Hello, Avery Jensen. Welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum if you need help with something (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Also worthwhile acquainting yourself with the functions of global user pages. Happy editing!
Hi, Avery Jensen. Are you still working on that page? As it contains translation mark-up it ends up being listed on Special:PageTranslation --Base (talk) 01:46, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
@Base, the page is for ongoing projects. What does translation markup look like? Can I comment it out or use <nowiki> to keep it from being listed on the translation page? If you know how to disable it, please go ahead and do so. Avery Jensen (talk) 21:35, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
Hi, thanks for replying. Translation markup looks like ＜ｔｒａｎｓｌａｔｅ＞＜！－－Ｔ：３７－－＞｛｛＃ｔｒａｎｓｌａｔｉｏｎ：｝｝ (instead of 37 can be any number, don't copypaste from here, I used full-width characters so that it doesn't work) If you don't intend to have that page translatable the easiest is just to remove it. Otherwise ＜ｔｒａｎｓｌａｔｅ＞ tags should perfectly be ＜ｎｏｗｉｋｉ＞ed yep. --Base (talk) 21:59, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
Updates on the user group election and #1Lib1RefEdit
Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election Voting PhaseEdit
Hello once again! We are happy to announce that the steering committee election 2018 is now open for voting. Because you have joined the user group by 21 January 2018, you are eligible to vote. As mentioned under the instructions for voters, you can vote support for multiple candidates, at most one support for each candidate. Also, oppose votes are not allowed, but discussions are welcome on the talk page.
Hello Avery Jensen. I'd like to send you a message in private if possible about the steering committee elections of the Wikipedia Library User Group. Can you enable the email user function in your account or email me @ avasanthwikimedia[dot]org? Thank you --AVasanth (WMF) (talk) 19:33, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election ResultsEdit
Hello everyone! The steering committee election for the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group is finally over and the results you were patiently awaiting for is here! We had many great candidates with awesome skillsets and experience, unfortunately not everyone could make it to the final eight. We are grateful to all the candidates for stepping up and boldly throwing their hat in the ring. It was a difficult choice and they made it. Now, the results. The candidates who made it to the final eight are,
On behalf of the founding members, the TWL team and the user group members, we congratulate the candidates on their successful run and welcome them to the committee. The steering committee and the founding members will soon meet to discuss the handover and next steps of the user group. Thank you--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:56, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
What's new from the Wikimedia and Libraries User GroupEdit
Hi Avery Jensen! Greetings from the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group. Yes, you heard that right! We are now officially known as the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group (previously, Wikipedia Library User Group). New group contacts are User:Merrilee and User:Sodapopinski7. The elected steering committee has been meeting twice a month ever since their election, working on the organisation and details of user group functioning. Progress is being made and we'd like to keep the members updated.
The committee decided to use the librarieslists.wikimedia.org and has started making announcements on the list. Please join the list for future announcements and for internal discussions and communications.
The latest meeting minutes of the steering committee meeting (May 14-15, 2018) is now available on Meta.
Wikimedia and Libraries User Group updates and WikimaniaEdit
Hi Avery Jensen! Greetings from the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group. Thank you for participating in the poll to help the steering committee plan activities for the year 2018. We received 84 responses, and the results can be found on the resources page. In addition to that, there are a few more things we'd like to share with you.
If you are attending Wikimania,
Bring your books! You can participate in the book swapping we have planned, and swap/leave your books on the table. More details here
Requesting your thoughts about editathon metricsEdit
Hi Avery. I really appreciated your thoughtful comments on the Event Tool talk page. I've posted a new list of questions there, asking event organizers what you need in terms of metrics, since these are likely to be a focus for this project.
It would be a big help if you could offer some thoughts at your nearest opportunity. Thanks so much for your help! JMatazzoni (WMF) (talk) 21:13, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
JMatazzoni (WMF), I am following the discussion and will comment as I can, however as I have indicated there, we don't need anything in terms of metrics since we don't ask for grants. We are mostly trainers and already affiliated with WMDC and only did these small meetups because we were interested in collaborating with Arabic WP.
My view of events is that there are 4 types: 1) Events with large organizations that already have resources, for instance Wikimedia DC has paid staff and already has a standard way of setting up events and pages, see list of meetups and our photos on Commons. 2) Online events that are run by people who (I think) have specialized technical skills, see wikidata:Wikidata:Europeana_Art_History_Challenge or Dr. Blofeld's The Africa Destubathon article destubbing contest. When those people leave, the knowledge of how to organize these contests is lost. 3) ad hoc meetups like ours and like WMDC used to have (ask User:Harej (WMF)) 4) the emerging library group from Wikipedia + Libraries Wikimedia and Libraries User Group that probably doesn't know what they want yet but has a need for library programs that engage the public, and perhaps local institutions and museums, but do not increase their budget. I'm not sure which one is your target audience, or if you are working within a planning context or framework other than "build a tool". Avery Jensen (talk) 06:57, 26 August 2018 (UTC)
[Wikipedia & Education User Group] Updates: November 2018Edit
Integrating Wikimedia with education is a powerful strategy for the outreach of Wikimedia projects. Realising this concept, a group of leaders promoted this and formed the Wikipedia Education Collaborative. After some time, this evolved to become a user group, officially recognised by the Affiliations Committee in June 2018. The user group had its first board elections earlier in September. In the process to formalise activities and give a shape the user group for long-term sustainability, we are now revamping our processes. Thanks for supporting us during incubation stages, we are now inviting you to formally join the user group by following the instructions on the members' page. Being a member will allow you to be a part of this wonderful collaboration and also do interesting stuff.
Participate in usability testing for new Event Metrics tool?Edit
Hi Avery_Jensen. I'd like to invite you to participate in usability tests we're planning for the Event Metrics program now in development. The test will involve a one-hour video conference session with a design researchers, who will lead you through a series of tasks on the program and talk to you about how well the tool's user interface works for you and how it could be improved. Sessions will take place the second and third weeks of January.
If you think you can help out, please email Daisy Chen at dchen[at]wikimedia.org and let her know:
The email address where you prefer to be reached.
Your time zone
General times when you prefer to meet (evenings, mornings, etc.)
Daisy will follow up to schedule a time. Thanks for your help in making Event Metrics a tool that event organizers will find empowering. —JMatazzoni (WMF) (talk) 20:01, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Hi JMatazzoni (WMF), sorry to have missed this, mostly I follow topics by mailing lists via email, please let me know if there is some mailing list I should subscribe to to follow this topic. Avery Jensen (talk) 20:51, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
Hi Avery. Nice to hear from you. We ran into scheduling snafus and the testing never happened. But Event Metrics will be ready in April, so I hope you will give it a try when it is. —JMatazzoni (WMF) (talk) 01:39, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
JMatazzoni (WMF), I look forward to hearing more about it. I'm afraid we haven't been very active lately, but of course it is a busy time for WMDC with all the women's history month events. Avery Jensen (talk) 03:55, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
I forgot to give you a link! Almost all of the new functionality can be tried out on the Test version of Event Metrics right now. (Mostly what's missing is the new UI, which is still in transition at the moment.) By week's end, we will be "feature complete," which means everything will be there but there may (will) still be bugs. What you can definitely do now is go in and download the new reports. When you have a chance to give it a try, I'd love to get your responses. I'll also be publishing new Help docs this week, so people will know how to do this new stuff. —JMatazzoni (WMF) (talk) 19:59, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
USA report: Wikidata Workshop at Pratt School of Information; Wikidata Presentation for the New York Technical Services Librarians; Wikipedia Asian Month; Cleveland Park Wikipedia Edit-a-thon; Historic Ivy Hill Cemetery Workshop
Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election Voting PhaseEdit
Hello Avery Jensen! We are happy to announce that the steering committee election 2019 is now open for voting. Because you have joined the user group before 28 February 2019, you are eligible to vote. Not unlike last year, you can vote support for multiple candidates, at most one support for each candidate. Also, oppose votes are not allowed, but discussions are welcome on the talk page.
Belgium report: Wiki Loves Heritage; Wikipedian in Residence at the King Baudouin Foundation
Brazil report: "Our experience with Wikimedians has brought collaborative principles of Wikipedia to our work with archival curation": an interview with the coordinator of the GLAM-Wiki initiative with the Brazilian National Archives
Netherlands report: Analysis of Dutch GLAM-Wiki projects in relation to the Dutch Digital Heritage Reference Architecture, Content donation from Utrecht Archives, Detecting Wikipedia articles strongly based on single library collections and Collection highlights of the KB
Sweden report: Free music on Wikipedia; NHB webinars; Wikipedia in libraries – Projekt HBTQI
Sweden report: Librarians learn about Wikidata; More Swedish literature on Wikidata; Online Edit-a-thon Dalarna; Applications to the Swedish Innovation Agency; Kulturhistoria som gymnasiearbete; Librarians and Projekt HBTQI; GLAM Statistical Tool