I know it's short notice, but is anyone interested in doing a little party
for the tenth birthday of Creative Commons licenses?  The CC people are
calling the birthday the week+ of December 7 to December 16. That gives us
two full weekends to find time to do it, if we're interested.
I'd imagine something along the lines of an edit-a-thon... with cake.
Alternatively, we could just do cake. Frosting and keyboards don't tend to
go together very well.
Credit for bringing this up goes to NaBUru38 at 
We'll definitely have an online backchannel. I'm trying to get a group
working on an etherpad + irc. Currently posted a thought @ wikibooks and
pointed to it from other book-writing communities (pls point your favorite
communities to it :)
On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 5:54 AM, Jean-Jacques . <jjrousseau10(a)gmail.com>wrote:
> My field is philosophy of physics and if there is anyway I can participate
> remotely, I would love to. Please advise. Cheers.
> On Oct 15, 2012 5:29 PM, "Samuel Klein" <meta.sj(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> Interested in going to this? I'll be there for at least part of that
>> From: Dora Gao <dora(a)boundlesslearning.com> <dora(a)boundlesslearning.com>
>> My name is Dora and I work for an education technology company called
>> Boundless in Boston. I am reaching out to you regarding a textbook
>> hackathon Boundless is hosting in a few weeks.
>> We're pulling together a group of Boston area physics teachers, grad
>> students, researchers, and undergrads with TA experience to join us at
>> Boundless for a hackathon weekend. Essentially, it's a way to meet and
>> mingle with fellow physicists enthusiasts while creating a free, open
>> physics textbook for students and teachers to use soon. To create the
>> textbook the group will be pulling from free, openly-licensed educational
>> sources online (we'll explain the whole process during a fun orientation
>> night). Here's some more info about the hackathon:
>> I would love if you could share the event with your physics contacts!
>> A little background on Boundless <http://www.boundless.com>: The
>> company is based in Boston and has raised almost $10M in venture capital to
>> date. We're is aiming to make education more affordable and accessible for
>> students by curating the best open educational resources. We currently have
>> free, open textbook alternatives for eight subjects, and physics is one
>> we're planning to share with the community soon!
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From: David Weinberger <self(a)evident.com>
Date: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 7:08 PM
Subject: [berkmanfriends] Participatory Curation - a conversation with
Ethan Z and David W
To: Berkman Friends <berkmanfriends(a)eon.law.harvard.edu>
Cc: jeff goldenson <jgoldenson(a)law.harvard.edu>
At 5pm on Tuesday the 27th (i.e., next Tuesday) Ethan Zuckerman and I are
going to have an informal conversation about the benefits and challenges to
libraries and the communities they support now that everyone is a curator.
Does participatory curation democratize, isolate, both, neither, something
else? We'll talk for a while but open it up quickly to the group.
This discussion will be held 5-6pm in the Labrary, a popup library space at
90 Mt. Auburn where the Library Test Kitchen has installed projects and
provocations by students in a Harvard Graduate School of Design class
looking at the future of libraries.
You're invited! And bring a friend.
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Samuel Klein @metasj w:user:sj +1 617 529 4266
Hello there everyone.
The point of this email is very simple. I want to gauge how much support we
have in the New England Wikipedian community for forming a chapter. The
idea was discussed at the April 22nd general meeting, but hasn't been
brought up since. If there's enough support coming from this list for
moving forward, my goal would be to have some sort of draft document *ready
for final discussion and possible approval* by the next annual general
meeting in five months. Hence why I'm asking now.
I'd appreciate it if you got back to me with your thoughts, whether it be
yes, no, or something else entirely.
Hello Boston-area Wikipedians,
I am excited about all of the recent activity in the Boston area,
especially with the success (and future success) of Wikipedia Loves
Libraries. I want to announce another GLAM-related event we're planning in
the US for those of you who are interested in the idea of GLAM. Wikimedia
DC, in cooperation with the National Archives as host, is organizing GLAM
Boot Camp, a new model event in which those of us with extensive
backgrounds in GLAM projects will be giving a workshop to share experiences
and teach skills relevant to the GLAM-Wiki project.
The concept for this event was developed at GLAMcamp London, and the
concept behind it is to give experienced Wikipedians the skillset and
confidence they need to engage in GLAM projects so that, ultimately,
GLAM-Wiki will be more representative of the regular Wikipedia editing
community. At GLAMcamp, the lack of broad community participation from
different types of contributors was identified as one of the effort's key
problems. So this is for all of you Wikipedians who like the conce of
helping libraries, museums and archives share their knowledge with
Wikipedia, even if (especially if) you aren't actually experienced in doing
that yet. With Wikimedia DC's help, we are planning to cover the travel
costs of all attendees, to ensure that money or geography are not a barrier
I would like to invite anyone who is intrigued to please indicate your
interest by answering a few short questions on this Google form:
http://goo.gl/TCiYx. This is especially important so we can pin down the
ideal weekend to hold the event, and the sooner we get responses, the
sooner we can reserve the venue.
To learn more about the GLAM Boot Camp, please see the more detailed
description and proposed program at
Hello everyone. This Saturday, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, I will be hosting
a Wikipedia Loves Libraries event at the Cambridge Public Library main
Full details of the event are at
I would greatly appreciate it if we had a strong showing of Wikipedians,
especially because we have ten librarians/archaists/nonprofit-workers
showing up for the event, and it would be nice from an outreach standpoint
to be able to demonstrate that we have a thriving local community.
Additionally, this event was brought to us by Arend Sluis, the President of
the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library, and by Alyssa Pacy, the
archaist of the Cambridge Public Library, and I get the feeling that if
this event goes well, there will be opportunities for future events.
But more importantly than all that, I hope you come because this is going
to be a fun experience!
If you're interested and haven't signed up yet, please do so (space is not
a concern for this event, but heavens forbid if we were to run out of
food). I look forward to seeing you there!
There's a meetup tonight - I'll only be there briefly at the start - and we
held it in Clover again because we haven't heard back about a good place
near BU to have a Boston-based meetup.
BUT! It would be great for the next meetup to be in Boston.
At any rate, if you can't make it to either tonight or tomorrow's meeting,
but want to find out more about the library wiki-events this month around
town, please write to this list!