I'm glad to hear about the interest from the national archives, and
congratulate Abbas on his efforts bearing fruit.  Do I understand correctly
that Abbas intends to fill that role himself?

A word of advice: please make sure you don't commit prematurely to
something you might not be able to keep.  E.g. if the plan relies on WMF
funding, it is certainly too early to sign anything, before the plan was
reviewed by the GAC and WMF and a grant was approved.  I should point out
in advance that we generally consider WiR's salaries to be the
responsibility of the host institution, as we think the bigger benefit
accrues to it.  Nevertheless, context matters, of course, and this is not a
"no", to be sure.



On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 11:18 PM, Limoke Oscar <oslim...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Some good news there to seal the otherwise dark year for WMKE . Wish you
> all the best Abbas and hope we can mutually find areas to collaborate (as
> Best and happy New year to all
> On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 11:15 AM, Abbas Mahmood <abbas...@hotmail.com>wrote:
>>  Hi all,
>> After several months of negotiation, I am *almost *sealing a GLAM deal
>> with the Kenya National Archives. I'm getting the necessary paperwork done,
>> and hopefully, by January 2013, I'll have gotten the final go-ahead. So,
>> I'm guesstimating that this project may start on Feb 2013.
>> The Archives has made it very clear (from the start) that it doesn't have
>> the resources to undertake this project, so I hope that I'll manage to
>> secure a grant from the WMF to fund the Wikipedian in Residence's
>> compensation and all other associated costs. I've started making a draft
>> application here:
>> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Abbas_Mahmood/Wikipedian_in_Residence_at_the_Kenya_National_Archives.
>> I'm also planning on contacting WikiAfrica to 1) learn more from their GLAM
>> projects that they've been undertaking, 2) inquire about how much it
>> usually costs them, and 3) the challenges that they usually face.
>> This is *NOT* a public service announcement: this is just a courtesy
>> FYI, so please do NOT distribute this news until everything is official.
>> Thanks, and happy holidays :-)
>> Abbas.
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> Limoke Oscar,
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