Dear fellow WRENs -
Do we have previous cases of WiRs in civil society
organizations/non-governmental organizations or at least
institutionally hosted community archives?
I am co-developing a pilot experimental project in Croatia on Civil
Society archiving and Wikimedia and would love to hear your inputs in
the plans. I can imagine it is not as frequent as these organizations
have far less resources and visibility. I feel it is urgent with the
situation in Croatian Wikipedia even if it gets cleaned from most
toxic admins (again on Meta frontpage 14 November:RfC: Global ban for
Kubura), we need to counterbalance a decade of suppression.
Will try to get sociologist and pioneering peace activist Vesna
Jankovic (fast learning Wiki enthusiast) to become WiR in a very
prominent NGO in the region www.Documenta.hr *(that uses MediaWiki
software internally!). We work a bit against the odds as there is no
local affiliate, so we can only apply for RapidGrants + she has no
Wikimedian reputation, but we submit it as a team of 4 people.
If you like it feel free to endorse
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Date: Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 2:01 PM
Subject: [Wikidata] Wikidata Project Hiring
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This is a prime opportunity for a candidate interested in exploring the
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Hi, it's me again!
I am still in residence until December 31 but already planing the future and a new residence.
In 2021, I will have a position with a different mission but in the same structure, and I will be able to supervise an internship. With the impulse of Noé (who pushed for my residence), we built this new project with a very active contributor of Lingua Libre, WikiLucas00.
Lingua Libre is a growing project supported by Wikimédia France, which aims to record pronunciations and signs online. The interface reached a solid v. 2 in 2020 and allows easy massive recording, the uploading of the files to Wikimedia Commons, and a bot integrates the files to a bunch of Wiktionaries.
WikiLucas00 is doing a Master's degree in NLP (linguistics with computers) in Grenoble after a Licence in Lyon. From May to August 2021, he aims to facilitate recording workshops or individual collection by building suggested tasks. He may also challenge the patrol workflow for new recordings.
The full presentation is here: https://fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/Projet:Lingualibriste_en_résidence
Do you think he could be considered as a member of our gang of WiRians?
If you have any thoughts about this project, I'd be glad to read your words!
Wiktionnariste en résidence - Dictionnaire des Francophones
Institut international pour la Francophonie (2IF)
Adresse postale :
Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3
Institut international pour la Francophonie
1C, avenue des Frères Lumière – CS 78242 - 69 372 Lyon cedex 08 – France
ADRESSE PHYSIQUE :
24, rue Salomon Reinach – 69 007 Lyon – France
Ligne directe : +33 (0)4 78 78 73 71
L'Université Jean Moulin est membre fondateur de l'Université de Lyon.
Hey folks - I started editing a bit on simple.wikipedia.org as I find
it important entry point for people who have lower level of
understanding written and elaborate English + over-abundance of
information inside of the main and mature Wikipedia articles.
I also want to start encouraging people in my region to consider
applying for the WiR positions (as none have done before me) and also
as I will work with local GLAMs to understand this better in 2021.
However I found WiRs page super short and made first corrections
What text or media do you think should be added to this?
My impression is it should not go much more than 2-3 extra paragraphs...
It would be ideal for this to be developed with other non-native
speakers and people who recently entered Wikimedia ecosystem (if they
still remember impressions of getting first info and figuring things
out)...than reviewed by native speakers and long-time insiders :-)