this sounds interesting - but what are the conditions of this book and articles written? will there be available for free?
rupert. On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 4:41 PM, Everton Zanella Alvarenga <ezalvare...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > (Sorry for the cross-posting, but today is Saturday.) > > *Important dates:* > > Proposals Submission Due: January 31, 2013 > Full Chapters Due: March 15, 2013 > Final Submission Due: July 1, 2013 > > *Editors (to whom chapters should be sent and questions addressed): > > Pnina Fichman (fichman at indiana.edu <mailto:fichman at indiana.edu>); Noriko > Hara (nhara at indiana.edu <mailto:nhara at indiana.edu>) Indiana > University, Bloomington. > > *Introduction:* > > Wikipedia offers articles in 285 languages and more than 80% of > Wikipedia articles are written in languages other than English. In > addition, the English Wikipedia itself attracts users from all over the > world. This global nature of Wikipedia provides a rich socio-technical > environment to examine a wide range of international and cross-cultural > issues. Despite the global reach of Wikipedia, most of the published > works about Wikipedia are based on the English site. More research > should pay attention to the global, multilingual nature of Wikipedia to > gain a better understanding of online international cooperation, on one > hand, and of cross-cultural variations in mass knowledge production > processes and outcomes, on the other. The purpose of this book is to > explore a wide range of international and cross-cultural issues as they > are manifested on Wikipedia. We are particularly interested in research > that takes a socio-technical perspective on the global Wikipedia and > integrates social theory to explain online interactions. For example, we > invite studies on online global collaboration, coordination, and > conflict management in this rich socio-technical environment. We hope > that these works will highlight implications for other socio-technical > environments or extend the use and development of social theory. This > unique publication aims to be a collection of international and > cross-cultural research on the Wikipedia.We expect that this edited > volume will appeal to academic researchers, graduate, and undergraduate > students interested in Wikipedia and, more broadly, in social studies of > information and communication technologies, as well as to Wikipedia > contributors. > > *Recommended topics*: > > We are seeking chapters that include both empirical and conceptual work > and soliciting innovative analysis of international and cross-cultural > aspects of Wikipedia to be part of this book. > > Appropriate topics for chapters include (but are not limited to) the > following list: > > ·Case studies of Wikipedia in one of the 285 languages, with special > interest in small and medium size Wikipedias; for example, focusing on > policies, processes, interactions or information quality > > ·Conflict and collaboration in editing international entries on any > particular language of Wikipedia > > ·International and cross-cultural collaboration; for example, > international cooperation in fighting vandalism > > ·Intercultural synergy across boundaries on Wikipedia or Wikimedia projects > > ·Cross-cultural studies that compare more than one Wikipedia, for > example, focusing on: > > ·Cross-cultural comparisons of content, structures, and contributions > > ·Comparative studies of policies, interactions, and processes > > ·Efforts to understand similarities and differences across Wikipedia in > multiple languages in user motivations, establishment and maintenance of > local communities and challenges > > ·Comparative analysis of editing policies around the globe > > ·Information quality across two or more Wikipedia languages > > ·Comparison of scope and representation of topics across Wikipedia in > several languages > > ·Vandalism and trolling behaviors across national and language boundaries > Chapters are expected to have between 4000 and 5000 words (excluding > references, figures, and tables). Only original work whose copyright is > owned (or cleared) by the chapter authors and not considered for > publication elsewhere can be considered for inclusion. > > *Important dates*: > > *January 31, 2013: submit 2-3 page chapter proposals and authors’ bios > (200 words) > *Feb 1, 2013: receive acceptance notification > *March 15, 2013:*submit first full chapters > *May 15, 2013: receive reviewers’ comments > *July 1, 2013: submit final versions > > This book is scheduled to be published by Scarecrow Press. For > additional information, please visit https://rowman.com/Scarecrow. > Scarecrow Press is the publisher of, among other titles, /Digital > Media/: /Technological and Social Challenges of the Interactive World/ > (2011). The publication is anticipated to be released in 2014. > ****************************************** > EASA Media Anthropology Network > http://www.media-anthropology.net > For further information please contact: > Dr. John Postill > RMIT University, Melbourne > jrpost...@gmail.com > To manage your subscription to this mailing list, visit: > http://lists.easaonline.org/listinfo.cgi/medianthro-easaonline.org > > -- > Everton Zanella Alvarenga (also Tom) > "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more > useful than a life spent doing nothing." > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list > wikimedi...@lists.wikimedia.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l _______________________________________________ WikimediaBR-l mailing list WikimediaBRfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediabr-l