Here is a job in the Boston area, possibly of interest.
VIVO is an open-source database/web tool to collect faculty info at
various campuses: i.e., their publications and research. It makes
that data digestable for the campus admins, researchers, etc. Used by
a number of medical schools to date. This is meant to be an open
source alternative to some proprietary products put out by firms like
thompson & elsevier.
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From: "Kristi" <holmeskr(a)wustl.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 7:14:28 AM
Subject: JOB OPENING: Project Director, VIVO
Please forward this announcement to anyone who may be interested.
Looking for an exciting new challenge?
DuraSpace is seeking a dynamic and entrepreneurial full-time Project
Director for the open source VIVO project ( www.vivoweb.org ), a
world-wide community focused on creating software tools, ontologies,
and services. The VIVO Project Director will have the opportunity to
play a major role in a collaborative movement that is shaping the
future of research.
See the full posting at
Applications are still being accepted. Note that there is no
requirement to be a U.S. citizen.
Kristi L. Holmes, Ph.D. | Bioinformaticist | Becker Medical Library |
Washington University School of Medicine
Outreach Lead, VIVO | http://vivoweb.org
660 S. Euclid, Campus Box 8132, St. Louis, MO 63110 | 314-362-4737 |
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Physical Sciences & Engineering Library
University of California, Davis CA 95616
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Samuel Klein @metasj w:user:sj +1 617 529 4266
Great to see those of you at the New England Wikimedians meeting on
Saturday; I plan on following up soon with some of the ideas we tossed
In the meantime, the Ada Lovelace Day edit-a-thon that I've been organizing
with my friend, biology professor Anne Fausto-Sterling, is set to take
place on the Brown University campus in Providence, RI this Tuesday, Oct
15, from 3-8:30pm:
In case you missed some of the press we've drummed up, check it out!
>From Brown <https://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2013/10/lovelace>; from The
Chronicle of Higher
from The Atlantic<http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/10/to-fix-wikipedia-s-ge…>;
from The Mary Sue <http://www.themarysue.com/ada-lovelace-wikipedia/>
I'm very pleased to have connected this week with Wikimedian Michael
Umbricht, who is the curator at Brown's historic Ladd Observatory. Mike
will be speaking at the edit-a-thon about the Ladd's recent GLAM project,
plus some women-in-astronomy trivia. Later in the evening, Anne will
discuss the continuing gender imbalance in the STEM fields as well as her
take on "storming" Wikipedia as a way to improve representation of women in
the annals of science history.
I know it's a bit of a trek for those in the Boston area, but if any of you
are interested, we'd love to have you join us, even for a short while. Of
course, remote contributions are also very much welcome if you can't make
it to Providence on Tuesday. For anyone I don't see in person, I hope to
catch up with you at the Mass. History Wiki edit-a-thon at the Schlesinger
Library at Radcliffe on the 23rd!
maiaw.com | 917-553-6158 | @20tauri | user:Girona7
Here is an interesting example. Alex is a fine person to reach out to
if you want to brainstorm ways to do something similar with local
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From: Alex Stinson <stinsoad(a)k-state.edu>
Date: Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 12:32 PM
Subject: [cultural-partners] William Blake Artchive and Blake
Editathon on Oct 11
To: Wikimedia Chapters cultural partners coordination
If you were not aware, I am currently working an Wikipedia internship
with the William Blake Archive (http://www.blakearchive.org/blake/),
one of the oldest Digital Humanities projects in the United States. As
part of the internship, I am working to improve the content related to
William Blake facilitated through a working group as part of English
Wikipedia's WikiProject Poetry
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Blake). We have already had a
great amount of success creating content. I have been trying to
document as many of my experiences at my blog
(http://alexstinson.wordpress.com/), though that has lapsed because of
grad school activities. Additionally, I have been updating Commons
data of content that has been uploaded from the Blake Archive,
uploading higher res versions of already uploaded information and
populating a category to help keep track of it for future reporting
). In several weeks, I plan to initiate a content drive for improving
Blake content across languages.
On Friday Oct 11 from 1-5 Central (UTC -5), I am running a Wikipedia
editing event related to William Blake at the Kansas State's Beach
Museum of Art making this even more of a cross-institutional
collaboration. Currently, it looks like most of the attendees will be
students and faculty from the English Department in which I am lodged
and I would like to invite members of the GLAM-Wiki community to join
us digitally to support the project. During the event, I will be
coordinating activity on freenode at #wikimedia-glam. For more
information, check out
Also, I wanted to point out that my collaboration with the Blake
Archive would be a perfect opportunity to probe institutions we have
contact with for offering editathons. The Archive has contributions of
scans from a variety of institutions world-wide
international editathons or events in the coming months would provide
an excellent model for future cross-institutional events.
Thanks for all the great support I have already gotten so far!
MA Student in English Literature Kansas State University
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Samuel Klein @metasj w:user:sj +1 617 529 4266
I've already met several folks here over email, who have all been very helpful in the planning stages, so some of this information may be a bit repetitive. However, I want to get the word out as broadly as possible.
Together with my co-organizer Amanda Strauss (Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe), I'm helping put together a series of Edit-a-thons at MA libraries, archives, and museums for Open Access/Wikipedia Loves Libraries Week:
We are generally enthusiastic but inexperienced, so really need your help! This is our first year in trying to organize a series like this, and we would love to have at least one experienced editor at each site. (As we contacted potential hosts, each and every one first asked about how to connect with a Wikipedia editor, so we think there are a lot of people eager to learn from you.)
Hopefully, since there are multiple sites, there will be a time and place that works for different schedules. You can see that we already have four sites signed up, so if you are willing and able to be a volunteer editor at any of these sites, please save the date.
As soon as we have the individual event pages for each site up, I'll send those around so you can sign up on Wikipedia, too, but I wanted to let folks know ASAP.
Also, please feel free to share this widely, and let me know if you have any suggestions on where else to publicize. And feel free to tell me if we are doing anything wrong!
English & Theatre Librarian
360 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02116
a.rust(a)neu.edu | 617-373-8548
First of all, sorry for the delay in this e-mail, as real life has been getting in the way, so I am now able to send out the e-mail officially announcing the meeting on Saturday from 2-4 in room 214 of the Boston University College of Arts and Sciences building.
I have already spoken to some of you about running in the election that will be held on Saturday, assuming that we have at least 5-10 persons present, but if you are interested in running for President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, or Community Liaison, let me know, because it would be great not to have to appoint these positions. Additionally, we will be discussion the Ada Lovelace Day Edit-a-thon and Wikipedia Loves Libraries, both of which are going on this month. Additionally, Open Access Week is occurring the week of October 20th, so that can also be something that is discussed, as there are at least two colleges that I know of that are planning something, so it might be good to coordinate any help that could be done between the other institutions.
Finally, if you are planning on going, please respond on the Meetup page for now, as I am going to get the Wiki page up and running shortly. If too few people are planning on going, I will cancel l the meeting, and reschedule voting to occur within the next week or so, online.
Link to Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/wikipedia-5/events/143013002/