Wikimedia Community Ireland

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Wikimedia Ireland Community


Some of the group's members at the launch of the 2015 Wiki Loves Monuments

About

Wikimedia Ireland Community is an active user group and a future Wikimedia chapter in Ireland. Participants are implementing the creation of Wikimedia Ireland, and applying for official User Group status with the Wikimedia Foundation. We are currently running a number of events, training members, and attending outreach events.

Our Mission

  • To aid and encourage people to collect, develop and disseminate educational, cultural, and historic content in the public domain or under a license that allows everyone to freely use, distribute and modify said content without the payment of royalties.
  • To encourage public and private galleries, libraries, archives and museums on the island of Ireland to make their holdings more broadly and freely available and to collaborate with these institutions in an effort to preserve the heritage of the island of Ireland.
  • To make use of, encourage the use of, and educate people in the use of free and open source information resources, in any form, for the advancement of education.
  • To encourage the development and release of these materials in the languages of the island of Ireland including but not limited to English and Irish.


Working Group

The working group for the Wikimedia Ireland Community consists of:

How to join the working group:

We are keen to involve as many people as possible in the growth of the Wikimedia Ireland Community. If you are interested in taking an active role in the working group, please add your name to the list above or email wikimediaireland@gmail.com.

The group meets weekly to progress the projects detailed on this page. Meetings are held in Dublin, but if you are based elsewhere in Ireland and would like to participate, that's no problem, let us know and we'll arrange a way to dial you in.

Projects

Several activities and events have been scheduled well into 2016. Recent events have been very successful to welcome new members, build interest, and awareness. See below for recent and future events:

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ireland Workshop (12 November)

Interested in learning more about editing and contributing to Wikipedia and attending this year's HSTM Network Ireland conference? Why not make your first few edits whilst tucking into a sandwich from 1-2:30pm Saturday 12 November. Rebecca O'Neill will be lead trainer, all you need is a laptop to take part. No editing experience is necessary!

UCD Decade of Centenaries Editing Workshop (23 November)

Details to be announced soon.

WikiLovesMonuments (Fall 2016)

Now in its third year, Wiki Loves Monuments returns in 2016. The national competition encouraged amateur and professional photographers to seek out and capture images of Ireland's national monuments, then share them with a global audience online. To mark the centenary of 1916, the list now includes sites and buildings relating to Easter 1916. Visit http://www.wikilovesmonuments.ie/ for all the details. Winners will be announced soon!

Citizen Science Meetups at the Science Gallery (recurring)

A series evening meetups where science professional, amateur, or activists are invited to speak about a theme. The theme is in conjunction with the current exhibition schedule of the Science Gallery, Dublin.

Past projects and events

You can find details of our past projects and events archived here.

Contact

If you know of an event which we can participate or would like to discuss holding your own event we welcome you to contact us through our talk pages or:

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