Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia DC Book Grant Program Announcement

2016-03-28 Thread Asaf Bartov
Excellent. :) Does that mean there have been (positive?) conclusions from the first pilot? Is that assessment documented somewhere? A. On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 11:56 AM, Keilana wrote: > Hello all! (Apologies for cross-posting!) > > > I’m pleased to announce the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia DC Book Grant Program Announcement

2016-03-28 Thread Rob
Systemic bias issues on Wikipedia are often exacerbated by the lack of digital resources in certain subject areas. (Another reason for this librarian to get annoyed when people say everything is online.) The book grant program is a great way to help address this. On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia DC Book Grant Program Announcement

2016-03-28 Thread Kirill Lokshin
We did a preliminary assessment of the first pilot's outcomes in December, with very promising results (50+ new articles created, 10+ articles promoted to GA, and solid plans for continuing work). Our plan is to conduct a more detailed evaluation in August/September and include those results in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] any open search engine for web project starting

2016-03-28 Thread Andreas Kolbe
Dan, I understand you are currently only working on internal search, representing stage 1 of this project. But does the long-term vision of the subsequent stages still include things like – 1. incorporation of non-Wikimedia sources in search results, 2. an open source knowledge engine like IBM's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] any open search engine for web project starting

2016-03-28 Thread Dan Garry
A few of us from Discovery (myself, Tomasz Finc, Erik Bernhardson, and some others too) had the opportunity to meet Sylvain recently when he was in San Francisco. We chatted about touch points between Discovery and Common Search. One important thing I personally learnt from chatting to Sylvain is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia DC Book Grant Program Announcement

2016-03-28 Thread Sam Klein
Wonderful! I still think Erik's suggestion long ago that there should just be an Amazon bot that automatically approves & logs book orders from long-time editors, was a great one. There might still be a need for these higher-overhead programs (possibly e.g. for people who want more privacy about

[Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hour on IRC

2016-03-28 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Hey everyone :) We'll be doing another office hour on IRC for all things Wikidata on April 12th at 4PM UTC. https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=16=00=0=12=04=2016 has your timezone. I'll give an overview of what's been happening over the past 3 months and give an update on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Case for Federation: Should Parts of WMF Be Spun Off?

2016-03-28 Thread Gnangarra
Spinning off comes with issues, as we will encounter issues like we currently have with the QRpedia coding as thats now under the control of WMUK all of the data being collected is sbject to UK provacy issues that resulted in all the reporting functions being shut down... We also add to the issue

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia DC Book Grant Program Announcement

2016-03-28 Thread Keilana
Hello all! (Apologies for cross-posting!) I’m pleased to announce the second round of Wikimedia DC Book Grants, a pilot program in which we help provide editors with resources they need to improve Wikimedia projects. If you live in the United States and actively edit Wikimedia projects, you are