User talk:Daniel Mietchen
-- 20:13, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
Hi Daniel! Just wanted to say hi and inform you that I've included your name at the MuseumNext meta page. Looking forward to meet you in Barcelona. If you need help in anything in order to prepare your trip, please let me know, OK? :)--Kippelboy (talk) 04:49, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
Request for Interaction
Would appreciate an opportunity for a skype. Am an academician in the sciences at a major US university, in the throes of deciding whether to leave wikipedia writing. If you are not the best person with whom to interact, perhaps an alternative can be suggested after we speak. See Meduban at English wikipedia ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Meduban
Prof D 126.96.36.199 16:24, 22 July 2012 (UTC)
Hi Daniel. Can I point you to m:Talk:WikiProject Med#Chapters Meeting 2013? Two places at this year's conference have been offered to WikiProject Med board members. Ocaasi has applied for a scholarship. Registration closes on 10 March, and I think the board should discuss attendance, and decide who should represent us before then. Could you please add your thoughts to the above-linked discussion. --Anthonyhcole (talk) 16:42, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
- Thanks for the note, Anthony. I replied there. -- Daniel Mietchen - WiR/OS (talk) 19:03, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
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- Hadn't filled that in because I didn't have experience with the program back then. Next time, I will. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 07:52, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
Reusing the project's materials in Germany and Austria
dear Daniel. we plan to have the documentation ready by April and it would be great to present it also within your project. I think it is possible to have everything ready on time, and I think I can speak on behalf of everybody involved by saying thank you for the great invitation. I include it into out plan to make sure it is properly acknowledged and please let me know if you need specific formats or if you have any particular requirements (the video is expected to be in French - actually we are planning a series of 3 short videos but the proper plan will be ready at the end of December; I think we can make subtitles in English or other languages - maybe we can ask also the support of the community; I think we can also have a text ready to contextualize it - same issue for the translation). thanks again! great to cross with your work. un abbraccio --iopensa (talk) 08:35, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
- OK, thanks. We'll thus plan our exhibit without your video, but try to remain flexible enough to get it in at the last moment. Please keep me posted. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 07:54, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
|Thanks for contributing to discussions on so many IEG proposals this round, Daniel! We appreciated having your thoughts :) Hope you'll continue to participate in the future! Siko (WMF) (talk) 01:09, 21 December 2013 (UTC)|
- Thanks, Siko. I like this scheme very much and keep pointing it out to scholarly funders as an example for how project funding could be organized in the open. I will thus continue to check in, and when I see something to comment on, it's just a matter of time whether and when I'll do it. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 07:58, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
Upcoming IdeaLab Events: IEG Proposal Clinics
Video Wikipedia - what is about produced in Douala
dear Daniel, the idea of presenting the video produced in Douala in the ship exhibition is great and we would be really delighted to provide you the video. On the other hand, I'm worried that the video will probably not be ready on time. The production seems to be moving to be finalized by the end of April because there is still some discussion on which is the best proposal to select and produce. i don't think it is a good idea to put too much pressure on the team right now; i think it is really valuable that the concept is selected and discussed properly and with enough time. I am really sorry to be unable to guarantee the delivery on time. please consider that we really liked your invitation and we really think it is a great project. please let me know if in the future there might be other chances to contribute to presentations and we certainly inform you about the production as soon it is ready. my very warm regards, --iopensa (talk) 10:06, 15 March 2014 (UTC)
- Thanks for the note, and good luck with finalizing the video! -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 02:19, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
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Videos für Wikipedia-Artikel: Workshops und Wettbewerb
über deinen tollen "Open Access Media Importer" bin ich auf dich gestoßen. Ich möchte dich auf das Projekt „Videos für Wikipedia-Artikel“ aufmerksam machen. Wir veranstalten einen Video-Wettbewerb, anlässlich des Wissenschaftsjahres 2014 zum Thema „Digitale Gesellschaft“. Für diejenigen, die Interesse haben, aber sich mit Videoproduktion noch nicht auskennen bzw. wenn sie Video-Kenntnisse haben, diese teilen möchten, veranstalten wir Workshops. Nicht zuletzt wollen wir mit dem Projekt auch eine Diskussion darüber anstoßen, wie Videos für Wikipedia-Artikel aussehen sollen, welche Bildsprache der Wikipedia angemessen ist. Vielleicht hast du ja Lust, auch einmal ein Video zu produzieren oder dich an der Diskussion zu beteiligen?! Wir freuen uns über rege Beteiligung und Input an Ideen.
Viele Grüße, ----ALi (VWA) (talk) 08:28, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
- Danke fuer die Erinnerung an dieses schoene Projekt. Interessiert bin ich auf jeden Fall, mehr lernen ueber Video-Produktionen wuerd ich auch gern, und Ideen dazu hab ich. Eine Teilnahme an den Workshops ist aber zeitlich schwierig. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 13:00, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
- Hallo Daniel, entschuldige die lange Reaktionszeit! Schön, dass Dir unser Projekt gefällt! Was sind denn das für Ideen? Es würde uns jedenfalls freuen, wenn Du Zeit findest - beim Wettbewerb kann man aber natürlich auch mitmachen, ohne zu den Workshops zu kommen. Schöne Grüße, --ALi (VWA) (talk) 17:26, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Ebola translation task force (draft)
Hi! I started an Ebola translation task force (draft) to hopefully quickly get some Ebola related translations in local African languages. I'd love to see your input (and edits) Guaka (talk) 12:10, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
- Thanks for the note. I do not see how I can help at the moment, but I will keep it in mind. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 01:30, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
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I think it should be noted that any revenue from photographs of 3D works is negligible compared to the fee the artist receive for the work itself. I think the mentioned 3-6 million Euro loss mentioned for all of France seems like a minute amount compared to how much money revolves around the industry.
It should perhaps also be noted that these artist societies tend to charge the general public indirectly through w:Private copying levy etc as well as registration etc. fees to the artists/architects. After everyone gets their cut, the actual people who do the work do not receive much of it probably.
- I basically share your view here but don't know what you want me to do about it. FOP is not an area I know very well — I read that page to learn a bit more and just made a few edits to it in the process. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 02:01, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
Hi Daniel. I have submitted two proposals namely Wikipedia Takes Rinconada and Run for Free Knowledge. For your comments and endorsement. Thank you very much. --Filipinayzd (talk) 03:31, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
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Hello User:Daniel Mietchen we appreciate your endorsement for our project.I however want to know what your thoughts are with respect to our budget.We will appreciate your input very much since we want to get community engagement .RegardsRberchie (talk) 08:56, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
- Hi Rberchie, I just don't know enough about the circumstances in Ghana in general and around the proposed project in particular to judge the appropriateness of the budget. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 23:11, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
FYI, the AUTH Library on the occasion of Open Access Week 2015 organized a mini conference with the title "Open Access in practice". I was invited to talk about Open Access and Wikipedia, where I mentioned Open Access Media Importer and the plans and possibilities for Wikisource and Wikidata. One of the professors expressed his enthusiasm, while he couldn't believe that it was technically possible. :-) --Geraki TL 15:10, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
- Nice to hear, Geraki — can you put me in touch with them? Thanks! -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 07:22, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
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Thanks for commenting on my IEG proposal
Hey Daniel, thanks for commenting on my IEG proposal. It was all very helpful. I've addressed some of your initial comments as best I can right now, and I will continue to work on them. I realize I'm not the first person to think about article revision histories as trees; I've still got a lot to learn about what people have discovered so far. Thank you for drawing my attention to some of the more glaring issues with my proposal. -- Evoapps (talk) 18:56, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi Daniel, Just wanted to say I'm happy to see there will be someone from Wiki Project Med at this event. It has huge potential to improve article quality and facilitate their translation. I wish I could have made it there myself, but likely would not have been all that useful anyhow. If I might suggest a line of discussion, it would seem to be valuable to be able to somehow link to or harvest PubMed's <article type> and <vernacular title> fields. The former would support better identification of secondary sources, while the latter is very helpful when searching for the fulltext original in other catalogues. LeadSongDog (talk) 20:21, 9 May 2016 (UTC)
- Thanks! I think both would fit into Wikidata, from where they could be used the way you indicated. Yes, having the original title (as well as journal title, author names etc.) would be useful. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 17:17, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
Wikipedia OAbot at WikiCite
- Thanks. I've put in a proposal myself, so don't know yet how things will play out. But certainly happy to discuss what we could do together. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 00:30, 21 May 2016 (UTC)
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Questions about job posting, "Wikimedian in Residence position at University of Virginia"
I have forwarded the notice around and someone asked me when you expect to close the listing. Do you expect to stop accepting additional applications before the end of November? Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 00:04, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
- The listing will be closed once the position is filled. This is not the case yet, but review of applications has started. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 04:14, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election
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Wikimedia and Libraries User Group updates and Wikimania
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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)
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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)
[Wikipedia & Education User Group] Updates: November 2018
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Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election Voting Phase
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Notes on A Hub
AfroCine: Join the Months of African Cinema this October!
After a successful first iteration of the Months of African Cinema last year, we are happy to announce that it will be happening again this year, starting from October 1! In the 2018 edition of the contest, about 600 Wikipedia articles were created in at least 8 languages. There were also contributions to Wikidata and Wikimedia commons, which brought the total number of wikimedia pages created during the contest to over 1,000. About 9 in-person events were also organised for the edit-a-thon in different parts of the world.
The contest is organized by a Wikimedia project called The AfroCine Project, which is dedicated to improving the coverage of the history, works, people, places, and events, that are associated with the cinema, theatre and arts of Africa, African countries, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.
If you would love to join this exciting event, please list your username as a participant on the English Wikipedia contest page. If you would love to lead this contest for your country or community, please list your name in the coordinators' page here. The rapid grants team would be accepting proposals throughout October and November, in case you'd need funds to run local edit-a-thons or some other activities related to this event. Upon listing your name on the coordinators' page, you'd be contacted to talk about the resources you'd need to run the event in your community. You can also contact me directly for any clarifications.
Finally, We also need volunteers to handle some aspects of the AfroCine project. These aspects include:
- Community Liaison: This role essentially involves closely engaging with local communities to support their activities within the scope of Afrocine.
- Communications: This involves the communications aspects of the project. Sharing relevant information on mailing lists and social media would be the responsibility of this person.
- MAC Jury: This role involves joining the jury of Months of African Cinema contest. We need as many people as we can get 🙂.
- Tools: Going forward, we would need relevant tools to better track the metrics and also analyse the general impact of these events. We are calling for Wikimedia volunteers who can navigate wikimedia tools that can be useful for the project.
If you would love to help with any of these roles, or some other roles that have not been mentioned, please contact me directly or on: samoye_hotmail.com
If you have further questions, complaints, suggestions, etc., please reach out to me personally or right here or the project talkpages.