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A gift for Teddy[edit]

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Autotuned version of Teddy's song!

I made a little gift for Teddy - a new version of his song!--Jimbo Wales (talk) 17:06, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Ok, that is one of the greatest things ever. Jimbo, I'm really impressed with your epic musical skillz! SarahStierch (talk) 21:37, 9 October 2011 (UTC)


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Class work beginning for online ambassadors[edit]

My class has started editing their articles - please watch over them as they start. Thanks! See the list . Awadewit (talk) 19:36, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

Please communicate with the students on the simple English Wikipedia - some of them accidentally made accounts here, but we are trying to keep everything on the simple English Wikipedia for simplicity's sake - thanks! Awadewit (talk) 02:42, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
It looks like the students are really going to need to help identifying reliable sources. Please help them! Thanks! Awadewit (talk) 02:46, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
Sorry about the Wikipedia v. Simple thing. Definitely a habit. Unfortunately I will only be able to assist & play catch up on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, as this is a work project and I need to compartmentalize to stay sane/keep my family a priority. Unfortunately last week also coincided with our 3rd image donation upload, which took all my time. I did get a meeting in with our American curator and archivist and they're aware that I may be requesting some specific sources in the coming weeks, but as mentioned they are extremely overwhelmed with preparations for holiday exhibits. This is their busiest time of year. I'll definitely do the best that I can, though. You can let students know in class tomorrow that they can feel free to touch base with me (on Simple or here) if they have specific requests. There is also the option of me hosting them for a (possible) curator or archivist meeting on-site if they can accommodate a Tuesday or Wednesday. They will need to reach out to me, though, if they're interested in that. Thanks Adrianne! Sorry that my assistance didn't pan out quite as nicely as I'd hoped it would. But I do hope to be of some help. Best- LoriLee (talk) 15:57, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

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Wikiproject QRpedia[edit]

I started "Wikiproject QRpedia". Please join. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:43, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

Children's Museum update[edit]

Kit Cat Klock

It's time again to share the latest news on the Children's Museum of Indianapolis Wikipedia project! In the last few months we have been busy with our third image donation, which was made up of 150 images that were professionally photographed specifically for this upload. We are asking for volunteers to categorize these images and distribute them into Wikipedia articles. Your help is appreciated! Check them out here.

We have also donated our first video and a second GLAM-Wiki Infographic to Commons. In September we were thrilled to welcomed Jimmy Wales to the museum. Following our successful Edit-a-Thon and Translate-a-Thon in August, translations have continued with the help of the established QRpedia community, (particularly Russian translations thanks to Lvova!) We have begun to analyze our implementation of QRpedia codes and completed an extensive case study. In November we presented at the Museum Computer Network conference about how museums can effectively collaborate with Wikipedia. You can see more details on the Prezi.

In more general news, in addition to serving as the Children's Museum's Wikipedian-in-Residence, it was recently announced that I will be taking on the role of US Cultural Partnerships Coordinator for the Wikimedia Foundation. In this role I will be working to streamline the process of connecting interested US GLAMs with the Wikipedia community. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to let me know. Be sure to sign up for This Month in GLAM to keep up with the latest GLAM-Wiki news from around the world (subscribe).

We have a listing of High Need and Moderate Need requests on the Ways to Help section on the project page. I encourage you to lend a hand if you're able. While the Children's Museum partnership continues to truck along, we still are in desperate need of volunteers to help disperse our images and update and maintain content. Thank you for your time and help. Happy holidays! LoriLee (talk) 16:45, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Adding images[edit]

You're welcome and congrats I've added some photos from the Children's Museum to several articles on en.wp (see my contribs.) I'm happy to help--please let me know if I can be of further assistance. Also, congrats on getting a job out of all of this! —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 18:12, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Wow thanks so much Justin! You made some great additions and I really appreciate it! I'm quite proud of the Elton John one, especially ;). My supervisor asked if you'd be willing to add "from the collection of The Children's Museum of Indianapolis" to some of the captions that it makes sense to. The GLAM community in general is actually in quiet talks regarding the more deliberate attribution of these images to the institutions that go through so much effort to release them. In the meantime, captions are incredibly useful. Thanks again for your help & great to hear from you! HstryQT (talk) 18:42, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
Captions I'm pretty opposed to adding "from such-and-such museum" or "photographed by so-and-so" unless that particular collection is itself notable or that particular photographer. I certainly won't stop anyone else from adding this kind of information and I understand why these institutions want to promote their collections, but its simply extraneous in most circumstances. Does someone reading about Elton John really need or want to know that the Children's Museum in Indianapolis has this hat? I would think not. Again, I understand the request and I appreciate the reasoning, but I hope you won't be offended if I choose to not add them myself. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 01:45, 22 December 2011 (UTC)
Not offended at all :) - I actually fall more on your side of the discussion. Thanks for getting back to me & for adding the images! LoriLee (talk) 13:02, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

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Your input is needed on the SOPA initiative[edit]

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Russian TCMI[edit]

I've just noticed that a lot of TCMI-related articles are at ru:wp; is there some sort of group you're working with there as well? Nyttend (talk) 05:19, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thanks for positive feedback! Just got back from the recent Changes Camp in Canberra where I had the chance to develop some of my ideas and I hope to get them expressed soon in some comprehensible way. Congratulations on finding images of the lovely old penny and halfpenny that disappeared in 1966 when we went decimal. Lovely to see them! Whiteghost.ink 09:21, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:GLAM/Delaware Art Museum[edit]

SarahStierch referred me to you, as the WP:GLAM person. Please take a look at User talk:Dthomsen8/Draft articles/DMA as a second draft, with help from Smallbones (talk of redoing Delaware Art Museum#Collections. I have dropped some of the links in the original in redoing the whole section, and I am unsure if I am consistent in adding subsection and sub-subsection headings, but overall I think this is much better visually. Smallbones, Sarah and I are members of Wikipedia:GLAM/Delaware Art Museum. --DThomsen8 (talk) 18:18, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for checking in! I'm really glad to see Smallbones' cooperation with DAM resulting in some updates so soon. I've been staying up to speed on this project from early on. In regards to updating the Delaware Art Museum article itself, I would suggest that you read my case study on my extensive revamp of the Indianapolis Museum of Art article. While this project was extremely detailed and somewhat over the top, the general premise of transparency and thoroughness is key. Also, I would suggest you avoid lists altogether. Use the IMA's article as a model for the types of headings to include, specifically I'd strongly suggest that the Collections section be narrative in style, not a list at all. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for your help with the DAM project! LoriLee (talk) 18:31, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
I will follow up with your advice, but not today, there is a football game I will watch!--DThomsen8 (talk) 18:36, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
I'm well aware! I live in Indianapolis. Very exciting :). Keep me posted! LoriLee (talk) 18:37, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

That's what friends are for..[edit]

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As if it can't get any cuter - we're moving from a sloth to a sloth bear with a baby on her back!!! Can't wait to see you in DC this week. Much love to my wiki-sister <3 SarahStierch (talk) 02:32, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
I love seeing affirmation and regard expressed via sloth bears! Best wishes to you both this week--I'll be sending good vibes from the MKE. Jgmikulay (talk) 03:02, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for all the hard work on GLAM:US![edit]

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For all the hard work on GLAM:US and for evoking feedback and taking all the criticism. Fuzheado | Talk 21:36, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

brooklyn museum[edit]

hi, User talk:Dwythe is apparently deb wythe [1]; [2] one for the contacts. Slowking4†@1₭ 19:52, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

hi nice pic of you [3] Slowking4†@1₭ 03:03, 13 February 2012 (UTC)
i made a list of carousels User:Slowking4/List of carousels on the National Register of Historic Places. might make a good list article. Slowking4†@1₭ 06:22, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I, SarahStierch, hereby award you, LoriLee, with the Real Life Barnstar for your excellence in offline outreach for the GLAMWIKI movement and your wonderful execution of planning GLAMcamp DC this weekend. Thank you! SarahStierch (talk) 16:33, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Happy Valentine's Day[edit]

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Only the best for one of Wikipedia's best!

(Feel free to send this to your other Valentines)
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Indianapolis images[edit]

Thanks for the notification! Here are some ideas for photos:

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Thanks![edit]

Thanks, Lori! -PKM (talk) 21:56, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thank you for awarding me the GLAM barnstar! It was a pleasure for me to give a little contribution to the GLAM project. I am possibly going to become a Wikipedian in Residence myself, collaborating with the Gianni Caproni Museum of Aeronautics in Italy, which is where I come from... (The museum doesn't have an article in English yet, but i'm working to fix that. The collaboration has already started, even though at an informal level :D) I strongly believe in cooperation between Wikimedia projects and cultural insitutions, so... keep up the good work! And thanks again! --M.L.WattsAir Mail ✈ 13:30, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

GLAM[edit]

Hello. It seems you're the main person for GLAM. I'd like to do several batch uploads of PD government archives but can't seem to get an email response from them. The archives I'd like to upload are as follows:

See also: commons bot request

Would you be able to get an OTRS ticket filed for the individual archives? Thanks! If you're not the right person to ask, is there someone else? Smallman12q (talk) 23:24, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Hello! Thanks for touching base. I am indeed the main person for GLAM in the US. I first was wondering with whom you're referring that you did not receive a response? Did you email glam@wikimedia.org? I did not notice an email there. Or are you referring to each individual institution?
I see your Commons bot request, but I'm not sure how I can best help you. I can't necessarily push bot requests through more quickly. I would merely send you to the Commons:Guide to batch uploading and ensure you're following that process. In regards to OTRS, it's my understanding that in some cases the institution needs to send a letter to OTRS to more clearly state that permission has been granted for the upload. I do not have contacts at these individual institutions in order to facilitate that happening, and often that takes time and negotiations before it does. But, because you're mostly dealing with PD material, this may not be necessary.
  • NASA: copyright information. This seems to have been written in 1998, but it says images can't be used commercially. For this reason they can't be mass uploaded to commons.
  • Oregon State Archive: I know that a few participants in WP:Oregon are working on this. I would suggest that an OTRS letter should come from the institution in order to clarify the licensing, but this may not be necessary. You'd probably have to look more into that and check with those who run the Commons Batch Uploads.
    • I would also consider waiting until September to do these uploads, since some could be used for Wiki Loves Monuments, if you or the institution were interested.
  • PHIL, NLM seem to be clearly in the public domain and should be OK.
  • The CDC is obviously public domain because it's federal, but it isn't specifically listed as such. You may need to confirm with User:Dominic to see how he dealt with mass uploads of federal images/multimedia that may not have otherwise been specifically listed as public domain.
I'm sorry to not offer more help. There is a tremendous backlog of cultural institution mass uploads, and I'm not experienced enough on the technical aspects to be able to offer any further advice. Thanks for touching base. LoriLee (talk) 17:28, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the response. I should've clarified my question: Would you be able to get in touch with the listed institutions, and get an OTRS ticket filed? I don't really need any help from the technical side (these images and data can be easily scraped off their websites), mainly it's a pain to get in contact with these agencies to get permission. For NASA in particular, I believe NASA works are in PD, and here it states "Photographs are not protected by copyright unless noted.", but here it states "Accordingly, it is requested that for any case in which a photograph is used in advertising and other commercial promotion, a layout and copy of the document should be submitted to NASA prior to release.". It'd be nice if this could be clarified. I'm not sure if I should proceed on such batch uploads w/o an OTRS ticket. I'll ask Dominic to comment.Smallman12q (talk) 23:14, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
You don't actually need an OTRS ticket unless there is reason to believe that the content is under a restrictive copyright license. US federal government works lacking copyright notices are generally presumed to be in the public domain if there is no notice, and that is how I would treat the CDCTV ones. Just make sure there is no reason to believe they actually came from some third party. The NASA copyright notice doesn't actually assert copyright or restrict commercial usage—it merely prohibits the use of NASA photographs to imply a false commercial endorsement. Photos produced by federal employees employed by NASA in the course of their duties are not protected by copyright. NASA is well within their rights to request attribution (which we would do anyway) and even notification for commercial uses, but these are not copyright restrictions, and do not really concern us. We do not have to be worried at all about uploading public domain images from NASA without an OTRS release, as long as we use commons:Template:PD-USGov-NASA and follow Commons policy.
The hard part is setting everything up so it is just right on Commons before you upload. You'll want to make sure you have the right licensing templates, and might need to create new ones (like for Oregon ones). You'll need to have a way to detect all the important metadata and upload it in the right fields (and you might need to design a custom template for this). And you'll want to think about how to categorize the files. Are there large batches that you can pre-categorize, or subject headings in the metadata? If that's not sufficient, maybe you can upload them with an "uncategorized" template and get the Oregon WikiProject to work on categorizing them? Commons cares quite a lot about good categories to make files discoverable. I suggest you pick one of your batches and create a request at commons:Commons:Batch uploading for it. The Commons actually has to approve any mass bot uploads, and that is where these issues are discussed before approval. Dominic·t 08:01, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the response Dominic! I've updated my commons request with an Oregon template, and provided a link to the xml file with the data. As I don't need approval for the NASA/CDC I'll do those next. Thanks again for the response.Smallman12q (talk) 23:50, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────The upload for the Oregon State Archive is complete. See the 4.2k images at Commons:Category:Images from Oregon Historical County Records Guide.Smallman12q (talk) 00:03, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Fantastic! Thanks so much for pushing through with this. I'm so glad Dominic was able to clarify things for you. I tend to err on the side of caution, but wasn't able to follow up as well as I'd wanted in the midst of my current workload. Thanks for touching base! Would you be interested in writing this up for the April edition of This Month in GLAM? That'd be a great way to share this resource with a captive audience. Thanks again! LoriLee (talk) 16:44, 16 April 2012 (UTC)
Sure. I'll write up a snippet later in the week. I plan to do the Marshall Image Exchange next. Still would be nice if you could get a government social media contact.Smallman12q (talk) 22:33, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
I've written the snippet, let me know if its fine.Smallman12q (talk) 00:53, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm very appreciative that you'd take the time. That will be the best way for the GLAM-Wiki community to see that that resource is now available. I apologize for my lack of follow through with your thoughts and requests; I'm not typically this neglectful. It's just a crazy time for me right now in the real world. I'll be able to look into the possibilities of your points in early May. Thanks again for your patience and perseverance! LoriLee (talk) 16:22, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────I've filed a bot request Marshall Space Flight Center's Image Archive commons:Commons:Bots/Requests/Smallbot 3. You're welcome to leave comments.Smallman12q (talk) 01:58, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

Hi from Alverno[edit]

Hi Lori! We are in class and I'm showing the students your Talk page. Jgmikulay (talk) 15:26, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Hi Jenny! And hello Jenny's class! Let me know if you have any questions; I'll be watching :)
Now that I've replied here I'll be putting a "Talk back" template on Jenny's page so she knows I replied. LoriLee (talk) 15:31, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
Hey class!!!! Lori mentioned ya'll were stopping by her talk page...I just wanted to say hi and welcome to Wikipedia and don't also forget to stop by the Teahouse, make a guest profile and ask any questions there also! See you on wiki! Sarah (talk) 15:34, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for providing a great demonstration of how responsive the Wikipedia community can be! Jgmikulay (talk) 16:36, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

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Historic preservation conference[edit]

Just curious — have you been able to find a picture for Matt at the Historical Bureau?

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Publicity[edit]

Hey, that would be awesome if you could spread the word about the Wiknic in Evansville. And woah Face-surprise.svg, you're driving all the way from Indy? Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) 21:12, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Well, a few of us are driving from Indy, if you look at the list. : ) LoriLee (talk) 14:07, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
Glad to hear it Face-grin.svg. Hopefully we'll have the date and place set soon so we can start canvassing for it on Facebook! Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) 16:47, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
We'll be meeting at West Branch Library noon to 4 p.m. on June 30th. See you soon! Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) 02:54, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

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University of Houston[edit]

I'd be happy to contact them and let them know of the username rules etc WhisperToMe (talk) 01:52, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

GLAM-WIKI 2012[edit]

Hi Lori,

You registered your interest for GLAM-WIKI 2012 a while ago - this is to let you know that registration, and the call for papers, are now open. Hope to see you there! Andrew Gray (talk) 22:28, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

Wikinic - last minute planning[edit]

The Wiknic is nearly upon us! We need to figure out who can bring different food items; please reply at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/Evansville/Wiknic/2012#Food. Thanks! Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) 22:52, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Jacqueline Anderson photo by Maxwell Anderson[edit]

The photograph you uploaded of Jacqueline Anderson says it was put into the public domain by Maxwell Anderson. How can that be verified? Where did you get that photo? Jason Quinn (talk) 15:35, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Luncheon at Wikimania 2012[edit]

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Are you a woman attending Wikimania 2012? If so, join us on Saturday, July 14, for the annual WikiWomen's Luncheon (fka WikiChix Lunch) This event is for any women attending Wikimania. Pick up your lunch, compliments of Wikimania, and join us at 1:30pm in the Grand Ballroom for a lively facilitated discussion hosted by Sue Gardner. We look forward to seeing you there. Please sign up here. Sarah (talk) 10:41, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

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Wikimania Barnstar[edit]

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It was great to see you at Wikimania 2012! --evrik (talk) 14:00, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

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GLAM Talk[edit]

I Lori I'm doing a talk for the IUB Libraries' Digital Library Brown Bag series and wanted to know if you would like to speak with me and share your experiences participating in the GLAM community and the importance of archives and libraries getting involved and working with like organizations such as museums and galleries. The talk is scheduled for Wednesday, October 31 from 12-1 on the Bloomington campus. If you could let me know by this Friday, August 10 if you would be interested in talking that would be great! Sorry for the late notice. I just finalized the date yesterday.

Etlib (talk)

Hello! It's great to hear that you'll be doing a brown bag! I so wish that I could help you with it. Unfortunately my commitments have been put on hold for the fall because we have had some staff changes at the museum, and my responsibilities will be expanding significantly over the next couple of months during this transition. Because Bloomington is a full day trip for me, I know that I wouldn't be able to ask off for it. I do want to be sure that you receive all of the resources you need though, so let me know if you need help (virtually) in preparing. Thank you for touching base! LoriLee (talk) 16:09, 8 August 2012 (UTC)
Hi Lori. No problem. I wanted to reach out to you because you have been so actively involved in GLAM and presented several times at Wikimania and your local (kind of). I know you know much more about the project than me. I would be happy to take any resources (useful links, etc.) you have related to GLAM. Please let me know if there is anything in particular you think I should be sure to discuss such as a particular project that was very successful and received positive feedback. I know GLAM has been very successful as a project but if there are any standout projects, let me know. I'm planning to explain GLAM and discuss some of the institutions that have been involved such as the Children's Museum, the Smithsonian and the National Archives and the role of the Wikipedian in Residence. Also, we typically broadcast the session virtually though Adobe Connect so we may be able to bring you in virtually if you are able to do a short talk.

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New project[edit]

Hey Lori! I'd love your input on the project I am in the process of starting. If you have time to take a look, especially at the questions on the talk page, that'd be fabulous. And of course, if you are too busy, then I understand - no pressure at all. Thank you! SarahStierch (talk) 21:54, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

It'd also be cool to get your input in regards to bringing more moms into the project (since we've discussed that in the past). Danke :) SarahStierch (talk) 22:32, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

talkback[edit]

of sorts here. Danke :) SarahStierch (talk) 21:27, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Q[edit]

...over at WT:GLAM#Wikipedia:GLAM getting started. Thanks, Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 02:29, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

Let's get the blogging party started![edit]

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Hi Lori! Thank you for signing up to be a founding volunteer of the WikiWomen's Collaborative. I've started to draft ideas for blogs on meta, here! Feel free to chime in, and let's get this blogging party started! :) SarahStierch (talk) 00:09, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library on GLAM[edit]

Hello,

On the Commons, commons:User:Bdcousineau states that the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library are interested in participating in GLAM and porting there collections to the Commons. Could you reach out to them?Smallman12q (talk) 11:36, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up Smallman. I've met Bettina and encouraged her to get started, and she's been in consistent contact with Dominic at the National Archives, which is the most natural place for her to receive continued support. I appreciate it! LoriLee (talk) 15:14, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
They said NARA wasn't being helpful...so you're the coordinator...maybe there's some miscommunication somewhere?Smallman12q (talk) 15:49, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Collaborative[edit]

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Hi Lori! I just wanted to let you know that the WikiWomen's Collaborative have launched! You can read all about it on this quick blog that I wrote! Do be sure to participate in the Facebook page and Twitter if you can, and suggest that your friends do as well. If you'd like to be a made an admin on Facebook, just let me know! Also, we've got our own blog channel now, so let's start getting those blogs rolling :) Happy to have you involved - let's do this! SarahStierch (talk) 22:43, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: September 2012[edit]

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Wikimedian in Residence at Ladd Observatory[edit]

Hello. I am trying to organize a residence project at Brown University's Ladd Observatory. I saw your name mentioned at GLAM/Getting Started and would appreciate any advice or help in making contacts to move this forward. I've started a draft proposal at Outreach:Wikipedian_in_Residence/Ladd_Observatory and would be grateful if you could take a look and offer any suggestions. --mikeu talk 16:37, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

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You might be a little biased about my deserving strawberries...but I'll take them! :) HstryQT (talk) 14:55, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

GLAM talk advice[edit]

Hi Lori. Just touching base with you to see if you have any suggestions for things to include in the talk. Do you have any suggestions on specific projects to include in the talk? I'm planning to give some background info on Wikipedia and then talk about the GLAM project, why libraries and archives should be involved and some key institutions (OCLC, Smithsonian, National Archives) that have been involved as well as the Wikipedian in Residence program.

Etlib (talk) 01:07, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi Etlib. It's probably a good idea to email Lori, I know she's been insanely busy. If you need her email contact me, but, you might already have it. SarahStierch (talk) 19:28, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

MCN 2012[edit]

Hi

would I be able to use my ipad instead of laptop during the day long session? Just curious... Bdcousineau (talk) 16:13, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Hi there, it'd probably a better idea to email Lori, she's been pretty busy recently and a bit AFK from Wikipedia! SarahStierch (talk) 19:34, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Ok thx, will do! Looking forward to meeting you Bdcousineau (talk) 01:10, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: October 2012[edit]

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  • From the team: New editorial team
  • USA report: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum
  • UK report: Ada Lovelace edit-a-thon at the Royal Society; Dunhuang Project
  • France report: Helping GLAMs' staff; Conferences; Lobbying at Ministry of Culture
  • Italy report: Meeting African monuments, griots and Botswana administrative divisions
  • Germany report: Shaping Access conference; Donation of scientific movies
  • Sweden report: Local heritage and sami culture
  • Africa report: A month in Africa's GLAMs
  • Open Access report: Videos from Noble laureates; Open Access Week; Open Access Wikipedia Challenge; Open Access Media Importer approve
  • Calendar: November's GLAM events
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Happy Thanksgiving![edit]

Thanks for your contributions to this wonderful project. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving! --Another Believer (Talk) 20:02, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

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Seasons Greetings[edit]

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Hope your Christmas is peaceful and your New Year is happy. Whiteghost.ink (talk) 01:44, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Seasons greetings...[edit]

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Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. Ealdgyth - Talk 17:25, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Happy birthday![edit]

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Wikipedia birthday wishes are way cooler than Facebook ones. ;-) I want to wish you a happy birthday and a happy new year. 2012 was a crazy year, and with two GLAMcamps, AAM, Wikimania, MCN, and Amsterdam, I'm lucky it was one full of you. I'm thankful for the amazing work that you've done as US Cultural Partnerships Coordinator this past year, and I'm even more grateful for your friendship. I hope 2013 is your most fulfilling (and GLAMorous) year yet. Dominic·t 02:38, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

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Open GLAM meeting in Amsterdam[edit]

Hello Lori, I noticed you worked earlier on an article for the newsletter This Month in GLAM. SandraF/Spinster said you had an Open GLAM meeting in Amsterdam you should write about? I saw here someone created a header for it: outreach:GLAM/Newsletter/December 2012/Contents/USA report, as the newsletter will be send out, I removed it, but if you can write something about it, please do and please put the header back. Thanks! Greetings - Romaine (talk) 11:19, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

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Wikipedia Ambassadors update[edit]

Hi! You're getting this message because you are or have been a Wikipedia Ambassador. A new term is beginning for the United States and Canada Education Programs, and I wanted to give you an update on some important new information if you're interested in continuing your work this term as a Wikipedia Ambassador.

You may have heard a reference to a transition the education program is going through. This is the last term that the Wikimedia Foundation will directly run the U.S. and Canada programs; beginning in June, a proposed thematic organization is likely to take over organizing the program. You can read more about the proposal here.

Another major change in the program will take effect immediately. Beginning this term, a new MediaWiki education extension will replace all course pages and Ambassador lists. (See Wikipedia:Course pages and Help:Education Program extension for more details.) Included in the extension are online volunteer and campus volunteer user rights, which let you create and edit course pages and sign up as an ambassador for a particular course.

If you would like to continue serving as a Wikipedia Ambassador — even if you do not support a class this term — you must create an ambassador profile. If you're no longer interested in being a Wikipedia Ambassador, you don't need to do anything.

Please do these steps as soon as possible

First, you need the relevant user rights for Online and/or Campus Ambassadors. (If you are an admin, you can grant the rights yourself, for you as well as other ambassadors.) Just post your rights request here, and we'll get you set up as quickly as possible.

Once you've got the ambassador rights, please set up at a Campus and/or Online Ambassador profile. You can do so at:

Going forward, the lists of Ambassadors at Special:CampusAmbassadors and Special:OnlineAmbassadors will be the official roster of who is an active Ambassador. If you would like to be an Ambassador but not ready to serve this term, you can un-check the option in your profile to publicly list it (which will remove your profile from the list).

After that, you can sign on to support courses. The list of courses will be at Special:Courses. (By default, this lists "Current" courses, but you can change the Status filter to "Planned" to see courses for this term that haven't reached their listed start date yet.)

As this is the first term we have used the extension, we know there will be some bugs, and we know the feature set is not as rich as it could be. (A big wave of improvements is already in the pipeline. And if you know MediaWiki and could help with code review, we'd love to have your help!) Please reach out to me (Sage Ross) with any complaints, bug reports, and feature suggestions. The basic features of the extension are documented at Wikipedia:Course pages, and you can see a tutorial for setting up and using them here.

Communication and keeping up to date

In the past, the Education Program has had a pretty fragmented set of communication channels. We're trying to fix that. These are the recommended places to discuss and stay up-to-date on the education program:

  1. The education noticeboard has become the main on-wiki location for discussion of the Education Program. You can post there about broad education program issues as well as issues with individual courses.
  2. The Ambassadors Announce email list is a very low-traffic announcements list of important information all Ambassadors need to be aware of. We encourage all Ambassadors (and other interested Wikipedians) to subscribe to the list; follow the instructions on the link to add your email address.
  3. If you use IRC regularly, or need to try to reach someone immediately, the #wikipedia-en-ambassadors connect IRC channel is the place to find me and fellow Ambassadors.
Ambassador training and resources

We now have an online training for Ambassadors, which is intended to be both an orientation about the Wikipedia Ambassador role for newcomers and the manual for how to do the role. (There are parallel trainings for students and for educators as well.)

Please go through the training if you feel like you need a refresher on how a typical class is supposed to go and where the Ambassadors fit in, or if you want to review and help improve it. If there's something you'd like to see added, or other suggestions you have for it, feel free to edit the training and/or leave feedback. A primer on setting up and using course pages is included in the educators' training.

The Resources page of the training is the main place for Ambassador-related resources. If there's something you think is important as a resource that's not on there, please add it.

Finally, whether or not you work with any classes this term, I encourage you to post entries to the Trophy Case whenever you see excellent work from students or if you have great examples from past semesters. And, as always, let students (and other editors!) know when they do things well; a little WikiLove goes a long way!

--Sage Ross (WMF) (talk) 20:45, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

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GLAM activities in the USA in March 2013[edit]

Hello LoriLee, You have written before for the newsletter This Month in GLAM. I see the USA is missing regarding the edition about March 2013, do you perhaps have any idea what GLAM activities were done in the USA in March? Can you perhaps write about those? Or do you know who I can ask to write about it? Thanks! (Deadline of the March edition is Monday 8 April.) You can start writing via the page outreach:GLAM/Newsletter/Newsroom. If you wish to be informed by e-mail next time, please write me at this page. You can reach me the best at nl-wiki talk page. Greetings - Romaine (talk) 02:23, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

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Wiknic 2013[edit]

Hi! The southern Indiana Wiknic will be in Bloomington this year, and Indy is more than welcome to attend, of course! Would you mind helping distribute this link: http://doodle.com/siewdevvb7vemqva#table :to any Indy residents you think might be interested? Thanks! Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) 14:58, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Great American Wiknic[edit]

Hi! It's that time of year again-- this year's Wiknic will be held in Bloomington. We're still in the initial planning stages. Hope to see you in June! Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) 21:11, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Old GLAM/US...[edit]

...is now at User:LoriLee/sandbox2. :-) Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 17:32, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

May 3 2013, 19-20h UTC, GLAMout Google Hangout Link Location is Wikipedia:GLAM/GLAMout#Link[edit]

Hello, You signed up to participate or view in this month's GLAMout. We'll be using Google Hangout, but unfortunately the link to the Hangout won't be available, until 15 minutes beforehand. We'll post the link as soon as possible at Wikipedia:GLAM/GLAMout#Link

Time: 12pm-1pm Pacific Time (3pm-4pm ET | 19-20h UTC) Coordinator: Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC Anchor topic: VIAFbot and authority control in EN:WP, and on Wikidata.

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This Month in GLAM in April in the USA[edit]

Hello LoriLee, You have written before for the newsletter This Month in GLAM. I see the USA report is only a very short story in the edition about April 2013, do you perhaps have any idea what GLAM activities were done in the USA in April? Can you perhaps write about those? Or do you know who I can ask to write about it? Thanks! (Deadline of the April edition is 8 May.) You can start writing at the page outreach:GLAM/Newsletter/Newsroom. If you wish to be informed by e-mail next time, please write me at this page. You can reach me the best at nl-wiki talk page. Greetings - Romaine (talk) 08:55, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

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Webinar / edit-a-thon at the National Library of Medicine (NLM)[edit]

Join us at the NLM next week, either in person or online, to learn about NLM resources, hear some great speakers, and do some editing!

organized by Wiki Project Med

On Tuesday, 28 May there will be a community Wikipedia meeting at the United States National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland - with a second on Thursday, 30 May for those who can't make it on Tuesday. You can participate either in-person, or via an online webinar. If you attend in person, USB sticks (but not external drives) are ok to use.

Please go to the event page to get more information, including a detailed program schedule.

If you are interested in participating, please register by sending an email to pmhmeet@gmail.com. Please indicate if you are coming in person or if you will be joining us via the webinar. After registering, you will receive additional information about how to get to our campus (if coming in-person) and details about how to join the webinar. Klortho (talk) 05:49, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Have time on Saturday?[edit]

I'm sorry for the last-minute notice, but on Saturday, June 8, from 3 to 6 PM, Wikimedia DC and the Cato Institute are hosting a Legislative Data Meetup. We will discuss the work done so far by WikiProject U.S. Federal Government Legislative Data to put data from Congress onto Wikipedia, as well as what more needs to be done. If you have ideas you'd like to contribute, or if you're just curious and feel like meeting up with other Wikipedians, you are welcome to come! Be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there!

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Harej (talk) 04:17, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: May in the USA[edit]

Hello LoriLee, You have written before for the newsletter This Month in GLAM. I see the USA is missing regarding the edition about May 2013, do you perhaps have any idea what GLAM activities were done in the USA in May? Can you perhaps write about those? Or do you know who I can ask to write about it? Thanks! (Deadline of the May edition is Friday 7 June 18:00 UTC, so in about 6 hours. If you need more time I can postpone it.) You can start writing at the page outreach:GLAM/Newsletter/May 2013/Contents/USA report. If you wish to be informed by e-mail next time, please write me at this page. You can reach me the best at nl-wiki talk page. Greetings - Romaine (talk) 12:43, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

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DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, June 15![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, June 15 at 5:30 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 19:48, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Wiknic right now![edit]

Lori, we're having a Wiknic without you! It's in Bloomington and you can reach me at 812.746.8347 if you decide to join us this afternoon. Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) 16:28, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

Join us this Sunday for the Great American Wiknic![edit]

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You are invited to the Great American Wiknic DC at the James Buchanan Memorial at Meridian Hill Park. We would love to see you there, so sign up and bring something fun for the potluck! :)

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DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, July 13![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, July 13 at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 00:22, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: June 2013[edit]

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You're Invited: Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon at the Smithsonian[edit]

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You're invited to the Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon, part of a series of edit-a-thons organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum to add and expand articles about American art and artists on Wikipedia.

This event will include a catered lunch and special tours of the Luce Foundation Center for American Art and the Lunder Conservation Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Meet at G Street Lobby (9th St. & G St. NW, Washington, D.C.)

Capacity is limited, so please sign up today!

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DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, August 24![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, August 24 at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 04:03, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free on Wednesday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of Wednesday, August 24 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 11:38, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Meet up with local Wikipedians on September 14![edit]

Are you free on Saturday, September 14? If so, please join Wikimedia DC and local Wikipedians for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages are welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please visit the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 18:54, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free next Thursday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 5 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon is an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 14:53, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: August 2013[edit]

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Wiki Loves Libraries 2013[edit]

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You're invited to attend the upcoming "Wiki Loves Libraries" edit-athon. The event will be held from 1–4pm on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Portland Art Museum's Crumpacker Family Library, located on the second floor of the Museum's Mark Building (formerly the Masonic Temple).
The edit-athon will focus on the local arts community (but you can work on other topics as well!). It will also kick off the Oregon Arts Project, an on-wiki initiative to improve coverage of the arts in Oregon. Details and signup here!

FYI. Wish you could be here, Lori! --Another Believer (Talk) 15:42, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Are you free next Thursday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 26 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon is an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 05:49, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Are you free on Sunday? Join us for a special Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for a special WikiSalon at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library's Digital Commons Center. We will gather at 3 PM on Sunday, October 13, 2013 to discuss an important topic: what can Wikipedia and the DC area do to help each other? We hope to hear your thoughts and suggestions; if you have an idea you would like to pursue, please let us know and we will help!

Following the WikiSalon, we will be having dinner at a nearby restaurant, Ella's Wood Fired Pizza.

If you're interested in attending, please sign up at the event page. We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 02:08, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Help with your discussion for Campus Ambassador application: Aashaa[edit]

Dear!
Recently I apply for Campus Ambassador Program. Please suggest and discuss here on my proposal. For being support and promote wikipedia and wiki culture at my country and my university, you're comments will be helpful.
Thank You--Aashaa (talk) 04:24, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia LGBT[edit]

Hi Lori, I just wanted to bring Wikimedia LGBT, a proposed user group and thematic organization that promotes the development of content on Wikimedia projects which is of interest to LGBT communities, to your attention. I am sure you are so busy with your current projects, but I hope you might be able to direct people to this group if they are interested in LGBT content in any way. Of course, you are also more than welcome to indicate your interest/support, if you wish. Hopefully we can get some LGBT-related GLAM projects up and running in the near future. Best, --Another Believer (Talk) 19:58, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: October 2013[edit]

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This Month in GLAM: November 2013[edit]

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  • Australia and New Zealand report: From East to West
  • Belgium report: Wiki Loves Monuments in Belgium and Luxembourg
  • France report: Mass uploads; Wiki Loves Monuments; Edit-a-thon; GLAM conference
  • Germany report: MS Wissenschaft; Science Gallery; Zugang gestalten; Science 2.0; OKFest 2014
  • Italy report: Libraries and librarians (but there are still shoes)
  • Mexico report: Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 award ceremony; Day of the Dead photo contest winners
  • Netherlands report: Edit-a-thon Amersfoort; Wikipedia seminar Oslo; Wikimedia Nederland Conference; Europeana Fashion
  • Spain report: Wiki Loves Monuments; Fundación Joaquín Díaz González; Wiki Party in Salamanca
  • Sweden report: Motorcycles, Norway and shoes
  • Switzerland report: Wiki Loves Monuments Awards Ceremony; Wikipedians in Residence; Image Donations
  • UK report: Open content at the BBC; edit-a-thons; photography
  • USA report: GLAM-Wiki Activities in Philadelphia and Vancouver, Washington
  • Open Access report: Open Access Button and Berlin 11 conference
  • Calendar: December's GLAM events


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Happy Holidays...[edit]

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Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. Ealdgyth - Talk 23:51, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

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Meetups coming up in DC![edit]

Hey!

You are invited to two upcoming events in DC:

  • Meetup at Capitol City Brewery on Saturday, January 25 at 6 PM. Please join us for dinner, drinks, socializing, and discussing Wikimedia DC activities and events. All are welcome! RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.
  • Art and Feminism Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, February 1 from Noon – 5 PM. Join us as we improve articles on notable women in history! All are welcome, regardless of age or level of editing experience. RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.

I hope to see you there!

(Note: If you do not wish to receive talk page messages for DC meetups, you are welcome to remove your username from this page.)

Harej (talk) 00:07, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Coming up in February![edit]

Hello there!

Our February WikiSalon is coming up on Sunday, February 23. Join us at our gathering of Wikipedia enthusiasts at the Kogod Courtyard of the National Portrait Gallery with an optional dinner after. As usual, all are welcome. Care to join us?

Also, if you are available, there is an American Art Edit-a-thon being held at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Professor Andrew Lih's COMM-535 class at American University on Tuesday, February 11 from 2 to 5 PM. Please RSVP on the linked page if you are interested.

If you have any ideas or preferences for meetups, please let us know at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/DC.

Thank you, and hope to see you at our upcoming events! Harej (talk) 18:41, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

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  • UK report: Voices from the BBC Archives plus Zoos, coins and Poets
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DC Meetups in March[edit]

Happy March!

Though we have a massive snowstorm coming up, spring is just around the corner! Personally, I am looking forward to warmer weather.

Wikimedia DC is looking forward to a spring full of cool and exciting activities. In March, we have coming up:

  • Evening WikiSalon on Wednesday, March 12 from 7 PM – 9 PM. Meet up with Wikipedians for coffee at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle! If you cannot make it in the evening, join us at our...
  • March Meetup on Sunday, March 23 from 3 PM – 6 PM. Our monthly weekend meetup, same place as last month. Meet really cool and interesting people!
  • Women in the Arts 2014 meetup and edit-a-thon on Sunday, March 30 from 10 AM – 5 PM. Our second annual Women in the Arts edit-a-thon, held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Free lunch will be served!

We hope to see you at our upcoming events! If you have any questions, feel free to ask on my talk page.

Harej (talk) 05:11, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: February 2014[edit]

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This Month in GLAM: February 2014[edit]

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An exciting month of wiki events![edit]

Hello there,

I am pleased to say that April will be a very exciting month for Wikipedia in Washington, DC. We have a lot of different events coming up, so you will have a lot to choose from.

First, a reminder that our second annual Women in the Arts Edit-a-Thon will take place on Sunday, March 30 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Coming up in April, we have our first-ever Open Government WikiHack with the Sunlight Foundation on April 5–6! We are working together to use open government data to improve the Wikimedia projects, and we would love your help. All are welcome, regardless of coding or editing experience. We will also be having a happy hour the day before, with refreshments courtesy of the Sunlight Foundation.

On Friday, April 11 we are having our first edit-a-thon ever with the Library of Congress. The Africa Collection Edit-a-Thon will focus on the Library's African and Middle East Reading Room. It'll be early in the morning, but it's especially worth it if you're interested in improving Wikipedia's coverage of African topics.

The following day, we are having our second annual Wiki Loves Capitol Hill training. We will discuss policy issues relevant to Wikimedia and plan for our day of outreach to Congressional staffers that will take place during the following week.

There are other meetups in the works, so be sure to check our meetup page with the latest. I hope to see you at some of these events!

All the best,
James Hare

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Two edit-a-thons coming up![edit]

Hello there!

I'm pleased to tell you about two upcoming edit-a-thons:

  • This Tuesday, April 29, from 2:30 to 5:30 PM, we have the Freer and Sackler edit-a-thon. (Sorry for the short notice!)
  • On Saturday, May 10 we have the Wikipedia APA edit-a-thon, in partnership with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

We have more stuff coming up in May and June, so make sure to keep a watch on the DC meetup page. As always, if you have any recommendations or requests, please leave a note on the talk page.


Best,

James Hare

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Meet up with us[edit]

Happy May!

There are a few meetups in DC this month, including an edit-a-thon later this month. Check it out:

  • On Thursday, May 15 come to our evening WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle. If you're available Thursday evening, feel free to join us!
  • Or if you prefer a Saturday night dinner gathering, we also have our May Meetup at Capitol City Brewing Company. (Beer! Non-beer things too!)
  • You are also invited to the Federal Register edit-a-thon at the National Archives later this month.

Come one, come all!

Best,

James Hare

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Washington, DC meetups in June[edit]

Greetings!

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Wikimedia DC has yet another busy month in June. Whether you're a newcomer to Wikipedia or have years of experience, we're happy to see you come. Here's what's coming up:

  • On Wednesday, June 11 from 7 to 9 PM come to the WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space. Hang out with Wikipedia enthusiasts!
  • Saturday, June 14 is the Frederick County History Edit-a-Thon from 11 AM to 4 PM. Help improve local history on Wikipedia.
  • The following Saturday, June 21, is the June Meetup. Dinner and drinks with Wikipedians!
  • Come on Tuesday, June 24 for the Wikipedia in Your Library edit-a-thon at GWU on local and LGBT history.
  • Last but not least, on Sunday, June 29 we have the Phillips Collection Edit-a-Thon in honor of the Made in America exhibit.

Wikipedia is better with friends, so why not come out to an event?

Best,

James Hare

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Greg Kohs and WikiConference USA[edit]

Dear LoriLee: Is this report accurate: WikiConference USA bans critic from open meeting? If it is accurate do you know if a response from the conference organizers is forthcoming? I won't spend time explaining exactly how upsetting this is and how very bad it looks on its face until the accuracy of the report is confirmed. It looks really bad, though, and I really hope there's a plausible explanation. Note that I'm not asking about the rejection of Kohs's presentation, but only about the allegation that he was barred from an event touted as "open to all participants, regardless of previous level of involvement with Wikipedia or the Wikimedia projects. We welcome the curious, the skeptical, and others wishing to engage in meaningful conversation about the Wikimedia movement in the United States, free culture and digital rights, advocacy and outreach, community building, and technology." I posted the same question on Newyorkbrad's talk page, but he declined to respond substantively. I am also leaving it on the talk pages of the other conference organizers.alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 14:43, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Evansville Wiknic 2014[edit]

It's time to start planning our Wiknic! This year Evansville is hosting. Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) 18:33, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: May 2014[edit]

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  • Netherlands report: Libraries; Wikidata & DBpedia; Wikipedians in Residence; Open Culture Data
  • Norway report: 2 x GLAM edit-a-thons
  • Sweden report: Award, competitions and Coat of Arms
  • UK report: No trouble at t'mill; Assisting Metropolitan Police with image licensing enquiries; Wikimania is coming
  • USA report: New Edit-a-thons; GLAM at Wikiconference USA; Activities in New York City
  • Open Access report: WikiProject Open Access launched on the English Wikisource
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The Great American Wiknic and other events in July[edit]

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I am pleased to announce our fourth annual picnic, the Great American Wiknic, will take place at Meridian Hill Park in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, July 13 from 1 to 5 PM (rain date: July 20). We will be hanging out by the statue of Dante Alighieri, a statue that was donated to the park in 1921 as a tribute to Italian Americans. Read more about the statue on Wikipedia. If you would like to sign up for the picnic, you can do so here. When signing up, say what you’re going to bring!

July will also feature the second annual Great American Wiknic in Frederick, Maryland. This year’s Frederick picnic will take place on Sunday, July 6 at Baker Park. Sign up here for the Frederick picnic.

What else is going on in July? We have the American Chemical Society Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, July 12, dedicated to notable chemists, and our monthly WikiSalon on Wednesday, July 16.

We hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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This Month in GLAM: June 2014[edit]

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  • Belgium report: Bouchout Declaration on Open Access to Biodiversity data; Virtual collaboration in the government
  • France report: Round table in Brussels; Video at Sèvres; 70th anniversary of the D-Day
  • Germany report: Exhibition photography
  • Mexico report: Edit-a-thon of Museo Soumaya; simulthaneous edit-a-thon in Argentina, Mexico and Spain about Spanish Exile; new cultural partner of Wikimedia México
  • Netherlands report: Music edit-a-thon; Library workshops; Videos, maps and Japanese art donations; Wiki Loves Earth
  • Sweden report: Wiki Loves Monuments is being prepared for Sweden
  • UK report: Free Culture; Image releases
  • USA report: A GLAM Day Out! in Philadelphia; Local History at the Local Library
  • Wikimania report: GLAM presentations at Wikimania
  • Open Access report: Open biodiversity data; Automated import of scholarly journal articles into Wikisource
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Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon![edit]

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Greetings!

Sorry for the last minute update, but our friends at the DC Historical Society have scheduled a Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle fought in the District. The event will last from noon to 2 PM on Wednesday, July 30. Hope you can make it!

Best,

James Hare

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Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet[edit]

Come one and come all. To a presentation at the Laurel Historical Society about how you can help verify, validate, and edit the information that is on the front line of local history.

Picture your self leading the masses to improve Wikimedia one article at a time.
  • Show the Internet who is the better editor.
  • Be the creator of culture that you know you are.
  • Spread the knowledge of noteworthy people who no one but you cares about.
  • Lead the charge to a better Wikipedia --- eventually.


Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:08, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet[edit]

See you at the Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street, Laurel, MD on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM EST. See http://www.meetup.com/Wikimedia-DC/events/205494212/ for more information. Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:13, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC invites revolutionaries, free thinkers, and other sundry editors to a DC WikiSalon[edit]

The WikiSalon is a special meetup usually held during the first and third full weeks of every month, from 7 PM to 9 PM. It's an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss Wikimedia wikis and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own.

If you're coming by Metro, the closest station is Dupont Circle (on the Red Line). If you're driving, a lot of parking opens up downtown after 6:30 PM, so finding a parking space (even a free one) should be easy. Once you've found the building, go to Cove on the second floor. We will be in the conference room.

When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: The Cove, Dupont Circle, 1730 Connecticut Avenue NW, 2nd floor, 20009, DC


For more information, see http://www.meetup.com/Wikimedia-DC/events/205500822/


My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:25, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC's Wonderful meetups[edit]

Wikimedia DC's Upcoming meetups

  • Thursday, September 11: “Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet, One Article at a Time!”
    A presentation at the Laurel Historical Society about how you can help verify, validate, and edit the information that is on the front line of local history. Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street in Laurel, MD. 7 PM.
  • Wednesday, September 17: WikiSalon
    Come for the pizza, stay for the conversation. 7 PM – 9 PM
  • Saturday, September 20: September Meetup
    Get dinner and drinks with fellow Wikipedians! 6 PM
  • Sunday, September 21: Laurel History Edit-a-Thon
    Local history for Wikipedia! 10:15 AM – 4 PM
  • Saturday, September 27 – Sunday, September 28: Please RSVP for the Open Government WikiHack at Eventbrite by clicking on the link. The National Archives and Records Administration and Wikimedia DC are teaming up to come up with solutions that help integrate government data into Wikipedia. 10:30 AM – 5 PM each day

My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 22:49, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: August 2014[edit]

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