Dr Mike Dickison is employed as Lincoln University Wikipedian in Residence at Lincoln University, New Zealand, from November–December 2019. This placement is a proof-of-concept to develop a Wikipedia strategy for the University for implementation in 2020.
Mike is being assisted by LTL staff Deborah Fitchett, Eunju Jung, Anisha Thomas, and Craig Murray. The project is organised through a Google Doc, Lincoln University WiR To Do list. In the spirit of Wikimedia, anyone is welcome to help. The following resources will be useful.
- Living Heritage Tikaka Tūku Iho, Lincoln's repository of publications, images, video, and news.
- Research@Lincoln, an open-access repository of Lincoln research papers and theses, with permalinks
- Data@Lincoln, a collection of data, figures, and images used in publications
- Te Ara biographies: Malcolm Burns
Presentations to staff
- Wikipedia as an outreach tool: talk for Lincoln staff (see outline here).
Mon 9 Dec, 12:00–1:00, Ivey building L114.
- Introduction to Wikidata: workshop for library staff (University of Canterbury to be invited).
Thu 12 Dec, 1:30–4:00, Ivey Building L206.
- Begin a partnership with the Christchurch Wikipedia community
- Create a To Do list of articles and categories to improve
- Bulk upload of some images – Lincoln CC BY copyrighted or public domain – that can be used to illustrate articles on the university, the town Lincoln, and other New Zealand articles.
- Attempt to release staff profile pictures to accompany Wikidata items.
- Begin Wikidata and Wikicite projects with a selection of Lincoln University (Q1048626) researchers and publications
- Improve the Lincoln Wikipedia article to US or UK standards, and monitor analytics
- Create a long-term Wikipedia strategy for Lincoln
- Lincoln University. (4 December 2019). "Wikipedian in Residence first for Southern Hemisphere university" Lincoln University News and Events.
- Created a Commons Institution template for Lincoln
- New Wikidata item for Ruth A. Burns (Q76486240), and improved Malcolm McRae Burns (Q6742505). Uploaded photos of both to Wikidata and created new Commons categories Ruth Burns and Malcolm Burns
- Created Ruth Burns Court (Q76673521) and Joan O'Loughlin (Q77978807)
Lincoln University buildings
- Created/improved Wikidata items and Commons categories for main campus buildings:
- Ivey Hall (Q77911650)
- Memorial Hall (Q77974765)
- Hudson Hall (Q77974968)
- Forbes Building (Q77975173)
- Gillespie Hall (Q77975866)
- Hilgendorf Building (Q77975889)
- Burns Building (Q77977228)
- Stewart Building (Q77978095)
- Commerce Building (Q77978645)
- School of Landscape Architecture (Q77978661)
- George Forbes Memorial Library (Q77973866)
- Mrs O's (Q77978679)
- The Lodge, Lincoln University (Q78001697)
- On December 9, Wikipedia volunteers Schwede66 and Podzemnik came out to Lincoln from Christchurch and spent an hour photographing campus buildings for upload to Category:Buildings of Lincoln University.
Trees of Lincoln University
- Created publications Lincoln University campus – a guide to some of the trees currently growing there (Q76545713) and Some Trees at Lincoln College (Q76487673)
- Created a Cradle template for individual trees, with 26 properties
- Added the individual trees Lincoln University sugar maple (1958) (Q76575957), Lincoln University scarlet oak (1976) (Q76575183), Lincoln University mulberry (1974) (Q76574776), Lincoln University McAlpine cedar (1984) (Q76573415), Lincoln University tulip tree (West) (Q76659920), and Lincoln University California walnut (1954) (Q76570270); these are likely the best-documented individual trees on Wikidata
- Photographed them and added them to a new category, Trees of Lincoln University, New Zealand
Lincoln University Art Collection
- Created item for Lincoln University Art Collection (Q76758407) and Lincoln University Art Collection
- Nominated the article for Did You Know? on Wikipedia's main page
- Began photographing artworks available under NZ Copyright Act (1994) Freedom of Panorama provisions (sculptures permanently mounted in a public place), or in the public domain, and adding them to Category:Lincoln University Art Collection
Lincoln University Entomology Research Collection
- Created or improved Wikidata items for people connected with the Entomology Department:
- Lewis Morrison (Q76660504)
- John Marris (Q21340862)
- Roy A. Harrison (Q22112991)
- Pat A. Campbell (Q77369462)
- Graham Oliver Osborne (Q77364621)
- Rowan M. Emberson (Q21339911)
- R. Peter Pottinger (Q77465160)
- Chuck P. Hoyt (Q77473459)
- John W. Early (Q22113628)
- Karen Armstrong (Q26197471)
- Michael R. Butcher (Q21502602)
- Adrian Mark Paterson (Q23068897)
- Mike H. Bowie (Q57179912)
- Kerry-Jayne Wilson (Q1483713)
- Steve Wratten (Q54674253)
- James Mather Hoy (Q21390595)
- W.P.J. Overmeer (Q77472163)
- Chuck P. Hoyt (Q77473459)
- Worked with Entomology Department archives to select, scan, and bulk-upload photos representing staff, field trips, and research; created c:Category:Entomology_at_Lincoln_University.
- Created Lincoln University Entomology Research Collection (Q77388959)
- Created reference The Department of Entomology Lincoln University (1st ed.) (Q77036317) by Marnie Barrell (Q77035693)
- Created articles for holotypes in the Lincoln collections: Anoteropsis cantuaria, Creophilus rekohuensis, Coptomma marrisi, Pollenia fulviantenna , and Amychus manawatawhi (and improved corresponding Wikidata items)
- Added images of all the holotypes to Wikipedia articles, in multiple languages where possible: the Anoteropsis cantuaria photo was used in the articles in English, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Vietnamese, Cebuano, and Waray.
Ron Blackmore photos
- Created Ron C. Blackmore (Q77858144)
- Developed a metadata template for Blackmore photos, using the Ruth Burns photo as an example
- Lincoln University (New Zealand) had received in 2019 28,263 page views (a daily average of 86), and had had 12 edits by 9 editors. It was a 14.4 KB, C grade article. There were currently articles on Lincoln University in 11 language Wikipedias.
- Lincoln University (Q1048626) had 14 identifiers and 12 properties (and was using the wrong logo)
- Category:Lincoln University had 14 images, most just of one earthquake-damaged building
- 41 Wikipedia pages cited sources from at Research@Lincoln, and 13 linked to content at Living Heritage (source: Deborah Fitchett)