Talk:Wikimedia Digitization User Group
- 1 Re: text tutorials and OER
- 2 Re: Rightsclearing knowledge base
- 3 Re: autores.uy
- 4 Individual Engagement Grant for AutoresAr
- 5 "La Zarzuela" the Hispanic Musical Theater: Digitization of Sound Archive
- 6 De-Recognition of Affiliates with Long-standing Non-Compliance
- 7 Review of initial updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process
- 8 Overview #2 of updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process
- 9 We invite you to join the movement strategy conversation (now through April 15)
- 10 Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections
- 11 Notification of User Group Expiration - Renewal pending submission of reporting
- 12 Voting has begun in 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections
- 13 Join the next cycle of Wikimedia movement strategy discussions (underway until June 12)
- 14 Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections
- 15 Learning Quarterly: October 2017
- 16 Wikimedia Conference 2018
- 17 User group for Military Historians
- 18 Inviting you to participate in the women editing contest "The women you have never met"
- 19 Learning Quarterly: January 2018
- 20 Share your feedback in this global Wikimedia survey
- 21 Tutorials/guides?
- 22 Digitization projects survey
- 23 Learning Quarterly: June 2018
- 24 Join us on The AfroCine Project
- 25 Welcome to the Months of African Cinema!
Re: text tutorials and OER
- Perfect Nemo, we'll be looking at the resources already available and building from there, and also creating our own pages and ask for the collaboration of the community.--Zeroth (talk) 01:10, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
Re: Rightsclearing knowledge base
It would be nice to hear what features your custom website has that make it more suitable than es.wikisource.org for the task. Can the data be sync'ed with Wikidata? See d:Wikidata:WikiProject Books. --Nemo 09:21, 17 October 2015 (UTC)
- autores.uy it's intendend to be an index of every uruguayan author, (in public domain or not) and of every kind of work (sound, plastic works, texts, photographs, movies, etc.). It has some differences with wikisources, like the possibility to show statics of uruguayan authors by public domain vs. private domain vs. unknown status, gender, geographic location, etc. Easy way of searching works and authors by the kind of work they created, etc. Anyway, the objective of autores.uy is not to sustitute wikisource, but to complement the kind of things you can do with one or the other.--Zeroth (talk) 01:10, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
- Interesting. All of that seems possible in Wikidata. Wikimedia's objective is not to substitute autores.uy either, but we do need to learn about the respective strengths to know what to focus on. :) --Nemo 21:57, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
Individual Engagement Grant for AutoresAr
Hi, could you please endorse this proposal? It's related to the mission and goal of this group. We'd really appreciate also your collaboration and cooperation if the proposal is funded. Thanks! --Scanno (talk) 17:19, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
"La Zarzuela" the Hispanic Musical Theater: Digitization of Sound Archive
Dear Colleagues we have presented to the Wikimedia Foundation, the IEGrant proposal "ZARZUELA: The Hispanic Musical Theater in Wikipedia": Classification, Digitization and Description of Zarzuela Sound Archive and Iconographic Files in Wikipedia. Zarzuela is the hispanic genuine musical theater (XVII- XX centuries) a mass spectacle -dramatic, lyrical, musical and choreographic combination- for more than three centuries. As a result we find composers, librettists and scripts of La Zarzuela in the Iberian Peninsula, Argentina, Paraguay, Cuba, Mexico... There are also written Zarzuelas in the various languages of the Iberian Peninsula and America (castillian, basque, galician, catalan, majorcan, yopará, etc.) You can find the project linking: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG/ZARZUELA:_The_Hispanic_Musical_Theater_in_Wikipedia
De-Recognition of Affiliates with Long-standing Non-Compliance
Recognition as a Wikimedia affiliate - a chapter, thematic organization, or user group - is a privilege that allows an independent group to officially use the Wikimedia name to further the Wikimedia mission. While most Wikimedia affiliates adhere to the basic compliance standards set forth in their agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation, a protocol has been developed to address the exceptional cases when a Wikimedia affiliate does not meet basic compliance standards and their continued recognition as a Wikimedia affiliate presents a risk to the Wikimedia movement.
In the past year, the Affiliations Committee - with support from Wikimedia Foundation staff - has made a concerted effort to address a handful of chapters with long-standing issues of non-compliance. As a result, in the coming days and months, a small number of chapters that have been unable to return to compliance through their efforts in the past year will not have their chapter agreements renewed. As a consequence, these organizations will no longer have the additional rights to use the Wikimedia trademarks, including the Wikimedia name, that had been granted under those agreements.
If you have questions about what this means for community members in the affected affiliates’ region or language areas, we have put together a basic FAQ. The FAQ talk page is available for additional questions and comments, and the Affiliations Committee is happy to answer questions directly.
Review of initial updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process
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The Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. For 15 years, Wikimedians have worked together to build the largest free knowledge resource in human history. During this time, we've grown from a small group of editors to a diverse network of editors, developers, affiliates, readers, donors, and partners. Today, we are more than a group of websites. We are a movement rooted in values and a powerful vision: all knowledge for all people. As a movement, we have an opportunity to decide where we go from here.
This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve. We hope to design an inclusive process that makes space for everyone: editors, community leaders, affiliates, developers, readers, donors, technology platforms, institutional partners, and people we have yet to reach. There will be multiple ways to participate including on-wiki, in private spaces, and in-person meetings. You are warmly invited to join and make your voice heard.
The immediate goal is to have a strategic direction by Wikimania 2017 to help frame a discussion on how we work together toward that strategic direction.
Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Beginning with this message, monthly reviews of these updates will be sent to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.
Here is a review of the updates that have been sent so far:
- Update 1 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (15 December 2016)
- Introduction to process and information about budget spending resolution to support it
- Update 2 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (23 December 2016)
- Start of search for Lead Architect for movement strategy process
- Update 3 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (8 January 2017)
- Plans for strategy sessions at upcoming Wikimedia Conference 2017
- Update 4 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (11 January 2017)
- Introduction of williamsworks
- Update 5 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (2 February 2017)
- The core movement strategy team, team tracks being developed, introduction of the Community Process Steering Committee, discussions at WikiIndaba conference 2017 and the Wikimedia movement affiliates executive directors gathering in Switzerland
- Update 6 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (10 February 2017)
- Tracks A & B process prototypes and providing feedback, updates on development of all four Tracks
More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.
Overview #2 of updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process
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As we mentioned last month, the Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve.
Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Each month, we are sending overviews of these updates to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.
Here is a overview of the updates that have been sent since our message last month:
- Update 7 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (16 February 2017)
- Development of documentation for Tracks A & B
- Update 8 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (24 February 2017)
- Introduction of Track Leads for all four audience tracks
- Update 9 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (2 March 2017)
- Seeking feedback on documents being used to help facilitate upcoming community discussions
More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.
We invite you to join the movement strategy conversation (now through April 15)
05:00, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
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On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, I am pleased to announce that self-nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Elections.
The Board of Trustees (Board) is the decision-making body that is ultimately responsible for the long-term sustainability of the Wikimedia Foundation, so we value wide input into its selection. More information about this role can be found on Meta-Wiki. Please read the letter from the Board of Trustees calling for candidates.
The candidacy submission phase will last from April 7 (00:00 UTC) to April 20 (23:59 UTC).
We will also be accepting questions to ask the candidates from April 7 to April 20. You can submit your questions on Meta-Wiki.
Once the questions submission period has ended on April 20, the Elections Committee will then collate the questions for the candidates to respond to beginning on April 21.
The goal of this process is to fill the three community-selected seats on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. The election results will be used by the Board itself to select its new members.
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- April 7 (00:00 UTC) – April 20 (23:59 UTC) – Board nominations
- April 7 – April 20 – Board candidates questions submission period
- April 21 – April 30 – Board candidates answer questions
- May 1 – May 14 – Board voting period
- May 15–19 – Board vote checking
- May 20 – Board result announcement goal
In addition to the Board elections, we will also soon be holding elections for the following roles:
- Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)
- There are five positions being filled. More information about this election will be available on Meta-Wiki.
- Funds Dissemination Committee Ombudsperson (Ombuds)
- One position is being filled. More information about this election will be available on Meta-Wiki.
Please note that this year the Board of Trustees elections will be held before the FDC and Ombuds elections. Candidates who are not elected to the Board are explicitly permitted and encouraged to submit themselves as candidates to the FDC or Ombuds positions after the results of the Board elections are announced.
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Notification of User Group Expiration - Renewal pending submission of reporting
Greetings, This is a notification to bring to your attention that your organization is currently past due on its required annual reporting. Wikimedia User Groups are required to submit an annual activity report covering the entirety of the 12-month agreement period in order to prompt review for a renewal. Reports must be written in English, posted to meta, and linked on the meta Reports page. This page is used to track how organizations and groups are meeting reporting requirements described in their agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation (e.g. chapter agreements, thematic organization agreements, user group agreements). It is the central place where affiliates can add reports about their activities, share their plans, and even news or social media channels with the wider movement. When new reports are available, organizations and groups should add them to this page to keep their columns up to date.
As noted on the meta Reports page, your organization’s 2015-2016 annual reporting became past due in July. Please be sure to
- Post your 2015-2016 annual reporting to the meta Reports page as soon as possible to return to compliance with your user group agreement.
- Check that your group’s page is also up to date with past report links for historical record-keeping, and
- Please send an email to Wikimedia-l in order to share with a movement-wide audience.
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Learning Quarterly: October 2017
L&E Newsletter / Volume 4 / Issue 14 / October 2017
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New AffCom corner, plus learning patterns you can contribute to.
Has the group already selected participants? How are they going to be selected? Cf. Wikimedia Conference 2018/Participants' List. (Not asking for myself but for the sake of new people who never went.) --Nemo 13:16, 21 December 2017 (UTC)
User group for Military Historians
"Military history" is one of the most important subjects when speak of sum of all human knowledge. To support contributors interested in the area over various language Wikipedias, we intend to form a user group. It also provides a platform to share the best practices between military historians, and various military related projects on Wikipedias. An initial discussion was has been done between the coordinators and members of WikiProject Military History on English Wikipedia. Now this discussion has been taken to Meta-Wiki. Contributors intrested in the area of military history are requested to share their feedback and give suggestions at Talk:Discussion to incubate a user group for Wikipedia Military Historians. Please spread the message to your members and Wikimedia volunteers within your scope.
Inviting you to participate in the women editing contest "The women you have never met"
Dear Wikimedia Digitization User Group!
Hope this message finds you all well :) On behalf of Iberocoop network I want to invite you to be part of the women editing contest we are organizing along with many other chapters and user groups in the movement. You are doing an excellent work on your local context and we will be so pleased to have you on board. In this very early stage, we are asking the organizations to add their interest in the following meta page Hope to see you there soon! Hugs----Anna Torres (WMAR) --Anna Torres (WMAR) (talk) 15:31, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
Learning Quarterly: January 2018
L&E Newsletter / Volume 5 / Issue 15 / January 2018
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Dear Wikimedia Affiliates,
My name is María Cruz and I work for the Wikimedia Foundation on the Learning and Evaluation team. In one week or so, the Foundation is starting a global survey to learn about the experiences and feedback of Wikimedians. I am writing here, because I wanted to share with you a bit more about the project.
The survey is called "Wikimedia Communities and Contributors" and is conducted annually. We will send the survey to editors across all the Wikimedia projects, as well as Wikimedia affiliates and volunteer developers. This survey is going to be our way of making sure that we can hear feedback from a significant number of users from across the projects. This research supports editors and Wikipedia’s mission. This is our second annual CE Insights survey, and we look forward to improving it every year.
We will be contacting 2 people from each affiliate, based on the primary contact information that we have. Each affiliate will receive an additional third link which they can distribute to any leader in their chapter or user group.
Go to the project page to see the results of last year’s survey, and to see how your feedback helps the Wikimedia Foundation support communities. You can sign up to be notified about the results of the survey, or to learn how you can help with planning the survey next year.
If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please feel free to send them to Edward Galvez's talk page on Meta-Wiki or email him directly at surveyswikimedia · org in any language. You can learn more about this project and read about frequently asked questions. You can also share your feedback on Meta-Wiki.
Thank you for your time supporting this project!
Where are the best places to find digitization tutorials or manuals of procedure? I've been thinking of adding some basic guidance to wikibooks:Wiki-based archival description and storage/Storage#Digitization but suspect there might already be a place for this sort of thing. Sam Wilson 01:32, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
- Hi Sam, as decided in the first UG Meeting we are planning to build a meta page that will serve as a landing page for tutorials, best practices, learning patterns, etc. I'll will start this page in the next few days and ping you. As for now, you can find some information regarding book scanning in s:Category:File creation help and http://digitize.archiveteam.org/ . Hope it helps!.--Zeroth (talk) 08:58, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
Digitization projects survey
In the first UG Meeting we decided to set a survey to be sent to the affiliates regarding the digitization projects they are currently involved to get a first unified panorama of the current situation. I think the survey should have the following questions, please give us your feedback regarding additions or modifications, keeping in mind that the objective is to map the projects but not to have a deep knowledge of every project:
- Name/Contact of the project
- Type of collection (short description, number and kind of items)
- How many people are involved and their specific training
- How long it's been running
- Hardware / software used
- Link to results (commons or wikisource category, external site, etc.)
- Maybe, source of funding? Mauricio V. Genta (talk) 00:21, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
- Good idea, i think we need to have an overall view of how much money is used in each project, in hardware, in paid hours, etc. (as well as its source) --Zeroth (talk) 12:15, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
- Sounds good to me. Agree. --ProtoplasmaKid (WM-MX) (talk) 18:16, 1 May 2018 (UTC)
- I also agree! --Pablísima (talk) 16:13, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
I think we need to ask the following questions even if this makes it a longer/more in deep survey: "How did you plan the project? (if at all)", "Which challenges did you find while making the project and how did you solve them?", and "How did you design a workflow for the project?, How many times and which aspects did you have to change after the project was in place? And which trade-offs were made to set it right?", "Which mistakes did you think that were made that could have been solved by other resources different from money (i.e. technical help, experience from other colleagues, more training)?". Mistakes made during each project are probably the best way to learn about how to change them in the future. I know that I've learn a lot of my mistakes! --Scann (talk) 17:13, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
- I think this is valuable information but at this instance I would make just one question regarding these kind of issues. Like, what were/are the most commons difficulties that you've found in carrying the project ahead? (i.e. no plan written, money issues) --Pablísima (talk) 16:13, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
Learning Quarterly: June 2018
L&E Newsletter / Volume 5 / Issue 16 / June 2018
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Join us on The AfroCine Project
This is to introduce you to a new Wikimedia project called The AfroCine Project. This new project is dedicated to improving the coverage of the history, works, people, places, events, etc, that are associated with the cinema, theatre and arts of Africa, African countries, the Caribbean, and the diaspora. If you would love to be part of this (or you're already active in this area), by coordinating local programmes around African cinema (independently or otherwise) in your community or local Wikipedia, kindly list your username or organization as a participant on the meta project page here.
Furthermore, In the months of October and November, we are organizing a global contest and edit-a-thon tagged: The Months of African Cinema. If you would love to join this exciting event, also list your username as a participant on the English Wikipedia page. If you would love to lead this contest (or any other relevant program) for a non-English Wikipedia community, please feel free to translate the English Wikiproject page to your local language Wikipedia, or you can create one from scratch!
Welcome to the Months of African Cinema!
The AfroCine Project welcomes you to October, the first out of the two months which has been dedicated to improving contents that centre around the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.
This is a global online edit-a-thon, which is happening in at least 5 language editions of Wikipedia (en, he, es, it, bn) and Wikidata. Join us in this exciting venture, by helping to create or expand articles which are connected to this scope.
On English Wikipedia, we would be recognizing Users who are able to achieve the following:
- Overall winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd places)
- Country Winners
- Diversity winner
- High quality contributors
- Gender-gap fillers
- Page improvers
- Wikidata Translators
For further information about the contest, the recognition categories and how to participate, please visit the contest page here.
If you'd love to organize this contest for your local wiki or organize in-person events centred around this project, or you need further information about the AfroCine Project, please leave a message on the project talkpage. See you around :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 22:50, 03 October 2018 (UTC)