Contents• Greetings & Short Intro of the Team and Participants• Brief History of Khmer Wikipedia• Other Khmer Wiki Projects• About Wikipedia• About Wikimedia Foundation (WMF)• About Other Projects in WMF Family• Khmer Wikipedia - In Details: • Who We Are • Our Vision & Missions, Values • Our Stakeholders – Contributors/Users Communities • Present: Opportunities & Challenges • Future: Way Forward & Future Plans
Greetings & Short Intro• Greetings• Introduction of Team • Khmer Wikipedia’s Admin Team • Online Coordinator • Offline Lead Team based in PP• Introduction of Participants • Name, School/Workplace • Education level, Area of expertise • Area of Interest & Feedback
Brief History of Khmer Wikipedia• Established on 15 Jan 2005 (4 years after the English project started in 2001)• Stats (as of 23 April 2011): • Registered members: 5806 • Articles: 2527 • Images: 652 • Admin (sysop) team: 11• Milestones: • Reached 200 articles on 20 Feb 2005 • Reached 500 articles on 13 Dec 2007 • Reached 1,000 articles on 3 Mar 2008 • Reached 2,000 articles on 25 Nov 2008
Other Khmer Wiki Sister ProjectsBesides Khmer Wikipedia, there are also other 3 sister projectsincluding:• Khmer Wiktionary• Khmer Wikibooks• Khmer Wikisource
About Wikipedia• Wikipedia is an internet encyclopedia project in many languages including our Khmer language.• Wikipedia = Wiki (Hawaiian word for quick) + Encyclopedia • It is free of charge. • It is also "open content," which means anyone can copy it for any purpose, as long as they follow certain rules.• It is hosted by Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), a US non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California.• It was established on Jan 15, 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger, separating from Nupedia.• It is based on an older Internet encyclopedia named Nupedia. It is a wiki that runs using the software MediaWiki (like all other Wikimedia projects).
About Wikipedia• Anyone can change the pages in Wikipedia, or even make new ones. Wikipedia has a standard format that must apply for all pages in the encyclopedia.• As of January 2011, Wikipedia had about: • 17.9 million articles, and • over 270 languages.• Some people think that the English Language Wikipedia shows bias and unfairness. Editors of reference works such as the Encyclopædia Britannica have questioned Wikipedias utility and status as an encyclopedia.• Others believe that Wikipedia is more useful than other encyclopedias because it can be updated so quickly.“Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.”
About Jimmy Wales• Born: Jimmy Donal Wales August 7, 1966 (age 44) Huntsville, Alabama, United States• Residence: St. Petersburg, Florida, United States• Nationality: American• Other names: Jimbo (online alias)• Occupation: Financial trader (former), currently Internet entrepreneur• Title: • President of Wikia, Inc. (2004–present), • Chairman of Wikimedia Foundation (June 2003 – October 2006), • Chairman Emeritus, Wikimedia Foundation (October 2006–present)“Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum ofall knowledge. Thats our commitment.”
About Wikimedia Foundation (WMF)• The Wikimedia Foundation is a non-profit foundation in the United States that coordinates many projects using the wiki idea, and the MediaWiki software.• The foundations creation was officially announced by Wikipedia co- founder Jimmy Wales, who was running Wikipedia within his company Bomis, on June 20, 2003.• The foundation gets most of its funds from donations, as it is nonprofit. It also looks for grants. Some companies have helped Wikimedia by giving free computer hardware, and by hosting servers. Since people can write the wikis, Wikimedia projects are free to use.
About Wikimedia Foundation (WMF)Vision:• Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Thats our commitment.Mission:• To empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally.Values:• Freedom• Accessibility and quality• Independence• Commitment to openness and diversity• Transparency• Our community is our biggest assethttp://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Visionhttp://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Mission
Wikipedia’s Sisters Projects• Wikipedia is hosted by the WMF, a non-profit organization that also hosts a range of other projects including:
Other WMF’s Projects• Beside the main projects mentioned earlier, WMF also run other projects: • Wikimania • Wikimedia Incubator • MediaWiki• Other MWF’s activities/programs include: • Outreach • Strategic planning • Usability Initiative etc…
Local Chapters: 30 around the World(dark blue) are existing chapters. (dark turquoise) indicates a chapter has been board approved butnot yet founded. (green) indicates a chapter is in the planning stages. (light blue) indicates a chapterin discussion. Current as of 6 September 2010.
Khmer Wikipedia• Who We Are• Our Vision & Missions, Values• Our Stakeholders – Contributors/Users Communities• Present: Opportunities & Challenges• Future: Way Forward & Future Plans
KMWP – Our Vision, Missions & ValuesAs part of the global movement along with other language communities, our KhmerWikipedia shares the same Vision, Mission and Values with WMF. Plus promotingresources in our Khmer language as well as the usage of Khmer Unicode font.Vision:• Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Thats our commitment.Mission:• To empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally.Values:• Freedom• Accessibility and quality• Independence• Commitment to openness and diversity• Transparency• Our community is our biggest asset
KMWP – Present• Present: Opportunities & Challenges• Op: • Existence of Khmer Unicode font • Access to ICT, Internet and other online/social media by Cambodians • Volunteer-friendly Cambodian youth • Many resources we can compile, digitize and share on Khmer Wikipedia• Challenges: • Small team of Khmer Wikipedia, mainly online • Lack of interpersonal communication among the team, esp. no offline contact • Lack of networking, team structure, human resource & proper planning • Lack of how-to guide, instructions and tutorial.
KMWP – FutureFuture: Way Forward & Future Plans• To-do List • Reviewing existing pages: • About Khmer Wikipedia • FAQ page etc… • Renewing logos of our Khmer Wiki Projects • Recruiting new members of Lead Team. • Setting a blog • Compiling instructions & links on ‘how to install Khmer Unicode font’ both on PC and Mac. • Making video tutorial & written manuals.• Requested Articles• Social Media• Forming Teams by: Project, Area of Expertise/Interest
Learning more about Wikipedia in general: Policies & Guidelines Rules & PrinciplesHow to write/improve better?
Wikipedia: Community StandardsPolicies & Guidelines:Wikipedia policies and guidelines are developed by thecommunity to:• describe best practice,• clarify principles,• resolve conflicts,• and otherwise further our goal of creating a free, reliable encyclopedia.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents/Policies_and_guidelines
Wikipedia: Simplified Ruleset1. Core principles • Five pillars • Founding principles • Copyright • Ignore all rules (IAR)2. Writing high-quality articles3. Getting along with other editorshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Simplified_ruleset
Simplified Ruleset – ExplainedCore principle 1:Five pillarsThe foundations of the Wikipedia community are summarized in5 simple ideas:• Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia;• it has a neutral point of view;• it is free content that anyone can edit and distribute;• all Wikipedians should interact in a respectful and civil manner;• and Wikipedia does not have firm rules.
Simplified Ruleset – ExplainedCore principle 2:Founding principles:The Wikimedia Foundation, the global organization whichoversees Wikipedia and other projects like it, is based onimportant common ideas as well:• Neutrality is mandatory;• anyone can edit (most) articles without registration;• we make decisions through the "wiki process" of discussion;• we want to work in a welcoming and collaborative environment;• our content is freely licensed; and we leave room for particularly difficult problems to be resolved by an authority.
Simplified Ruleset – ExplainedCore principle 3:Copyright:Wikipedia uses opensource licensing under:• Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License and the GNU Free Documentation License.• Content on Wikipedia can be used and re-used freely, as long as attribution is given; it can even be modified and used for profit, as long as all future re-users can do the same.
Simplified Ruleset – ExplainedCore principle 4:Ignore all rules (IAR):Rules on Wikipedia are not fixed in stone. The spirit of the ruletrumps the letter of the rule.• The common purpose of building an encyclopedia trumps both. This means that any rule can be broken for a very good reason, if it ultimately helps to improve the encyclopedia. It doesnt mean that anything can be done just by claiming IAR, or that discussion is not necessary to explain ones decision.
Simplified Ruleset – ExplainedGetting along with other editors• Be civil• Assume good faith• Discuss contentious changes on the talk page:• Undo others edits with care:• Use clear edit summaries:• Try to understand why your article or edit was deleted• Sign your posts:• Preview your changes• Ask for help
Simplified Ruleset – ExplainedWriting high-quality articles• Neutral point of view• Verifiability• No original research• Be bold
10 things you may not know about Wikipedia1. Were not for sale2. Everyone can use our work with a few conditions3. We speak Banyumasan…4. You cant actually change anything in Wikipedia…5. We care deeply about the quality of our work6. We do not expect you to trust us7. We are not alone8. We are only collectors9. Were neither a dictatorship nor any other political system10. Were in it for the long haulhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Ten_things_you_may_not_know_about_Wikipedia
Summary: Wikipedia in BriefWikipedia aims to be a neutral compilation of verifiable, establishedfacts. This means:• Neutral: Wikipedia does not judge or advocate specific views or opinions, or make determinations on "correctness". Differing views must be presented objectively, without bias or undue weight.• Compilation: Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, consisting of articles written in a particular style. There is a process which advances articles to our goal.• Verifiable: Information must be realistically verifiable by others. This is generally done by citing from reliable sources.• Established: Original ideas, interpretations, or research cannot be verified, and thus are inappropriate for Wikipedia. Wikipedia is not a primary source; it strives to be a tertiary source.• Facts: Wikipedia is about facts, not opinions. Articles may state which viewpoints exist, and who holds them ("facts about opinions"), but does not itself advocate viewpoints.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_in_brief
INTERACTION Before Q&A session, let’s do this exercise byanswering: What do you believe in? (after listening to this presentation) Q&A session Demo session
Activity: Community/User CreedQuestion: WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN?• I believe in knowledge.• I believe that making knowledge available to others is a good thing.• I believe in cooperation and teamwork. I hope and believe that by working together, Wikipedians will achieve results better than any of us could produce on our own.• I believe in the Internet. I believe that it offers opportunities for human advancement that outweigh its dangers.• I believe in improving articles. I believe that no article is perfect, however much I may have worked on it, and will give others the chance to make their own contributions.• I believe in the maintenance of a neutral point of view when editing. I accept that its not negotiable and I think it can work. I will try to put whatever understanding I do have into practice whenever I edit an article.
Activity: Community/User CreedQuestion: WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN?• I believe in consensus. I may not know what it means, but Ill try as hard as I can to make it work anyway. Im wrong sometimes, otherwise I wouldnt be human, and right sometimes too, otherwise I wouldnt be here.• I believe in being polite and considerate to others. I recognise that if I cant do that, Wikipedia doesnt want me.• I believe in forgiveness, which is just as well because I sometimes wish I hadnt pressed "save" myself.• I believe in welcoming newbies and anonymous editors. I will always remember the days when I was in their shoes.• I believe in discussion. I will try to initiate and participate in discussions rather than making an article into a battleground, and in that I am able I will try to encourage others to do the same.
Activity: Community/User CreedQuestion: WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN?• I believe in copyleft. I will respect the GFDL, CC-BY-SA and their successors. I believe in the project.• Wikipedia wont solve all of the worlds problems, but I believe it can help to solve some of them, however slightly. Whenever I edit I will focus on the goal of writing an encyclopedia, and use Wikipedias resources only to advance that goal.• Wikipedia may not be perfect, but I believe in Wikipedia, and thats why Im here.TO SEE THE FULL LIST:VISIT http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:User_Creed
Resources• Wikipedia – http://wikipedia.org• Wikimedia Foundation – http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home• Khmer Wikipedia – http://km.wikipedia.org• Khmer Wiktionary – http://km.wiktionary.org• Khmer Wikibooks – http://km.wikibooks.org• Khmer Wikisource – http://wikisource.org/wiki/Main_Page:K:BL1រ• Khmer Wikipedia Fan Page on FB – http://www.facebook.com/kmwp.fb• Khmer Wikipedia on Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/khmerwikipedia• Khmer Wikipedia on Youtube – http://www.youtube.com/khmerwikipedia• Khmer Wikipedia blog – http://khmerwikipedia.wordpress.com