Talk:Wikimedia United States Coalition
- 1 Formal name and logo for the US coalition
- 2 Applied for Wikimedia Foundation grant - seeking comment and support
- 3 Regional WALRUS meetup?
Formal name and logo for the US coalitionEdit
Let's discuss what we would like to have for our formal group name and logo.
Round 1 of this discussion will consist of proposals for the name. The tentative deadline is August 31st.
Round 2 of this discussion will be a !vote for the choice of name. The tentative deadline is September 30th.
Round 3 of this discussion will consist of proposals for a formal logo based on the chosen name. The tentative deadline is October 31st.
Round 4 of this discussion will be a !vote for the choice of formal logo. The tentative deadline is November 30th.
Please note that the unofficial logo and name of WALRUS may remain unless someone wishes to start a discussion about changing that name and logo.
Round 1: name proposals with abbreviations (no voting yet)Edit
- United States Wikimedia Collaborative (USWC)
- United States Wikimedia Federation (USWF)
- Wikimedia United States Alliance (WUSA)
- Wikimedia United States Association (WUSA)
- Wikimedia United States Coalition (WUSC)
- Wikimedia United States Consortium (WUSC)
- Wikimedia United States Collaborative (WUSC)
- Wikimedia United States Federation (WUF)
- Your proposal here (Your abbreviation here)
Round 2: voting for formal nameEdit
This round is not yet open You may cast a support, neutral, or oppose vote for any of the candidate names.
Round 3: logo proposals based on formal nameEdit
This round is not yet open
Round 4: voting for new formal logoEdit
This round is not yet open You may cast a support, neutral, or oppose vote for any of the candidate logos.
Applied for Wikimedia Foundation grant - seeking comment and supportEdit
Since March 2018 I have been Wikimedian in Residence (Wikimedians in Residence Exchange Network) at the University of Virginia. Among other things I organize collaborations with the library. Some notes on my projects are at University of Virginia.
In the above proposal I am assisting some librarians, researchers, and our copyright lawyer in requesting US$15,000 from the Wikimedia Foundation in the November 2018 call for projects as described at Grants:Project. With this money the library would, in summer 2019, develop a tool kit and event package for more libraries to celebrate Public Domain Day and to incorporate Wikimedia engagement into their program. We will be hosting a Public Domain Day event of our own with Wikimedia engagement in January 2019 to get experience before starting the grant funded project.
I am posting this to the WALRUS group because en:2019 in public domain is an unusual event in the United States with a sector of work entering the public domain January 2019, whereas it has been 20 years since this happened because of legal changes. I want this to be an annual holiday for Wikimedians and librarians.