annual conference of the Wikimedia community. In
2019, Wikimedia is being managed as a series of largely independent
"spaces" (similar to tracks). This call for papers is only for the
The Research Space will host talks that showcase research of interest
to the broader Wikimedia community as well as tutorials focused on
helping people do research in Wikipedia.
We are particularly interested in submissions that aim to:
- Present actionable research projects by people conducting research
on Wikimedia projects and in adjacent spaces (either completed or
- Provide tutorials to help Wikimedians and researchers learn to use a
series of useful tools for collecting and analyzing data from
- Provide a space to discuss issues related to doing research in
Proposing a Session
The research space is actively encouraging submissions for three types
- Presentations of Research
- Research Lightning Talks
We encourage submissions from researchers studying Wikimedia projects,
researchers studying adjacent projects (e.g., peer production projects
like OSM, etc), Wikimedia community members, and members of the WMF
research team. We are particularly interested in work that touches on
issues related to the UNDP SDGs (e.g., quality education, reduced
inequalities, industry innovation and infrastructure).
Wikimania is a community conference. We will not be publishing a
proceedings. We welcome presentation of either completed or
The research space welcomes submissions on any topic related to
Wikimedia research. Examples of topics we would welcome include:
- Participation in Wikimedia communities
- Group Dynamics and Organization in Wikipedia and related projects
- Readership/Engagement on Wikipedia and related projects
- Technical Infrastructure and Design in Wikimedia projects
- Evaluating Content of Wikimedia projects
- Knowledge Diffusion, Outreach, and work that seeks to generalize
beyond Wikimedia projects
We also welcome submissions on these or other topics in "adjacent
spaces" including free culture, free software, open hardware, open
knowledge, and so on.
Submissions are due on June 1, 2019.
Conference Organization and Questions
The Research Space leaders are:
- Benjamin Mako Hill (University of Washington) — makohill(a)uw.edu
- Leila Zia (Wikimedia Foundation) — leila(a)wikimedia.org
All questions about submissions should be emailed to space leader or a
message can be asked publicly on the public Research Space discussion
page which is available at the link above.
Benjamin Mako Hill
Creativity can be a social contribution, but only in so far
as society is free to use the results. --GNU Manifesto
Joint Call for
Workshops Papers (OpenMath, LML, GVMM, FVPS)
Doctoral Programme Submissions
12th Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics
- CICM 2019 -
July 8-12, 2019
CIIRC, Prague, Czech Republic
Digital and computational solutions are becoming the prevalent means for the
generation, communication, processing, storage and curation of mathematical
CICM brings together the many separate communities that have developed
theoretical and practical solutions for mathematical applications such as
computation, deduction, knowledge management, and user interfaces. It offers a
venue for discussing problems and solutions in each of these areas and their
In addition to the main tracks, CICM 2019 will host the Exploring the Mizar
Library tutorial and 4 workshops: Formal Mathematics for Mathematicians (FMM),
Formal Verification of Physical Systems (FVPS), Large Mathematical Libraries
(LML), 30th OpenMath Workshop.
This is a call for submissions and participation to the
- 30th OpenMath Workshop
- Large Mathematics Libraries Workshop (LML 2019)
- 4th workshop on Formal Mathematics for Mathematicians (FVMM 2019)
- 2nd Workshop on Formal Verification of Physical Systems (FVPS 2019)
- CICM doctoral programm track
More details about workshops and the doctoral programm are available from their
webpages on the CICM website
* Submissions Deadlines *
- OpenMath 2019 continuous until July 1, 2019
- LML 2019 May 13, 2019
- FVMM 2019 May 13, 2019
- FVPS 2019 May 24, 2019
- CICM doctoral programm track May 15, 2019
* Registration *
Registration to CICM 2019 and the workshops is open at the CICM website or