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Hello, I am Ziko van Dijk (male, his/him), a German who lives in the Netherlands. Since 2003 I have a Wikipedia account, and in 2008 I joined Wikimedia Deutschland and Wikimedia Nederland. I am the co-founder of the Klexikon, a children's encyclopedia in German.
This 'user page' on Meta Wiki informs about me and my relationship to the Wikimedia movement.
Before the Single User Login, I was Ziko-W at Meta Wiki, and Ziko-C at Wikimedia Commons.
Person and Wikimedia movement
As a historian (Dr.) and Wikipedian my main topic is the history of the 19th and 20th century (Germany, the Netherlands, international relations). Besides, I try to make the Wikipedia articles easier to understand and improve the help pages.
In the Wikimedia movement I am interested in organizational structures, education and outreach. From April 2011 to March 2014 I have been the chair of Wikimedia Nederland. On German Wikipedia I have been a member of the arbitration committee (Schiedsgericht). Currently I serve as the secretary of the Wikipedia & Education User Group.
About my experiences at international conferences I reported in my travel diaries.
On German Wikipedia I was a mentor, and I have written a German Wikibook for the self learner who wants to become a Wikipedian: „Eigene Beiträge“. In August 2010 Open Source Press published Wikipedia. Wie Sie zur freien Enzyklopädie beitragen, a text book in German. The book is now online on Wikimedia Commons.
In March 2021, my new book about wikis and Wikipedia was published.
- My website
- YouTube channel about wikis and Wikipedia (in German and English)
- My YouTube channel about the Netherlands and Germany (in German and Dutch)
- Ist das meins oder muss ich das teilen? Open Access und Copyright in den digitalen Geisteswissenschaften, Max meets LISA mit Prof. Dr. Thomas Kirchner, Dr. Ziko van Dijk und Dr. Jonathan Beck, December 2015 (German)