>From time to time, we have a chance in WMF Research to start a research
collaboration with researchers in academia/industry. In this case, we may
have an opportunity to form a research collaboration to spend some of our
attention on minority/gender gap issues on Wikipedia .
There is a specific proposal  that I would like to hear if you and/or
your community are interested to work with us on. As you will see once you
read the proposal, the general idea of the intervention suggested will
require at least one community, likely more depending on the size of the
community, being willing to work with us and give it a try. Individual
contributors, chapters, affiliates, and user groups are all welcome, as I
understand the gender/minority gap is a topic that many of you are
Please leave comments on the discussion page of the proposal if you would
like to get more involved or if you have questions/comments.
Thank you! :)
 The current proposal is for Wikipedia. However, this does not need to
remain a research project on Wikipedia. For example, it would be invaluable
to learn if there are differences in projects in terms of how their
volunteer projects respond to interventions with the aim of reducing gender
gap, for example. So, if your project is not Wikipedia, you're still
welcome to get in touch with me.
Senior Research Scientist
Forwarding from WikimediaAnncounce-l to Wikimedia-l because auto-foward is
still not working. Also forwarding to Wikitech-l and MediaWiki-l because
the "Reconstructing MediaWiki history" presentation sounds like it may be
of interest to some people on those lists.
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From: Lena Traer <ltraer(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 4:41 PM
Subject: [Wikimedia Announcements] Invitation to WMF January 2017 Metrics &
Activities Meeting: Thursday, January 26, 19:00 UTC
The next Wikimedia Foundation metrics and activities meeting will take
place on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM UTC (11 AM PST). The IRC
channel is #wikimedia-office on irc.freenode.net, and the meeting will be
broadcast as a live YouTube stream.
The theme of the January meeting is: "Building our future” – Exploring how
we can build for the future of the Wikimedia movement together.
* Welcomes, theme introduction
* Movement update
* Reconstructing MediaWiki history
* Community capacity development
* Executive update
* Questions and discussion
for further information about the meeting and how to participate.
We’ll post the video recording publicly after the meeting.
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As part of our ongoing improvements to the new grants structure, the
Conference Grants program will be accepting proposals three times a year.
We hope that moving to rounds will ensure a more efficient and predictable
process for grant applicants, WMF staff, and grant committee members.
We are currently accepting proposals for Round 1 and the submission
deadline is February 26th. Decisions will be announced March 24th and
grants disbursed in April. The deadline for Round 2 is May 28th. You can
see the schedule for all rounds here:
If you plan on holding a conference in the first 6 months of 2017, please
apply in Round 1!
If you are thinking about organizing a conference and need funding from
WMF, please reach out to me as soon as possible to discuss your ideas.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
On behalf of the Affiliation Committee, I would like to congratulate our following colleagues on being elected as members of the committee for the term 2017-2019. We have found their expertise and passion for the movement, as well as their skills and participation in the wider community as very valuable assets the committee needs.
The following candidates have been elected for the 2017-2019 term:
*Camelia Boban (User:Camelia.boban)
*Kirill Lokshin (User:Kirill Lokshin) (re-elected)
*Satdeep Gill (User:Satdeep Gill)
Many thanks also to all the wikimedians that submitted an application.
In addition to that, I would like to thank Emily Temple-Wood, Manuel Schneider, Ting Chen, Anirudh Singh Bhati and Ganesh Paudel, outgoing members of the committee, for their service, expertise and tireless dedication. You guys rock and will be missed dearly!
Please, welcome our new members :-)
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We are happy to let you know that Wiki(p/m)edians across 7 cities in
Bangladesh celebrated the 16th anniversary of Wikipedia. Wikipedia's
anniversary was celebrated with much spontaneity by so many enthusiastic
Wiki(p/m)edians in the country. They organized meetups on the occasion
where educators, senior citizens and people from diverse background took
part in the celebration. Photos of the events can be found in the
Treasurer, Wikimedia Bangladesh
As someone working in the world of municipal archives, I would suggest the
open-source software Archivematica,
As per this interview on the Library of Congress blog:
"Archivematica is a software system that is designed to maintain
standards-based, long-term access to collections of digital objects. It
processes digital objects from ingest to access in compliance with the
ISO-OAIS functional model. It uses a micro-services approach to invoke a
number of integrated open-source tools that perform granular processing
tasks such as virus checking, checksum verification, file format
conversions, etc. Users monitor and control the processing workflows via a
web-based dashboard. There is a brief screencast at archivematica.org that
demonstrates this functionality."
A bit more technical info:
The software is used by UNESCO, the UN Archives, NATO Archives, Library and
Archives Canada, MoMA, and many others: