Call for Chapter Proposals – Due date June 1.
Project title: Wikipedia and Academic Libraries: A Global Project<https://sites.google.com/view/globalwikipedia/home?authuser=0>
Editors: Laurie M. Bridges, Raymond Pun, Roberto Arteaga
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* Proposals due: June 1, 2020
* Notifications sent by: June 30, 2020
* Send proposals as MS Word Document to: WikiGlobalProject(a)gmail.com<mailto:WikiGlobalProject@gmail.com>
* Questions: WikiGlobalProject(a)gmail.com<mailto:WikiGlobalProject@gmail.com>
This open access edited volume will be a collection of approximately 20 chapters authored by academic library workers and faculty, Library and Information Science (LIS) faculty, and disciplinary faculty from around the globe that highlights engagement with Wikimedia-related projects and activities. This volume will be divided into two sections, and possibly a third: The first section will include real-world examples of activities and approaches to working with Wikipedia. The second section will focus on the theories and underlying concepts required for the development of pedagogical approaches to teaching with and within Wikipedia. A third thematic section may be added, depending on the breadth and number of submissions, for example, a section related specifically to Wikidata.
* We are seeking chapters that include both practical and theoretical work. Possible topics for chapters include (but are not limited to) the following list:
* Case studies of Wikipedia in information literacy instruction
* Student researchers in Wikipedia
* Collaboration between Wikimedia user groups and academic library staff
* Wikipedia student clubs and their connection to libraries
* Benefits of academic libraries partnering with Wikimedia projects
* The role of Wikimedians/Wikipedians in Residence
* Collaborating with university faculty in the classroom
* Edit-a-thon pedagogy and practice
* Critical Librarianship and Wikipedia
* Wikipedia's fight against misinformation and "fake news"
* Medical students and training
* Use of Wikibooks in classes
* Wikidata visualizations for education
* Increasing and diversifying the audience for archival collections through Wikipedia
* Addressing gaps in Wikipedia, such as gender, LGBTQ+, racial, linguistic, regional, etc.
Please send the following information to the editors by June 1, 2020:
A tentative title and abstract proposal: Up to 500 words in MS Word describing what you would intend to submit for this book. In your abstract, indicate which section of the book your proposal is aligned to.
Please include links to any other publications you may have (i.e. an article, a blog post, or anything else that best reflects your writing style)
Author CVs or resumes (no more than 2 pages)
Information for Accepted Proposals
Final chapters will be approximately 3,000 words in length. All citations must be APA 7th edition. This OA publication will be licensed under a CC BY 4.0 license. After final chapters have been edited and approved in English, authors will have the option of providing a second-language translation of their chapter. (example: English and Basque or English and Yoruba).This will be determined on a case by case basis.
April 1 – June 1, 2020: Call for chapter proposals is distributed
June 30, 2020: Chapter proposals selected and authors notified
October 1, 2020: First draft of chapters due to editors
December 1, 2020: Second draft of chapters due to editors
January 1, 2021: Manuscript to publisher
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I’ve recently started adding WikiClubWest events to the new Wikimedia
Space calendar <https://discuss-space.wmflabs.org/c/events/l/calendar>.
It’s slightly annoying at the moment because there’s no tag for
Australian events, so they can’t be viewed on their own. I’m just
wondering if anyone else in Australia is using Space, and if it’d be a
good idea to request an |australia| tag and/or category?
>From what I can see, the Marshall Islands have no copyright law, except
for the Unauthorized Copies of Recorded Materials Act, 1991, which
applies only to some sound recordings and audiovisual material.
As far as I can tell, they're not party to any relevant treaties - last
December, they acceded to the Convention Establishing the World
Intellectual Property Organization, but this does not appear to have a
practical impact on their copyright law.
If it is the case that the Marshall Islands have no copyright law, then
it would be good to get as much useful content published in the Marshall
Islands copied into Wikisource as we can.
Living in Canberra, I have access to the National Library, which has
copies of the Marshall Islands Journal dating back for quite a long
time, and I'd like to scan and upload some of them, especially since
there is relatively little content related to the Marshall Islands on
Wikipedia, and the journals would be a useful source of information.
(The only other Australian libraries with it, according to Worldcat,
are the State Library of NSW and the University of Adelaide Library.)
However, before I do this, I'd like to get some thoughts on whether I'm
interpreting the situation correctly, and if there are any precautions
which I would need to take before doing so.
Greetings, Australian Wikipedians!
Today we have had the big announcement (see email below) that the "Wikipedia
+ Libraries: Better Together" course is now available for worldwide reuse.
"Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together" was a major project undertaken by
OCLC (a global library co-operative) and the Wikimedia Foundation (as
organisations both committed to the goal of free public knowledge) and
supported financially by the Knight Foundation (a USA philanthropic fund
established to foster better informed and engaged communities to ensure a
healthy democracy). The project's goal was to provide an online course to
enable USA public library staff to better understand Wikipedia and how to
better incorporate Wikipedia in their everyday options serving the broader
community. As well as online materials, the course involved weekly live
webinars (with recordings available afterwards), discussion forums, and
Although I was not involved in the course development, I was involved in the
delivery of the course as one of the "experienced Wikipedians" recruited as
the mentors who participated in the Q&A in the discussion forums and in
giving one-on-one advice on taking first steps contributing to Wikipedia.
Also, Jacinta Sutton from State Library of Queensland was one of librarians
interviewed in the webinars about the Wikimedia initiatives at State Library
of Queensland, who has long been a partner of Wikimedia Australia. Jacinta's
inclusion in this USA-focussed program demonstrates just how much respect
SLQ has earned in the Wikimedia & Library communities; Jacinta was also an
invited speaker at an OCLC Asian conference in Tokyo last year.
The entire course has now been packaged up under a CC-BY-SA license so it
can be freely re-used and modified as required worldwide. I would love to
see a similar course run here in Australia for our librarian community as
all kinds of libraries would benefit from it, not just public librarians,
but others such as state libraries, university libraries and school
libraries. I believe any library that has users who are reading Wikipedia
and/or wanting to contribute to it would benefit from this course so they
could better serve their users' needs. But to roll such a course out,
whether on a national, regional or local basis will still require a lot of
resources, including organisation, technical and human.
So I am hoping I can count on our local Wikimedian community to be
supportive of any Australian initiatives in whatever ways you can.
From: Proffitt,Merrilee [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 6 June 2018 3:52 AM
Subject: Wikipedia + Libraries: it's a wrap
I wanted to let you, our Wikipedia Course Guides, know that we have
officially wrapped up our project!
The WebJunction and OCLC communications team did a great job on the website
which has links to all the curriculum materials plus the "Librarians that
Wikipedia" series of interviews.
I also want to encourage you all to read the final report for the grant -
this is full of information on the entire project. A reminder as you read
this; much of what is shared under project outcomes was funded by the Knight
Foundation - for the sake of simplicity and transparency we decided to
combine reporting about the entirety of the project with the WMF funded
portion of the project.
Thank you for all the work you put into this project! I know that for many
of our course participants getting advice and guidance from you and having
you serve as the voices and faces of our project was a real highlight.
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It is with great sadness that I record the news of Janet Hawtin Reid's death
<http://bluehackers.org/2018/05/11/vale-janet-hawtin-reid> last week.
Janet (known online as Lucychili) was involved in the early formation of
Wikimedia Australia, leading the Adelaide contingent at our Incorporation
She was an organiser of Adelaide meetups, including Meetup #2
was significant for having Jimmy Wales as a guest. It was also my first
wiki-related event, and I attended because my friend and work colleague
Janet invited me. I am personally grateful to have known and worked with
such a creative artist and original thinker. It was wonderful to catch up
with Janet and her partner Kim at the last Adelaide Meetup #20
January this year.
Janet would also be known to many of our community for her tireless
advocacy of open source, particularly those who have affiliations with the
wider Australian FOSS community. As a sign of respect for Janet, and to
remember her tireless support for Open Source in Australia, Linux Australia
have added her name to the linux.org.au X-Clacks-Overhead HTTP header
Her funeral will be held in Adelaide tomorrow afternoon, Monday 14 May, at
Enfield. On behalf of Wikimedia Australia and the community, I extend our
sincere condolences to Kim, and to Janet's family.
Stay safe everyone, and in Janet's memory, consider who you can invite to
get involved in our community.
Kind regards, Pru
President Wikimedia Australia
Wikimedia Australia Inc. is an independent charitable organisation which
supports the efforts of the Wikimedia Foundation in Australia. We welcome
your support by membership or donations to keep the Wikimedia mission alive.
Project lead contact: *Adam Holt* - <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
We are building the Internet-in-a-Box - A small, inexpensive device which
provides essential Internet resources without any Internet connection. It
provides a local copy of a terabyte of the world's Free information.
The device includes Wikipedia in 37 languages, a library of 40,000 e-books,
most of the world's open source software and source code, hundreds of hours
of instructional videos, and world-wide mapping down to street level.
We can deploy a "knowledge hotspot" anywhere in the world - even under
This Open Source project is being developed by volunteers in southern
California and around the world. We are seeking schools and communities
worldwide who would benefit from our work.
We have more than a dozen trial deployments at schools in Sierra Leone,
Pakistan, Kiribati, Malawi, Haiti, India, Ghana, Malaysia, Lebanon, Mexico,
Dominican Republic, Los Angeles and Central America.
On April 11th we presented to the San Gabriel Valley Linux Users' Group
Video of the full presentation (about an hour - for highlights, see the
"Quick Overview and Demo" video above).
Slides are available here
Project lead: *Adam Holt* - <mailto:email@example.com <holt(a)laptop.org>>
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- *"Innovation is not about saying yes to everything. It's about saying no
to all but the most crucial features" - Steve Jobs*
Just to let you know, Steve Crossin, Robert Myers, and I attended Craig's
funeral on Friday. It was very well-attended as he has a large family and
many friends and work colleagues. Obviously it was not a happy occasion for
anyone, but nonetheless many of his family and friends shared their memories
of Craig as part of the service. Many of the stories of Craig's
non-Wikipedia life were new to us, but a common thread to so many of them
were the same characteristics that we saw in him too, a deep sense of social
justice, gentleness, wisdom, a love of learning, a sense of humour and a
passion for Smashing Pumpkins, The Simpsons and Star Trek.
We gave his wife the photo and condolence book from the Wikimedia Conference
in Berlin, as well as printouts of the messages of condolence on his User
Talk page, and she was very appreciative of these, as she knew how much
Wikipedia meant to Craig. She will be putting these things and other
mementos aside to share with their baby when he is old enough to want to
know more about his father. She also asked to pass on her thanks to the
various messages of sympathy that she received from the Wikipedian community
and for the photos of Craig that you forwarded to her; they are very
precious to her now.
Craig will be truly missed by many of us in Wikimedia Australia and the
wider Wikimedia community. His life may have been cut short, but it was a
life well-lived. There's probably a message to all of us in that.
From: Kerry Raymond [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, 23 April 2018 7:46 PM
Cc: 'Australian Wikimedians mailing list'
Subject: RE: Sad news
Craig's funeral will take place on Friday 27 April. As this list is
accessible to the public, for reasons of privacy, please email me at
kerry.raymond(a)wikimedia.org.au <mailto:email@example.com> if
you want the full details.
From: Kerry Raymond [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, 16 April 2018 6:28 PM
To: 'Wikimedia-AU-Members' <wikimedia-au-members-bounces(a)lists.wikimedia.org
Cc: 'Australian Wikimedians mailing list' <wikimediaau-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org
Subject: Sad news
It is with great sadness that I share with you the news that Craig Franklin
Craig has been a member of Wikimedia Australia for many years during which
time he has held various roles including President, Vice President, and
Treasurer. He was active in outreach work here in South-East Queensland, in
particular in forging the strong partnership between State Library of
Queensland and WMAU.
Craig was one of the first Wikipedians I ever met in person and he
encouraged me to join Wikimedia Australia where he got me involved in
outreach after my retirement. He served the cause of open knowledge as a
Wikipedia contributor, an administrator, an oversighter, a member of the
OTRS team, and most recently as an ombudsman. He always tried to be fair and
kind to his fellow Wikipedians.
They say only the good die young and that is tragically so for Craig. He was
funny about the things that did not matter, sincere about the things that
did, and an all-round decent Aussie bloke. The stars will shine a little
brighter tonight as he is now among them.
Pru Mitchell and I have arranged for flowers to be sent to his family
expressing the condolences of Wikimedia Australia and the Australian
Wikipedian community and expressing the high regard he was held in by our
As this list is archived and accessible to the public, I will not include
any personal details. However, if you wish to send personal condolences to
his family, please contact me via email for contact details.