[Wikimedia-l] Afrocine: Conclusion of the 2020 Months of African Cinema Global Contest

2021-04-26 Thread Sam Oyeyele
Greetings!


The Months of African Cinema Global 
Edit-a-thon
 was concluded on 30 November 2020,[1] and we want to send a big thank you to 
all the participants who helped make it a success! Over 3,200 articles were 
created across 19 language Wikipedias, surpassing all expectations and placing 
the contest firmly as one of the most successful article-writing contests on 
Wikipedia.



We also want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those who volunteered to 
be part of the jury team. It was very complicated trying to assess the quality 
of 3,000 articles, but we did it! All our winners have now been announced and 
you can check the complete list 
here.[2]



Thank you so much for being part of this global event! Thank you for helping to 
fix African content gaps on Wikipedia! We hope to see more of your 
participation in future AfroCine events and activities. Please remember to sign 
up on the main WikiProject participants’ page,[3] and on the meta page[4] to 
get updated with these activities.



Thanks,

Sam,

On behalf of The AfroCine Project team.


  1.  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_AfroCine/Months_of_African_Cinema

  2.  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_AfroCine/Months_of_African_Cinema/Winners

  3.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_AfroCine/Participants

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[Wikimedia-l] Afrocine: Participate in the Months of African Cinema

2020-08-07 Thread Sam Oyeyele
[Apologies for cross-posting]

In so much excitement, after successful iterations of the Months of African 
Cinema global contest[1] for the past years, we are happy to announce that it 
will be happening again this year, starting from October to November. In the 
past editions of the contest, over 2,000 Wikimedia pages were created across 
different Wikimedia projects (Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikimedia commons) and in 
more than 10 different languages.

The contest is organized by a Wikimedia project called “The Afrocine Project” 
[2] , which is a Wikimedia project dedicated to improving the coverage of the 
history, works, people, places, events, etc, that are associated with the 
cinema, theatre and arts of Africa, African countries, the Caribbean, and the 
diaspora.

If you would love to join us in organizing this exciting event, through the 
coordination of local programmes around African cinema (independently or 
otherwise) in your community or local language Wiki, kindly list your 
organization or country as a participant on the organizer’s meta page.[3] If 
you would need some funding to run your planned programmes, the Wikimedia 
Foundation has a rapid grant programme in place for this purpose and the 
AfroCine Project team would guide you through the application process.



If you have further questions, complaints, suggestions, etc., please reach out 
to us personally or right here on the mailing list or the project talkpage.



Thank you!

Sam.



[1]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_AfroCine/Months_of_African_Cinema

[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_AfroCine_Project

[3]https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_AfroCine_Project/Months_of_African_Cinema/2020

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Yahoo/AOL warning

2019-11-17 Thread Sam Oyeyele
Not just G-mails; I use hotmail (outlook), and all e-mails from Yahoo and AOL 
end up in my spam folder. I have tried everything possible to stop this from 
happening to no avail, but I see now that this isn't specific to just me, or 
the configuration of my mail.

Kindly,
Sam.

From: Wikimedia-l  on behalf of effe 
iets anders 
Sent: 11 October 2019 6:19 PM
To: Wikimedia Mailing List 
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Yahoo/AOL warning

(I'm not the most technical person, so feel free to correct imprecisions or
add better suggestions)
It feels like a blast from the past, but it turns out there's still a fair
amount of Yahoo/AOL users that are part of our community.

Just a fair warning: as has been known for a while now (at least 2013
), yahoo (and AOL?) emails
through mailman lists are often treated as spam by gmail email recipients.

This has gotten worse: I understand Yahoo may have blacklisted
lists.wikimedia.org altogether, and emails are bouncing. I noticed for some
50-100 email Yahoo and AOL addresses on the Wiki Loves Monuments mailing
list that they bounced back, and eventually got automatically unsubscribed.

So if you or a friend has a Yahoo or AOL email address - you/they may be at
risk of being unsubscribed from (some?) Wikimedia mailing lists without
notification. The only 'fix' that you can do, that I'm aware of, is slowly
moving to a different provider, if you want to be active on these lists.

The issue is being tracked without much visible activity here:
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T232417 (there may be more relevant
tickets).

Best,
Lodewijk
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[Wikimedia-l] Join the Months of African Cinema Global Edit-a-Thon

2019-09-24 Thread Sam Oyeyele
Greetings!

Apologies for cross-posting. After a successful first iteration of the “Months 
of African Cinema” last year, we are happy to announce that it will be 
happening again this year, starting from October 1! In the 2018 edition of the 
contest, about 600 Wikipedia articles were created in at least 8 languages. 
There were also contributions to Wikidata and Wikimedia commons, which brought 
the total number of wikimedia pages created during the contest to over 1,000. 
About 9 in-person events were also organised for the edit-a-thon in different 
parts of the world.

The contest is organized by a Wikimedia project called "The AfroCine 
Project",[1] which is dedicated to improving the coverage of the history, 
works, people, places, and events, that are associated with the cinema, theatre 
and arts of Africa, African countries, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.

If you would love to join this exciting event, please list your username as a 
participant on the English Wikipedia contest page.[2] If you would love to lead 
this contest for your country or community, please list your name in the 
coordinators page here.[3] The rapid grants team would be accepting proposals 
throughout October and November, in case you'd need funds to run local 
edit-a-thons or some other activities related to this event. Upon listing your 
name on the coordinators' page, you'd be contacted to talk about the resources 
you'd need to run the event in your community. You can also contact me directly 
for any clarifications.

Finally, We also need volunteers to handle some aspects of the AfroCine 
project. These aspects include:

1. Community Liaison: This role essentially involves closely engaging with 
local communities to support their activities within the scope of Afrocine.

2. Communications: This involves the communications aspects of the project. 
Sharing relevant information on mailing lists and social media would be the 
responsibility of this person.

3. MAC Jury: This role involves joining the jury of Months of African Cinema 
contest. We need as many people as we can get :).

4. Tools: Going forward, we would need relevant tools to better track the 
metrics and also analyse the general impact of these events. We are calling for 
Wikimedia volunteers who can navigate wikimedia tools that can be useful for 
the project.

If you would love to help with any of these roles, or some other roles that 
have not been mentioned, please contact me directly.

If you have further questions, complaints, suggestions, etc., please reach out 
to me personally or right here on the mailing list or the project talkpages.

Thank you!

Sam Oyeyele.

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_AfroCine_Project
[2] 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_AfroCine/Months_of_African_Cinema#Participants
[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_AfroCine/Coordinators

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] tRecognition of the Wikimédiens du Bénin User Group

2019-05-15 Thread Sam Oyeyele
Great news! Welcome on board!

Sam.

From: Wikimedia-l  on behalf of Felix 
Nartey 
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 1:20:20 PM
To: Wikimedia Mailing List
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikimédiens du Bénin User Group

Congratulations and Welcome!


On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 11:21 AM Paulo Santos Perneta <
paulospern...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Congratulations, I'm very happy to see another community UG from Africa in
> the Wikimedia map.
>
> Welcome Bénin! :D
>
> Paulo
>
> Aboubacar Keïta  escreveu no dia quarta,
> 15/05/2019 à(s) 01:24:
>
> > Félicitations et bien venue a la grande maison de connaissance libre
> >
> > Le lun. 13 mai 2019 à 10:59, Bobby Shabangu  a
> > écrit :
> >
> > > Congratulations to the new UG.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Bobby Shabangu
> > >
> > > On Sun, 12 May 2019 at 19:18, Shlomi Fish 
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > > On Sun, 12 May 2019 11:41:53 -0400
> > > > Kirill Lokshin  wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hi everyone!
> > > > >
> > > > > I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has
> > > recognized
> > > > > [1] the Wikimédiens du Bénin User Group [2] as a Wikimedia User
> > Group.
> > > > The
> > > > > group aims to support the community of active contributors that
> > develop
> > > > > content about Bénin, its story, culture, and people; to promote
> > > Beninese
> > > > > indigenous languages on Wikipedia and its sister projects; and to
> > > develop
> > > > > partnerships with national and international institutions to
> promote
> > > use
> > > > of
> > > > > and contribution to Wikipedia.
> > > > >
> > > > > Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user
> group!
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Congratulations!
> > > >
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> > > > > Kirill Lokshin
> > > > > Chair, Affiliations Committee
> > > > >
> > > > > [1]
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Agreement Reached Between Wikimedia Israel and Israeli Archives

2019-03-05 Thread Sam Oyeyele
Congrats to the WMIL team! Welldone!

Sam.

From: Wikimedia-l  on behalf of Ivan 
Martínez 
Sent: 27 February 2019 7:27 PM
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Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Agreement Reached Between Wikimedia Israel and 
Israeli Archives

Congratulations Michal and Wikimedia Israel!

El mié., 27 feb. 2019 a las 2:33, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel (<
it...@wikimedia.org.il>) escribió:

> You can also read more about it on Haaretz:
>
>
> https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-after-uploading-28-000-historical-images-wikimedia-signs-deal-with-national-library-1.6976376
>
>
>
> *Itzik Edri*
> Chairperson
> it...@wikimedia.org.il
> +972-54-5878078
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 6:19 PM Michal Lester 
> wrote:
>
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I'm happy to share with you that last Monday, nearly four months after
> > Wikimedia Israel’s extraction of nearly 28-thousand public-domain
> > photographs  from
> archives
> > affiliated with the State of Israel and the Zionist movement, an
> agreement
> > was finally reached to reconcile the differences between the parties and
> to
> > assure future cooperation.
> >
> > The archives from which the photographs had been extracted last November
> > questioned the legitimacy of Wikimedia Israel’s move and demanded an
> > apology for the misuse of their websites. They agreed, on the other hand,
> > to enhance access to public-domain material stored in their archives and
> to
> > further cooperation with Wikimedia Israel.
> >
> > Following the agreement, Wikimedia Israel released a statement saying it
> > “regrets the situation that has resulted from lack of communication
> between
> > the archives and Wikimedia Israel”. The statement further says that
> > “different world-views and organizational cultures harmed the dialogue
> and
> > distorted the understanding of the intentions of the archives and of
> > Wikimedia Israel”. The statement ends by saying that “this is not how the
> > affairs should have been conducted, and we wish to apologize to anyone
> who
> > sees themselves offended by the move”.
> >
> > The agreement calls for better access to public material, while
> maintaining
> > better sensitivity, and “respecting the rights of those who deposited the
> > material and the Israeli law”. In addition, Wikimedia Israel offered its
> > help in the effort to digitalize the material and make it more
> accessible.
> > This should serve not only Israelis, but also people throughout the
> Middle
> > East, who could find interest in historical photographs taken decades ago
> > in neighboring countries and territories.
> >
> > I hope that in the near future this agreement will lead to a better
> > collaboration and releasing of materials.
> >
> > Michal
> >
> >
> >
> > *Michal Lester,*
> >
> > *Executive DirectorWikimedia Israel*
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [wikicite-discuss] Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation, staying on the wikis

2019-02-14 Thread Sam Oyeyele
Dario,

Thank you very much for your work in the movement. Thanks for the assistance 
you've rendered to me, when it comes to Wikimedia collaborations and events.

I'd definitely miss seeing you on the Wikimedia research showcase. However, I'm 
also happy that you get to move on to an area that's closer to your heart. 
Wishing you all the best in this new venture!

Kindly,
Sam.

From: Wikimedia-l  on behalf of 
Dariusz Jemielniak 
Sent: 14 February 2019 3:11 PM
To: Wikimedia Mailing List
Cc: wikicite-disc...@wikimedia.org; Research into Wikimedia content and 
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Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] [wikicite-discuss] Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation, 
staying on the wikis

Dario,

It has been amazing to watch you develop research at the Foundation, and I mean 
it both as a researcher myself, and a Wikimedian!

DJ "pundit"

On Thu, Feb 14, 2019, 14:52 Amir Sarabadani 
mailto:ladsgr...@gmail.com>> wrote:
Dario, I will never forget all of your help when I started working on AI
projects in Wikimedia. Thank you!
Hope to see you soon in one of conferences and Good luck in your new job!

Best

On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 2:00 AM Daniel Mietchen via Wikimedia-l <
wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hi Dario and Leila,
> it's been a pleasure collaborating with you in the past, and I hope
> this will continue despite the changes in your roles.
> Best,
> Daniel
>
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 11:13 PM Yaroslav Blanter 
> mailto:ymb...@gmail.com>>
> wrote:
> >
> > Dario, thanks for your effort. It was a pleasure working with you, and I
> am
> > also happy that you will stay around as a volunteer. My congratulations
> to
> > Leila. Whereas at this point I am rather skeptical and sometimes vocal
> > about WMF in general, I have a tremendous respect for both of you.
> >
> > Cheers
> > Yaroslav
> >
> > On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 11:05 PM Samuel Klein 
> > mailto:meta...@gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> > > Dario -- what news!  And how close that seems to your recent pushing
> of us
> > > all.
> > > How lucky the projects have been to have you building a research
> > > constellation, for these many years.
> > >
> > > Leila, congrats + warm wishes in your new role.
> > >
> > > With wikilove and taxonometrics,
> > > SJ
> > >
> > > On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 4:56 PM Dario Taraborelli <
> > > dtarabore...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hey all,
> > > >
> > > > I've got some personal news to share.
> > > >
> > > > After 8 years with Wikimedia, I have decided to leave the Foundation
> to
> > > > take up a new role focused on open science. This has been a difficult
> > > > decision but an opportunity arose and I am excited to be moving on
> to an
> > > > area that’s been so close to my heart for years.
> > > >
> > > > Serving the movement as part of the Research team at WMF has been,
> and
> > > > will definitely be, the most important gig in my life. I leave a
> team of
> > > > ridiculously talented and fun people that I can’t possibly imagine
> not
> > > > spending all of my days with, as well many collaborators and friends
> in
> > > the
> > > > community who have I worked alongside. I am proud and thankful to
> have
> > > been
> > > > part of this journey with you all. With my departure, Leila Zia is
> taking
> > > > the lead of Research at WMF, and you all couldn't be in better hands.
> > > >
> > > > In March, I’ll be joining CZI Science—a philanthropy based in the Bay
> > > > Area—to help build their portfolio of open science programs and
> > > technology.
> > > > I'll continue to be an ally on the same fights in my new role.
> > > >
> > > > Other than that, I look forward to returning to full volunteer mode.
> I
> > > > started editing English Wikipedia in 2004, working on bloody
> chapters in
> > > > the history of London <
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smithfield,_London>;
> > > hypothetical
> > > > astronomy ; unsung heroes
> > > > among women in science ;
> and
> > > > of course natural
> > > > ,
> technical
> > > >  and
> > > political
> > > > disasters
> > > > <
> > >
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_interference_in_the_2016_United_States_elections
> > > >.
> > > > I’ve also developed an embarrassing addiction to Wikidata, and you’ll
> > > > continue seeing me around hacking those instances of Q16521
> > > >  for a little while.
> > > >
> > > > I hope our paths cross once again in the future.
> > > >
> > > > Best,
> > > >
> > > > Dario
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > >
> > > > *Dario Taraborelli  *Director, Head of Research, Wikimedia Foundation
> > > > research.wikimedia.org • 
> > > > nitens.org • @readermeter
> > > > 

[Wikimedia-l] Afrocine: The Months of African Cinema Continues.....

2018-11-19 Thread Sam Oyeyele
Greetings!


Thank you very much to those who have signed up to participate in the Months of 
African 
Cinema<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_AfroCine/Months_of_African_Cinema>
 global contest/edit-a-thon, and thank you for your contributions so far.


We are moving towards the conclusion of the contest and a lot have been 
achieved already! We have been able to get over about 300 articles created in 
over eight (8) languages! The figures soars to up to a thousand, if Wikidata 
entries are included. Furthermore, there have been about 6 in-person gatherings 
of Wikipedians in different countries across the world to create articles about 
African(a) cinema!


We are very excited about what has been achieved so far, but your contributions 
are still needed to further exceed all expectations! Let’s create more articles 
before the end of this contest, which is this November!!!

  *   Article suggestions can be found 
here<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_AfroCine/Article_Suggestions>.
 You can also add to this list.
  *   Some notable reliable sources for African cinema can be found 
here<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_AfroCine/Reliable_Sources>.
 Again, this list needs expansion.
  *   Interested in Wikidata translation? check out the Occupation 
Drive<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Wiki_Loves_Women/Occupations>,
 which is being led by Wiki Loves Women, in support of the contest and the 
project!
  *   Please remember to list articles you have created or improved in the 
Article 
Achievements<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_AfroCine/Months_of_African_Cinema#Article_achievements>
 section of the contest page, so that they can be easily tracked.

Thank you once again for being part of this global event!


Kindly,

Sam Oyeyele.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiIndaba 2019: Call for Submission.

2018-10-09 Thread Sam Oyeyele
Hello everyone!

This is a friendly reminder that the call for proposals for WikIndaba 
Conference 2019 ends in less than 5 days; on 14th October. If you wish to 
present a talk, panel or workshop session at this conference, please ensure to 
do that before the deadline. Instructions on how to submit your proposal can be 
found here: 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiIndaba_conference_2019/Submissions

Kindly,
Sam.

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Subject: [Wikimedia-l] WikiIndaba 2019: Call for Submission.

Apology for cross posting!
Dear Community Members,
We are now accepting applications for Programs Submission for Wiki Indaba 2019 
in Nigeria.
WikiIndaba will be held in January 2019, in Abuja, Nigeria.Please check the 
below link for more information about 
submissions.https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiIndaba_conference_2019/SubmissionsDeadline
 for submission is October 14th. Please reach out to 
wikiindaba2019prog...@gmail.com for more information or comments.
Kayode Yussuf,
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for: Programs Committee
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[Wikimedia-l] Join Us on the AfroCine Project!

2018-09-21 Thread Sam Oyeyele
Greetings!

Apologies for cross-posting. This is to introduce a new Wikimedia project 
called "The AfroCine Project".[1] This new project is dedicated to improving 
the coverage of the history, works, people, places, events, etc, that are 
associated with the cinema, theatre and arts of Africa, African countries, the 
Caribbean, and the diaspora. If you would love to be part of this (or you're 
already active in this area), by coordinating local programmes around African 
cinema (independently or otherwise) in your community or local Wiki, kindly 
list your username or organization as a participant on the meta project page 
cited above.

Furthermore, In the months of October and November, we are organizing a global 
contest and edit-a-thon tagged: "The Months of African Cinema".[2] If you would 
love to join this exciting event, also list your username as a participant on 
the English Wikipedia contest page. If you would love to lead this contest (or 
any other relevant program) for a non-English Wikipedia community, please feel 
free to translate the English Wikiproject page to your local language 
Wikipedia, or you can create one from scratch!

If you have any questions, complaints, suggestions, etc., please reach out to 
me personally or right here on the mailing list or the project talkpages.


Thank you!

Sam Oyeyele.

[1]https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_AfroCine_Project
[2]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_AfroCine/Months_of_African_Cinema
[3]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_AfroCine
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[Wikimedia-l] Join Us on The AfroCine Project

2018-09-19 Thread Sam Oyeyele
Greetings!

Apologies for cross-posting. This is to introduce a new Wikimedia project 
called "The AfroCine Project".[1] This new project is dedicated to improving 
the coverage of the history, works, people, places, events, etc, that are 
associated with the cinema, theatre and arts of Africa, African countries, the 
Caribbean, and the diaspora. If you would love to be part of this (or you're 
already active in this area), by coordinating local programmes around African 
cinema (independently or otherwise) in your community or local Wiki, kindly 
list your username or organization as a participant on the meta project page 
cited above.

Furthermore, In the months of October and November, we are organizing a global 
contest and edit-a-thon tagged: "The Months of African Cinema".[2] If you would 
love to join this exciting event, also list your username as a participant on 
the English Wikipedia contest page. If you would love to lead this contest (or 
any other relevant program) for a non-English Wikipedia community, please feel 
free to translate the English Wikiproject page to your local language 
Wikipedia, or you can create one from scratch!

If you have any questions, complaints, suggestions, etc., please reach out to 
me personally or right here on the mailing list or the project talkpages.


Thank you!

Sam Oyeyele.

[1]https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_AfroCine_Project
[2]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_AfroCine/Months_of_African_Cinema
[3]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_AfroCine

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Sverige receives $65k+ in funding for our\tLibrary Data project

2018-08-27 Thread Sam Oyeyele
This is a great news! Congratulations to WMSE and everyone who made this 
possible!

Sam.

From: Wikimedia-l  on behalf of John 
Andersson 
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2018 2:48:35 PM
To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org; g...@lists.wikimedia.org; 
cultural-partn...@wikimedia.ch
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Sverige receives $65k+ in funding for our 
Library Data project

*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
[1]
https://libris.kb.se/deldatabas.jsp 
[2]
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

*
Kind regards,

John
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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] [Affiliates] Recognition of Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda

2018-07-01 Thread Sam Oyeyele
Congratulations to the Ugandan team. Welcome to the club! :)

Sam.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Igbo Wikimedians User Group

2018-05-20 Thread Sam Oyeyele
Big congrats. Looking forward to the great projects this new user group has in 
store! Welcome.

Sam.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Stewards elected

2018-03-01 Thread Sam Oyeyele
Congratulations to all the elected stewards!

Sam.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] User:Bhadani has passed

2018-02-23 Thread Sam Oyeyele
May his soul rest in perfect peace!

Sam.


From: Wikimedia-l  on behalf of 
Ravishankar Ayyakkannu 
Sent: 17 February 2018 12:25
To: Wikimedia Mailing List
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] User:Bhadani has passed

I am sad to know this news about User:Bhadani's demise.

I knew him as a very wise person with an open mind.

That he chose to write his autobiography as a Wikipedian shows how much he
valued the movement.

My heartfelt condolences to his family.

Ravi


On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 5:55 PM, Sydney Poore 
wrote:

> Very sorry to learn of his passing. He will be missed.
>
> Sydney
>
> Sydney Poore
> User:FloNight
> Co-founder Kentucky Wikimedians,
> Co-founder WikiWomen User Group,
> Co-founder WikiConference North America
> Board member of Wiki Project Med Foundation
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 8:56 PM, Md. Ibrahim Husain 
> wrote:
>
> > Our fellow Wikipedian Gangadhar Bhadani has passed away 8th February
> 2018.
> > He was one of the active Indian Wikipedians on English passionately
> > contributing since 2005.
> > May his soul rest in peace.
> >
> > Mohammad Ibrahim Husain Meraj
> > Member, Wikimedia Bangladesh
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] User Halibutt has passed

2018-02-02 Thread Sam Oyeyele
This is quite sad. May his soul rest in peace.


Sam.


From: Wikimedia-l  on behalf of Shlomi 
Fish 
Sent: 01 February 2018 09:32:14
To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] User Halibutt has passed

On Wed, 31 Jan 2018 22:24:09 +0100
Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska  wrote:

> I am sad to inform you that today Krzysztof Machocki (user:Halibutt) has
> passed away. With his passing our community loses a brilliant and
> passionate Wikimedian and Wikimedia Polska loses a valued spokeperson. But
> what is the most important - many of us lose a beloved, beloved friend.
>
> Krzysztof was known for his joy and passion. For his faith in how Wikipedia
> makes the world better.
> We lose him but let us not lose that faith.
>
> There is a memorial page on Polish Wikipedia. You can leave your
> condolences there and we will give them to Krzysztof's family.
>
> https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedysta:Halibutt/Ksi%C4%99ga
>
>

Sorry to hear about that.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] New Affiliations Committee appointments

2018-01-25 Thread Sam Oyeyele
Congratulations to everyone who has been appointed.

Sam.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] New Affiliations Committee appointments

2018-01-25 Thread Sam Oyeyele
Congratulations to everyone who has been appointed.

Sam.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Austin Hair is gone

2017-12-21 Thread Sam Oyeyele
This is quite sad. Life is indeed short. May his soul rest in perfect peace! :(


Sam.


From: Wikimedia-l  on behalf of Asaf 
Bartov 
Sent: 18 December 2017 14:51:30
To: Wikimedia Mailing List
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Austin Hair is gone

Dear Wikimedians,

I regret to have to inform this list that veteran Wikimedian and longtime
volunteer administrator of this mailing list, Austin Hair (User:Austin
Hair), has died, after prolonged health complications.

If you knew him, a good place to leave condolences is his talk page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Austin_Hair#Condolences

Life is short. Be kind to one another.

Asaf
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana

2017-12-16 Thread Sam Oyeyele
Big congratulations to the Botswana community! This is long overdue :).

Sam.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Open Foundation West Africa

2017-10-14 Thread Sam Oyeyele
Big congrats to the OFWA team! Looking forward to more wonderful projects from 
you all.

Sam.
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