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Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic[edit]

Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic
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Medical Translation Newsletter[edit]


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Medical Translation Newsletter
Issue 1, June/July 2014
by CFCF, Doc James

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This is the first of a series of newsletters for Wikiproject Medicine's Translation Task Force. Our goal is to make all the medical knowledge on Wikipedia available to the world, in the language of your choice.

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Spotlight - Simplified article translation


Wikiproject Medicine started translating simplified articles in February 2014. We now have 45 simplified articles ready for translation, of which the first on African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness has been translated into 46 out of ~100 languages. This list does not include the 33 additional articles that are available in both full and simple versions.

Our goal is to eventually translate 1,000 simplified articles. This includes:

We are looking for subject area leads to both create articles and recruit further editors. We need people with basic medical knowledge who are willing to help out. This includes to write, translate and especially integrate medical articles.

What's happening?


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CFCF - "IEG beneficiary" and editor of this newsletter.

I've (CFCF) taken on the role of community organizer for this project, and will be working with this until December. The goals and timeline can be found here, and are focused on getting the project on a firm footing and to enable me to work near full-time over the summer, and part-time during the rest of the year. This means I will be available for questions and ideas, and you can best reach me by mail or on my talk page.

Wikimania 2014

For those going to London in a month's time (or those already nearby) there will be at least one event for all medical editors, on Thursday August 7th. See the event page, which also summarizes medicine-related presentations in the main conference. Please pass the word on to your local medical editors.

Integration progress

There has previously been some resistance against translation into certain languages with strong Wikipedia presence, such as Dutch, Polish, and Swedish.
What was found is that thre is hardly any negative opinion about the the project itself; and any such critique has focused on the ways that articles have being integrated. For an article to be usefully translated into a target-Wiki it needs to be properly Wiki-linked, carry proper citations and use the formatting of the chosen target language as well as being properly proof-read. Certain large Wikis such as the Polish and Dutch Wikis have strong traditions of medical content, with their own editorial system, own templates and different ideas about what constitutes a good medical article. For example, there are not MEDRS (Polish,German,Romanian,Persian) guidelines present on other Wikis, and some Wikis have a stronger background of country-specific content.

  • Swedish
    Translation into Swedish has been difficult in part because of the amount of free, high quality sources out there already: patient info, for professionals. The same can be said for English, but has really given us all the more reason to try and create an unbiased and free encyclopedia of medical content. We want Wikipedia to act as an alternative to commercial sources, and preferably a really good one at that.
    Through extensive collaborative work and by respecting links and Sweden specific content the last unintegrated Swedish translation went live in May.
  • Dutch
    Dutch translation carries with it special difficulties, in part due to the premises in which the Dutch Wikipedia is built upon. There is great respect for what previous editors have created, and deleting or replacing old content can be frowned upon. In spite of this there are success stories: Anafylaxie.
  • Polish
    Translation and integration into Polish also comes with its own unique set of challenges. The Polish Wikipedia has long been independent and works very hard to create high quality contentfor Polish audience. Previous translation trouble has lead to use of unique templates with unique formatting, not least among citations. Add to this that the Polish Wikipedia does not allow template redirects and a large body of work is required for each article.
    (This is somewhat alleviated by a commissioned Template bot - to be released). - List of articles for integration
  • Arabic
    The Arabic Wikipedia community has been informed of the efforts to integrate content through both the general talk-page as well as through one of the major Arabic Wikipedia facebook-groups: مجتمع ويكيبيديا العربي, something that has been heralded with great enthusiasm.
Integration guides

Integration is the next step after any translation. Despite this it is by no means trivial, and it comes with its own hardships and challenges. Previously each new integrator has needed to dive into the fray with little help from previous integrations. Therefore we are creating guides for specific Wikis that make integration simple and straightforward, with guides for specific languages, and for integrating on small Wikis.

Instructions on how to integrate an article may be found here [3]

News in short


To come
  • Medical editor census - Medical editors on different Wikis have been without proper means of communication. A preliminary list of projects is available here.
  • Proofreading drives

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July 2014[edit]

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Books and Bytes - Issue 7[edit]

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Issue 7, June-July 2014
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), Sadads (talk · contribs)

  • Seven new donations, two expanded partnerships
  • TWL's Final Report up, read the summary
  • Adventures in Las Vegas, WikiConference USA, and updates from TWL coordinators
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Sunday August 17: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share[edit]

Sunday August 17: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share
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You are invited to join the the Wikimedia NYC community for our upcoming wiki-salon and knowledge-sharing workshop on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

2pm–5pm at Yeoryia Studios at Epic Security Building, 2067 Broadway (5th floor).

Afterwards at 5pm, we'll walk to a social wiki-dinner together at a neighborhood restaurant (to be decided).

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 15:57, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

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August 2014[edit]

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Copy and pasting[edit]

Ah. what is this [4] You have made more than 8000 edits.

You added "Between 2000 and 2010, the number of patients in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry increased from 21,000 to 26,000, and adjusted mortality decreased by 1.8% per year (95% CI, 0.5% to 2.7%). Males had a 19% (CI, 13% to 24%) lower adjusted risk for death than females. Median survival of children born and diagnosed with CF in 2010 is projected to be 37 years (CI, 35 to 39 years) for females and 40 years (CI, 39 to 42 years) for males if mortality remains at 2010 levels and more than 50 years if mortality continues to decrease at the rate observed between 2000 and 2010."

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"Between 2000 and 2010, the number of patients in the CFFPR increased from 21 000 to 26 000, median age increased from 14.3 to 16.7 years, and adjusted mortality decreased by 1.8% per year (95% CI, 0.5% to 2.7%). Males had a 19% (CI, 13% to 24%) lower adjusted risk for death than females. Median survival of children born and diagnosed with CF in 2010 is projected to be 37 years (CI, 35 to 39 years) for females and 40 years (CI, 39 to 42 years) for males if mortality remains at 2010 levels and more than 50 years if mortality continues to decrease at the rate observed between 2000 and 2010."

Are all your edits copied and pasted like this? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 22:11, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

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Also we should be using secondary rather than primary sources per WP:MEDRS. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 22:20, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

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Valsartan/sacubitril[edit]

No offense intended, but I removed your lengthy quote from the Valsartan/sacubitril talk page as I'm pretty sure it is a copyright violation. My understanding is that the limit for fair use is 50 words, and this was pretty close to 500.

Please accept my apology if my actions were in error. Formerly 98 (talk) 10:55, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Formerly 98, thanks for being so courteous about it. I realized I might have been pushing it but I had good reasons for posting it.
I've never heard of a 50-word rule. I've heard of a 1,500-word rule that academic presses agreed to, for quoting each others' works. I've talked to copyright lawyers and they told me that there is no easy rule. You can't tell whether something is fair use until it's gone to court and a judge has decided. Here's what an authoritative legal publisher said:
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/fair-use-rule-copyright-material-30100.html
The more material you take, the less likely it is that your use will be a fair use. As a general rule, never: quote more than a few successive paragraphs from a book or article, take more than one chart or diagram, include an illustration or other artwork in a book or newsletter without the artist's permission, or quote more than one or two lines from a poem.
Contrary to what many people believe, there is no absolute word limit on fair use. For example, copying 200 words from a work of 300 words wouldn't be fair use. However, copying 2000 words from a work of 500,000 words might be fair. It all depends on the circumstances.
To preserve the free flow of information, authors have more leeway in using material from factual works (scholarly, technical, and scientific works) than to works of fancy such as novels, poems, and plays.
In this case, Lehman had 15 one-paragraph reviews, and I quoted one of them. I would have linked to it directly, but I couldn't link to that one paragraph among the other 15. His blog is free on the Internet and not behind a paywall, so neither he nor the BMJ lost anything of commercial value by it. The BMJ actually tries to make their content available free whenever possible, and particularly on Wikipedia. They gave Wikipedia editors a significant number of free subscriptions. Lehman wrote that he wished that a particular article behind a paywall could be posted on Wikipedia, because it was important and everyone should see it. (I actually summarized it on Wikipedia.)
As you can tell if you read his piece, he really disliked the idea that Novartis was exaggerating the merits of a drug in a poorly-designed trial, and that lots of people were falling for it, and he wants to get the word out. He's a doctor, who gets a salary from the NIH. He doesn't get paid for clicks.
And as Nolo wrote, this is a scientific work, and I'm definitely promoting the free flow of scientific information, so I have even more leeway.
I was pretty sure that Lehman wouldn't mind my copying that section, and would probably be glad I did it. I thought that putting it in talk was a good way to have everyone read it and understand what the problems were with this entry.
So given those circumstances, I think it was acceptable fair use.
But I'm not going to make an issue of it. --Nbauman (talk) 11:59, 15 September 2014 (UTC)