Wikimedia Community Ireland/Meeting minutes 2022

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13 December 2022[edit]

At 7:00pm on Zoom

Attendance[edit]

Rebecca O’Neill, Kate, Shannon Eichelberger, Eugene Eichelberger.

Agenda[edit]

  1. Matters arising
    1. None.
  2. Wikimedia Europe
    1. Submission made and accepted.
  3. Education Outreach
    1. Erasmus+
      1. Workshop in Monaghan 8 November, went very well with a number of new articles about women created by the TY students.
      2. Huge thank you to Meghan!
      3. 6 month reporting due this month.
    2. DCU
      1. Geography final year students have finished their work on planned settlements and developments in Ireland.
      2. Translation school, session to be given in the new year.
    3. UCD
      1. Information Studies students have completed their work on historical Irish biographical stubs.
  4. GLAM Outreach
    1. DRI, invitation to take part in a working group on open licences in Ireland.
    2. WikiBase, conversation has started with the Hunt Museum on the use of the WikiBase cloud service.
  5. Campaigns
    1. Wiki Loves Monuments
      1. Winners announced, prizes being arranged.
    2. Wiki Loves Folklore
      1. To be run over February and March next year.
      2. Discussed the emerging campaigns around intangible heritage and culture at risk.
  6. AOB
    1. Mid-term grant report due 15 January
    2. CRO reporting with audited accounts due after 17 January.
    3. User group report due 31 December
    4. Wikimedia Sound Logo, voting is open.
  7. Next meeting: 10 January 2023 at 7:00pm on Zoom

11 October 2022[edit]

At 7:00pm on Zoom

Attendance[edit]

Rebecca O’Neill, Shannon Eichelberger, Eugene Eichelberger, Meghan Dowling, Eoin Bairead, Killian Downing.

Agenda[edit]

  1. Matters arising
    1. None.
  2. Wikimedia Europe
    1. The documentation of Wikimedia Europe was circulated to all members in advance of the meeting.
    2. It was proposed that we apply for membership of Wikimedia Europe. Rebecca to make contact with the new group to request membership.
  3. Education Outreach
    1. Erasmus+
      1. Meeting with teachers in Monaghan, potential visit by Rebecca and Meghan to Monaghan on 8 November.
      2. Loop in Leargas into the on-going.
      3. Videos recorded for Friesian partners for their event on 13 October.
    2. DCU
      1. Working again with final year geography students, first lecture given, a workshop will take place in November.
    3. UCD
      1. Module has commenced, first session on 12 October, two more sessions to follow.
    4. UL Public History
      1. Two sessions delivered, students now working on their articles.
  4. GLAM Outreach
    1. Historical Dublin in Fiction 15 October 10:00-16:00 Long Room Hub.
    2. DCU event possible in the near future.
  5. Campaigns
    1. Wiki Loves Monuments
      1. 1125 images uploaded.
      2. 5 judges available.
      3. Initial round for elimination on Montage suggested, Rebecca and Eugene to do this first elimination round.
    2. Wiki Loves Earth
      1. Prizes sent out, certificates and swag to be posted this week
  6. AOB
    1. Invite a guest speaker to the next meeting - Meghan has suggested the topic of Wikitionary. Killian suggested Ciaran O’Leary - No Time To Wait.
    2. Train the trainer with Wikimedia UK.
  7. Next meeting

   8 November 2022 at 7:00pm on Zoom

20 September 2022[edit]

At 7:00pm on Zoom

Attendance[edit]

Rebecca O’Neill, Shannon Eichelberger, Eoin Bairead, Meghan Dowling, Claire Murray.

Agenda[edit]

  1. Matters arising
    1. None.
  2. Education Outreach
    1. Erasmus+
      1. Planning a meeting with the Irish teachers about the student cohort and introducing Wikipedia editing slowly
      2. Teachers have drawn up a schedule of events and costings for the first student wikithon in March 2023
      3. Surveys translated by Meghan
    2. UCD
      1. Module with Information Studies begins this semester, Rebecca to present at 3 sessions
    3. UL Public History
      1. Master students working on heritage and history related articles, Rebecca to present 2 sessions
  3. GLAM Outreach
    1. Historical Dublin in Fiction 15 October 10:00-16:00 Long Room Hub
    2. Wikimedia+Libraries International Convention, report currently being drafted
    3. Speak Jill Cousins Hunt Museum about WikiBase
  4. Wikimedia Summit
    1. 3 day fully hybrid event, focused on the Movement Strategy
    2. Rebecca attended in person, Meghan attended virtually
  5. GLAM Wiki Coordinators Meetup
    1. Meeting of European GLAM coordinators
    2. Rebecca presented two lightning talks
  6. Campaigns
    1. Wiki Loves Monuments
      1. 747 images uploaded so far
      2. 2-3 judges tentatively confirmed
    2. Wiki Loves Earth
      1. Winner contacted and added to the winners page, to be announced on 22 September
  7. AOB
    1. New accountant engaged
    2. Culture Night in TOG on 23 September 6-10pm, Rebecca will be there as a member of TOG
    3. WIKIMOVE podcast, Rebecca was interviewed for an upcoming episode on Capacity Building and the Capacity Exchange project
    4. Suggestion that we invite guests at the monthly meeting, half an hour talk alongside our hour meeting - email with suggestions of people we would like to hear from
  8. Next meeting
    1. 11 October 2022 at 7:00pm on Zoom

9 August 2022[edit]

At 7:00pm on Zoom

Attendance[edit]

Rebecca O’Neill, Shannon Eichelberger, Eugene Eichelberger, Eoin Bairead, Antiqueight, Meghan Dowling.

Agenda[edit]

  1. Matters arising
    1. None.
  2. Education Outreach
    1. Erasmus+
      1. Bootcamp in San Sebastáin overview
      2. Meeting with Meghan and Irish teachers about Monaghan and Dublin meetings in 2023
      3. Meghan will be taking up the allocated hours in the grant to cover resource creation and translation of required materials
      4. Discussion about the list of women and potential sources
  3. Wikimania
    1. Lightning talk for Wikimedia UK hybrid event
    2. Live stream podcast on 13 September at 11:45 to 12:25
  4. GLAM Outreach
    1. Historical Dublin in Fiction 15 October 10:00-16:00 Long Room Hub (possibly hybrid)
    2. DCU Library and Archives event being planned for October
    3. Dublin Pride discussions about content gaps and possible events
    4. DPER Future of Open Data Workshop 5 July
    5. Alt Text with VocalEyes
      1. Went ahead on 7 July, 31 attendees
    6. Irish Library Strategy meeting
    7. WLIC panel meeting
    8. Wikimedia+Libraries International Convention
      1. Report due 30 September
  5. Campaigns
    1. Wiki Loves Monuments
    2. Wiki loves Earth
      1. Judging on-going
  6. AOB
    1. New accountant approached
  7. Next meeting
    1. 13 September 2022 at 7:00pm on Zoom

14 June 2022[edit]

At 7:00pm on Zoom

Attendance[edit]

Rebecca O’Neill, Shannon Eichelberger, Eugene Eichelberger, Claire Murray, Eoin Bairéad, and Priyangee Guha.

Agenda[edit]

  1. Matters arising
    1. None.
  2. Education Outreach
    1. Erasmus+
      1. Bootcamp in San Sebastáin
  3. Celtic Knot
    1. 5 lightning talk
  4. GLAM Outreach
    1. WLIC panel meetings.
      1. Panel finalised, possibility of running a workshop at the conference the same day.
    2. Wikimedia+Libraries International Convention
      1. Work ongoing in relation to visas, and Rebecca is supporting the work of the various subcommittees as needed.
    3. Alt Text
      1. Partnering with Irish Museums Association for a workshop
      2. Theme to hang the workshop on?
    4. Fighting Blindness
      1. Informal talk given at one of the social club virtual meetings on Monday 13 June. It was very well received, and might result in more collaboration in the future.
  5. Campaigns
    1. Wiki Loves Folklore
      1. Judging completed, press release to be prepared for next week.
    2. Wiki Loves Earth
      1. Currently open, with upload rates in line with previous years.
      2. None of the suggested people to contact as judges have replied. One Wikimedian has kindly offered. We will reach out to some more suggestions that were made.
      3. Wikimedia UK to promote the Irish edition alongside Wales, as NI is covered in the Irish competition.
  6. 2022 Grant
    1. The group discussed what can be brought forward into the next grant in relation to support of the Irish languages, but also monitoring potential biases in content which directly affects Irish topics.
  7. AOB
    1. Engage a legal firm to support all aspects of CRO reporting etc.
    2. Rebecca to follow up on finding a Dublin accountant for reporting and other financial services.
    3. Given the fall off in participation and issues getting to the new premises, monthly TOG editing nights are to be ended. It was suggested that a new city centre venue could be found, a few suggested partners were listed, that Rebecca will follow up on.
  8. Next meeting: 9 August 2022 at 7:00pm on Zoom

3 May 2022[edit]

At 7:00pm on Zoom

Attendance[edit]

Rebecca O’Neill, Shannon Eichelberger, Eoin Bairéad, Antique Eight, Claire Murray, Priyangee Guha.

Agenda[edit]

  1. Matters arising
    1. None.
  2. Education Outreach
    1. Erasmus+
      1. Bootcamp in San Sebastáin.
      2. Alerting Irish Wikimedians.
  3. Celtic Knot
    1. Hybrid, or satellite event in Ireland. Reach out to Foras na Gaeilge, Conradh na Gaeilge, Gael Linn, Fiontar etc.
    2. Looking at early multiplier events/talks - Celtic Knot, Wikimania, along with encouraging the teachers to begin to present on the project.
  4. GLAM Outreach
    1. IFLA
      1. IFLA Indigenous Matters Committee session confirmed, no update yet.
    2. Wikimedia Librarian Meetup
      1. Grant is currently being reviewed.
    3. International Museum Day, contacted NLI and NGI.
      1. Virtual event led by a blind or sight impaired facilitator, Rebecca to follow up on this.
  5. Campaigns
    1. Wiki Loves Folklore
      1. Judging underway.
    2. Wiki Loves Earth
      1. Initial campaign pages published.
      2. Judges possibilities: Dara McNulty, Eric Dempsey, Irish Wildlife Trust, Birdwatch Ireland, Patrick Roycroft, Tara Shine.
  6. 2022 Grant
    1. We were asked for an estimate for the grant in 2023-2024.
    2. Submitted, and initial questions have been received. Rebecca and Shannon will be meeting with Marti to discuss the feedback.
  7. AOB
    1. Rebecca applied to attend the Wikimedia Summit in September 2022.
  8. Next meeting: 14 June 2022 at 7:00pm on Zoom

5 April 2022[edit]

At 7:00pm on Zoom

Attendance[edit]

Rebecca O’Neill, Shannon Eichelberger, Eugene Eichelberger, Claire Murray, Priyangee Guha, Kate Sheehy, Éoin Bairéad.

Agenda[edit]

  1. Matters arising
    1. None
  2. Education Outreach
    1. Erasmus+
      1. Kick off meeting took place on 12-13 March in the Netherlands.
        1. Initial meeting and getting to know the other partners.
        2. First list to actions needed identified including:
          1. Contacting editors on Vicipéid to inform them about the project.
          2. Plan to disseminate and translate a press release in Ireland.
          3. Contact groups like Foras na Gaeilge about the programme.
          4. Page on Meta, social media, and a stand alone website to be considered.
        3. Potential people to speak to about representation gaps on Vicipéid:
          1. DCC Historians in Residence
          2. Kimmage history group, 4th Battalion.
  3. GLAM Outreach
    1. IFLA
      1. Wikimedia Librarian Meetup
        1. Conference grant being finalised by members of the group, to be submitted to the conference committee this week.
      2. IFLA Indigenous Matters Committee session confirmed, to be developed over the coming months.
    2. International Museum Day, following contact from the WMF, an event focused on adding alt text on Commons will be proposed to a number of GLAMs.
  4. Campaigns
    1. Wiki Loves Folklore
      1. Competition ended, judging to commence in the next week.
      2. The writing competition on Vicipéid was not taken up editors, suggestions to communities to contact about any future Irish language writing campaigns were suggested.
    2. Wiki Loves Earth will take place in June 2022.
  5. 2022 Grant
    1. Draft of the grant with adjusted questions is being finalised.
      1. Input and feedback from the meeting to be folded into the application before its submission on 8 April.
    2. Draft of budget also circulated.
  6. AOB
    1. Priya completed the Wikimedia UK Train the Trainers programme and gave an overview of the experience to the group.
    2. The Women’s Shed in Rathnew was suggested as a possible event partner.
  7. Next meeting: 3 May 2022 at 7:00pm on Zoom

8 March 2022[edit]

At 7:00pm on Zoom

Attendance[edit]

Rebecca O’Neill, Shannon Eichelberger, Claire Murray, Sharon Flynn.

Agenda[edit]

  1. Matters arising
    1. Presentation called Erasmus+ and minority language Wikipedias was given at the first EduWiki Week on 23 February 2022.
      1. Feedback from the comments would be to explain and give a further breakdown of the funding etc. for this programme in the future.
  2. Education Outreach
    1. DCU
      1. Translation students - will have a workshop with them during March.
    2. Erasmus+
      1. Kick off meeting 12-13 March in the Netherlands.
        1. Rebecca will be leading a session on the initial plans for the Schools Toolkit.
        2. Looking at the resources that teachers are already using within the Irish schools.
    3. NUIG workshop 25 February - Wikipedia familiarisation session for staff.
  3. GLAM Outreach
    1. IFLA
      1. Wikimedia Librarian Meetup has been proposed
        1. Conference grant being discussed with members of the Wikimedia Librarians User Group and others, with the possibility that WCI could be the fiscal sponsor.
      2. IFLA Indigenous Matters Committee session.
        1. Rebecca with working with Stacy Allison-Cassin on a possible session during IFLA.
  4. Campaigns
    1. Wiki Loves Folklore
      1. Competition extended to 15 March.
  5. 2022 Grant
    1. Synopsis document circulated, European Language Equality report a key source.
    2. Draft of the grant started broadly in line with the last 2 years' applications.
  6. AOB
    1. Given that official lockdowns have been lifted, it was proposed that Rebecca's Twitch could be wound down for the moment with the potential to reuse it in the future as and when it is needed.
  7. Next meeting: 5 April 2022 at 7:00pm on Zoom

8 February 2022[edit]

At 7:00pm on Zoom

Attendance[edit]

Rebecca O’Neill, Antiqueight, Claire Murray, Shannon Eichelberger, Eugene Eichelberger, Eoin Bairead.

Agenda[edit]

  1. Matters arising
    1. Wikimedia Community Ireland is officially registered as a CLG as of 17 January 2022. The first report to the Company Registry Office is due on 17 July 2022.
  2. Education Outreach
    1. DCU
      1. Translation students are currently selecting articles to translate, and have questions relating to translating part of articles in their target articles.
      2. Rebecca suggested that the lecturer give her a list of the articles they wish to part-translate, and that she can give feedback on which parts to priortise.
      3. Claire suggested that multiple students work on the same article, translating different sections, as well as looking to add some citations in the target language.
      4. Sharing experiences with other DCU teaching staff with Dr Ruth McManus through an online teaching practice seminar.
    2. TCD
      1. Eoin O’Dell approached Rebecca to facilitate second year law students edit Wikipedia as part of a group work project. She will have a session with them on Monday 14 February.
  3. Erasmus+
    1. As a CLG, our group was accepted as a fully funded partner, and contracts to that effect have been signed this week.
    2. The project will start with an in-person event in the Netherlands in March and teacher training in the Basque Country in June.
    3. The funding allows for the payment of a contractor to work on producing and translating relevant teaching materials in Irish.
      1. The group was clear that we need to ensure that we have a transparent recruiting process, fair pay, and conditions.
  4. GLAM Outreach
    1. Hunt Museum
      1. Rebecca reported on the in-person event that was held in the museum on 20 January.
      2. Upload with Pattypan is possible again as of this week.
    2. Decade of Centenaries
      1. First meeting of 2022 with the ongoing digitisation project taking place 14 February.
  5. Campaigns
    1. Wiki Loves Folklore
      1. Judges confirmed: Clodagh Doyle, Keeper National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Michael Fortune, folklorist, and Manchán Magan, writer, traveler and television programme maker.
      2. Rebecca will continue to promote across February for the photography competition, and into March for the writing competition
  6. AOB
    1. 2022 Grant: conversations on this to begin this month.
    2. Capacity Exchange: grant reporting due by 15 February, Rebecca working on this.
    3. TY work experience week 7-11 February
      1. Photowalk created for the student for their local area using the Monumental map.
      2. Student uploading images and then learning to add them to the relevant Wikidata item.
    4. Wiki Pulse
  7. Next meeting: 8 March 2022 at 7:00pm on Zoom (International Women’s Day)

11 January 2022[edit]

At 7:00pm on Zoom

Attendance[edit]

Rebecca O’Neill, Shannon Eichelberger, Eugene Eichelberger, Sharon Flynn, Claire Murray, Kate Sheehy, Priyangee Guha.

Agenda[edit]

  1. Matters arising
    1. De-registration as a Limited partnership and re-registration as a Company Limited by Guarantee. This registration is currently being processed.
  2. Education Outreach
    1. Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom
      1. Rebecca is now a certified trainer.
    2. DCU
      1. Workshop with MA in Translation Studies students on 17 January.
      2. Committee decided that protocols for in-person events for 2022, and source suitable masks for such events. Wikimedia risk assessment can be found here.
    3. UCD
    4. Erasmus+
      1. Starting in January 2022.
  3. GLAM Outreach
    1. Hunt Museum
      1. In person event on 20 January, to be broadcast on Facebook.
    2. Dictionary of Irish Biography
      1. Steps to resolve DOI and database issues continue.
  4. Campaigns
    1. Wiki Science
      1. Winners have been decided, and will be announced next week.
    2. Wiki Loves Folklore
      1. Upcoming in February.
      2. Some suggestions on people to contact, including secondary schools.
      3. Reaching out to representatives of different cultural groups within Ireland. (Eg https://comhaltas.ie/ aka Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann)
  5. AOB
    1. Twitch streams
      1. Rebecca to experiment with Streamyard.
    2. Capacity Exchange
    3. Language Diversity Hub
    4. Work experience with Transition Year student
      1. Photowalks - how to measure the impact
      2. Emphasis on alt text/good quality captions.
      3. A blog on his work with a number of questions as prompts.
  6. Next meeting: 8 February 2022 at 7:00pm on Zoom