Grants talk:TPS/Bdcousineau/US OpenGLAM Launch Event

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Dear Committee-

I have changed my application to reflect that I will be attending the conference as a Wikipedian and GLAM-Wikimedia advocate, not as as a federal employee. I will be attending the conference on my own time/my own expense - it is a tremendous professional development opportunity. Please see edit history if needed.

Thank you for the chance to apply; I have learned quite a bit from the process and from the other applications I've studied.

Best, Bdcousineau (talk) 00:46, 5 March 2013 (UTC)[]

Question about your request[edit]

Thank you for the proposal. The travel costs requested seem very reasonable. What do you mean by the phrase, "key volunteer"? Regards, Winifred Olliff (Grants Administrator) talk 23:28, 6 March 2013 (UTC)[]

I will get clarification from Sarah Stierch. She has task(s) for me to help her with at/during the conference - she mentioned that term. Thanks!Bdcousineau (talk) 01:36, 7 March 2013 (UTC)[]
OK! Please do update us once you get clarification. Cheers, Winifred Olliff (Grants Administrator) talk 03:37, 7 March 2013 (UTC)[]
Thank you for your patience. I'll be doing the following:
  • pre-conference logistics including session scheduling
  • facilitator/host of lightning talks between main conference sessions
  • conference event logistics - participant check-in, caterer set-up, evening event organizer
Please let me know if I can provide any further information. Bdcousineau (talk) 21:38, 7 March 2013 (UTC)[]
Thanks for the additional information. We hope to deliver a decision soon. Regards, Winifred Olliff (Grants Administrator) talk 22:16, 7 March 2013 (UTC)[]

One more question[edit]

We also noticed you have not linked to a Username. Would you please describe how you are active on Wikimedia projects and link to your Username on any projects to which you are an active contributor? Thank you, Winifred Olliff (Grants Administrator) talk 00:00, 7 March 2013 (UTC)[]

hmmm...that's really odd - I thought I have usernames/accounts on Wikimedia, Wikipedia - on Wikisource and here I have accounts but not userpages. I'm apparently doing something wrong. Thanks for letting me know - this is worrisome.
I'm the coordinator for most of Gerald Ford Library/Museum sourced material that has been donated to Commons in the last 6 months. Please see Commons:Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum - my username is in the protagonist area. I've uploaded ~ 250 files myself, and working together with Smallman12q the project has donated over 10k files to Commons. We are prepping another 1300 files to donate in the next 6 weeks. Lately I'm the real world interface between the Ford Library and Wikimedia - there is a WiR that I coordinate (he's a student at Univ. of Michigan, I'm his, well, "boss" is the wrong word, really, but I do the internship paperwork and oversee/assign his activities on Wikipedia and on Wikisource), and I lead the meetings at the Ford LIbrary regarding the direction of the instituional involvement on Wikimedia/Wikipedia. Lately we've been mostly standardizing the templating on the previously uploaded files - we use the templates developed by the National Archives (we are a branch). I communicate those changes to the bot oprator and he makes the changes, and I report back to the Ford Staff. Frankly, right now we are doing a lot of fiddling with these templates (institutional resistance takes MANY forms) and not moving the project forward (other reasons exist inappropriate for this forum). I'm on the w:WikiProject Gerald Ford page as well. I've done editing on Wikipedia (Ford's Cabinet members) in the last weeks. We hosted an Edit-a-thon at our institution in February, and the WiR and I are designing a "Transcribe-a-thon" for Fall, 2013. Bdcousineau (talk) 02:27, 7 March 2013 (UTC)[]
Thanks! Winifred Olliff (Grants Administrator) talk 03:37, 7 March 2013 (UTC)[]

Request approved[edit]

Hello, Bdcousineau: This request is approved: although you are a new contributor we are encouraged by the fact that you are requesting only partial funding and that your participation is endorsed by two active Wikipedians. We hope your participation in this event will encourage you to continue contributing to Wikimedia Projects. We will be in touch shortly regarding next steps. Cheers, Winifred Olliff (Grants Administrator) talk 19:31, 11 March 2013 (UTC)[]

That's wonderful news, thank you! I am grateful to those more experienced editors who are patient with this newbie! Bdcousineau (talk) 20:12, 11 March 2013 (UTC)[]
Bdcousineau: would you please Email us at participation at wikimedia dot org so we know how to get in touch with you regarding your reimbursement? Thank you, Winifred Olliff (Grants Administrator) talk 22:55, 19 March 2013 (UTC)[]