Forwarding to the WikiSource list also.
( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
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From: Mark Graham <mark(a)archive.org>
Date: Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 3:55 PM
Subject: [Wikidata] Internet Archive has launched a National Emergency Library
To: wikicite-discuss <wikicite-discuss(a)wikimedia.org>,
On top of our efforts to add links to citations, in Wikipedia
articles, to digital versions of referenced book available from
archive.org (150K books from 10 Wikipedia language editions and
The Internet Archive just launched a National Emergency Library.
We would like to collaborate with, and otherwise support, every
related WikiCite project.
The team at the Internet Archive that is now working on this project include:
Maximilian Doerr (cyberpower678)
Stephen Balbach (GreenC)
James Hare (harej)
Jake Orlowitz (ocaasi)
Please reach out to me directly if you would like to explore what we
can do together!
- Mark Graham
Director, the Wayback Machine @ the Internet Archive
Wikidata mailing list
It gives us immense pleasure to announce to the Wikimedia community
Digital Library of India
Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) have
signed a tripartite non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a
2-years partnership. National Digital Library of India is a Ministry of
Human Resource Development
project, developed at IIT Kharagpur
which aims to build a virtual repository of learning resources and
Through this understanding, we will work together on:
- integrating Wikisource and Wikidata contents on NDLI website.
- building up technical infrastructure on NDLI website to crowdsource
metadata curation on Wikidata and proofreading on Wikisource websites.
- importing relevant contents and data from NDLI website to Wikidata and
- identifying and pursuing collaboration opportunities around other
Wikimedia projects, such as Wikibooks.
After months of discussion among the three parties, the understanding was
finalized during International Symposium on Knowledge Engineering for
Digital Library Design 2019, <http://kedl2019.ndl.gov.in/> an international
conference organized collaboratively by NDLI and UNESCO at IIT Delhi
WMF was a technical partner.
Many apologies for cross-posting the announcement in different relevant
Jayanta and Bodhisattwa
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From: Dumisani Ndubane <dndubane(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar, 2020, 11:22 PM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Launch of Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
TL;DR: Launch of Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal
We are launching a new form-based annual reporting system for Wikimedia
affiliates , as well as a basic Affiliates data query system. We would
love your feedback.
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Hello, Affiliate Leaders & Community Members,
Tired of the affiliate reports  wiki table of death? SO are we!
The Learning & Evaluation team is pleased to announce the launch of the
Wikimedia Affiliates Data (WAD) Portal . This portal will serve three
purposes as follows:
1. It introduces a new Object-Oriented User Interface (OOUI) 
form-based report submission interface for annual activity and financial
reports. This replaces the wiki mark-up based submission via the
[[Reports]] page on meta.
2. It introduces the ability for Organizations to update their
information using OOUI forms on the fly.
3. It introduces a new simple data query form that allows anyone
logged-in to their public wiki accounts to run a query and view results
available Affiliates data. The query tool will be improved in the coming
financial year, as we work to code data in Affiliate reports into
structured data, to allow for richer analysis.
The [[Reports]] page on meta will continue to be visible on meta until the
end of June 2020, after which it will be protected and archived. All
organizations that are due to submit annual reports at the end of March are
encouraged to use the new report submission forms. If you do use the new
forms, please share any feedback you have about this new process on the
Portal’s talk page
We will hold training seminars for those who wish to be onboarded to the
submission forms and the Query system during the months of March and April
2020 (Dates will be communicated soon).
We have taken time to pre-populate the system with basic information about
each recognized Wikimedia affiliate, however, should you find any incorrect
or outdated information about your group, please use the organization
information page to provide updated information.
We trust that you will enjoy the new portal and that you will find it
useful. Should you have any problems or encounter bugs in the new forms,
please use the Portal talk page  to log these, or to simply ask
questions. We will collect similar questions to create an FAQ page in due
*Dumisani Ndubane* - Lead Designer
*Derick Alangi* - Software Developer
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