Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Research Showcase - Feedback time

2019-11-15 Thread Leila Zia
Hi all, A (first and last) friendly reminder that if you haven't participated in the Research Showcase survey by now, you have one more week to do so (and we will greatly appreciate your input:). Link to survey:

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] This Month in GLAM: October 2019

2019-11-15 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.

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Research Showcase] November 20, 2019 at 9:30 AM PST, 17:30 UTC

2019-11-15 Thread Janna Layton
Hi all, The next Research Showcase will be live-streamed on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 9:30 AM PST/17:30 UTC. We’ll have a presentation from Martin Potthast of Leipzig University on text reuse in Wikipedia and other presentation from the Wikimedia Foundation’s Isaac Johnson on the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Chief of Community Engagement to leave the Foundation

2019-11-15 Thread Elena Lappen
Hi all, It seems two extra characters made their way into the end of the Wikimedia Space link. Here is the correct link, in case you’d like to leave your question there: https://discuss-space.wmflabs.org/t/wikimedia-foundation-chief-of-community-engagement-to-leave-the-foundation/2194

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Chief of Community Engagement to leave the Foundation

2019-11-15 Thread Pine W
Thanks very much for the thorough explanation, Katherine. I'll share a few comments below. These aren't directed to anyone in particular. I have no opinion one way or another about the change of structure, but I hope that for everyone's sake this will be okay, perhaps even a net positive in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Chief of Community Engagement to leave the Foundation

2019-11-15 Thread Paul J. Weiss
I find the disbanding of the Community Engagement department at WMF to be quite concerning. I will go so far as to say that I view it as a mistake that will have negative impacts well into the future. For one thing, the structure of an organization is in some sense a statement of priorities. I

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Chief of Community Engagement to leave the Foundation

2019-11-15 Thread Katherine Maher
Hello everyone, I am writing to let you know that Val D’Costa, Chief Community Engagement Officer, is leaving the Wikimedia Foundation. I also want to share some changes we’re making around how the Foundation organizes staff in the Community Engagement department. Val joined us last January,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update regarding Wikipedia video tutorial project ("NavWiki")

2019-11-15 Thread Pine W
Hi James, Thanks for the suggestion. I remember looking at VideoWiki awhile ago and deciding that it wouldn't be a good fit for what I have in mind, but I'll take another look, possibly after I'm finished with the pilot videos. I have a lot on my agenda at the moment, and I'm trying not to add