Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Open

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Open
  Talk   Open Access   Open Educational
  For new
  WikiProject planning   Join
the team!
About this talk page
This page is a discussion forum for WikiProject Open, WikiProject Open Access, Communicate OER, and the online course Writing Wikipedia Articles. WELCOME! If you haven't used a wiki talk page before: ask a question or make a new comment by clicking "new section", or to reply to somebody else's comment, click "edit" its section header below, and add your comment to the bottom. Always put four tildes (~~~~) at the end of your comment (this creates a signature and time stamp). Or watch the 3 minute video to the right!
Some other ways to connect
  • Email: Join our email list, or browse its archives. Please discuss anything related to openness and Wikipedia.
  • Chat: You might find other project members on the Freenode IRC network in the #OER or #WikiProjectOpen channels. (These are only very lightly used as of March 2014!)

found redirect deletion notice, fwiw[edit]

Regional US/Canada Wikimedia conference - Washington DC - 9-11 October[edit]

WALRUS - Wikipedians Active in Local Regions of the United States

Hello. With others, I am organizing WikiConference USA. This community gathering will be Friday-Sunday 9-11 October (with Columbus Day being Monday the 12th) in Washington DC at the National Archives and Records Administration.

Persons interested in participating may present a submission, request one of about 25 travel scholarships, or plan to attend. Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:46, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Open access release request[edit]

SPARC provides this document for authors to make a request to publishers that their submission have an open license.

Eventually I would like this file uploaded to Commons, ported to Wikisource, then re-presented in the Wikipedia article on open access and suggested for translation into a few other languages.

It has on it a Science Commons copyright notice, but I am told by SPARC that the website copyright notice supersedes this. It would be nice if when it is adapted and suggested in Wikimedia projects that it has a CC license only to clarify that this is the up-to-date license for this. Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:35, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Good idea, good project. Do you have an email from somebody at SPARC expressing that? If so, just forward that to OTRS (probably "" is the best address) and upload the file with an {{OTRS pending}} tag on Commons. I'd be happy to help out with transcription on Wikisource if you like. -Pete (talk) 19:47, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
File:Open access addendum for authors to publishers.pdf Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:12, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
Looks good. I looked in the OTRS database but could not find the email -- did you send it yet? If not, let me know when you do. Meanwhile, I started a transcription on Wikisource: wikisource:en:Page:Open access addendum for authors to publishers.pdf/1 -Pete (talk) 22:09, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
Here, this link is where the final version will live -- looks less messy: wikisource:en:Addendum to Publication Agreement -Pete (talk) 22:13, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia for Health/Safety Research and Data[edit]

Hello everyone,

NIOSH is pleased to partner with Wikimedia DC for an upcoming conference, Wikipedia for Health/Safety Research and Data, to be held in Washington, DC, on November 12-13, 2015. The goal of the conference is to make the case to government agencies in the United States that helping in the development of Wikimedia content is worth the time and money. Given the conference's focus on making access to information available, I believe this WikiProject would be interested in participating. Please review the proposal on Meta and leave feedback. Thank you, James Hare (NIOSH) (talk) 17:42, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

OA Week Editathon[edit]

Pls see meta:The Wikipedia Library/OA week and pls help improve Wikipedia:WikiProject Open Access/Open Access Catalogue. Thx. fgnievinski (talk) 15:58, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

To elaborate on this slightly: The Wikipedia Library and SPARC are running a week-long editathon for this year's Open Access Week. If you want to get involved and/or encourage others to do so, then the page that User:Fgnievinski linked to will provide all the details of how to do so. - Lawsonstu (talk) 14:31, 30 September 2015 (UTC)