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Books & Bytes New Years Double Issue[edit]

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Volume 1 Issue 3, December/January 2013

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Happy New Year, and welcome to a special double issue of Books & Bytes. We've included a retrospective on the changes and progress TWL has seen over the last year, the results of the survey TWL participants completed in December, some of our plans for the future, a second interview with a Wiki Love Libraries coordinator, and more. Here's to 2014 being a year of expansion and innovation for TWL!

The Wikipedia Library completed the first 6 months of its Individual Engagement grant last week. Here's where we are and what we've done:
Increased access to sources: 1500 editors signed up for 3700 free accounts, individually worth over $500,000, with usage increases of 400-600%
Deep networking: Built relationships with Credo, HighBeam, Questia, JSTOR, Cochrane, LexisNexis, EBSCO, New York Times, and OCLC
New pilot projects: Started the Wikipedia Visiting Scholar project to empower university-affiliated Wikipedia researchers
Developed community: Created portal connecting 250 newsletter recipients, 30 library members, 3 volunteer coordinators, and 2 part-time contractors
Tech scoped: Spec'd out a reference tool for linking to full-text sources and established a basis for OAuth integration
Broad outreach: Wrote a feature article for Library Journal's The Digital Shift; presenting at the American Library Association annual meeting
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August 2014[edit]

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Fields Medal page[edit]

Hello there,I'm that user who's been the victim of editing the Fields Medal page(i.e.I got blocked with charge of Vandalism.).I've got three question:1)When the current protected status of that page ends,Does the page current contents remain in place or they are replaced with the old version? 2)I've prepared a new and somehow comprehensive table about Fields medalists.I posted this table on the discussion section of the Fields Medal page,and I request for comments about this(If You come there and see my that table I will be really glad,and don't forget to put your comment about it down there!;-)),but so far,just one person did so.Is it normal? 3)Should I submit a request for edit to replace the new table with current one?Or should I wait for reaching a consensus?Thank You. Rezameyqani (talk) 07:50, 19 August 2014 (UTC)Rezameyqani (talk) 08:32, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Hello. I looked at the block log: the block of 48 hours is now over, and the issue was not vandalism, but edit warring.
You are welcome to edit Fields Medal, but there are two or three things you should do:
  • Use an edit summary to explain your changes;
  • Make small changes, not changes in several places at once, so you can explain them.
  • Give some sort of reference for any serious factual change.
Charles Matthews (talk) 08:42, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your kind words and great tips.I will take them seriously and I do my best to imply them when trying to edit an article. As far as I could realize,You are somehow involved in math!I will be glad to hear your comment about the table I created.Finally,the old table contains many errors.If I wanted to discuss these errors one by one on the talk page,It will take a very longtime!Is there any possibility that we can convince Wiki community to accept this substantial change?Thank You.Rezameyqani (talk) 10:04, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Probably the best advice is to leave a message (new section) on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Mathematics. I last worked as a mathematician 25 years ago now. Charles Matthews (talk) 10:10, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks my friend,I did it right away. Rezameyqani (talk) 10:44, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

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WikiProject assessment tags for talk pages[edit]

Replacement filing cabinet.svg Thank you for your recent articles, including Stanislaus Hoga , which I read with interest. When you create a new article, can you add the WikiProject assessment templates to the talk of that article? See the talk page of the article I mentioned for an example of what I mean. Usually it is very simple, you just add something like {{WikiProject Keyword}} to the article's talk, with keyword replaced by the associated WikiProject (ex. if it's a biography article, you would use WikiProject Biography; if it's a United States article, you would use WikiProject United States, and so on). You do not have to rate the article if you do not want to, others will do it eventually. Those templates are very useful, as they bring the articles to a WikiProject attention, and allow them to start tracking the articles through Wikipedia:Article alerts and other tools. For example, WikiProject Poland relies on such templates to generate listings such as Article Alerts, Popular Pages, Quality and Importance Matrix and the Cleanup Listing. Thanks to them, WikiProject members are more easily able to defend your work from deletion, or simply help try to improve it further. Feel free to ask me any questions if you'd like more information about using those talk page templates. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 15:01, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
This is the third time you have contacted me on this matter.
Let me then explain my time management system. When I create an article, I do more work than I think most people do, in linking to it from other articles. This sometimes involves adding up to 100 wikilinks. I believe no one else is likely to do this work.
Mostly my articles are well identified by the keyword bot, and notified to WikiProjects. This seems to me a good system. Members of the WikiProject can tag the talk page if that is appropriate. I feel this work is likely to be done by someone else, and divsion of labour applies.
Charles Matthews (talk) 15:18, 29 August 2014 (UTC)