Wikimedians in Residence Exchange Network

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

The Wikimedians in Residence Exchange Network (WREN) is a potential Wikimedia user group for Wikimedians in residence. The application for the user group was made after the WiRs "Birds of a Feather" session at Wikimania Montreal and is currently being reviewed by the Affiliations Committee.

We now have a Facebook group for discussion.


Wikimedian-in-Residence activities began in 2010, at the British Museum. Since then, Wikimedians-in-Residence have increased in number and diversity continuosly, growing from a GLAM-oriented focus, to STEM and other projects, such as the work at the Constitutional Court of Austria (in German). Seven years and more than 100 projects in, there's still no organized communication and exchange process between Wikimedians-in-Residence. This proposed UG wishes to remedy that, connecting past and current Wikimedians-in-Residence, supporting new activities and projects, providing guidelines and material for both residents and institutions, all for the betterment of the works being developed.

Mission, Goals and Objectives[edit]

Open tasks[edit]

  • Creation of the user group Yes check.svg Done - Thank you, Pharos!
  • Creating a communication tool between members Yes check.svg Done - Horadrim~usurped (talk) 15:27, 13 August 2017 (UTC) - Wikimania 2017 had a session that helped connecting a few of us. We still need to create or select a tool to keep this off-wiki communication flow, either a Facebook Group, or e-mails, or something in the likes. On-wiki communication is already possible, through this proposed UG.
  • Creating Mission, Goals and Objectives X mark.svg Not done
  • Listing Activities X mark.svg Not done
  • Listing active and finished projects that wish to join the UG (if it is created) X mark.svg Not done
  • Listing materials already existent about Wikimedian-in-residence projects X mark.svg Not done
  • Preparing institutional contacts for the UG X mark.svg Not done
  • Think of a name that is inclusive but also allow room for possible new groups Yes check.svg Done John_P._Sadowski_(NIOSH) Pharos Antony 22 Mtmlan84 (talk) 16:13, 17 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Write application Yes check.svg Done John_P._Sadowski_(NIOSH) Pharos Antony 22 Mtmlan84 (talk) 16:13, 17 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Define set-up for user group page (which sections/themes, pages, we would like to have) X mark.svg Not done
  • Recruiting members (former & currents WiRs, other interested parties) X mark.svg Not done

Please, use the templates Yes check.svg Done, Yellow check.svg Partly done, Symbol wait.svg Doing... and X mark.svg Not done when listing activities. If you wish to take charge of one of the tasks, just sign next to it, and add any related info after it.







Membership is open to all current and former Wikimedians in Residence. To join, add your name below.


See also[edit]