[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [Annual report] Wikimedia and Libraries User Group

2018-09-17 Thread Aaron Vasanth
Hello everyone,

On behalf of the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group's steering committee,
I'm delighted to share with you, the annual report for the year 2017-18[1].

Should you have any queries, please feel free to reach out on the user
group talk page[2].

Truly,
Aaron
[1] - <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_and_Libraries_User_Group/Annual_Report/2017-18
>
[2] - <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_and_Libraries_User_Group>
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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] This Month in GLAM: August 2018

2018-09-17 Thread The 'This Month in GLAM' team
*This Month in GLAM* is a monthly newsletter documenting recent happenings
within the GLAM project, such as content donations, residencies, events and
more. GLAM is an acronym of *G*alleries, *L*ibraries, *A*rchives and *M*useums.
You can find more information on the project at glamwiki.org.

*This Month in GLAM – Issue VIII, Volume VIII – August 2018*
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Armenia report: Museums workers experiencing Wikidata power
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/August_2018/Contents/Armenia_report

Australia report: WikiTourAU and Researchers Week
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/August_2018/Contents/Australia_report

Brazil report: Brazilian Wikimedians develop tools for mass contributions:
Mbabel and Import-500px
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/August_2018/Contents/Brazil_report

France report: Ceramics and monuments
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/August_2018/Contents/France_report

Germany report: Wikipedia meets antiquity in Xanten
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/August_2018/Contents/Germany_report

Ireland report: Stories and Connections: Editing workshop in National
Gallery of Ireland
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/August_2018/Contents/Ireland_report

Kosovo report: First WoALUG contribution to this newsletter
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/August_2018/Contents/Kosovo_report

Macedonia report: WikiCity tour in Kočani and Vinica
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/August_2018/Contents/Macedonia_report

Malaysia report: World Library and Information Congress 2018
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/August_2018/Contents/Malaysia_report

Portugal report: GLAMifying the National Library
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/August_2018/Contents/Portugal_report

Republic of Korea report: Launch of GLAM Newsletter on Repupublic of Korea
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/August_2018/Contents/Republic_of_Korea_report

Serbia report: Wikimedians in residence at two Serbian museums
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/August_2018/Contents/Serbia_report

Sweden report: FindingGLAMs; National Library of Sweden; Crowdsourcing
Structured Data on Commons for GLAMs
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/August_2018/Contents/Sweden_report

UK report: Sum of All Astrolabes; Exploring Collections with Wikidata
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/August_2018/Contents/UK_report

USA report: Wiknics and Wikidata
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/August_2018/Contents/USA_report

Wikidata report: Upcoming conferences, and more
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/August_2018/Contents/Wikidata_report

WMF GLAM report: Wikimania, Wikimedians in Residence, Structured Data on
Commons, and upcoming conferences
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/August_2018/Contents/WMF_GLAM_report

Calendar: September's GLAM events
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/August_2018/Contents/Events


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[Wikimedia-l] Suspensions of affiliates

2018-09-17 Thread effe iets anders
Hi Kirill,

(changing the topic to reflect better the more abstract case: this is no
longer about WMPT, as I don't know enough about that specific instance)

I appreciate your concerns for embarrassing situations. This may be the
least painful approach in many of the cases. I also appreciate that the
Committee is between a rock and a hard place here: if such a situation
arises, there is no approach that makes everyone happy.

However, I think there's another complicating factor, which I'm not sure
whether it is currently considered sufficiently. The system of affiliates
has been designed so that there is always some level of 'democratic'
control: chapters and thematic organizations are required to have a
membership, and also user groups are required to have more participants
than just the liaisons. At least in the case of Thematic organizations and
Chapters, these membership bodies are also legally the highest authority of
the organization. (the user groups are more fuzzy, and I'll focus on
Chapters and Thematic Organizations for now)

If an organization gets suspended, that can be generally for two reasons.
First, there could be a simple misunderstanding. In that case, the board
can probably resolve this quickly, and a public announcement would
definitely do much more good than harm. But there is also the second
possibility: that there is a real problem. In that scenario, the democratic
control that we require, may be needed to manage the problem. Sure, it may
result in some messy questions to the board, and some embarrassment, but it
may also result in more actual resolutions. As a member, I would definitely
not appreciate it to only learn about the problems when there is no way
back (revocation of status).

Affiliation with the Wikimedia Movement is a core 'asset' for the Wikimedia
affiliates, and should not be revoked lightly - as I'm sure the Committee
will agree.

I would suggest that the AffCom reviews its approach here, and considers a
middle way, where the membership (or the whole community, if there is no
way to contact the membership) is informed. Whether that is through the
board or directly, whether publicly or privately will depend on the case.
The most important thing is that the membership can exercise their
responsibility and potentially decide that the board should be replaced, or
instructed to act in a certain manner.

I can imagine an approach where the board is given a week to respond to the
charges to resolve misunderstandings before the step is taken to inform the
membership (while leaving the board full discretion to contact the
membership earlier than that).

Chapters and Thematic Organizations have often a history going back many
years in our movement. They are larger than their boards, and if the
current board is unable or unwilling to resolve an issue, the membership is
at task to interfere.

Best,
Lodewijk

On Sat, Sep 15, 2018 at 7:39 PM Kirill Lokshin 
wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> The Affiliations Committee would like to provide some clarification around
> the privacy of affiliate suspension notices, particularly in the context of
> ongoing conflict mediation within and between affiliates.
>
> When we conduct investigations into the behavior of individual editors, we
> strive to maintain privacy for the individual as to the specific concerns
> under investigation.  In the case of affiliate compliance investigations,
> we similarly treat the specific concerns and the details of any
> intermediate measures (including possible suspensions) with an appropriate
> degree of privacy.  This is to avoid undue public embarrassment or ridicule
> for the individuals involved in the conflict mediation process, and to
> ensure that people are able to work with us in good faith to resolve issues
> without feeling that they will be subjected to public shaming during the
> process.
>
> Basic reporting compliance is documented in the reporting table on the
> [[m:Reports]] page, where you can see those groups which have fallen behind
> on compliance [1].  The suspension-remediation-derecognition process is
> also publicly documented on Meta [2].
>
> It is 100% at the discretion of the suspended organization whether and how
> to communicate publicly about their suspension or the details of their
> non-compliance.  Only upon revocation of recognition does the committee
> communicate publicly about the issue; even then, private details are not
> shared except as required to correct misinformation.
>
> As for ways this could be more transparent without causing undue
> embarrassment, perhaps suspension status could be indicated on the reports
> page on Meta; however, even this seems appropriate only if done at the
> discretion of those who have been suspended.  We would be interested in
> hearing more thoughts about this from those who have been through the
> process.  For anyone who wants to share their views without public
> disclosure, please feel free to message the private AffCom mailing list
> 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Vietnam Wikimedians User Group

2018-09-17 Thread Redon Skikuli
Congrats to fellow wikimedians. It is great to see more user groups develop
all over the globe.
R.S

On 17 Sep 2018 4:32 a.m., "Info WorldUniversity" <
i...@worlduniversityandschool.org> wrote:

> Congratulations, as well!
>
> Cheers, Scott
>
> Scott_WUaS
>
> On 4:16AM, Sun, Sep 16, 2018 Moheen Reeyad 
> wrote:
>
> >  Congratulations!
> >
> > On Sun, Sep 16, 2018 at 5:07 PM Nurunnaby Hasive <
> nhas...@wikimedia.org.bd
> > >
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Congratulations!
> > >
> > >
> > > Hasive
> > > WMBD
> > >
> > > On Sun, Sep 16, 2018 at 2:31 PM Shlomi Fish 
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > On Sat, 15 Sep 2018 22:43:18 -0400
> > > > Kirill Lokshin  wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hi everyone!
> > > > >
> > > > > I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has
> > > recognized
> > > > > [1] the Vietnam Wikimedians User Group [2] as a Wikimedia User
> Group.
> > > The
> > > > > group aims to encourage and promote participation and contribution
> to
> > > the
> > > > > Wikimedia projects by Vietnamese-speaking users.
> > > > >
> > > > > Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user
> group!
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > congratulations!
> > > >
> > > > > Regards,
> > > > > Kirill Lokshin
> > > > > Chair, Affiliations Committee
> > > > >
> > > > > [1]
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/
> Resolutions/Recognition_Wikimedians_of_Vietnam_Wikimedians_User_Group
> > > > > [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_Wikimedians_User_Group
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