Everything you wanted to
know about Wikipedia but
  were too afraid to ask
       Liam Wyatt, 7 June 2010

       JISC/Cul...
Unintentional
 Artichoke.
Links to: http://www.nypl.org/audiovideo/menus-cookbooks
Intentional Adenauer
Some introduction...
Wiki. What?




        Wikis in Plain English
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
Charity   Software




Chapter   Website
http://underdogpictures.com/wikidoc/site/trailer.htm
  Documentary trailer - “Truth in Numbers”




•s
If people were passing out paints on the street for free every
         day, I’m sure there’d be a lot more painters.
    ...
If people were passing out paints on the street for free every
         day, I’m sure there’d be a lot more painters.
    ...
Some Key Policies
• Neutral Point of View
   (NPOV)

• Verifiability (V)
• No Original Research
   (NOR)

• Notability (N)
...
Saussages, law, encyclopedias....
Gnangarra - CC-by http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GLAM_friday_gnangarra_06.JPG


          Recommendations:
       ...
WP:GLAM
“Free”

•
the freedom to use the work and enjoy the benefits of using it

•
the freedom to study the work and to apply know...
http://creativecommons.org/
“Free x2”
             not for profit, volunteer created,
                available to use, and re-use.
Imagine if you neve...
• Freedom of Panorama                     • Terms of use
• Cultural rights                         • Commercial license
• ...
ç
What creates copyright:

                ?



“Originality”       “Sweat of the Brow”
The legal arguments
    are just that.

What about the moral
     argument?
If you love something,
      set it free.
(even if love isn’t always free)




                       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LOVE_(Sculpture)
Seznam členů
posádky Bounty (cz)
       or
    Lázadás a
   Bountyn (hu)

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/
    File:Nla....
The
                    BM
                     &
                    me
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
       Wikipedi...
“[The British Museum is] one of the
broadest-ranging cultural collections
in the world. Wikipedia, the free
encyclopedia, ...
Qualitative & Quantitative
Qualitative & Quantitative
“Backstage Pass”




   http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/
Backstage_Pass#Results_of_the_day
get excited and make
things
We’re doing the same
 thing, for the same
reason, for the same
 people, in the same
 medium. Let’s do it
      together.
Peace, Love & Metadata
         liamwyatt@gmail.com
            [[user:witty lama]]
               @wittylama
        www....
Everything you wanted to know about Wikipedia but were too afraid to ask
Everything you wanted to know about Wikipedia but were too afraid to ask
Everything you wanted to know about Wikipedia but were too afraid to ask
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  1. 1. Everything you wanted to know about Wikipedia but were too afraid to ask Liam Wyatt, 7 June 2010 JISC/Culture24 - London
  2. 2. Unintentional Artichoke.
  3. 3. Links to: http://www.nypl.org/audiovideo/menus-cookbooks
  4. 4. Intentional Adenauer
  5. 5. Some introduction...
  6. 6. Wiki. What? Wikis in Plain English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
  7. 7. Charity Software Chapter Website
  8. 8. http://underdogpictures.com/wikidoc/site/trailer.htm Documentary trailer - “Truth in Numbers” •s
  9. 9. If people were passing out paints on the street for free every day, I’m sure there’d be a lot more painters. - Gregg Gillis (GirlTalk) in “Good Copy, Bad Copy”
  10. 10. If people were passing out paints on the street for free every day, I’m sure there’d be a lot more painters. - Gregg Gillis (GirlTalk) in “Good Copy, Bad Copy” knowledge If people were passing out paints on the street for free every day, I’m sure there’d be a lot more painters. learning
  11. 11. Some Key Policies • Neutral Point of View (NPOV) • Verifiability (V) • No Original Research (NOR) • Notability (N) • Ignore All Rules (IAR) cf. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Pillars
  12. 12. Saussages, law, encyclopedias....
  13. 13. Gnangarra - CC-by http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GLAM_friday_gnangarra_06.JPG Recommendations: wikimedia.org.au/glam
  14. 14. WP:GLAM
  15. 15. “Free” • the freedom to use the work and enjoy the benefits of using it • the freedom to study the work and to apply knowledge acquired from it • the freedom to make and redistribute copies, in whole or in part, of the information or expression • the freedom to make changes and improvements, and to distribute derivative works http://freedomdefined.org/
  16. 16. http://creativecommons.org/
  17. 17. “Free x2” not for profit, volunteer created, available to use, and re-use. Imagine if you never had to deal with a licensing org. again! Gratis Libre
  18. 18. • Freedom of Panorama • Terms of use • Cultural rights • Commercial license • Donor restrictions • Attribution • Photography policy • TPMs/DRMs • International • Fair Use copyright terms • Copyright in scans Control of Museum Art Images: The Reach and Limits of Copyright and Licensing Melissa Brown, Kenneth Crews - Columbia University http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1542070
  19. 19. ç
  20. 20. What creates copyright: ? “Originality” “Sweat of the Brow”
  21. 21. The legal arguments are just that. What about the moral argument?
  22. 22. If you love something, set it free.
  23. 23. (even if love isn’t always free) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LOVE_(Sculpture)
  24. 24. Seznam členů posádky Bounty (cz) or Lázadás a Bountyn (hu) http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ File:Nla.ms-ms5393-2-s1.jpg
  25. 25. The BM & me http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Wikipedia:GLAM/BM Andrew Dunn - CC-by-SA http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ File:British_Museum_Great_Court_roof.jpg
  26. 26. “[The British Museum is] one of the broadest-ranging cultural collections in the world. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, is the most consulted and largest compendium of knowledge ever compiled. By harnessing the expertise of the British Museum and the reach of Wikipedia, this project aims to bring mutual benefit to both organisations.” - @matthewcock
  27. 27. Qualitative & Quantitative
  28. 28. Qualitative & Quantitative
  29. 29. “Backstage Pass” http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/ Backstage_Pass#Results_of_the_day
  30. 30. get excited and make things
  31. 31. We’re doing the same thing, for the same reason, for the same people, in the same medium. Let’s do it together.
  32. 32. Peace, Love & Metadata liamwyatt@gmail.com [[user:witty lama]] @wittylama www.wittylama.com/blog Presentation available via my website
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