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> Expéditeur: Amanda French <>
> Date: 19 décembre 2013 21:20:53 UTC+1
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> Objet: [OpenGLAM] Position: Wikipedia Affiliate, Roy Rosenzweig Center for 
> History and New Media
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> Position announcement: Wikipedia Affiliate, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History 
> and New Media
> (also posted at 
> In conjunction with The Wikipedia Library 
> <> project, the 
> Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media <> 
> (RRCHNM) at George Mason University is seeking applicants for a "Wikipedia 
> Affiliate."€ This is an unpaid, year-long, remote research position 
> beginning March 1, 2014 and ending February 28, 2015 that entitles the 
> affiliate to full library privileges at George Mason University 
> <>, including proxied access to all online materials 
> to which the GMU Libraries subscribe: more than 400 databases, thousands of 
> scholarly journals and mainstream periodicals, and hundreds of ebooks. The 
> position is designed to give research library access to a Wikipedia editor 
> who does not currently have such access or who has only limited access to 
> scholarly resources: the purpose of the position is to help improve 
> Wikipedia's reliability and accuracy by providing Wikipedia editors with 
> access to the best scholarly information resources while providing a model 
> for other universities to do likewise.
>     Qualifications
> The affiliate will be an experienced Wikipedia editor with at least one year 
> of regular activity contributing to Wikipedia on historical topics in any 
> field, region, or period. The affiliate will also be a thorough researcher 
> who is committed to improving Wikipedia articles by consulting and citing 
> reliable, scholarly sources and who is a lucid writer of text for Wikipedia 
> encyclopedia articles on historical topics. An undergraduate or graduate 
> degree in History, Art History, or a related discipline is desirable but not 
> required.
>     Position Description and Duties
> During the affiliate year, the affiliate will conduct scholarly research 
> using the library resources of George Mason University with the aim of 
> significantly improving the accuracy and reliability of at least 25 Wikipedia 
> articles on historical topics, preferably articles within a particular 
> historical scope (for example: modern Russian and Soviet history, U.S. Civil 
> War history, the history of late imperial China). Near the end of the 
> affiliate year, the affiliate will write a brief report listing the Wikipedia 
> articles he or she has contributed to and improved over the course of the 
> year, describing how his or her access to GMU library resources has helped 
> increase the reliability of Wikipedia on this topic and analyzing whether the 
> affiliate program could serve as a model for other universities. The 
> affiliate will also be asked to give a brief talk on the same subject to 
> RRCHNM, either in person or via a remote technology such as Skype.
>     Application Instructions
> To apply, please send the following documents to Dr. Amanda French at 
> <> by January 20, 2014:
> 1. A standard résumé or curriculum vitae that also includes
> * a link to your Wikipedia profile and
> * at least three links to Wikipedia articles on historical topics that
>   you have contributed to.
> 2. A cover letter that includes
> * a description of your background, including why you contribute to
>   Wikipedia and what level of historical expertise and interest you
>   have in which fields, regions, or periods;
> * a summary of what access you currently have (or don't have) to
>   research materials such as databases and scholarly journals;
> * an explanation of why you want to become a Wikipedia Affiliate to
>   RRCHNM; and
> * a brief outline of the historical topic(s) and/or specific Wikipedia
>   articles you would focus on during your affiliate year.
> All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the search by the end of 
> February 2014. The affiliate year will begin March 1, 2014.
>     About the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
> Since 1994 under the founding direction of Roy Rosenzweig, the Center for 
> History and New Media (RRCHNM) at George Mason University has used digital 
> media and computer technology to democratize history, €”to incorporate 
> multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation 
> in presenting and preserving the past. The center itself is a democratic, 
> collaborative space where over fifty scholars, technologists, and researchers 
> work together to advance the state of the art.
> RRCHNM uses digital media and technology to preserve and present history 
> online, transform scholarship across the humanities, and advance historical 
> education and understanding. Each year RRCHNM’s many project websites 
> receive over 20 million visitors, and over a million people rely on its 
> digital tools to teach, learn, and conduct research.
> George Mason University is a public research university located approximately 
> 14 miles from Washington, D.C., with over 30,000 students. Global education 
> and research are a fundamental part of the university’s mission to serve 
> its diverse and international student body. RRCHNM is part of the Department 
> of History and Art History.
>     About The Wikipedia Library
> The Wikipedia Library connects Wikipedia editors with libraries, open access 
> resources, paywalled databases, and research experts. We are working together 
> towards 5 big goals that create an open hub for conducting research:
> * Connect editors with their local library and freely accessible
>   resources
> * Partner to provide free access to paywalled publications,
>   databases, universities, and libraries
> * Build relationships among our community of editors, libraries, and
>   librarians
> * Facilitate research for Wikipedians, helping editors to find and
>   use sources
> * Promote broader open access in publishing and research
> The Wikipedia Affiliate to RRCHNM position is based on the Wikipedia Visiting 
> Scholar idea suggested by Peter Suber at the Harvard Open Access Project 
> <>.
> -- 
> Amanda L. French, Ph.D.
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> Cell: 720-530-7515
> Twitter: @amandafrench
> Skype: amandafrenchphd
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