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 4:00 PM, Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Great, I'm glad to hear!
>
> (not sure why we're cross-posting to the gender gap list.)
>
>    A.
>
> On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 12:52 PM, Kirill Lokshin <
> kirill.loks...@wikimediadc.org> wrote:
>
> > 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 our annual report.
> >
> > Kirill
> >
> > --
> > Kirill Lokshin
> > President
> > Wikimedia District of Columbia
> > kirill.loks...@wikimediadc.org
> > https://wikimediadc.org
> >
> > On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 3:39 PM, Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > 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 <keilanaw...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > > 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 eligible; you do not have to be a
> > member
> > > > of WMDC or edit English projects.
> > > >
> > > > Applications are open for one week, from today through Monday, April
> 4.
> > > We
> > > > expect to let people know by April 10 whether or not their grant
> > request
> > > > has been funded.
> > > >
> > > > More information is available on the Wikimedia DC website [1].
> > > >
> > > > Apply for a grant here: https://podio.com/webforms/14722557/986696
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > [1] https://wikimediadc.org/wiki/Book_grants
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > >
> > > > Emily Temple-Wood
> > > > Vice President, Wikimedia District of Columbia
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