Scotland's Libraries & Hidden Gems
New Residency at the Scottish Library & Information Council
Sara Thomas' new residency at the Scottish Library & Information Council has just entered its fourth month. The project page can be found here. The residency is part-time, and has planned to run until early 2019. The residency aims to engage Scotland's public libraries with Wikimedia, including training library staff to run editathons. The first phase of the project is now underway, with initial training to two partners scheduled to occur in November.
On 6 October, SLIC & Dig It! 2017 ran a joint editathon for Heritage Awareness Day, encouraging library staff, members of the public and the Scottish Wiki Community to edit about Scotland's "Hidden Gems".
The Physiological Society
Andy Mabbett's period as Wikimedian in Residence at The Physiological Society ended with an editathon at their London headquarters on 13 October, as part of Physiology Friday, an annual outreach event. There were presentations by Andy, a discussion of the Edinburgh Seven from Melissa Highton of the University of Edinburgh, and an outline of Wikipedia at the Royal Society by Duncan Hull from the University of Manchester. All talks were recorded and made available on YouTube (links on the project page).
Andy Mabbett ran a Wikidata workshop at the third WikiArabia conference, for the Arabic-speaking Wikimedia community, held in Cairo on 23-25 October.
The UK was well represented at WikidataCon, the first Wikidata Conference, on 28 & 29 October, in Berlin. See this month's Wikidata report for more details.
- Tony Bowden, mySociety/ EveryPolitician
- Dan Brickley, Google/ Schema.org
- Jason Evans, Wikimedian in Residence, National Library of Wales
- Navino Evans, Histropedia
- Andy Mabbett, Wikimedian in Residence, ORCID
- Magnus Manske
- Charles Matthews, Wikimedian in Residence, ContentMine
- Ewan McAndrew, Wikimedian in Residence, University of Edinburgh
- Sean McBirnie, Histropedia
- Mike Peel
- Martin Poulter, Wikimedian in Residence, Oxford University
- Stuart Prior, Wikimedia UK
Apologies to any we've missed.
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