Re: [Wikimedia-l] Two Community Fellowship proposals that might interest you (feedback requested)

2012-07-28 Thread Ocaasi Ocaasi
Hi folks!   Two Community Fellowship Proposals you might be interested in: The Wikipedia Adventure is a dynamic, interactive learning game about how to use Wikipedia (http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Fellowships/Project_Ideas/The_Wikipedia_Adventure).   The Wikipedia Library is a

[Wikimedia-l] More opportunities for you to access free research databases!

2012-08-09 Thread Ocaasi Ocaasi
The quest for get Wikipedia editors the sources they need is gaining momentum.   Here's what's happening and what you can sign up for ''right now'': * '''[[WP:Credo|Credo Reference]]''' provides full-text online versions of nearly 1200 published reference works from more than 70 publishers in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] new report on Wikipedia sources

2012-08-10 Thread Ocaasi Ocaasi
Heather, Thanks for a fascinating read.  You managed to capture the crazy, chaotic, collaborative world we sometimes inhabit, especially during events like the Egyptian Revolution.  In all, it was a truly fascinating and consuming event to be a part of, and it got me briefly hooked on the rush

Re: [Wikimedia-l] new report on Wikipedia sources

2012-08-10 Thread Ocaasi Ocaasi
*sorry, my last response was so full of confusing errors I've rewritten it* Heather, Thanks for a fascinating read.  You managed to capture the crazy, chaotic, collaborative world we sometimes inhabit, especially during events like the Egyptian Revolution.  In all, it was a truly fascinating

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More opportunities for you to access free research databases!

2012-08-11 Thread Ocaasi Ocaasi
I think there is fair reason to raise questions about the benefit of paywalled sources, despite my optimism about the partnerships. I don't totally share the concerns, but they are surely worth addressing: First off, we are not handled any ideal choices here.  Either our editors do not have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More opportunities for you to access free research databases!

2012-08-11 Thread Ocaasi Ocaasi
A few additional thoughts: This is not just a problem with paywalled sources, but *any* source which is not available free *and* online.  Not all of the sources that have been donated are solely pay-for-access; some of them, for example, you would just need a good university library reference