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Wiki Med[edit]

Hi

I'm contacting you because, as a participant at Wikiproject Medicine, you may be interested in a new non-profit organization we're forming at m:WikiMed. Our purpose is to help improve the range and quality of free online medical content, and we'll be working with like-minded organizations, such as the World Health Organization, professional and scholarly societies, medical schools, governments and NGOs - including Translators Without Borders.

Hope to see you there! Anthonyhcole (talk) 04:32, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Very interesting. Indeed, see you there. Not sure of content contributions this year, but after finishing up some academic commitments on my end, I think I can contribute more to content from late next year. I will certainly participate in discussions this year. prashanthns (talk) 09:22, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Dysoxylum malabaricum[edit]

Can you please lead me to a site which can provide some imgs of the above species in Karnataka or Kerala? If you have the photos in your portfolio, please upload them to Wikicommons. Thanks.--Nvvchar. 01:37, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

There is a photo here on the FRLHT ENVIS site. But were you looking for free images? prashanthns (talk) 10:36, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library now offering accounts from Cochrane Collaboration (sign up!)[edit]

The Wikipedia Library gets Wikipedia editors free access to reliable sources that are behind paywalls. Because you are signed on as a medical editor, I thought you'd want to know about our most recent donation from Cochrane Collaboration.

  • Cochrane Collaboration is an independent medical nonprofit organization that conducts systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials of health-care interventions, which it then publishes in the Cochrane Library.
  • Cochrane has generously agreed to give free, full-access accounts to 100 medical editors. Individual access would otherwise cost between $300 and $800 per account.
  • If you are still active as a medical editor, come and sign up :)

Cheers, Ocaasi t | c 20:18, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

Mango seed weevil[edit]

Hi Prashanth,

Just created this page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sternochetus_mangiferae Hoping to add more details in coming days. Please take a look and see if any cleaning up is necessary. Thanks.

Jegan PJeganathan (talk) 14:32, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Wow. Nice work! Will take a look. prashanthns (talk) 17:09, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Your free Cochrane account is on its way![edit]

Please fill out this very short form to receive your free access to Cochrane Collaboration's library of medical reviews: Link to form.

If you have any questions, just ask me. Cheers, Ocaasi 13:22, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi, I didn't see your name in the list of email addresses submitted. If you still want an account, please use the form above. Cheers! Ocaasi t | c 17:30, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the follow-up. FIlling the form now! prashanthns (talk) 10:15, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

Books and Bytes

Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2013

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Greetings Wikipedia Library members! Welcome to the inaugural edition of Books and Bytes, TWL’s monthly newsletter. We're sending you the first edition of this opt-in newsletter, because you signed up, or applied for a free research account: HighBeam, Credo, Questia, JSTOR, or Cochrane. To receive future updates of Books and Bytes, please add your name to the subscriber's list. There's lots of news this month for the Wikipedia Library, including new accounts, upcoming events, and new ways to get involved...

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Off to a roaring start this fall in the United States: 29 events are planned or have been hosted.

New subscription donations: Cochrane round 2; HighBeam round 8; Questia round 4... Can we partner with NY Times and Lexis-Nexis??

New ideas: OCLC innovations in the works; VisualEditor Reference Dialog Workshop; a photo contest idea emerges

News from the library world: Wikipedian joins the National Archives full time; the Getty Museum releases 4,500 images; CERN goes CC-BY

Announcing WikiProject Open: WikiProject Open kicked off in October, with several brainstorming and co-working sessions

New ways to get involved: Visiting scholar requirements; subject guides; room for library expansion and exploration

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The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

As a subscriber to one of The Wikipedia Library's programs, we'd like to hear your thoughts about future donations and project activities in this brief survey. Thanks and cheers, Ocaasi t | c 14:46, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

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Medical Translation Newsletter Aug./Sept. 2014[edit]

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Feature – Ebola articles[edit]

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During August we have translated Disease and it is now live in more than 60 different languages! To help us focus on African languages Rubric has donated a large number of articles in languages we haven't previously reached–so a shout out them, and Ian Henderson from Rubric who's joined us here at Wikipedia. We're very happy for our continued collaboration with both Rubric and Translators without Borders!

Just some of our over 60 translations:
New roles and guides!

At Wikimania there were so many enthusiastic people jumping at the chance to help out the Medical Translation Project, but unfortunately not all of them knew how to get started. That is why we've been spending considerable time writing and improving guides! They are finally live, and you can find them at our home-page!

New sign up page!

We're proud to announce a new sign up page at WP:MTSIGNUP! The old page was getting cluttered and didn't allow you to speficy a role. The new page should be easier to sign up to, and easier to navigate so that we can reach you when you're needed!

Style guides for translations

Translations are of both full articles and shorter articles continues. The process where short articles are chosen for translation hasn't been fully transparent. In the coming months we hope to have a first guide, so that anyone who writes medical or health articles knows how to get their articles to a standard where they can be translated! That's why we're currently working on medical good lede criteria! The idea is to have a similar peer review process to good article nominations, but only for ledes.

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Help Request[edit]

Helped The page titled MASTER KUMAR has been deleted and I could not find it again I have a published source regarding his award

The page has been deleted according to WP:CSD#A7, in order to get this back you will need to talk to the deleting admin Peridon, about your options.- McMatter (talk)/(contrib) 15:00, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Re-initiating INCOTM[edit]

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Re-initiating INCOTM[edit]

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Last minute search for jurors for the upcoming Wiki Science Competition[edit]

Hi, I don't know if you crossed some of the messages I left on English or French or Spanish wikipedia, wikidata, commons and wikiversity about this event.

I am checking with Ivo Kruusamägi from Wikimedia Estonia the composition of the final jury. We did our best to keep it balanced by continent, gender, field etc but in the end it is still a little bit eurocentric. I mean, it is good they are not all from Estonia and Italy, but of course it could have been better. Finding 15 names (and other one for more national juries) to volunteer was not so easy, in the end. I did gather some "maybes" from China and India in private that might be used next time, including people in national juries that we can promote but so far I could only reduce the gender unbalance.

I hope that the results will promote science around the globe in any case. As a last appropriate effort now that more urgent issues have been addressed and we are finalizing the main organization, I am looking all the profiles of active wikimedians from or related to Africa, South American Oceania or Asia with a possible public name and surname (as a form of transparency, jurors should be public figures) and a scientific or technological education or position. Like yours.

Would you be interested in joining us to be a juror in the second-level jury? I am sure that next time we will find new additional contacts and I will not contact you at the last minute. Of course, if we can finally get two or three new names, we can promote one of them, with the best scientific background, to the final jury too.

At the moment only indians are replying to me, I have another two names, we might promote one of you to the top jury. Next year you can create a national competition (but probably not this time, there is not enough time left).

Even you don't have time, could you help us also in promoting the event amongst people you know or mailing lists or groups you have joined? This will be also useful to promote more national juries next time. It was already hard to organize one in parallel to this, we did our best to promote initiatives on all the continents.

In any case thank you in advance. As a possible juror I have already started your wikidata item d: Q42084642--Alexmar983 (talk) 05:58, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Nice initiative. Thanks for the details. I am happy to participate. Let me know what's expected of me. prashanthns (talk) 12:47, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
send me an email so I can put yours in the ML of jurors. We already have two other indians, User:Manavpreet Kaur and User:Pavanaja, so india is covered even if it does not have a national jury.
Jurors are expected to check the pictures and evaluate them. The bigger number of jurors we can get, the lower is their workload. Of course we don't know the final output, but jurors has weeks to complete their tasks so it should be diluted. We are very flexible.--Alexmar983 (talk) 14:26, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

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Wikigraphists Bootcamp (2018 India)[edit]

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Supporting Indian Wikipedia Program resource distribution[edit]

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Did you see the mail?[edit]

Hi, it's time to vote for WSC2017, international phase. Also, I sent another email asking for a small biography for the website, in order to present the jury. Don't forget to send it as well when you have time.--Alexmar983 (talk) 02:33, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks Alex. Saw the mail. Will attend to it by tomorrow! prashanthns (talk) 06:58, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
I still don't see your vote on Montage, but it's fine as long as you do it. i will send you z second mail to vote another category soon, too. Stay tuned. Thx.--Alexmar983 (talk) 15:16, 10 July 2018 (UTC)