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given on 2008-07-19 as a part of "Translation panel" at Wikimania 2008 (English). A film of the session is available at http://tinyurl.com/translationpanel-wm2008

given on 2008-07-19 as a part of "Translation panel" at Wikimania 2008 (English). A film of the session is available at http://tinyurl.com/translationpanel-wm2008

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  • ウィキメディア・プロジェクトにおける 翻訳の役割 - 組織運営に関する翻訳の現状と展望 - 木津尚子 2008年8月19日 KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • Translation in Wikimedia Projects - in case of organizational translation - Kizu Naoko / 木津尚子 2008.08.19 KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • Talking points  Organizational translation - Why? Who? What? How?  Challenges  How can you help KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • Organizational translation  Translation works  to give information about managerial things  to facilitate the project KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • Organizational translation  Translation works  to give information about managerial things  to facilitate the project  From whom?  Wikimedia Foundation  Community  Third parties KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • Organizational translation  Translation works  to give information about managerial things  to facilitate the project  From whom?  Wikimedia Foundation  Community / Commons Picture of the Year etc.  A third party KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • Wikimedia Foundation website KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • Organizational translation  translation works  to give information about managerial things  to facilitate the project  From whom?  Wikimedia Foundation  Community  Third parties  Transcom KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • Transcom KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • Transcom Responsibilities Coordinating translations of important Foundation news, press release and information, supporting inter-lingual communication between the Foundation and the community, and coordinating, supporting and recruiting interested translators. – from http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Communica tions_subcommittees KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • Why translation?  English is widely spoken  Wikimedia core community is also English speaking one  Not everyone speaks English  To broaden participation of non-English speaking community needs translation KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • Who translates?  Volunteers  Active Wikimedians  Translate to their mother tongue  Also carry out translations of content (e.g. Wikipedia) KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • Most translated pages  Donate: over 30 languages  Board Elections 2008 rules: 26  Licensing policy: 22  Wikimania 2008 home: 22  Wikimedia FAQ: 19  Contact us: 18  Privacy policy: 17  Our projects: 15  Board of Trustees: 14  Current staff: 11 KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • What?  Fundraising related  Board Election  Wikimania  Policies  FAQ, Contact info, project info ... KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • What?  Sustainability  Community / WMF relation and commitment  Basic information of WMF structures KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • How?  Edit alone first  Then corrected by the other volunteers (if available)  Translation teams – share knowledge KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • Challanges  #1 Quality control  #2 Availability / Burn-out KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • Challenges #1 - Quality  Initial publication  Maintenance KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • Challenges #1 - Quality  Initial publication  Maintenance  Easy to find / check history KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • Challenges #1 - Quality  Initial publication  Only targeting language readers can detect  Feedback / complaints helps to improve  Maintenance  Easy to find / check history KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • Challenges #2 - Burnout  Up to 5 people at once  Rare active over 2 years  Consequence: Sometimes no translator is available for a major language KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • Why did they quit?  Left the project at all  Busy with the other things  Real life change  Other Wikimedia activities  No feedback discourages them KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • How you can help  Translator: Join the team  All: Give feedback KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • Feedback to this talk aphaia@gmail.com KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • ご静聴有難う ございました KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • About this slides This slides is a part of oral presentation, KIZU Naoko,“Translation in Wikimedia Project – in case of organizational translation”, at Wikimania 2008, 2008/07/19. This slide is double-licensed under GNU FDL 2.0 or later or Creative Commons license CC-BY-SA 3.0 or later. Comments and questions are welcome at aphaia@gmail.com KIZU Naoko, “Translation in Wikimedia Project”, 2008/07/19, CC-BY-SA 3.0