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Survey on Inspire Campaign for addressing harassmentEdit

Thanks for your participation during the Inspire Campaign focused on addressing harassment from June 2016. I'm interested in hearing your experience during the campaign, so if you're able, I invite you to complete this brief survey to describe how you contributed to the campaign and how you felt about participating.

Please feel free to let me know on my talk page if you have any questions about the campaign or the survey. Thanks! I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 03:23, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

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Wikipedia Library User Group is being renamed!Edit

Hello! In the past few months, the Wikipedia Library User Group has been undergoing some major planning and developments. We just finished our very first open call with the user group members, which was a great success (see the meeting minutes). If you joined us during the meeting, we’d like to thank you for your interest. If not, not to worry, we have lots of things planned for the user group in which you can participate.

This message is to inform you that based on the input received from the user group members and the founding members, it was agreed that the Wikipedia Library User Group’s name be reconsidered by a voting process. As a valued member of the user group, we’d like to invite you to vote on the list of potential names. You can vote by following this link. The poll will run for a timeframe of two weeks. Sent by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of user group founding members --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:59, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee ElectionEdit

Hi Cameron11598! As promised by the Wikipedia Library team at the inception of the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group, we are conducting an open-election for the steering committee with 5 to 8 positions. Nominations will be accepted from 3 January 2018 to 9 January 2018. If you are interested in being a part of this committee, you can nominate yourself starting January 2nd next year. This position should attract Wikipedians and librarians with dedication and time to lead the user group in its first year. The elections will happen following the nominations phase starting from 10 January 2018 to 23 January 2018. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact WikiLibraryUG [at] googlegroups [dot] com. A message will be sent shortly before the dates linking to the venue for nominations and election. Thank you! On behalf of the user group founding members--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:40, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election Nomination PhaseEdit

Hello again Cameron11598! As stated in our previous message, nominations for the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group steering committee elections are now open and will remain open until the 9th. If you are interested and have read the instructions, please nominate yourself on the election page. Please forward your queries to libraries lists.wikimedia.org, and for private correspondence, please get in touch with one of the founding members. And finally, wishing you a prosperous and happy new year on behalf of the user group founding members! On behalf of the user group founding members --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:00, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

Updates on the user group election and #1Lib1RefEdit

Hi everyone, two quick but important updates:

Timeline for nominations and votingEdit

  • Nominations are extended until 12 January 2018.
  • Candidates will be lightly vetted by the Founding Members (excluding those who are candidates) to help form a well-functioning committee.
  • Vetting will happen from the 13th up to 21 January 2018.
  • Voting will begin on the 22nd of January and end on the 4th of February.
  • To be able to vote, editors must have joined the usergroup before the 21st of January.
  • Results will be announced on or before the 10th of February.

How you can support #1lib1refEdit

On behalf of the Founding Members --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:50, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

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.

On behalf of the Founding Members --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:24, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

OUP - access to Who's WhoEdit

Hi Cameron. I'm wondering if it's possible to access Who's Who through the Wikipedia Library. It's published by the OUP (got your name from the Library page for them) but looking at the three collections they offer I get the impression that it's not included, which would be a shame. It came up for me most recently last night writing John Chalstrey (Lord Mayor of London 1996-7). Do let me know if you're the wrong person to ask. Mortee (talk) 12:41, 23 January 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)

CVN CloakEdit

Hi, I confirm that I am the owner of the ExiledRival/hacker nicks on IRC (you're a pain Cam =p) ExiledRival (talk) 20:42, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

  In progress... --Cameron11598 (talk) 22:04, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

LibrariesEdit

Hi, I saw that you are at Wikimedia and Libraries User Group/Members. I am in contact with a Brazilian university library and would like ideas of partnerships. May you help me? Thanks,--Felipe da Fonseca (talk) 21:42, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

@Felipe da Fonseca: you'd be better of talking to Sam Walton about that. --Cameron11598 (talk) 22:01, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
This one: Samwalton9 (WMF)? Thanks, --Felipe da Fonseca (talk) 22:36, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

What's new from the Wikimedia and Libraries User GroupEdit

Hi Cameron11598! 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 libraries lists.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.

On behalf of the steering committee,

Aaron,

via--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:47, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

Per your requestEdit

it's me --TheSandDoctor (talk) 00:10, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Newspapers.comEdit

Apologies if this is the wrong place to ask. Not sure of protocols. Had an application in for newspapers.com but don’t seem to have access. Received a note that I was approved but not sure how this works. Can you give me a push in the right direction please? TastyPoutine (talk) 14:01, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

Please send me an email via Email User. --Cameron11598 (talk) 15:23, 23 June 2018 (UTC)
I hope this is the right place. I don't remember my email address and I don't know where this information would have gone when I signed up.Vchimpanzee (talk) 19:38, 28 June 2018 (UTC)
@Vchimpanzee: please send me an email via Special:Email/Cameron11598 --Cameron11598 (talk) 19:39, 28 June 2018 (UTC)
Now the question is how to get to anything. I thought Hotmail was difficult to use (after recent changes). Apparently these people are the masters and Hotmail can only dream of achieving supreme difficulty. The people who cancelled my last subscription did so because I never used it. How can you be expected to use something which requires a doctorate to find anything?Vchimpanzee (talk) 19:05, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

Wikimedia and Libraries User Group updates and WikimaniaEdit

Hi Cameron11598! 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,

Bon voyage and have a wonderful Wikimania!

If you are not attending Wikimania, we have you covered too!

  • Please help us plan activities for this year by sharing your suggestions on how to implement the top two ideas from the poll results. The discussion is open on the user group talk page.
  • The latest meeting minutes of the steering committee meeting (June 28-29, 2018) is now available on Meta.

On behalf of the steering committee,

Aaron,

via--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:02, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Newspapers.comEdit

Hi, what's the proper way to sign up for this archive? Do I need to buy a subscription from them before applying here? Thanks. Crook1 (talk) 13:57, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

@Crook1: Please apply via the Library Card Platform. --Cameron11598 (talk) 18:36, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
@Crook1: also please sign up for a free newspapers.com account prior to applying through the platform. You can do so here. --Cameron11598 (talk) 18:37, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Newspapers.com renewalEdit

Hello, I tried to request renewal of my Newspapers.com subscription by clicking "Renew" while logged in here, but I received the error message "This object cannot be renewed. (This probably means that you have already requested that it be renewed.)" I seem to remember that this was a problem when requesting renewal last year. Can you help? Or has the renewal request already been made? Thank you. Doremo (talk) 10:12, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

@Doremo: I think I know why this might be, and it would be a Library Card bug. Could you instead go to your user page (click your username in the top left while on the tool), and click Renew next to your application? :) Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 14:33, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you!! I received a confirmation ("Your renewal request has been received. A coordinator will review your request.") by doing that. 16:03, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Excellent! If you're interested, the bug you encountered is being tracked at task T203164. Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 09:50, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

Who's Who 2018 and Who Was Who OUPEdit

Hi, Is this reference work available to editors? I have access (expiring 26 September 2018) to Oxford Reference but it seems this publication is not included. Thanks, Eddaido (talk) 00:14, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

@Eddaido: *Answering for Cameron, sorry!* You can get access to Who's Who via our partnership with Bloomsbury! :) Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 10:53, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
Very many thanks Samwalton9. Have made my application! Regards, Eddaido (talk) 11:27, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks @Samwalton9 (WMF): for following up on this, I've been busy with my senior seminar so this talk page fell off my radar. Thanks :D --Cameron11598 (talk) 21:16, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

I received approval for access this summer, but no user id or passwords have been sentEdit

Hi,

I requested access for a number of databases and I received approval for all. Database user ids and passwords were sent to me in July and Aug for all except for Oxford Univ. Press and Taylor and Francis. Can you help me get user ids and passwords for these databases? thx MauraWen (talk) 18:52, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

I can check Oxford University Press, but not Press and Taylor and Francis. Can you please send me an email using Special:EmailUser/Cameron11598 with your email address you registered with and I'll see what I can do. --Cameron11598 (talk) 18:55, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
@MauraWen:--Cameron11598 (talk) 18:55, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election Voting PhaseEdit

Hello Cameron11598! 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.

On behalf of the steering committee,

Aaron,

via--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:43, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Newspapers.com Publisher ExtraEdit

Hi, thanks for approving my access to Newspapers.com. I just logged in and I'm noticing something odd and was wondering if you could help. The way Wikipedia Library describes it in the description: "Free accounts through the Wikipedia Library include access to Newspapers.com Publisher Extra content," but when I seem to have been upgraded to "Complimentary Newspapers.com Basic Subscription" and cannot open any newspapers that are Publisher Extra (which is unfortunately most of the better ones). They want me to pay $140 to unlock that additional access. Has the nature of their offer with Wikimedia changed, or is there something I've missed? Thanks again for your help; I really appreciate it. Sauzer (talk) 23:14, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

@Sauzer: please send me an email via email this user. Thanks! --Cameron11598 (talk) 16:57, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

OUP accessEdit

Hello, do you know whether I would have access to these books if I had a subscription to OUP? Book 1, book 2, book 3. It is not clear whether they give full access to all their online content through Wikipedia. Thanks! T8612 (talk) 02:09, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Newspapers.com renewalEdit

Hi Cameron, Just following up on my email, as my Newspapers.com subscription expires in a few days and would apapreciate very much if you could renew it. Coretheapple (talk) 20:50, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Hi Cameron, same here. I changed my email-adress lately for wiki- and Newspapers.com-issues. So if that could be a problem, please contact me on my new email-adress. Best regards,Jeff5102 (talk) 09:45, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Merchandise Giveaway Nomination - SuccessfulEdit

Hello Cameron,

You have been successfully nominated to receive a free t-shirt from the Wikimedia Foundation through our Merchandise Giveaway program (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Merchandise_giveaways). Congratulations and thank you for your hard work!

Please email us at merchandise wikimedia.org and we will send you full details on how to accept your free shirt.

Thanks! SHust (WMF) (talk) 21:25, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

@SHust (WMF): Sent an email yesterday :) --Cameron11598 (talk) 16:16, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Politely asking you ...Edit

... to proof the statement Clearly not here to contribute to building any community. Yes, I made all wrong in deWP (I admit that). But please give me just one example of my anti-social behaviour in enWP.--Meister und Margarita (talk) 20:41, 6 June 2019 (UTC) (I admitted already that it was wrong to discuss German matters in English wikipedia, i.e. wrong place, wrong language. I stated that I regret that and that I would never do it again.)

@Meister und Margarita: Your block log with personal attacks redacted by use of oversight is a pretty bright line piece of evidence. Then your talk page access being revoked for further issues is also pretty glaring evidence. Unless you are insinuating DeltaQuad was abusive in her oversight block which I find unlikely as they are a pretty level headed individual. But you did do it again through sock puppetry... a spade is a spade and in this case I'm not sure how you can expect anyone to believe you wouldn't do it again after calling someone a "virtual rapist" is beyond me. --Cameron11598 (talk) 20:47, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
I don't think, that DeltaQuad know what she did. Her German is def. not perfect and she was mislead by CorrectHorse, now SenseAmid. I was not asked, I did not have a chance to defend myself. I did not have the chance to excuse myself. She did not even send me the text (although I requested for it politely). Ok, all this might be within the standards of understanding and misunderstanding. What I do not accept: DQ and the ArbComm refuse to have a second look at the whole affair. I do think that this block is utterly unfair and even more unfair is the refusal to have a look at it. Calling me a virtual rapist would be a good reason for a global ban if it came out of my mouth ... You guys dont know the difference between right and wrong any longer.--Meister und Margarita (talk) 21:16, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Newspapers.com renewal request, pleaseEdit

Greetings Cameron11598, I am requesting a renewal library card for Newspapers.com, my subscription has expired. I use this resource extensively, esp. for BLP's of women whose primary career activity occurred before the digital age. Access last year was a tremendous tool for editing wikipedia and creating/improving articles. I've been a wikipedian for 7 years on EnWikipedia (you can check my user page on the encyclopedia - I don't know how to link it here.) Thank you! Netherzone (talk) 16:39, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Please check my renewal as well. My subscription expired at a very unfortunate time. I am in the middle of a major project goal. Coffeeandcrumbs (talk) 04:18, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
@Netherzone and Coffeeandcrumbs: Can you verify your accounts have been renewed? Sorry I spent most of July & early August traveling and got a bit behind. In the future its probably better to reach out to me on my English Wikipedia Talk Page as thats where I'm most active. --Cameron11598 (talk) 22:04, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
I am all good on Newspapers front. Coffeeandcrumbs (talk) 22:14, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes, thank you Cameron11598 for the renewal. I appreciate it. Netherzone (talk) 23:09, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyEdit

I already have access to the Oxford Journals collection. I work heavily with Biographies and have been coordinating On this day section of the w:en:Main Page recently. Would it be possible to add the Scholars collection to my library. It has become crucial to verifying birth dates. FYI, I was trying to figure out how to apply for additional collections and accidentally hit the "Renew" button for my Journals subscription which has not expired. So no need to renew Scholarsjournals collection. Coffeeandcrumbs (talk) 02:59, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

@Coffeeandcrumbs: I'm a bit confused, What is it you need access to? You said you don't need journals renewed as it is still current, however you also say you don't need Scholarship renewed? Were you applying for the law collection then? --Cameron11598 (talk) 22:05, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
Oops, sorry. I need Scholars which I currently do not have. Coffeeandcrumbs (talk) 22:10, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
@Coffeeandcrumbs: Please re-apply using the library card platform for Scholarship the only application I see is for journals (which I just declined since that isn't the one you need). I will gladly process your application with the next batch I do (waiting to hear back on the current batch still). --Cameron11598 (talk) 22:13, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
When I go to the partner page, I only see a renew button. Is there a way to request more than one collection. Coffeeandcrumbs (talk) 22:20, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
@Coffeeandcrumbs: from a test I just conducted I can't seem to select to apply for an additional resource afterwards. I'll email Sam and get him to take a look. --Cameron11598 (talk) 22:23, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
Any update on this. If necessary, I am willing to give up Journals collection if I can get Scholarship collection. Coffeeandcrumbs (talk) 18:30, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
@Coffeeandcrumbs: Unfortunately this is a tough issue to unpack technically - in all honesty we made some design decisions that unfortunately now make it difficult to quickly fix the issue of getting access to multiple collections. Cameron - Since we're about to shift the way access to OUP works, I think you could just make a one-off request to OUP to give Coffeeandcrumbs access to both collections without worrying about how that works on the Library Card side of things. Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 10:46, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

newspapers.com accessEdit

I would appreciate it if you would approve my renewal request. Some projects are at a standstill awaiting it. Thank you. Deisenbe (talk) 23:32, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Looks like my newspapers.com subscription has expired as well. Can you renew it? Thanks, Jweiss11 (talk) 15:33, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyEdit

Hi, I have received an email to tell me my gratis subscription expires on 26 September 2019. Please may I have a renewal. Thanks, Eddaido (talk) 04:51, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

@Eddaido: unfortunately I'm without internet the next couple of weeks other than my cell phone. Please apply for renewal via the library card app. Thanks! --Cameron11598 (talk) 15:07, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! Eddaido (talk) 10:33, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
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