Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing our newest thematic organisation, Wikimedia Medicine

2019-07-31 Thread FULBERT
Excellent news for Wikimedia Medicine, and hopefully for the increased impact 
its efforts will have on healthcare knowledge sharing and engagement. 

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> On Jul 31, 2019, at 11:25 AM, Kirill Lokshin  wrote:
> 
> Hi everyone!
> 
> I'm very happy to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
> has approved the recognition of Wikimedia Medicine [1] as a Wikimedia
> thematic organisation.
> 
> Over the past several years, Wikimedia Medicine has successfully planned
> and executed a significant program portfolio, attracting new contributors
> and forming partnerships with both movement affiliates and external
> institutional partners around the world.  Wikimedia Medicine is an
> ambitious, innovative, and highly effective organization that has
> demonstrated a substantial record of independent programmatic impact and
> continues to foster innovation and collaboration with numerous other
> entities across the Wikimedia movement.
> 
> Wikimedia Medicine's efforts to deliver critical medical information to
> underserved and underrepresented communities reflect the principles of
> infrastructure and inclusiveness espoused in the Wikimedia movement
> strategic direction, and represent a key potential area of growth for
> emerging movement communities.  The recognition of Wikimedia Medicine as a
> Wikimedia thematic organisation reinforces the our movement’s shared
> commitment to this direction, and will support Wikimedia Medicine's future
> partnerships with high-profile government institutions and NGOs.
> 
> Wikimedia Medicine is our first truly global thematic organisation, and we
> hope that this recognition will be the first of many as our community of
> globally-focused Wikimedia user groups continues to evolve.
> 
> I want to thank everyone who has been involved with setting up the new
> thematic organisation, and recognize their commitment and patience over the
> past year as we've worked through the thematic organisation recognition
> process.  Please join me in congratulating the entire Wikimedia Medicine
> team for their accomplishment!
> 
> Regards,
> Kirill Lokshin
> Chair, Affiliations Committee
> 
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Project_Med
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Encyclopedic Writing Guide

2017-09-25 Thread FULBERT
This looks great; I can only wish it were in English!!

Perhaps it is and I missed a link for it? Sounds like a useful resource!!

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> On Sep 25, 2017, at 12:13 PM, Michal Lester <mles...@wikimedia.org.il> wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> I’m excited to share with you our new interactive tool *teaching
> encyclopedic writing*[1]. Encyclopedic writing differs from other kinds of
> writing, such as academic, journalistic, or creative writing. In order to
> learn how to contribute substantial content to Wikipedia, it is not enough
> to learn the technicalities of using Wikipedia's interface, as taught by
> the interactive educational software[2]. The Encyclopedic Writing Guide was
> born of a need to instruct participants in our Educational projects, as
> well as the general public, on the principles of encyclopedic writing, and
> specifically those of Wikipedia. The guide is aimed at teaching the rules
> and "best practices" that apply at various stages of contributing content
> to Wikipedia: from choosing a topic for an article, to finding sources, to
> structuring the article, and finally, the required writing style. The guide
> thus teaches how to asses the encyclopedic importance of a topic, how to
> find independent and reliable sources on that topic, how to structure the
> information according to Wikipedia's article format, and how to produce
> neutral and succinct writing.
> 
> The guide is built as a website. Users are invited to choose between two
> tracks: a track for expanding existing articles and a track for writing new
> ones. In both tracks, each of the four stages is presented on a different
> page, where the related information, tips, examples and practical tools are
> concentrated. The information is presented in a basic concise form, and the
> users are invited to open links and pop-ups to obtain more information and
> practical examples.
> 
> Editing Wikipedia is not just a technical skill. While learning how to use
> Wikipedia's interface is necessary, it is not sufficient in order to learn
> how to contribute substantial content to the platform. The Encyclopedic
> Writing Guide is the first tool of its kind teaching how to create
> encyclopedic content.
> 
> Best,
> 
> *Michal Lester,*
> 
> 
> 
> *Executive DirectorWikimedia Israel*
> [1] https://guide.wikimedia.org.il/
> [2] http://www.wikimedia.org.il/%D7%9C%D7%95%D7%9E%D7%93%D7%94/
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