Dear Amanda and ALL,
we can start with a short 30min meeting this Saturday or alternatively
Sunday if that works for others? Who else can-would join?
On Mon, Mar 14, 2022 at 7:06 PM Amanda Lawrence <amanda.lawrence(a)rmit.edu.au>
> Thanks for the suggestion, sorry for the slow response. I'm in CET +10
> (Aust Eastern Day Time or AEDT) so it does get tricky.
> Currently 1pm CET is 11pm AEDT and 7 am ET (daylight savings will end here
> soon and start other places so may change by an hour). So 1pm CET or
> earlier would be great for me. I'd love to attend a meeting at some point
> and get to meet people.
Thank you for elaborating. Hope others join in also.
> Something I've noticed is a lot of the info on WiR is focussed on GLAM
> orgs but I am in a Research Centre so there are quite different issues and
> content editing is definitely something I need to do, with colleagues, but
> also directly myself.
Understandable. Mind you there are other WiRs in academia and elsewhere (I
am in NGO now) so there are huge differences indeed (can relate to that
> So it was quite confusing at the beginning seeing that some guides say no
> paid editing while others say it is fine (for English Wikipedia) and
> Wikidata seems to be no problem.
I gave up on absolute coherence in Wikimedia after finding similar (but
also sometimes opposing) info and guidance in different corners on
Wikimedia, so I hope you are not discouraged with this situation, but
rather proactive to help advance and articulate some aspects :-)
> There is a big community in health but I am in a social science area so
> trying to adapt health approaches to a far more diverse and disparate
> community and subject area.
I hear you. Wikimedia Foundation Research team work is also done without a
single social science person, but that is hopefully going to change in the
> I'm also interested in working with Wikidata but still trying to work out
> how that would be effective for my organisation and the field.
Join the (big) club. Many try to do this in different fields, while those
who already know it also keep expanding their agenda.
> If anyone has any good links on being a WiR in a social science field I
> would love to hear about them.
I would also love to have us look at this together and come up with a good
way to establish an overview of WiRs across topics and fields (timeline
Best Z. Blace
There are two days left for submissions for Wikimania panels or sessions.
Has anyone submitted or is anyone planning on submitting sessions on their
GLAM work, or might folks be interested in making a WREN panel to discuss
the last year's worth of learnings, and also do some evangelism for WREN?
A very regrettable thing for this year's Wikimania is that the submissions
are not public. That makes it impossible to figure out what other people
are submitting or what they are thinking. So if you have any sessions you
are proposing, do share them here. Or we can combine forces on a session.
1. From the Smithsonian side, we will likely submit one about the American
Women's History Initiative and summing up our edit-a-thon and other
activities - what we learned, what techniques have worked, and plans for
2. GLAM tools and best practices - Incorporating SDC into the workflow,
best tools for 2022? Might this be a session of interest for folks to
3. We've had a GLAM Culture Crawl day in the past, where we have training
sessions and discussions oriented towards teaching GLAMs new to wiki
contribution. Might this be an interesting thing to propose?
Any other ideas welcome.
Greetings! Please join WREN and others from the Wikimedia community on
August 31st at 14:00 GMT
(12 pm EST) for a community conversation and demonstration of View it!, a
new tool in development. Anyone is welcome to attend, so if you're aware of
others who may be interested, please share. Unable to attend or curious to
know more now, please visit our Meta page
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/View_it!_Tool> and sign up for updates (or
beta testing) or email Jamie Flood (jamie.flood2(a)gmail.com
View it! is a tool that will show Wikipedia users (editors and hopefully
readers, too) relevant Wikimedia Commons media depicting - or otherwise
related to - the article they are viewing.
The number of images displayed in a Wikipedia article is finite and highly
curated by editors; through View it! users will have access to the full
catalog of images available on Wikimedia Commons. View it! will increase
discoverability of Wikimedia Commons uploads and encourage contributors to
utilize Commons and structured data
Please join Dominic Byrd-McDevitt (User:Dominic
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Dominic>), Kevin Payravi (
User:SuperHamster <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:SuperHamster>), and
Jamie Flood (User:JamieF <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:JamieF>) to
share more about the vision for View it! and have a community conversation
about functionality of the tool and suggestions for structured data to be
We look forward to chatting with you and hope you’ll join us!
Dominic, Kevin, & Jamie
Please, do you know any vastly experienced Wikipedian within the English
and French community that you can recommend to be a juror for a project
based on EnWiki, FrWiki and Wikidata?
I'll be glad to get any recommendations or PM.