이번 소식에서는 #1Lib1Ref, 세계 소식, 그리고 언제나처럼 도서관과 디지털 지식과 관련된 소식을 전해 드립니다.
2018년 #1Lib1Ref 캠페인은 지난 캠페인을 기반으로, 개선된 새 도구들과 통합된 의사소통을 통해 진행되었습니다. 824명의 사용자가 22개 언어판 위키백과에 6500회 이상의 #1Lib1Ref 편집을 했으며 이는 지난 2년간의 편집 횟수를 합친 것보다 많은 양입니다. 도서관 행사– 와 도서관 사이의 경쟁 – 이 성공에 큰 영향을 미친 것으로 평가됩니다. 전 세계 곳곳에서 30회 이상의 행사가 열렸습니다. 몬트리얼의 6개 도서관에서 604회의 편집과 퀸즈랜드 주립도서관의 1160회의 기여가 있습니다. #1Lib1Ref를 통한 세르비아어 위키백과의 1만번째 편집자를 기념하기도 했습니다. 사후 보고서를 참조하세요.
호주와 남아메리카 지역 기여자들의 요청으로 열리는 #1Lib1Ref 남부 행사에도 참여할 수 있습니다.
The Alexander Street partnership has now expanded to include the Women in Social Movements Library, which "focuses on women's public activism globally, from 1600 to the present. Created through a collaboration with leading historians, the collection contains nearly 400,000 pages of primary source documents and more than 200 related scholarly essays interpreting these sources". Apply today!
The Cambridge University Press partnership has also expanded to include the Orlando collection on women's writing, but there is currently a waitlist for access.
The steering committee election for the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group is over and the results are here! We are grateful to all the candidates for stepping up and boldly throwing their hat in the ring. The candidates who made it to the final eight are:
The steering committee met for the first time on the 12th of March. The user group was officially handed over to the committee by the founding members. After a round of introductions, the committee brainstormed a list of ideas on what the group wanted to accomplish. Following that, the committee decided that there will be an open mailing list for user group members to participate and the next meeting will happen late March. The detailed minutes can be found on the user group governance page.
Global branches are essential for their potential to transform local language Wikipedias and the community. They benefit the people who are truly in need and cannot afford hefty charges just for the sake of a citation. Regardless of the potential, global branches are particularly hard to manage and run. Every branch is unique and has unique requirements. The TWL team have been working on a new, revisualised strategy to approach global branches. As part of this new process, we intend to focus energy on global access donations. This approach is quite radical to our usual method of focusing on translations and on-wiki content first, and partnerships at the end. We call it the global branch kickstart process. Under this new strategy, we've selected five non-English branches with varying levels of activity on a pilot basis and intend to get them active before the end of the next quarter. We are working closely with the chapters/coordinators of these branches to enact the process. Based on the results, the process may be made the default way of approaching global branches.
Wiki Indaba Wikipedia + Library Discussions
The Wikipedia + Library session at Wiki Indaba 2018 was a chance to meet leaders of the African community who work with libraries, form partnerships, host events at institutions, conduct outreach to national organizations and run international campaigns. Here are some highlights:
- Participation of WMCI in #1Lib1Ref for the past two years, which has resulted in training lots of librarians about contributing to Wikipedia.
- WMDE is exploring partnership opportunities with the Goethe Institute.
- Wikimedia Botswana benefits from the use of library space for their activities.
- Importing data from libraries through a digitization project at UNESCO.
- Many other new participants hoping to learn how to approach partnerships with libraries in their countries.
It was a very informative session as participants span a large number of countries, most of which are new to the Wikipedia and Library space. Discussions were more skewed towards forming new partnerships with libraries; the common challenges expressed by the participants included lack of legal identity as user groups and lack of enough information to convince libraries or librarians.
Spotlight: Using librarianship to create a more equitable internet: LGBTQ+ advocacy as a wiki-librarian
An excerpt from the Wikimedia Blog post by Alex Stinson, Wikimedia Foundation
As part of this year’s #1lib1ref campaign, we examined different ways in which librarians can ally with the the Wikipedia community to represent knowledge and topics not well represented in the Wikipedia community.
These topics may be missing from Wikipedia for any number of reasons: Wikipedia’s well documented Gender Gap in both contributors and content; the complication of working with Indigenous or non-Western knowledge on Wikipedia; or that a volunteer simply hasn’t taken the time to pay attention to a locally important topic or concept.
We reached out to a librarian working on underrepresented knowledge on Wikipedia—someone who has been active in this space for a number of years on English Wikipedia. Meet Rachel Wexelbaum, Associate Professor / Collection Management Librarian at St. Cloud State University.
Read Alex's interview with Rachel on the Wikimedia Blog.
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