A chronic problem for most of the movement is a shortage of human resources, both volunteer and paid. Hopefully the work of Aaron H. and company on revision scoring will help us to keep more of our good-faith newbies. I also think that the bitey-ness of some Wikimedians can be counterproductive, and I'd like to see broad improvements in civility on our projects which I hope would correlate with improved contributor retention.
I agree that it would be good to have more open access sources available, and I like the concept of open access signalling. I'm happy to talk about the human resources shortage issue in more depth; let's fork that subject if there is interest in continuing to discuss it. Pine On Dec 1, 2015 12:22 AM, "Andrea Zanni" <zanni.andre...@gmail.com> wrote: > I don't really mind WMF working with closed-access publishers, if that > works. > What I think is that we don't put the same effort indoing something with > the openaccess world: all the initiatives I know are volunteer-based. > > Two pop up in my mind: > the Signalling Open Access project, aimed to put an icon aside every > reference in Wikipedia, to signal if the article is OA or closed. Ask > Daniel Mietchen for updates. > > The other one is the possibility of uploading thousands of articles in > wikisource, directly in HTML. Remember, we have Wikipedia Zero: putting > stuff onWikisource means having a free digital library to everyone. In the > recent Wikisource conference in Vienna we talked about that too, and rhere > is an ongoing discussion in the English Wikisource. > > Both these two projects could have a huge impact on open access and in > general for our mission, but they rely on the good will and free time of > few individuals, and have done for years now. > > Aubrey > Il 01/dic/2015 03:54 "John Mark Vandenberg" <jay...@gmail.com> ha scritto: > > > On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 1:32 PM, Milos Rancic <mill...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > May we actually stop having anything with these pest? > > > > > > http://custodians.online/ > > > > I dont believe we can stop using closed access journals, as that would > > reduce the quality of our projects, but we can use links to them as an > > opportunity to educate the public. > > > > > > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_%28idea_lab%29#Solidarity_with_Library_Genesis_and_Sci-Hub > > > > However WMF should discontinue its relationship with Elsevier and > > Taylor & Francis via the 'Wikipedia Library'. > > > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Elsevier_ScienceDirect > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Taylor_%26_Francis > > > > -- > > John Vandenberg > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > > Wikimediaemail@example.com > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>