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2015 07-08-wikidocks

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Wikidocks. Wikipedia Meetup assistance for "boondock" areas with no active local chapters

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2015 07-08-wikidocks

  1. 1. Wikidocks Wikipedia Meetup assistance for "boondock" areas with no active local chapters Erika Herzog User:BrillLyle WikiWednesday 2015 @ Wikimedia New York City Babycastles Wednesday, July 08, 2015 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  2. 2. Wikipedia Meetup "Boondocks"  Using term "boondocks in loving homage • Former Nebraskan – born and raised :-)  Excited to hear about Nebraska-based technology initiatives • Silicon Prairie cf. Silicon Valley • Three areas: – Midwest Silicon Prairie Multi-state region comprised loosely of parts of Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Missouri – Dallas–Fort Worth Silicon Prairie – Illinois Silicon Prairie This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 1
  3. 3. Silicon Prairie: Three Areas This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 2  Midwest Silicon Prairie Multi-state region comprised loosely of parts of Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Missouri
  4. 4. Silicon Prairie: Three Areas This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 3  Dallas–Fort Worth Silicon Prairie
  5. 5. Silicon Prairie: Three Areas This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 4  Illinois Silicon Prairie
  6. 6. No Need to Reinvent the Wheel  Large, active chapters like Wikimedia NYC have heavily curated resources that are used over and over again for the Editathon events  Main Meetup Page • Wikipedia:Meetup  Add State to Meetup Box listing • Wikipedia:Meetup Box • i.e., Nebraska  Use #REDIRECT • i.e., #REDIRECT [[Wikipedia:Meetup/Nebraska/2015 03 UNO Womens History]] • Point Event Page to "main" state Meetup Page while event is active This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 5
  7. 7. Curated Event Page Resources  Share curated event page resources used at Wikimedia NYC Editathons • Infobox • Event information • Event registration (suggest Eventbrite and Meetup.com) • Attendees list • List of articles to edit • Editing resources • Online collections, local resources • How to edit Wikipeida • Wikimedia Commons category for event photos • Outcomes This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 6
  8. 8. Post-Event  Remove #REDIRECT • Delete #REDIRCT i.e., delete string: #REDIRECT [[Wikipedia:Meetup/Nebraska/2015 03 UNO Womens History]] • Add Event Listing For past events: * [[Wikipedia:Meetup/Nebraska/2015 03 UNO Womens History]] This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 7
  9. 9. Background  Amy Schindler, Director at Archives & Special Collections at Criss Library at the University of Nebraska at Omaha posted to [GLAM-US] mailing list asking for assistance • No Wikipedia Meetup Page • Using Google Docs Registration Form  Twitter and eventually email exchange with offer to help remotely • Meetup Box: Added Nebraska • Wikipedia Meetup Page: Created Event Page • Meetup.com: Amy created Meetup Event Page This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 8
  10. 10. Next Steps  Share Wikipedia Nebraska Meetup Page with other technologists in Omaha, Lincoln, and surroundings: • Alert stakeholders to existence of Wikipedia Nebraska Meetup Page via Twitter (?) • GLAM entities: Possible interest in holding Editathons (?) This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 9
  11. 11. Suggestions?  Streamlining process  Capturing metrics  Engagement  Education outreach – to get classes of students involved  Diversity for underrepresented populations This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 10

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