WALRUS/January 2017

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Date and time[edit]

Monday, January 30th at 6:30 PM Pacific / 9:30 PM Eastern

Zoom videoconference information[edit]

Getting set up with Zoom[edit]

How to join the meeting[edit]

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Chair & secretary for this month[edit]


  • 0:00-0:15 - "One minute updates" from each chapter and user group.
please check-off groups which have a representative giving an update

Possible agenda items suggested for January meeting[edit]

  • 0:15-0:25 - reports on results of Wikipedia 16 - Bluerasberry
  • 0:25-0:30 - notices - March 2017 Art+Feminism events - Bluerasberry
  • 0:30-0:35 - WikiConference North America 2016 survey results - Rosiestep and FloNight
  • 0:35-0:40 - Wikimania 2017 is in Montreal August 9–13, 2017. US wiki people have an opportunity to propose something. - Bluerasberry
  • 0:40-0:45 - WikiConference North America 2017, 2018, 2019 - let's restate intentions - Bluerasberry
  • 0:45-0:50 - Addressing link rot and shifting content in Wikipedia, with a new presidential administration. WMDC to lead a collaborative discussion/event with Internet Archive, Sunlight Foundation, NARA, Wikimedia community? Explaining IA's work with Wikipedia better (blog post on IA work; recent The Outline story on broken links). - Fuzheado
  • 0:50-0:55 - Andrew's Wikipedia class in DC, looking for GLAM, Wikidata or shovel-ready projects (time permitting, nonurgent)

Tabled agenda items[edit]

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

  • Website for Wikimedia US Coalition
  • 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]

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