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Job opportunity at the Bodleian Library[edit]

Hi all,

I hope you don't mind me spreading the news here. The Bodleian Libraries and Wikimedia UK are delighted to announce that we will be supporting a part time Wikimedian in Residence at the Bodleian library in Oxford. The post provides the opportunity to work with some of the world’s richest collections to improve content on Wikipedia and its sister projects and to share with the world the resources held in the Bodleian Libraries. More details including how to apply at bodleian.ox.ac.uk. Deadline 19th January 2015. Daria Cybulska (WMUK) (talk) 12:41, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Hello, Daria Cybulska (WMUK), and thanks for letting us know. The talk page here isn't very active but there are a number of Oxford-based or Oxford-related editors active on WP and some of us are (at least sporadically!) busy producing Oxford-related content, as a look at the specifically Oxford-themed content at Portal:University of Oxford/Quality content will show. So a Bodleian Wikimedian in Residence will be excellent news for those of us looking for that elusive Oxford-based reference but whose own Bodleian days are many years and / or scores of miles away! Keep us posted, please. BencherliteTalk 17:13, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Category discussion - "faculty" or "academics" of the University of Oxford?[edit]

See Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2015 January 21#Category:Faculty of the University of Oxford. One proposal is to merge Category:Faculty of the University of Oxford into Category:Academics of the University of Oxford; there is a counter-proposal to merge them the other way round. If you have views on whether the category should be called "Academics" or "Faculty", then please join in. BencherliteTalk 17:52, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Anyone have access to the "Bodleian Library Record"?[edit]

I'm looking around for another list of Oxford professors or similar to create (to go with the 8 featured lists I've got in this field already) and I'm going to work on the Heather Professor of Music. Does anyone have access to this article:

  • H. W. Shaw, ‘The Oxford University chair of music, 1627–1947, with some account of Oxford degrees in music from 1856’, Bodleian Library Record, 16 (1997–9), 233–70

If so, and you felt able to scan me a copy, I'd be very grateful. Thanks, BencherliteTalk 11:40, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Doesn't seem to be on JSTOR. If you're patient .... somebody will have (applications just closed & page removed). Why not ask the faculty? Johnbod (talk) 11:55, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I saw that (looks above!). I tried JSTOR but no joy. I thought I'd try here first (and WP:REX) before anywhere else - approaching the faculty would mean having to explain why I wanted it! BencherliteTalk 12:00, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
There seems to be a copy in the Music Faculty Library; I could probably get it out at some very indefinite point in the future, but it wouldn't be soon. Jonathan A Jones (talk) 16:46, 22 January 2015 (UTC)