We have also some videotutorials in Basque: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_tutorial_videos_in_Ba…
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Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Education] Video tutorial regarding creating Wikipedia references with VisualEditor
This is really good. I've been thinking about doing tutorials too, but so far I haven't started. Sara Mörtsell did a few videos in Swedish some time ago (for instance https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3ALektion_3_-_l%C3%A4g…) but they need to be updated.
When you do these, please try to document the process as well, to make it easier for others to replicate it. Thanks.
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A video tutorial for creating references on Wikipedia with VisualEditor is
in development for English Wikipedia and possibly also for Spanish
Wikipedia. Publication is likely to happen in March 2019. If this tutorial
is well received then additional tutorials may follow.
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draft or finished tutorial products, or to learn additional information,
then please continue reading below.
*How can I request notifications for when drafts or finished products are
ready for review?*
If you would like to receive a notice when a draft or finished product is
ready for public review then I invite you to go to the the project talk
page and follow the link to the newsletter subscription page . During
the development of this single tutorial the newsletters are likely to be
short. I am likely to send approximately 3 to 6 notifications to
subscribers between now and the end of this mini-project.
(The reason that I am not including a link to the newsletter's subscription
page directly in this email is that I may change the name of the newsletter
in the future, and I prefer to minimize any potential confusion and the
number of redirect pages, so I think that including a link from this email
to the talk page is preferable because the location of the talk page is
likely to remain stable.)
Some of you may remember the project that was originally named LearnWiki
. For various painful reasons that project was not completed within the
original schedule and budget. However, I continue to believe that video
tutorials Wikimedia projects could be very useful for new contributors, and
also for helpers who could use the videos to demonstrate concepts to new
contributors. I think of this project as being a pilot iteration for
"LearnWiki version 2.0", or maybe "LearnWiki 2.0 beta 1", with a major
change between this effort and the original LearnWiki project being how the
project is executed. The goal for this tutorial remains aligned with the
original vision for LearnWiki. I believe that I know more about project
management than I did when I attempted LearnWiki version 1.0.
WMF approved a rapid grant for me to develop a single tutorial module 
regarding creating Wikipedia references with VisualEditor. This tutorial is
in development, I and I plan to publish the finalized script and video in
March 2019. Depending on the amount of remaining funds after development of
the English version of this tutorial and on whether WMF agrees, in addition
to an English version of the tutorial I may also produce a Spanish version
within the budget of the current rapid grant. Additional translations or
derivative versions would be welcome from anyone who would like to create
If this first tutorial is well received then I may request funding for
Within the next few days I plan to publish the first complete draft of the
script for the referencing tutorial. I will place a link to that draft on
the project talk page , and I am likely to create links from the same
talk page to further drafts and additional tutorial products. If you would
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Education mailing list
We are glad to inform that CIS-A2K has published our newsletter for January
- *Mini MediaWiki Training Theni:* Indic TechCom members and CIS-A2K
decided to reach out to students with the Computer science background and
help them understand how to contribute on MediaWiki. As a pilot project, we
reached out to Nadar Saraswathi College of Engineering and Technology and
organised a two-day long Mini MediaWiki training for the students on 22nd
and 23rd of January 2019.
- *Marathi Language Fortnight Workshops: * CIS-A2K started collaborating
with State language dept. in 2017. In the first series
<https://mr.wikipedia.org/s/48ug> of workshops, we conducted three
workshops. In the second series <https://mr.wikipedia.org/s/48u9> in
2018, we conducted six workshops out of a total of 17 workshops conducted
across the state. In the year 2019, the awareness spread to more
educational institutions located in different regions of the state.
In this third
series <https://mr.wikipedia.org/s/48gs>, CIS-A2K conducted five
workshops out of a total of 21 workshops
- *Wikisource training Bengaluru: * During the Indic Wikisource
Community Consultation at Kolkata, India on 24–25 November 2018,User:Shubha
requested to conduct a Wikisource specific Workshop for Sankrit Wikisource
Team at Bengaluru Samkrit Bharati. The CIS-A2K Team conducted a workshop
for Sanskrit Community at Bengaluru, Karnataka on 23 - 24 January 2019.
- *TWLCon (2019 India): * TWL Con or the Wikipedia Library conference
was supported by the CIS-A2K. The aim of the conference was to spread
awareness about TWL among the Indian languages community, understand and
identify different challenges of the movement in India.
- *1lib1ref session at Goa University: * Marathi language department and
faculty from other languages organised the #1lib1ref event at Goa
University. The practice of Marathi typing in Unicode was carried out
through preparing articles as a Word document. The students selected the
articles on the history of Goa, writers & artists of Goa, Tourism in Goa
and villages in Goa. Total of 37 editors actively participated in the
workshop. They learnt basic editing skills, adding references and uploading
- *Punjabi Wikimedians meetup: * Punjabi Wikimedians had an online
meeting on 27 January 2019. 11 participants joined this meeting.
*Upcoming Events: *
- *Project Tiger Community Consultation: * Project Tiger Community
Consultation is a consultation program that will take place on 2-3 March
2019 at Chennai (most probably).
- *Gujarati Meetup & Workshop, Ahmedabad: * CIS-A2K along with the
Gujarati Wikimedia community is planning the Gujarati Wikisource Workshop
and Gujarati Wikimedia Meetup in Ahmedabad. The goal of the meetup is to
introduce Wikisource and help the community better understand the scope and
future of Wikisource.
- *Train the Trainer-2019(Bids): **The bids for Train-the-trainer
program 2019 has already taken place. Currently, the jury members are
deciding the place for the TTT 2019. TTT 2019, the 6th iteration of the
Train-the-trainer program. *
You can find the meta version of the newsletter at:
Thanks and Regards,
*ANANTH SUBRAY P V*
MSc Candidate at CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
Programme Associate at The Centre for Internet & Society
Secretary of Wikipedia & Education User Group
Co-founder of Lakshya
Recent events have brought to mind the recurring challenges of stress and
friction in the Wikiverse that can happen in interactions, or lack of
interactions, between WMF, affiliates, and community members.
I realize that some friction is inevitable, but the feeling that I get is
that the levels of stress regarding these interactions are, on average,
This stress can happen on both sides. My understanding is that some staff
are afraid to communicate in public because they worry about making people
angry for unpredictable reasons. Affiliates and community people may feel
frustrated or ignored.
For me, this situation is painful and frustrating, and I'm currently
feeling worn by the friction of our groups.
The Wikiverse will probably always have a some friction, and some of that
friction may lead to insightful conversations and good refinement of ideas,
but the average level of WMF-affiliate-community friction feels high.
I'm not saying that there should be no conflicts or no difficult
conversations. Sometimes I think that being frank is the best thing to do,
and a high level of stress is difficult to avoid in certain situations.
However, I would like for the average level of stress and friction in our
interactions to be more moderate. I would like for staff to feel generally
okay regarding communicating in public, and I would like for affiliates and
community members (in which I include myself) to feel less pain.
I think that the mission to share verifiable and reliable knowledge with
the world is amazing, and I'm grateful that we do this. However, the stress
level regarding WMF-affiliate-community interactions feels high in a way
that I think that this is a problem. Maybe a question to ask about our
interactions is, "How can improve the quality of our interactions in a way
that is generally beneficial for all groups and beneficial for our common
Would anyone like to make suggestions?
( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
In 2018, Wikimedia France has experienced a significant restructuring phase
with a new turnover with a new Board and a new organization of the salaried
team following the unfortunate events that occurred in 2017.
In this context, Wikimedia France has requested the expertise of an agency
specialized in impact study to review our indicators and to better value
the impact of our activities. This agency, called Agence phare, worked with
many associative actors and seemed to quickly understand the issues
specific to our movement.. n the spirit of sharing dear to our movement, I
am sending you today the final report
prepared by this agency which we had translated into English.
Maybe, it will interest some of you.
I am at your disposal if you have any questions.
*Coordinateur opérationnel/Operational coordinator **07 84 37 91 04*
*WIKIMEDIA FRANCE*Association pour le libre partage de la connaissance
*www.wikimedia.fr <http://www.wikimedia.fr/> *
*40 rue de clery, **75002 Paris*
*[image: File:Campagne 2018 Faites un don.jpg]
Last Friday I participated in a workshop in Brussels where people from
different NGOs met to learn from each other to foster flat,
democratic, and diverse organisations. I was one of four speakers in a
"world cafe" format (basically a circle where participants can
interact with the speaker). I represented the Wikimedia movement in
general, with the intention that participants would learn from our
movement, and so that I would learn from them. There were also Open
If there is interest, I can share with you my insights on any of these topics:
- External perception of the movement
- Recommendations to the WMF
- Governance recommendations for the movement
- Community model for affiliates
- How to increase diversity
There is a lot to say about each topic, so please ask only about the
topic you have genuine interest in. If there is no interest, I'm ok
keeping it to myself.
I would like to share with you the declaration made by most of the
participants in the last Iberoconf meeting in Santiago, hosted by Wikimedia
Chile between February 8-10th. The meeting had representatives of 13
affiliates from Ibero America and Italy, plus Wikimedia Foundation staff
members, two members of the BoT of the WMF and other guests.
The "Declaration of Santiago" (in Spanish: Carta de Santiago) is a
statement made by Iberocoop members regarding to rights and
responsabilities between different affiliates (chapters and user groups)
and the current rules regarding their formation. The statement is the
result of the discussion after long formal and informal discussions between
Osmar Valdebenito G.
Wikimedia Chile trustee
Iberoconf 2019 organizer
WikiGap 8 March 2019
WikiGap is an initiative taken to close the gender gap and other gaps
relevant for diversity of Wikipedia. The initiative is made possible by a
cooperation between Wikimedia Sverige, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign
Affairs, Swedish embassies and Wikimedia affiliates, volunteers and local
organizations around the world. WikiGap was first organized in March 2018
and now we would like to do it again. We are planning to organize several
Wikipedia edit-a-thons during 8 March 2019. The purpose of the edit-a-thons
is to create more articles about women to achieve a more gender-equal
Internet – and a more gender-equal world and by doing so reduce the gender
gap a bit.
The 8 March is just the starting point of the campaign. If the embassy,
your local partner and you finds a better date to cooperate and implement a
WikiGap event during 2019 then that also works.
Main page on Meta: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiGap
The background to WikiGap 2019
The initiative started in March 2017 with a sister edit-a-thon in four
languages between the Swedish embassy in New Delhi and Stockholm
During 2017 the Swedish embassies in Pretoria and Washington DC also
successfully hosted Wikipedia edit-a-thons with Wikimedia chapters. In 2018
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wanted to increase outreach and the number
of partnering Wikimedia affiliates and we decided to implement WikiGap 2018
Together with the Ministry we have developed a toolkit for how embassies
should organise Wikipedia edit-a-thons, and they are committed to surfacing
the achievements of women in the world’s largest encyclopedia, in
partnership with Wikimedia affiliates and other local organisations.
Changes from previous year
This year we’re also going to have an online-competition which is called
the WikiGap Challenge during the first month of WikiGap.
The WikiGap Challenge is an attempt to connect the individual events with
each other. It is also a possibility for the organizing Wikimedia
organizations and volunteers to highlight important women from their
context that they believe deserve articles on multiple languages.
More information about the contest will be shared with local organizers
and on the WikiGap Campaign portal on Meta.
How you can join?
The WikiGap invites broad and diverse participation, just like last year,
and allows for local adaptations to the theme. If you think that you have
an interest in taking part of WikiGap but have any questions about the
implementation you can either contact the Swedish embassy in your country,
they have all the material that you need to make this event a success, or
you can send me a question – I’m more than happy to help you sort out some
question marks.I will be out of office February 25 to March 4 so please
send a copy of your request to info(a)wikimedia.se and someone at the office
will get back to you as soon as possible.
If you don’t think that you will be the main organizer of WikiGap in your
country or if you are a part of a larger team, I, as part of coordinating
the WikiGap, would like you to please help share this information with the
Are you interested in taking part of WikiGap 2019?
Please send me an email to confirm your interest. At the WikiGap portal
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiGap> on Meta you can find a list of
WikiGap events <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiGap/Events>. Use this
space to find events and share details of your own WikiGap event, such as
user name of the organizer(s), your local theme and if you’re merging the
event with other wiki initiatives.
Here you will find some more information about WikiGap:
Join WikiGap on Programs & Events Dashboard to show impact
We also have a WikiGap campaign 2019
up on Programs & Events dashboard
facilitate running and keeping track of all events on various language
version. Please go in there and register your event as soon as possible.
Please help us spread the word about WikiGap.
Coordinator for WikiGap 2019
Projektledare utbildning och lärande
Phone: +46(0)73-383 26 70
Visiting address: Goto10, Hammarby Kaj 10D, 120 32 Stockholm
The Wikimedia Foundation Board has unanimously approved the changes to the
Bylaws  during the last Board meeting on January 30, 2019. This will be
covered in the minutes, and the resolution will be published in short order.
This change allows the participation of User Groups  in the
Affiliate-selected Board seats (ASBS) 2019 process . The discussion
about this process should start as soon as possible in order to have these
two seats selected by Wikimania. This is why we are sending this letter
now, before the resolution is published.
There are now over 100 recognized User Groups, covering over 50 countries,
several languages and topics, many of whom represent new and emergent
communities within the Wikimedia movement. The Board believes that the
added perspectives of the User Groups, combined with the voices of Chapters
and Thematic Organizations, will lead to a richer collection of guidance
for our movement. The conversation about how User Groups may participate in
this process has been on for years, it is not a new topic .
Once the facilitators of the Selection process are appointed by the
affiliates, they should work with María Sefidari, who has been chosen by
the Board as the Board liaison for the ASBS process.
Given the potential complexity of organizing a process that now will
include over a hundred user groups, the Wikimedia Foundation is offering
its support to set up infrastructure and help with communications if
requested by the affiliates.
A page for translation can be found at:
On behalf of the Board
antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv
Chair of the Board Governance Committee
*NOTICE: You may have received this message outside of your normal working
hours/days, as I usually can work more as a volunteer during weekend. You
should not feel obligated to answer it during your days off. Thank you in