Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to a "Wikimedia Café" casual online meetup

2018-08-30 Thread Pine W
Hi folks,

The first Wikimedia Café  meetup  was surprisingly well attended with four
people. Also, a few people contacted me off list to express interest. So, I
will host another Café meetup next month, again one hour before the
WMF-hosted Wikimedia Activities Meeting. If you're interested in the Café
then please mark your calendars now, because I will send at most one more
reminder before the September meetup.

*Au revoir* ,

Pine
( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )


On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 6:24 PM Pine W  wrote:

> Hi folks,
>
> I would like to remind you about this invitation for tomorrow.
>
> I anticipate that there will be few people who attend, and that's okay.
>
> Currently, I am using the free version of Zoom which allows 40 minutes for
> meetings, so I will be on Zoom starting at 17:00 UTC for 40 minutes. There
> will be a 20 minute break between the end of the Café meetup and the start
> of the WMF activities meeting.
>
> If you are concerned about privacy but would like to attend, it's fine to
> attend with voice only. The Zoom software allows people to disable their
> video.
>
> Example subjects that might come up for discussion include:
>
> * Affiliate activities
> * Growth strategies
> * Finance
> * Community health
> * Legal issues
> * Structured data on Commons
> * "Between the Brackets" podcasts
> * Quality and quantity of information on Wikipedia
> * Design
>
> There's no pressure to attend if you're not interested or have something
> else that is important to do during the Café time tomorrow. This is a
> social invitation.
>
> Until next time,
>
> Pine
> ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
>
>
> On Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 11:15 PM Pine W  wrote:
>
>> Hi folks,
>>
>> Based on comments that I received on Wikimedia-l, I would like to invite
>> people to a casual online meetup one hour before the monthly WMF Metrics
>> and Activities Meeting.
>>
>> There will be no set agenda. You can come with questions or ideas that
>> you would like to discuss. Please be willing to listen to questions and
>> ideas from other Wikimedians.
>>
>> I will host the meeting with the Zoom software. You can join with
>> software or by using your phone. If you join by phone then your phone
>> number will be visible to other participants.
>>
>> The primary language of the meeting will be English, but if people would
>> like to communicate in diverse languages then that is okay too. We can
>> facilitate translation by text chat. Many Wikimedians, myself included, are
>> multilingual in varying degrees, so we might try to have live
>> interpretation also.
>>
>> Here is information about how to connect:
>>
>> Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/136978210
>>
>> Or iPhone one-tap :
>> Argentina: +543415122188,,136978210#
>> Or Telephone:
>> Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current
>> location):
>> Argentina: +54 341 512 2188
>> Australia: +61 (0) 2 8015 2088  or +61 (0) 8 7150 1149
>> Canada: +1 647 558 0588
>> Hong Kong, China: +852 5808 6088
>> France: +33 (0) 1 8288 0188  or +33 (0) 7 5678 4048
>> Germany: +49 (0) 30 3080 6188  or +49 (0) 30 5679 5800
>> Israel: +972 (0) 3 978 6688
>> Italy: +39 069 480 6488
>> Japan: +81 (0) 3 4578 1488  or +81 524 564 439
>> Mexico: +52 229 910 0061  or +52 554 161 4288
>> Spain: +34 84 368 5025  or +34 91 198 0188
>> Sweden: +46 (0) 7 6692 0434  or +46 (0) 8 4468 2488
>> Russia: +7 495 283 9788
>> United Kingdom: +44 (0) 20 3051 2874  or +44 (0) 20 3695 0088
>> US: +1 408 638 0986  or +1 646 558 8665
>> Meeting ID: 136 978 210
>> International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/ekaPibJIy
>>
>> The first "Wikimedia Café" meetup will be on 30 August 2018, at 17:00 UTC
>> / 10:00 Pacific.
>>
>> Let me emphasize that the environment won't be like this
>> ,
>> so please don't feel intimated if you are nervous about public speaking.
>> (If a conversation feels to me like it is becoming uncivil or intimidating,
>> then I will ask the debaters to quiet themselves or to move to somewhere
>> else.) The meeting will generally have an environment that is more like
>> this
>>  or
>> this
>> .
>> I anticipate that few people will come, which is okay. I hope that if you
>> come then you will enjoy the environment and conversation.
>>
>> Until next time,
>> Pine
>> ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
>>
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [GLAM] Wikimedia Sverige receives $65k+ in funding for our Library Data project

2018-08-30 Thread Md. Ibrahim Husain
That is a wonderful news. Congrats to Wikimedia Sverige. Hopefully the
project will be a great success.

Md. Ibrahim Husain
User:Ibrahim Husain Meraj
Member, Wikimedia Bangladesh



On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 1:26 AM Wikimedia Argentina <
comunicac...@wikimedia.org.ar> wrote:

> Thanks John!
>
> Giselle Bordoy
> Responsable de Comunicación y Cultura
> Communications and Cultural Manager
> *A. C. Wikimedia Argentina*
>
> 2018-08-29 16:23 GMT-03:00 John Andersson :
>
> > Hi Giselle,
> >
> > You can read more about the project in English here:
> > https://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Projekt:Strategisk_
> > inkludering_av_biblioteksdata_på_Wikidata_2018/Background
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > John
> >
> >
> > Den mån 27 aug. 2018 18:24Wikimedia Argentina <
> > comunicac...@wikimedia.org.ar>
> > skrev:
> >
> > > Congrats! Open data is the present and future of cultural projects :)
> > > I would love to read more about the project. This is the only link in
> > > english that I found [1]
> > > Have you got something else John?
> > >
> > >
> > > Best,
> > > Giselle
> > >
> > > [1]
> > > http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/kungliga_biblioteket/
> > pressreleases/kb-becomes-the-first-national-library-to-
> > fully-transition-to-linked-data-2573975
> > >
> > > Giselle Bordoy
> > > Responsable de Comunicación y Cultura
> > > Communications and Cultural Manager
> > > *A. C. Wikimedia Argentina*
> > >
> > > 2018-08-27 11:08 GMT-03:00 Alex Stinson :
> > >
> > >> Congratulations John! Library data is such a powerful first step for
> > >> engaging partners, and we definitely need more case studies on this!
> > >>
> > >> Cheers,
> > >>
> > >> Alex
> > >>
> > >> On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 9:48 AM, John Andersson <
> > >> john.anders...@wikimedia.se> wrote:
> > >>
> > >>> *Hi everybody and sorry for crossposting,Wikimedia Sverige is proud
> to
> > be
> > >>> the recipient of $65,500 in support from the Swedish National Library
> > for
> > >>> our project Library Data.We will work in collaboration with the
> Swedish
> > >>> National Library to include a number of datasets onto Wikidata, such
> as
> > >>> data about authors, libraries and different special databases of
> > >>> bibliographies[1]. This is a pilot project where we aim to discuss
> with
> > >>> the
> > >>> community what to include and what to exclude. Based on the
> discussions
> > >>> and
> > >>> the requests from the community we will design a continuation of this
> > >>> project (if this first part is deemed successful continuous funding
> is
> > >>> possible for 3-4 more years).We started investigating a possible long
> > >>> term
> > >>> partnership with the National Library in 2017 when Wikimedia Sverige
> > >>> delivered inputs to the new National Strategy for the Library Sector
> on
> > >>> how
> > >>> Sweden's libraries can work with Wikimedia for mutual benefits.[2]
> The
> > >>> National Library has just made history as the world's first national
> > >>> library to fully transition to Linked Open Data (BIBFRAME 2.0),[3] so
> > the
> > >>> timing could not have been better; we are now in position to examine
> > how
> > >>> this move can benefit Wikidata and other Wikimedia projects.Please
> > >>> contact
> > >>> the project manager André Costa (andre.co...@wikimedia.se
> > >>> ) or the developer Alicia Fagerving
> > >>> (alicia.fagerv...@wikimedia.se ) if
> you
> > >>> have
> > >>> any questions. As always, you can find the full application on our
> wiki
> > >>> (in
> > >>> Swedish):
> > >>>
> > >>> https://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Projekt:Strategisk_
> > inkludering_av_biblioteksdata_på_Wikidata_2018/Ansökan
> > >>> <
> > >>> https://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Projekt:Strategisk_
> > inkludering_av_biblioteksdata_p%C3%A5_Wikidata_2018/Ans%C3%B6kan
> > >>> >[1]
> > >>> https://libris.kb.se/deldatabas.jsp  > deldatabas.jsp
> > >>> >
> > >>> [2]
> > >>>
> > >>> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Sverige_-_
> > Wikipedia_och_biblioteken_i_Sverige.pdf
> > >>> <
> > >>> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Sverige_-_
> > Wikipedia_och_biblioteken_i_Sverige.pdf
> > >>> >
> > >>> (in Swedish)[3]
> > >>>
> > >>> http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/kungliga_biblioteket/
> > pressreleases/kb-becomes-the-first-national-library-to-
> > fully-transition-to-linked-data-2573975
> > >>> <
> > >>> http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/kungliga_biblioteket/
> > pressreleases/kb-becomes-the-first-national-library-to-
> > fully-transition-to-linked-data-2573975
> > >>> >
> > >>> *
> > >>> Kind regards,
> > >>>
> > >>> John
> > >>> - - - -
> > >>> John Andersson
> > >>> Executive Director
> > >>> Wikimedia Sverige
> > >>>
> > >>> Phone: +46(0)73-3965189
> > >>> Email: john.anders...@wikimedia.se 
> > >>> Visiting address: Goto10, Hammarby Kaj 10D, 120 32 Stockholm
> > >>> ___
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> > >>> 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to the August 2018 Wikimedia Monthly Activities Meeting: Thursday, August 30, 18:00 UTC

2018-08-30 Thread Lena Traer
REMINDER: This meeting starts in 30 minutes.


On Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 10:21 AM, Gregory Varnum 
wrote:

Hello everyone,
>
> As I mentioned last month, we are making some tweaks to the monthly
> activities meeting to help better reflect the meeting's current purpose.
>
> We will be discussing some of the changes at the next meeting. In short,
> we are working to make it easier for anyone in the community to sign up to
> give a presentation. We are also changing the name of the meeting from
> "Wikimedia Foundation metrics and activities meeting" to the "Wikimedia
> monthly activities meeting". This new name better reflect the meeting's
> scope beyond just the Wikimedia Foundation and reality that the metrics
> discussed during this meeting several years ago have long-ago moved to more
> frequently updated and accessible platforms (such as the online report card
> and related analytics reports).
>
> The next Wikimedia monthly activities meeting will take place on Thursday,
> August 30, 2018 at 6:00 PM UTC (11 AM PDT). The IRC channel is
> #wikimedia-office on https://webchat.freenode.net, and the meeting will
> be broadcast as a live YouTube stream.[1] We will post the video recording
> publicly after the meeting.
>
> Meeting agenda:
> * Welcome and introduction
> * Movement update
> * Update on mobile personas work with Logic Department
> * Introducing the Wikimedia Product Principles
> * Update on Wikimedia monthly activities meeting
> * Questions and discussion
> * Wikilove
>
> Please review the meeting's Meta-Wiki page for further information about
> the meeting and how to participate:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_monthly_activities_meetings
>
> We will be making some updates to the Meta-Wiki page in the coming weeks,
> and discussing those changes during the upcoming meeting.
> The September 2018 monthly activities meeting will take place on Thursday,
> 27 September, starting at 18:00 UTC (11:00 Pacific Daylight Time).
>
> Thank you,
>
> -greg
>
> [1] https://youtu.be/yZPZmRQnkXU
>
>
> ---
> Gregory Varnum
> Communications Strategist
> Wikimedia Foundation
> gvar...@wikimedia.org
> Pronouns: He/Him/His
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Vad gör dig lycklig den här veckan? / What's making you happy this week? (Week of 26 August 2018)

2018-08-30 Thread geni
On 29 August 2018 at 21:53, Pine W  wrote:
> What's making you happy this week? You are welcome to write in any language.



Great Dorset Steam Fair happened. 522 full size steam engines. 2008
classic commercial vehicles, 40 diesel heavy haulage, over 200
tractors, 20 odd classic plant,  120 stationary engines, 94 classic
cars and a lot of other stuff (motorbikes, bikes, classic dairy, steam
organs, steam fairground etc). I've got ~1600 to go through and start
adding to this year's commons category:


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Great_Dorset_Steam_Fair_(2018)

The fair is still a great source of photos for wikipedia articles.

---
geni

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