[Wikimedia-l] Board vote on narrowing focus

Matthew Roth mroth at wikimedia.org
Fri Nov 2 18:03:36 UTC 2012

On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 10:51 AM, Sarah Stierch <sarah.stierch at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 11/2/12 8:15 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote:
>> Samuel Klein, 02/11/2012 16:01:
>>> * Institutional support for the GLAM related activities in the US (until
>>>> the US Federation is fully functional, if ever)
>>> I agree there is room for a global GLAM support for regions that don't
>>> have
>>> local [chapter] organization.  Why do you feel this is a special problem
>>> for the US, compared to other archive-rich parts of the world - given the
>>> two regional chapters and numerous present and past Wikipedians in
>>> residence?
>> The problem is always the same, i.e. that the WMF acts as WM-USA while a
>> chapter is missing, rather than being truly global.
>> Random (unfair?) recent example: WLM-USA uses the allegedly global
>> "Wikimedia blog" <https://blog.wikimedia.org/**2012/10/31/wiki-loves-**
>> monuments-us-top-ten-photos-**announced/<https://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/10/31/wiki-loves-monuments-us-top-ten-photos-announced/>>
>> unlike all the other national editions.
> There is a US blog: http://www.wikilovesmonuments.**us/<http://www.wikilovesmonuments.us/>
> I'm not sure why it was posted on the WMF blog.

Mostly because I wrote the blog post on Tuesday night after work :)
I'm happy to publicize more of the other country winners as well. I'll
check on Elke's and Lodewijk's posts at
http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org/and coordinate with them and anyone
else who would like to publicize them.

We'll also be doing PR around the final announcement of the overall winners
in December, as discussed with Lodewijk.


> -Sarah
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