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Wikipedia Ignite
Wikipedia Ignite
Wikipedia Ignite
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Wikipedia Ignite
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Wikipedia Ignite
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Wikipedia Ignite
Wikipedia Ignite
Wikipedia Ignite
Wikipedia Ignite
Wikipedia Ignite
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Wikipedia Ignite

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  • 1. Steve Virgin Board Director Wikimedia UK Could Wikipedia Ignite Bristol?
  • 2. Wikimedia Foundation • All sites run Foundation (including Wikipedia) • Budget ~$20 million, ~40 staff members • Outreach by independent non-profit making chapters • Volunteer driven; staff keep sites running
  • 3. Wikimedia UK • Promote values of Wikimedia Foundation • One of ~30 national chapters • Support freely licensed material in UK • Membership based - volunteer run • Donor-sourced budget • Founded November 2008
  • 4. Wikipedia - “The free encyclopaedia that anyone can edit” • World’s largest encyclopaedia (bigger than 11,095-volume 永樂大典 /Yongle Encyclopaedia from 1403-8) • Over 16,000,000 articles (over 3,400,000 million in English) • Written in over 240 different languages • 10 years old on 15 January 2011
  • 5. The Pillars of Wikipedia Written from a neutral point of view • Represent all significant views published by reliable sources Verifiability • Any contentious fact need published evidence No Original Research • No fresh analysis or synthesis of existing published material ...Avoid conflicts of interest...Paid for editing is frowned upon...Be Open, Assume Good Faith http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Five_pillars
  • 6. Wikipedia only one of many projects This presentation is CC-BY-SA except for logos and screen prints which are Fair Use or used with permission
  • 7. Wikimedia site global reach • 373m unique visitors/13.4bn page requests p/m • 5th largest web property • 35m articles and images on all projects • 7.3m freely licensed images Stats as of August 2010 - see http://stats.wikimedia.org/reportcard/
  • 8. Free & open knowledge empowers people
  • 9. Download Wikipedia for Schools for free
  • 10. Download Mediawiki – your own website software for free
  • 11. Get involved...as a journalist for Wikinews
  • 12. Get involved in Wikiversity Write & share learning material
  • 13. Wikimedia Commons Add new photos, maps or videos
  • 14. How has Wikimedia content been used  Embed information into web pages BBC Wildlife Finder  Use images to illustrate content EU Observer  SOS Children & Schools CD In Africa Online and offline  Use of Media Wiki software – 112 examples @ http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Sites_using_MediaWiki/corporate
  • 15. 2008 Share content German State Archive puts 82,500 low res images on Wikimedia Commons Summer ‘10 - Get involved BackStage Pass British Museum Hosts expert tour day for Wikimedians to encourage cooperation & collaboration on pages 2008 Share content Museum of the Tropics Amsterdam – 45,000 images on Maroon & their culture 2010 Share content New images from the salvage of the Mary Rose June 2010 – Wikipedian in Residence @ British Museum Museum of the Tropics Amsterdam – 45,000 images on Maroon & their culture Summer ‘10 – Hoxne Challenge Museum team work together to edit Hoxne Hoard Wikipedia article with aim to meet exacting quality standards Projects Wikimedia has been involved with
  • 16. Where could it go in Bristol 2012: The Word and Bristol – an idea under discussion Celebrate all forms of writing in the city Encourage companies to write their histories Schools Communities Sports groups Theatres Museums Writers in residence...training...quality/style
  • 17. Expansion of Wikipedia Pages in African or Asian languages • Diasporas from Africa/Asia in every city • Often digitally marginalised • Involve them writing about their language, culture • Working with the Wikimedian community will help them skill up • We need them & the community needs efforts
  • 18. There is stunning content to share
  • 19. 10th Anniversary Celebrations Founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales is scheduled to be speaking In Bristol on January 13th 2011 – two days before Wikipedia’s official birthday The hosts will be Wikimedia UK the University of Bristol & the Festival of Ideas – supported by HP Labs
  • 20. Join us – together we can Ignite Bristol Wanted: Editors Proof Readers Researchers Video editing Photo editing Photo clean up Or just get involved anyway you can • Membership is just £5 • The opportunities limitless
  • 21. Thank you You can find us on the Wikimedia UK website or you can send questions or comments to... steve.virgin@wikimedia.org.uk

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