From July 2013 to March 2014, Jisc and Wikimedia UK are jointly supporting a project to encourage a range of audiences (librarians, teachers, researchers and students) within learning and research to engage with Wikimedia UK and Wikimedia projects. Full documentation is on the Wikimedia UK wiki. This page is for listing the activities directly relevant to Wikipedia.
Jisc is not a traditional GLAM institution but funds projects in, and has ongoing relationships with, many educational and cultural institutions. It provides, funds, or negotiates access to many content collections- see Jisc content. So the post is not a traditional Wikipedian In Residence focused directly on content. The title Wikimedia Ambassador reflects that the purpose is to make a permanent change in culture and practice so that Wikimedia projects are routinely considered by academics and by cultural projects as channels of dissemination.
- Public editathons
- Women in Science editathon for Ada Lovelace day, 15 October 2013, University of Oxford
- Wikipedia/WikiVet Veterinary Science Editathon, 20 November 2013, Royal Veterinary College
- Wellcome Library editathon (medicine, public health, history of medicine, medical humanities), 26 February 2014, Wellcome Library
Outcomes and evaluations are listed on the editathon pages.
- Outreach events
- A series of workshops in UK universities. See wmuk:Expert_outreach/Jisc_Ambassador/Research impact and open education
- Events within Jisc: see the project page on the WMUK wiki
The project will identify and support university academics who are running or considering Wikipedia assignments. This will disseminate their work and is also a chance to promote awareness of the constructive and unconstructive ways to run these assignments. Martin is a trained Campus Ambassador.