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My name is Lane Rasberry. I have been a Wikipedian since 2008. I am interested in promoting access to health information through Wikipedia. To talk to me either post on my talk page or email me to make an appointment for a phone or video chat.
Improving Wikipedia articles and available free resources is the responsibility of everyone who has a stake in community education. More specifically - since Wikipedia is the world's most popular source of health information for most topics in health, it is the particular responsibility of health educators to consider the influence and impact of Wikipedia in their fields of expertise and to recognize that they must acknowledge and respond to Wikipedia as a communication channel in some way if they are to are to be effective in outreach.
Lane Rasberry is Wikipedian in Residence at Consumer Reports, a United States-based non-profit consumer advocacy organization. His interests include clinical research, Wikipedia, access to science information, public health, and consumer rights.
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Lane Rasberry advocates for greater access to information. His interests include clinical research, Wikipedia, access to science information, public health, and consumer rights.
Lane Rasberry has edited Wikipedia almost every day since 2008. He has been a research participant in more than 40 clinical trials and both promotes clinical research and advocates for greater protections for participants. He has conducted clinical trials for the University of Washington and since 2007 has served on a community advisory board for the research of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. He is an organizer for science efforts of the Open Knowledge Foundation around Seattle. Since 2012 he has been developing health articles on Wikipedia as the Wikipedian in Residence for Consumer Reports, the United States member of Consumers International.
Summary of what I do with Wikipedia
If you have questions about what I do or want to collaborate then email me.
- I am currently living in Yonkers, New York. I go to Wikimedia NYC meetups.
- My home is Seattle, Washington, in University District. If you are there then I can connect you to Wikipedians and health educators. There is a Seattle Meetup group.
- Sometimes I am in Varanasi in North India, and in any case I know Wikipedia enthusiasts there. If you happen to be in that area and want to meet local data fanatics then write me.
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WikiProject Open Access news ( )Archive
- January 19: An op-ed in the Wikipedia Signpost presents the Signalling OA-ness project to a wider audience and contains a demo of how it might fit with both the NISO recommendations and existing Wikimedia workflows for handling references, especially with signalling full text available via Wikisource, media via Wikimedia Commons and metadata via Wikidata.
- January 15: On the 13th birthday of Wikipedia, two posts on the Wikimedia blog discuss access to the scholarly literature in the context of Wikimedia projects. The first one concentrates on The Wikipedia Library and its efforts to provide Wikipedia authors with read access to quality sources in order to improve and expand Wikipedia content. The second one focuses specifically on Open Access and how the Wikimedia and Open Access communities have interacted over the years. Both form part of the Wikimedia contributions to Copyright Week, a week of actions around copyright legislation, led by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
- Requested moves
Here is a collection of various users' thoughts on RfA. When I vote for RfA I always check the quality of a person's userpage as described at User:Bluerasberry/userpagepolicy.
Sometimes I see another editor somewhere that I know I have seen before. I use Stalker if this happens; when one inputs usernames Stalker outputs a list of articles which all of the listed users have edited. This is part of MZMcBride's toolset.
My Wikipedia books page is here.
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