Sorry I've been a bit MIA but I'm interested in being apart of these
conversations too. I'm at a (United States) federal research institution
(their library) but my work has spread outside the library at this point.
Part of my background is in social science.
I realize finding a time maybe be hard but willing to be the night owl if I
can stay up, haha. Enjoying reading this exchange.. I'll try to form more
thoughtful responses soon.
Hope everyone is well and safe. Take care
On Tue, Mar 15, 2022, 6:21 PM Amanda Lawrence <amanda.lawrence(a)rmit.edu.au>
Great idea. This weekend is good if we can find a time
that suits. Not
sure we can cover all of Europe, US and Aust/NZ without someone being up at
It would be great if the regular meetings could change times each month so
there could be a chance of participating occasionally. The research open
office is doing this now.
On 16 Mar 2022 7:59 am, Mike Dickison <mike(a)rove.wiki> wrote:
I would be keen to join a conversation. I'm at UTC+13, so a couple of
hours ahead of Australia, but will try to make whatever time we decide on.
On 16/03/2022, at 12:38 AM, Željko Blaće <zblace(a)mi2.hr> wrote:
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 <
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
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