Wikipedia:Meetup/WikiTuesdayWestern

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All are welcome to attend Wiki Tuesday @ Western, an informal gathering of folks who are interested in working collaboratively on Wikimedia projects. This is a drop-in event for Wiki editors of all skill levels. The work of this group will be organized through the Western Libraries GLAM-Wiki page.

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Event Information[edit]

When: The first Tuesday of every month, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m

Location: The Instruction Room of the D. B. Weldon Library

What to expect at Wiki Tuesday:

  • Short Wikimedia-related presentations
  • Casual peer-to-peer learning of the Wikimedia platform
  • Discussions of current or potential projects
  • Collaborative project work

Get involved[edit]

Agendas 2020[edit]

December 1, 2020[edit]

Working Meeting
We will run Zoom breakout rooms where you can choose what activity you'd like to participate in.

Break out group 1 - Bulk upload pilot project. The Hines Photograph Collection This break out room is dedicated to a pilot bulk upload initiative using a sample of the Hines Photograph Collection. These photographs have already been digitized and are of interest to the public. They can also be used to enhance existing Wikipedia articles.

Break out group 2 - Planning for 1Lib1Ref 2021 This break out room is dedicated to planning an online engagement event for the 1Lib1Ref2021 campaign, which runs from January 15th to February 5th.

No meetup in November[edit]

October 6, 2020[edit]

Project Update

  • Update on current projects
  • What's next? Pilot a bulk upload of images
  • Break out room discussions (Pilot Project, Wikipedia's Birthday, Refreshing GLAM page)

September 1, 2020[edit]

London Historic Maps Collection: virtual edition! The clean up round 2!

See August agenda for details.

August 4, 2020[edit]

London Historic Maps Collection: virtual edition! The clean up round!
All maps from the London Historic Maps Collection have now been added to Wikimedia Commons with Wikidata. Thank you to everyone who participated in the process!

This month we will work on the final clean up for this collection, making sure that the information entered completely and correctly, and that there are no coding errors, typos or broken URLs. Use the 'clean up' tab on the London Historic Maps - metadata spreadsheet to track clean up progress, marking the clean up as done for Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata as it is completed. All uploaded maps can be found in the London Historic Maps Collection gallery page

July 7, 2020[edit]

Wikidata Skill Development: Cross-Functional Representation at the Wikidata Summer Institute
In June, four Western Libraries staff attended the Wikidata Summer Institute. This month we will share what we have learned about Wikidata and talk about the ways we can incorporate this knowledge into the project work of Wiki Tuesday participants.

Join the discussion over Zoom at 11 a.m. EST
Meeting ID: 936 8031 6106

June 2, 2020[edit]

London Historic Maps Collection: virtual edition! Round 2
Last month, together we uploaded 8 maps from the London Historic Maps Collection. There are still 8 maps of the collection left to be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. This month will be dedicated to completing this work. All the documents needed to participate are listed below in the May 2020 agenda.

Additional tasks:

  • Link checking - Some maps were uploaded with URL from our old library system. Updated links are available in the London Historic Maps - metadata file.
  • Code corrections - Look for and correct any errors in the Wiki markup for the image in Wikimedia Commons

May 5, 2020[edit]

London Historic Maps Collection: virtual edition!
This month we will host our first virtual Wiki Tuesday. Together, we will be working on to upload the London Historic Maps Collection to Wikimedia Commons with Wikidata.
Everything you need to participate will be linked here:

  1. Updated instructions for uploading the London Historic Maps to Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata
  2. London Historic Maps - metadata file
  3. Demo video: uploading London Historic Maps to Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata
  4. Example: map uploaded to Wikimedia Commons
  5. Example: Wikidata item for the uploaded map

Some other useful links:

April 7, 2020 Postponed[edit]

#ReclaimDeshkanZiibing film screening and pizza party
This month's meetup will be held in the Taylor Library Kellogg Room. We are celebrating one year of Wiki Tuesday at Western with pizza and short films about language revitalization initiatives. Between film sets, we will work on the Indigenous place names project.

Due to limited capacity and funds, this event requires registration.

See the #ReclaimDeshkanZiibiing meetup page for more information

March 3, 2020[edit]

London Historic Maps Collection
This month we will be working to upload the London Historic Maps Collection into Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata.

Why are we doing this?

  • Uploading the collection to Wikimedia Commons adds a secondary access point to these valuable historic maps of London, Ontario.
  • Uploading the collection in Wikidata turns the metadata for these items into structured open data, making it dynamic and reusable by anyone in the world.
  • Since we are only uploading thumbnail images to Wikimedia Commons with a link back to the larger file sizes on Scholarship@Western, there is potential to increase traffic for this collection in the Institutional Repository.

Some useful links:

February 4, 2020[edit]

#1Lib1Ref Campaign Closing Party

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This is an event where you can learn about Wiki editing, become a Wiki Editor yourself and help us eliminate the backlog of [citation needed] notices on the Wikipedia platform. There will be food, prizes and the opportunity to meet and network with library workers throughout Western Libraries.


Please visit the meetup page for Western University #1Lib1Ref 2020 for more details

January 7, 2020[edit]

Presentation: Wikifying the library catalogue Alex Mayhew, PhD Candidate, Western University
11 a.m. in the Weldon Instruction Room
This presentation will explore expanding the list of FRBR user tasks to include user participation. One of the main challenges is creating a framework for incorporating this user engagement. The proposed framework presented here is the result of a synthesis of Knowledge organization strategies from across many domains, incorporating concepts from fields as diverse as Biology, Philosophy and Literary Theory: Phylomemetic Cataloguing. In a Phylomemetic Catalogue users would be able to add Memetic relationships between records using Semantic triples. These relationships between texts are conceived as a line of descent of ‘textual memes’, somewhat similar to the Tree of life. These relationships would capture user perceptions of the descent of memes and can be visualized as family trees of related texts.

Presentation Slides

2019 Agendas 2019[edit]

December 3, 2019[edit]

Working session: Wikipedia GLAM-UWO projects
This meetup will be spent working on two projects that we've started working on as part of Wiki Tuesday's at Western and Wikipedia GLAM-UWO projects. Hands-on help with editing will be available - drop by!

November 13, 2019[edit]

GIS Day
This month's meetup will not be held at the regular time and place. Instead, we will have a booth at GIS Day on November 13th. Come celebrate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day at this free, drop-in, interactive event!

Visit the GIS Day meetup page for more details

October 1, 2019[edit]

Wikipedia and libraries: an interactive workshop
Increasingly, librarians from around the world are collaborating with Wikimedia to improve its authority. In this workshop, we will highlight the power of the platform, the overlapping values of libraries and Wikipedia, and how both organizations can benefit from collaboration.

Presentation slides

See the meetup page for this workshop for more details

September 3, 2019[edit]

Working session: Wikipedia GLAM-UWO projects
This meetup will be spent working on two projects that we've started working on as part of Wiki Tuesday's at Western and Wikipedia GLAM-UWO projects. Hands-on help with editing will be available - drop by!

August 6, 2019[edit]

Discussion session: Indigenous place names on Wikipedia, language revitalization, and data sovereignty
This meetup will begin with an introduction to the Indigenous Place Names project and to the concept of data sovereignty in relation to Indigenous peoples in Canada. While we work to collect Indigenous place names for waterways within London and surrounding area, we will engage is a discussion about this project in relation to data sovereignty and language revitalization, reflecting on the question: Should this information be made openly available?
Discussion will be led by Erin Johnson (Metadata Librarian), Sâkihitowin Awâsis (PhD Student in Geography), and Kristi Thompson (Research Data Management Librarian).

Slides from the discussion

July 2, 2019[edit]

Step-by-step instructions on uploading London Historic Maps and Map metadata into Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata
July 2 presentation slides: Adding map metadata to Wikidata

Workshop: adding maps to the Wikimedia Commons with integrated Wikidata
11 a.m. Presentation: Matt Barry will address the question: why should we care about Wikidata in the Commons? There will be a short lesson on how to integrate Wikidata into uploaded images of maps, followed by hands-on help adding Western Libraries’ London Historic Maps Collection to Wikimedia Commons. We will focus on adding the London Historic Maps Collection and its corresponding metadata to Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata, using the skills developed in the workshop. This collection will have its own gallery on Wikimedia Commons that links to the collection on Scholarship@Western. All maps will also be listed in the Wikimedia Commons category, Maps of London, Ontario.

Some useful links:


June 4, 2019[edit]

Information gathering session: Indigenous place names project
Working in partnership with Cortney Dakin (Sâkihitowin Awâsis), a Phd student in Geography, we are preparing to add Wikidata for Indigenous language place names and the English translations to the infoboxes in Wikipedia articles about local waterways. This meetup will be spent on information gathering activities for the Indigenous place names project. Join us as we collect and record information that’s needed for this project.

May 7, 2019[edit]

Presentation: Leveraging student research to improve health content on Wikipedia

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Denise Smith, Health Sciences Librarian, McMaster University
11 a.m. in the Weldon Instruction Room
This presentation will discuss the first offering of a third year undergraduate course in health sciences that focused on the production and dissemination of health information for consumers. Wikipedia was used as a tool by which students practiced summarizing complex health issues through an interdisciplinary lens. This talk will discuss the outcomes of this course.

April 2, 2019[edit]

Presentation: the power of Wiki 11 a.m. - The power of Wiki slide presentation

Workshop: Being a Wiki editor 12 p.m. - Being a Wiki editor slides

Participants[edit]

Erniee jo (talk) (Coordinator)