Here is a quick update on Outreachy Round 25: we recently concluded the
final call for projects and mentors and are now promoting 6 projects led by
14 mentors. If you know someone who cleared the Outreachy's initial
eligibility check, encourage them to explore the Wikimedia projects below:
- Create a web application for editing Toolhub records, mentored by:
Slavina Stefanova, Damilare Adedoyin, Roy Smith
- Develop features for Wiki Loves Monuments app, mentored by: Ederporto,
- Rewrite Imagebulk tool to scale up, mentored by: Jay Prakash,
- Write a Ruby gem for analyzing Wikidata edits, mentored by: Sage Ross,
- Develop a web app for patrolling based on the new ML-based service to
predict reverts, mentored by: Diego Saez-Trumper, Muniza A.
- Hybrid event production for QueeringWikipedia 2023, mentored by: Z.
Blace, Owen Blacker, Freddy eduardo
If you are interested in any of these projects, you can either subscribe to
the related Phabricator tickets or share your ideas and suggestions in a
Learn more here: <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Outreachy/Round_25> 
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Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
I am Arian, I just joined the Wikidata team as the new Junior Product
In this new position, I’ll be helping Lydia
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<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Manuel_Merz_(WMDE)> day-to-day to
support you and Wikidata’s development and learning as much as I can from
Like a lot of you, I am passionate about free knowledge and learning. I
have worked as a product designer and community manager and in my previous
lives, I have worked as a curator, writer and designer.
I am excited to work with all of you to continue our mission of sharing
free knowledge and open data with the world.
Feel free to reach out to me anytime
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:Arian_Bozorg_(WMDE)> – looking forward
to meeting you all!
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As a reminder, the Wikidata and Wikibase office hours will take place on
this Wednesday, November 9th 2022 at 17:00 UTC (18:00 Berlin time) in
the Wikidata Telegram
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---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Mohammed Sadat Abdulai <mohammed.abdulai(a)wikimedia.de>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2022, 10:24
Subject: [Wikibase] Upcoming Wikidata & Wikibase office hours on Wednesday,
November 9th 2022 at 17:00 UTC (18:00 Berlin) in the Wikidata Telegram group
To: Discussion list for the Wikidata project <wikidata(a)lists.wikimedia.org>,
Wikibase Community User Group <wikibaseug(a)lists.wikimedia.org>,
Wikibase-Cloud mailing list <wikibase-cloud(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
*(apologies for cross-posting)*
The next Wikidata+Wikibase office hours
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Events#Office_hours> will take
place on Wednesday, November 9th 2022 at 17:00 UTC (18:00 Berlin) in
the Wikidata Telegram
*The Wikidata and Wikibase office hours are online events where the
development team presents what we have been working on over the past
quarter, and the community is welcome to ask questions and discuss
important issues related to the development of Wikidata and Wikibase.*
I am looking forward to seeing you all.
*Community Communications Manager for Wikidata*
The next Research Showcase will be live-streamed Wednesday, November 16, at
9:30 AM PST/16:30 UTC. Find your local time here
YouTube stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFanZoHjUnY
Members of the Research team will collect questions on IRC at
#wikimedia-research and YouTube.
This month's theme is 'Libraries and Wikipedia Knowledge.'
In the first talk, Laurie Bridges (Oregon State University) and Michael
David Miller (McGill University) will co-present on Wikipedia and Academic
Abstract: In 2021 an open-access edited book, Wikipedia and Academic
Libraries: A Global Project <https://doi.org/10.3998/mpub.11778416>, was
published, featuring 20 chapters from over 50 authors. In this
presentation, Laurie Bridges, one of the co-editors, will discuss the
process for creating and publishing an OA-edited book. Michael David
Miller, one of the chapter authors, will discuss his chapter about
contributions to local Québécois LGBTQ+ content in Francophone Wikipedia.
The second talk will be on Ethical Considerations of Including Gender
Information in Open Knowledge Platforms, presented by Nerissa Lindsey (San
Diego State University).
Abstract: In recent years, galleries, libraries, archives, and museums
(GLAMs) have sought to leverage open knowledge platforms such as Wikidata
to highlight or provide more visibility for traditionally marginalized
groups and their work, collections, or contributions. Efforts like Art +
Feminism, local edit-a-thons, and, more recently, GLAM institution-led
projects have promoted open knowledge initiatives to a broader audience of
participants. One such open knowledge project, the Program for Cooperative
Cataloging (PCC) Wikidata Pilot, has brought together over seventy GLAM
organizations to contribute linked open data for individuals associated
with their institutions, collections, or archives. However, these projects
have brought up ethical concerns around including potentially sensitive
personal demographic information, such as gender identity, sexual
orientation, race, and ethnicity, in entries in an open knowledge base
about living persons. GLAM institutions are thus in a position of balancing
open access with ethical cataloging, which should include adhering to the
personal preferences of the individuals whose data is being shared. People
working in libraries and archives have been increasingly focusing their
energies on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their descriptive
practices, including remediating legacy data and addressing biased
language. Moving this work into a more public sphere and scaling up in
volume creates potential risks to the individuals being described. While
adding demographic information on living people to open knowledge bases has
the potential to enhance, highlight, and celebrate diversity, it could also
potentially be used to the detriment of the subjects through surveillance
and targeting activities. In our research we investigated the changing role
of metadata and open knowledge in addressing, or not addressing, issues of
under- and misrepresentation, especially as they pertain to gender identity
as described in the sex or gender property in Wikidata. We reported our
findings from a survey investigating how organizations participating in
open knowledge projects are addressing ethical concerns around including
personal demographic information as part of their projects, including what,
if any, policies they have implemented and what implications these
activities may have for the living people being described.
You can also watch our past research showcases here:
We hope you can join us!
Emily, on behalf of the WMF Research team
Emily Lescak (she / her)
Senior Research Community Officer
The Wikimedia Foundation
I do not know, how Your example interprets the WD, but in the WD at the American Water(Q467238), the claim to theNew York Stock Exchange<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q13677> exists, has not been deleted.
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2022 23:08:16 -0000
From: "Zoran Dori" <zorandori4444(a)gmail.com>
Subject: [Wikidata] Re: Query
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
Hello Andy and Darnelle,
thank you so much for your responses. I appreciate it a lot.
But what I need is a query which will list me those "deleted item" (https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstockhub.…) items for all items which are using property P414 (stock exchange).
Many thanks for your understanding!