Interesting that the question about whether oral history was a valid source came up at yesterday`s Paralympics workshop in Melbourne (great day by the way for anyone who can get to today`s session).
If someone publishes an oral history do they usually verify facts before publishing? We thought not. Cheers, Pru Pru Mitchell pru.mitch...@gmail.com > On 8 Mar 2014, at 11:37 pm, Andrew Owens <orderinchao...@gmail.com> wrote: > > that's a very valid point. I heard something a while ago about an initiative > between India and South Africa supported by WMF which was collecting oral > information from elders in those places in such a way that it could be used > as a verifiable source on Wikipedia on topics not readily covered by regular > secondary sources. > > kindest regards > Andrew > > >> On 8 March 2014 19:52, Janet Reid <lucych...@gmail.com> wrote: >>> On 8 March 2014 21:54, Craig Franklin <cfrank...@halonetwork.net> wrote: >>> For what it's worth, this is something I thought about a lot during my time >>> involved with WMAU. >>> >>> I don't think an Indigenous language Wikipedia is going to be viable in the >>> short term. >> >> It would be nice for there to be a way to recognise Aboriginal perspectives. >> Citing is likely to be a challenge. >> >> Once I showed some community women in Maree the page for Maree >> It said her language was extinct. She said it was not. >> I posted to the talk page that local people did still speak the language. >> But the source was a living person whereas the extinction was citing a >> published book. >> >> Is there a different kind of wiki project which could accommodate that kind >> of perspective/source. >> Is it possible to make articles which are relevant in their relevant >> languages? >> Not make a full wikipedia but capture descriptions of communities and places >> in the relevant language? >> >> just a thought >> >> j >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimediaau-l mailing list >> Wikimediaaufirstname.lastname@example.org >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaau-l mailing list > Wikimediaauemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l
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