Wikimedians in Residence Exchange Network
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
- Creation of the user group Done - Thank you, Pharos!
- Creating a communication tool between members 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 Not done
- Listing Activities Not done
- Listing active and finished projects that wish to join the UG (if it is created) Not done
- Listing materials already existent about Wikimedian-in-residence projects Not done
- Preparing institutional contacts for the UG Not done
- Think of a name that is inclusive but also allow room for possible new groups Done John_P._Sadowski_(NIOSH) Pharos Antony 22 Mtmlan84 (talk) 16:13, 17 August 2017 (UTC)
- Write application 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) Not done
- Recruiting members (former & currents WiRs, other interested parties) Not done
Please, use the templates Done, Partly done, Doing... and 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.
- Pharos (talk) 15:23, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
- Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits
- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 15:51, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
- Carl Fredrik 💌 📧 15:59, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
- Plani (talk) 15:59, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
- Arild Vågen (talk) 16:00, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
- Krish Dulal (talk) 16:02, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
- Mtmlan84 (talk) 16:01, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
- John P. Sadowski (NIOSH) (talk) 16:01, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
- Ouvrard (talk) 16:01, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
- MidwestCuttlefish (talk) 16:04, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
- Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:16, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
- Horadrim~usurped (talk) 16:19, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
- Shameran81 (talk) 20:40, 12 August 2017 (UTC) Monika Sengul-Jones
- Wittylama (talk) 19:48, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
- John Cummings (talk) 21:17, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
- Marcus Cyron (talk) 02:38, 17 August 2017 (UTC)
- Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 16:00, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
- Lirazelf (talk) 14:21, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
- Richard Nevell (talk) – I've never been a WIR myself, but I have supported a few residencies. Richard Nevell (talk) 19:26, 19 March 2018 (UTC)