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Adding OER-focused publications to Communicate OER Resources page[edit]

The list of OER-focused resources started for Communicate OER is now being built up and organized to collect data gathered over the course of the project! If you know of particularly good references that can, or should, be cited in articles about OER, please add them to the list here under the appropriate category - or help us structure the page. Open Access resources are strongly encouraged but all resources are welcome! We can use these for the Wiki Barn raising on July 19 (please register here!) but will also preserve them for posterity. Thanks for all support. - Sara FB (talk) 17:44, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Is anyone aware of WikiProjects that have reference lists like this, to which we can aspire, and perhaps whose model we can use? - Sara FB (talk) 16:17, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
I'd also love to see a useful example from another project. To avoid becoming an unwieldy link dump I wonder if it could be more intensely focused on resources for citation? Maybe even restarted under WP:OPEN and called "bibliography" rather than resources. The most useful, er, resources, ought be external links on Open educational resources, which currently has a few random ones. I noticed a different conception of resources at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Feminism/Resources. Mike Linksvayer (talk) 18:28, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
Wikipedia:WikiProject_Open_Access/Resources is a bit more bibliography-like. Mike Linksvayer (talk) 18:57, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
Mike Linksvayer If you hear of anyone using Wikipedia:WikiProject_Open_Access/Resources then having them remove resources which are less good may even be more useful than adding more resources. There is a real need just to define the most fundamental concepts on Wikipedia and that has proven a lot harder than I ever would have anticipated, just because at least a few years ago finding sources which talk generally was so difficult. I am sure the landscape has changed since then. Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:07, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
Communicate OER is being "mothballed" after July 2014 and all content, including resources/bibliography, will reside here. Is there an obvious place to place our reference list (i.e. resources/biblography-in-progress) which focuses on pieces ABOUT OER)? - Sara FB (talk) 23:41, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
How about Wikipedia:WikiProject Open/OER/Bibliography? Or /Resources? We could migrate and improve at or in preparation for the barnraising. Mike Linksvayer (talk) 02:22, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
@Mike Linksvayer I like the proposed location! See my related note above. For the moment we would ideally have such content mirrored at CommOER until we decide how to "store" any CommOER info (reviewing those project pages is probably part of the final project review process, which will be done in 2014), but building the content here in WP:Open going forward sounds ideal to this girl right here. @PeteForsyth, ideas?- Sara FB (talk) 13:19, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Restructured planning page[edit]

I subtly restructured the planning page for this project (which had a stream-of-consciousness feel to it) in anticipation of renewed work as an outcome of the Barn Raising July 19, where we will encourage individuals with an interest in the principles of openness to engage with the project and think about possible future tasks. It looks like the ideas and notes from the early meetings got mixed in with the call logistics. Looking to the future, preserving those excellent ideas may be desirable. This could include pulling some ideas to the main project page to clarify its purpose. Very welcome to further restructuring/feedback! And I encourage anyone interested in editing articles from the OER tab to engage with the Barn Raising, online or in person... register here. (FREE LUNCH!) - Sara FB (talk) 17:44, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Preliminary (tiny) report from WP:OERBARN[edit]

We're nearing the end of our "Barn Raising" event, to improve articles related to OER -- see here: WP:OERBARN We'll report back in greater detail, but for the moment, here are a few things we got done today:

Thanks to everybody who participated -- we hope to see you here on WikiProject Open in the future! -Pete (talk) 21:59, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

found redirect deletion notice, fwiw[edit]

Wikiproject open access listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Wikiproject open access. Please participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. Mattsenate (talk) 15:15, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi @Mattsenate:, I'm not seeing that entry at either of the links -- has this been resolved already? -Pete (talk) 21:45, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Strange, I see. It may have been resolved already. I simply stumbled on this link by accident and wanted to note it, so I added the template as instructed here Mattsenate (talk) 09:12, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
Is there a problem with Wikiproject open access redirecting to Wikipedia:WikiProject Open Access, because it is pointing to a different namespace? - Lawsonstu (talk) 14:16, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Open bibliographic and citation data in Wikidata[edit]

Following a lot of discussion over the last few weeks, particularly at Wikimania, a new WikiProject has been created on Wikidata: WikiProject Source MetaData. Among other things, this WikiProject aims to create Wikidata entries for as many academic articles as possible. This open citation data will feed many other projects, such as Signalling OA-ness and the Open Access Reader - Lawsonstu (talk) 18:31, 11 August 2014 (UTC)