I've just accepted an invitation to speak (on a GLAM subject of my
choosing) at Wikimedia CCE in Belgrade in two weeks' time.
Anyone else from these lists going?
Anything anyone wants me to raise, while I'm there?
Anyone got any tourist/ travel hints & tips (I've never been there before)
On 29/09/12 13:20, James Farrar wrote:
> Indeed, and for now I remain a member.
> This is subject to finding out precisely why the charity is voluntarily
> throwing away money.
> On Sep 28, 2012 11:11 PM, "Deryck Chan" <deryckchan(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Doesn't Gift Aid depend on the recipient, not the payment processor?
If so, I would have thought that donating to WMUK, even with WMF acting
as the payment processor, would presumably be entitled to Gift Aid.
No it won't. Only donations direct to a Registered UK Charity can
attract Gift Aid. Under the arrangements just announced, only
donations made via WMUK's own site will be eligible for Gift Aid, and
donations made off the project banners won't be.
John Byrne (WMUK Hon. Treasurer)
I have had two email conversations this morning about hot and often
perennial issues around editing, ethics etc. It strikes me that there is
an appetite for having some osrt of debates, perhaps streamed, where people
came together to debate hot issues,
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Wikimedia UK has been invited recently invited to an event in Coventry on
19 October - CiyCamp Coventry (www.citycampcov.org.uk). CityCamp aims to
encourage and enable local government, businesses, community organisations
and academia to share knowledge, web technologies and experience to help
shape the future of Coventry.
This event will be held on Friday 19 October 2012 at 13:00 till Sunday 21
October 2012 at 16:30 at the City Council Offices. We have managed to get a
slot to speak on the Friday afternoon at 3pm, for 20 minutes. If anyone is
free and would like to discuss Wikimedia UK's work at this event, please
let us know as it would be great to engage with as many people as possible
about sharing knowledge.
We could be able to cover your travel, but not the accommodation, so this
might be an ideal opportunity for a person based locally. Please let me
know if your are free to attend the whole weekend or just to go and speak.
I will be looking forward to hearing back from you.
If you check their website you will see why it would not make so much
sense for the chapter to co-ordinate this.
all the best,
> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:18:33 +0100
> From: Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton(a)gmail.com>
> To: UK Wikimedia mailing list <wikimediauk-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
> Subject: Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Wikipedia training delivery opportunity
> in Westminster
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> On 26 September 2012 13:14, Andy Mabbett <andy(a)pigsonthewing.org.uk>
>> Please contact them directly if you're interested.
> Wouldn't it be better if the chapter coordinated this kind of thing?
Trade School Westminster :
are, at my suggestion, looking for someone to teach people to edit Wikipedia.
They work on a barter basis, so whoever delivers the training would be
rewarded with produce or services in kind. This would therefore
probably suit somebody local.
Please contact them directly if you're interested.
There are similar trade schools elsewhere in the UK; and overseas.
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From: "Rosie Clarke" <Rosie(a)culture24.org.uk>
Date: Sep 25, 2012 3:52 PM
Subject: Got objects / stories about political history? Take part in
<Apologies for cross-posting>
If your organisation has any collection objects or stories about
Parliamentarians, political protests, Reform, the Civil War, the Poor
Laws, Chartists, or any kind of social or political movement for change
... have you thought about taking part in Parliament Week
It runs from 19v - 26 November, so now is the time to get registered for
this year's celebration, which is a growing, nation-wide event with a
high profile within Westminster.
It is supported by national media coverage and co-ordinated by the House
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awareness of democracy and democratic institutions in the UK.
We'd love to hear from anyone who has interesting stories, objects or
connections to political history in the UK - from copies of the Magna
Carta to the Occupy movement, via the English Civil War. If you have
anything in your collection about UK Parliament and Democracy now is the
time to shout about it.
Getting involved can mean doing something as simple as holding a brief
talk about something interesting in your collection, a short curator or
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If you're interested and would like to talk to the friendly team at
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The JISC Digital Infrastructure team have called me in to give them a day
of training on the above date, and I am seeking one or two people to
assist. JISC are an extremely important organisation to collaborate with,
and this team in particular is concerned with librarianship, scholarship
and education, and how these things are or can be transformed by the new
environment of open content and open practice. They are very keen to learn
from Wikipedia's way of working, so we will be having extended discussion
on a set of topics they choose, and going through Basic Wikipedia training,
as it is defined on the WMUK wiki.
This would suit someone who is experienced with Wikipedia and possibly
other wiki projects, who has helped people with Wikipedia one to one, but
hasn't seen Wikipedia training taking place before. You have to be
approachable and helpful, and proactively make sure that people don't get
left behind. It is also an opportunity to give short informal presentations
about aspects of Wikipedia or Wikimedia that the audience are interested
in., but if one to one is more your style, that's still great. We'll also
be welcoming the new users on-wiki, and documenting the event as we do it.
We are training as volunteers, so you get travel expenses to central
London, lunch, and a day of people hanging on your words because you have
expertise that they want to learn from. You also advance our goals by
helping enthusiastic and influential people understand and improve
If you're interested, sign up online at
http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/JISC_DI_team_training_workshop or contact me
on my other email address, m.l.poulter(a)bris.ac.uk . Thanks,
Dr Martin L Poulter
Wikipedia contributor http://enwp.org/User:MartinPoulter
Associate, Wikimedia UK http://uk.wikimedia.org/