WALRUS/August 2016

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Date and time[edit]

Thursday, August 25 at 6 PM Pacific / 9 PM Eastern

Doodle poll for meeting scheduling: http://doodle.com/poll/c8isdkececfrkmhe

Zoom videoconference information[edit]

Getting set up with Zoom[edit]

Link to the meeting[edit]

Chair & secretary for this month[edit]


One minute updates[edit]

  • "One minute updates" from each chapter and user group. (6:00-6:15)

Old business[edit]

  • Wikiconference North America (in San Diego Oct 7-10, 2016) (6:15-6:30) - Rosiestep, FloNight, Fuzheado
    • Library has confirmed the rooms we can use
    • Three keynoters identified and confirmed
    • Scholarships are closed - over 350 received!
    • Submissions until August 31. Please let your networks know about this last push.
    • Balboa Park Wiki Culture Crawl Day is shaping up! Need volunteers to help with registration and basic training https://wikiconference.org/wiki/2016/Wiki_Culture_Crawl
      • Publicity to larger GLAM community by BP Cultural Partnership, after September 14
      • Have more than 50 signups already, likely to exceed 100
      • May need a newbie track, need volunteers for heping with registration and training
    • Need more volunteers! Areas in particular: video, registration desk, outings coordination
      • Contact: Addis Wang, Brenda Wahler, Richard Knipel
      • Outings on Sunday morning, as conference only starts formally at noon - need a variety, from casual to advance-planning. Ideas: photo walks, morning brunch, Torrey Pines cliffs hike, Balboa Park hike and fig trees
    • Other matters?
  • "LearnWiki" video tutorial project (6:30-6:31) (Pine)
  • Deciding on a formal name for ourselves. (6:31-6:34) (Pine)
  • Governance model for Wikimedia US Coalition website. (6:34-6:45) (Pine)
  • Your agenda item here

New business[edit]

  • Proposal: create a standard cycle among officers and leaders of the affiliates. If one person can't attend, they are automatically replaced by the next person in the cycle. Each affiliate may have up to 2 people included in the cycle at any given time, and each affiliate chooses which of its people to include in the cycle. No one person may be included in the cycle for multiple affiliates.
  • Roles:
  • Scheduling and agenda coordinator
  • Meeting chair
  • Meeting secretary

Tabled agenda items[edit]

(If there is time at the end of the meeting, anyone can pick up one of these items for discussion)

  • Health & Medicine programs
  • Wiki Loves Earth and other photography competitions
  • Art + Feminism
  • Legal activism and civil liberties
  • Privacy
  • Copyright
  • Freedom of panorama
  • Orphaned works
  • Technical developments
  • QR codes
  • Wikimedia mobile apps and mobile web
  • Wikidata and referencing
  • Government agencies and NGOs with mission alignment (ex. National Archives, state and local governments, history societies, Red Cross, Consumer Reports, UNESCO, NASA)
  • Grants:IdeaLab/Cameras for Commons photographers
  • GLAM-US coordination and/or "GLAM-Wiki Consortium", possibly an intern, contract, or part-time position
  • Requesting the www.wikimedia.us domain from WMF
  • Collaboration with public broadcasters such as PBS, NPR, and BBC America, and public-interest broadcasters such as C-SPAN

Meeting minutes[edit]

Meeting minutes will be placed here.