Talk:GLAM/Case studies/Catalonia's Network of Public Libraries

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Re: mandatory task[edit]

Funny, in Italy we instead have to discourage libraries from creating articles about themselves people connected to them: probably on ca.wiki it's easier because the small community makes guidelines and exceptions on the fly and allowed such articles to be created. But I agree a set of "mandatory tasks" is key in making any workshop or lesson productive. --Nemo 09:57, 13 July 2015 (UTC) P.s.: I misread the sentence due to heavy grammar, articles were about writers. I'm not sure how hard it is for new articles on living writers to survive on it.wiki.Reply[reply]

Hi Nemo, first of all, thanks for your comment. Let me develop a little bit the "mandatory" concept: We Wikimedians love to be free riders. We decide where & when to spend our time onwiki. But when I do Wikimedia workshops many people are interested on collaborating but don't know where to start. If you tell them Hey, do whatever you want: take an article you love and improve it they feel lost and they spend lot of time choosing the topic. That's why we tried with a task mode that is semi-mandatory. Editing or improving a Wikipedia article as a way of "assignment" or "way of giving thanks for receiving a free workshop". Another technique with librarians is editing a Wikipedia article as just another task in their to-do list of a wider divulgative project that is led by library's interior governance body. So they are ok with it and they want to do it the best way they can. In general, if you are not a "free rider" you appreciate if someone tells you where you can start helping. That's one thing we've learned in this project. Feel free to readapt the text. This is a wiki. Probably some of the good faith intention could be lost in translation. Cheers--Kippelboy (talk) 15:07, 13 July 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]