Below is the Wikimedia UK monthly report for the period 1 to 30 June 2011. If you want to keep up with the chapter's activities as they happen, please subscribe to our blog, join our mailing list, and/or follow us on Twitter. You can find this report online at http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2011/June . If you have any queries, please leave a comment on the talk page.
Board activities The Board met in person on 11-12 June in Birmingham. The first day was spent on strategy discussions, and included the writing of a vision statement - "free knowledge for all" - and a mission statement. The second day was spent on formal business, particularly our charity status application, our plans for recruitment of full time staff, the upcoming fundraiser and reallocation of budget holders. Key decisions included the decision to proceed with hiring a 'chapter manager' and office manager, and to participate in the fundraiser this Autumn/Winter. A summary of the meeting was posted on the Wikimedia UK blog. Education Mike Peel spoke at the Impact of Social Sciences conference, hosted by the London School of Economics, talking about Wikipedia as an innovative approach to academic impact. A podcast recording of the talk is available. A call for applicants was put out for a Wikimedia Outreach Ambassador position at the University of Bristol. Samuel Knight from the University of Bristol was selected, and is due to start in July. Additionally, Campus Ambassador training event took place in London on 18 June, where four people from three different universities were trained to support the use of Wikipedia in higher education. GLAM Several GLAM events happened this month, including: 4th, British Library English and Drama behind-the-scenes, which had around 20 attendees, saw the creation of 24 new Wikipedia articles and improvement of various other articles - full details are at Editathon, British Library#Output. 22nd, National Railway Museum Wikimedia workshop - the agenda and participants of which are listed on 24th, GLAMcamp London had a range of Wikimedian and museum representatives meeting to discuss approaches to taking UK Wikimedia-GLAM relations forward in new and innovative ways. The latter two events were written up in the GLAM newsletter and a Wikimedia UK blog post Press coverage 1 June, Hundreds of GPs admit to using the website Wikipedia as a medical research tool, BBC News 10 June, Mystery of the Wikifixer: who is the secret image-cleansing agent?, The Independent For a summary of this story, see the Wikipedia Signpost write-up. Miscellaneous There were 4 UK Wikimeets this month: Birmingham (Sun 12 June), Edinburgh (Mon 20 June), London (Sun 12 June) and Manchester (Sat 25 June). A UK Community IRC meeting was held on the 14th June. Steve Virgin spoke at the Mashable Social Media Day Bristol - info about which is on facebook and mashable. Martin Poulter wrote a blog post on "Six unorthodox ways to use Wikipedia". Upcoming activities in July 2011-07-01 - Medical Research Council Workshop 2011-07-04 - Bristol Wiki Academy 2 2011-07-05 - Fæ in BBC Radio Scotland interview for Culture Cafe 2011-07-06 - 6-8 July, Johnbod part of Wikilounge team for "Communicating the Museum" conference, Dusseldorf 2011-07-07 - 7-9 July, Martin Poulter attending the Wikipedia in Higher Education Summit 2011-07-09 - Executive board meeting 2011-07-10 - London meetup 2011-07-11 - 11-12 July, Wikipedia stand at the CILIP conference, Hatfield 2011-07-16 - V&A Wikilounge 2011-07-21 - Steve Virgin talking about 'What is your Wikipedia Business Strategy', Business West event at Cheltenham Racecourse & Gloucestershire Cricket Club 2011-07-25 - Board meeting 2011-07-26 - Steve Virgin talking about 'What is your Wikipedia Business Strategy', Business West event at Cheltenham Racecourse & Gloucestershire Cricket Club For events in August and onwards, please see Events. Wikimedia UK is the operating name of Wiki UK Limited. Wiki UK Ltd is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. The Registered Office is at 23 Cartwright Way, Nottingham, NG9 1RL, United Kingdom.
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