Wikipedia talk:WikiProject History of Science
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New photos on Commons from the Royal Society Library
As part of Wikipedia:WikiProject Royal Society a special photo session in the Royal Society Library in London has resulted in Commons:Category:Royal Society Library, with over 50 photos of their treasures, mostly 17th century manuscripts, including several of one of Boyle's notebooks. Please add these as appropriate. Thanks! Wiki at Royal Society John (talk) 22:05, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
Leaflet for Wikiproject History of Science at Wikimania 2014
My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.
One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.
This is particularly aimed at highlighting less discoverable but successful projects, e.g:
• Active Wikiprojects: Wikiproject Medicine, WikiProject Video Games, Wikiproject Film
• Tech projects/Tools, which may be looking for either users or developers.
• Less known major projects: Wikinews, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, etc.
• Wiki Loves Parliaments, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves ____
• Wikimedia thematic organisations, Wikiwomen’s Collaborative, The Signpost
The deadline for submissions is 1st July 2014
For more information or to sign up for one for your project, go to:
Adikhajuria (talk) 09:40, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
The Template:History_of_science_sidebar is too broad for most articles. I think it works great on the History of Science article, because that article is also very broad. But it does not work on articles that are specific. For instance I just removed it from the history of evolutionary thought page. It could be replaced with a more specific sidebar that is more appropriate for that article.
I am proposing the removal of the sidebar from most articles, and possibly the creation of several more which are more specific.
Comment on the WikiProject X proposal
Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
A Simple Partnership with the Embryo Project Encyclopedia
|Duplicate under discussion at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#A Simple Partnership with the Embryo project Encyclopedia|
I'm the editor in chief of the Embryo Project Encyclopedia, an online open access publication aimed for inclusive audiences. We propose to incorporate our content with Wikipedia pages.
Allow me first to describe the encyclopedia, then why we are posting here, and finally our proposal to partner with Wikipedia.
The Embryo Project Encyclopedia publishes articles about embryology, developmental biology, and reproductive medicine. The intended audience for the articles includes people with between roughly 9 and 16 years of education. The purpose of the encyclopedia is to increase scientific literacy among its readers about the fields of science listed above. To achieve that aim, articles in the encyclopedia use historical methods to situate scientific results in social contexts.
The encyclopedia is funded by the US National Science Foundation, and it is the product of a collaboration between the Center for Biology and Society at Arizona State University and the Marine Biological Laboratory. All articles receive rigorous peer and editorial review to be factual, non evaluative, and to connect readers to online resources for verification of contents. The publication has an ISSN of 1940-5030, all contents are Creative Commons licensed (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0), and the articles are indexed in scholarly databases like Google Scholar.
We'd like to partner our content with Wikipedia. Through various channels, we learned that that this forum provides the most appropriate venue to propose a plan to share our content on Wikipedia, but if we should instead use another means, please let us know.
The following plan describes an initial proposal.
Background We have just under 600 articles in our encyclopedia, but we publish three new articles per week.
Goal We'd like to incorporate into our editing process some steps to link our articles on relevant Wikipedia pages under 'External links' headers. For instance, as we just published an article on Francois Jacob, we'd like to include a link to it under 'External links' on the Francois Jacob Wikipedia page.
Issue In trials runs of that practice, Wikimedians have understandably deleted many of our links. They claim that such links are spam, self-promotional, and thus violate Wikipedia's principles of editing and posting. We appreciate the need for the antispamming principles, and we see how Wikimedians might construe our practices as potentially spam. We think, however, that the spirit of the antispamming principles shouldn't exclude us from linking to articles in the Embryo Project Encyclopedia. We aren't selling anything, we have no grant deliverables related to Wikipedia, nor do we bias our articles except to ensure that they they are accurate about their topics, as free from evaluation as possible, and verifiable.
1) We'd like to designate a single Wikipedia account by which we'd post links on Wikipedia articles to articles in our encyclopedia. The one I'm using now works for that function.
2) We'd like that account to have limited immunity to the antispamming principle, in that it can be used to link to articles in the Embryo Project Encyclopedia, but no other website. Furthermore, the account can be used to link to Embryo Project Encyclopedia article only on relevant Wikipedia page. That way me might link to our Jacob article on Wikipedia's Jacob page and on it Pasteur Institute age, but not on the gauge physics page, for example.
3) We'd like other Wikimedians to be able to somehow see that limited immunity status of our account when they check our page edits.
4) We DON'T propose that such a limited-immunity account be indefeasible, and Wikimedians may still delete our links if they judge them inappropriate. We only seek to avoid deletions based on blanket application of the antispamming principle.
5) We propose a standard link syntax of:
Final Remarks Please treat our proposal as an initial step. No one on our editorial team has much experience with the policies and practices for Wikipedia, and we're not sure if our proposal maps on to Wikipedia's capabilities and policies. In one sense, we're not quite sure what to ask for, but given our explicit goal and the issue that prevents us from reaching it, we anticipate that you have ideas about how to move forward. Embryoproject (talk) 17:28, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
History of the various branches of natural science
Many of the natural sciences do not have history coverage on Wikipedia. That is, for many of them, there is neither an article on the history of the branch, nor a history section in the main article for the branch.
To see which branches do not have history coverage, look for the redlinks at Outline of natural science#History of natural science. The Transhumanist 02:55, 31 October 2014 (UTC)