Fwd: [Wikimediauk-l] Media coverage of Cancer Research UK workshop

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Fwd: [Wikimediauk-l] Media coverage of Cancer Research UK workshop

David Gerard-2
This sort of thing is happening a bit lately. It strikes me as
possibly a somewhat more manageable form of expert participation than
throwing individual well-meaning experts into a wiki cagefight with
individual persistent idiots. How's the community tending to treat
such groups?


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From: Martin Poulter <[hidden email]>
Date: 4 April 2011 11:38
Subject: [Wikimediauk-l] Media coverage of Cancer Research UK workshop
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BBC News (linked from front page and 4th most popular item currently!)
Cancer charity to tidy up Wikipedia
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12887075

The Times
Cancer Research UK to edit information on Wikipedia
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/health/news/article2971655.ece
(NB behind a paywall)

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Based at the ILRT, University of Bristol: http://www.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/

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Re: Fwd: [Wikimediauk-l] Media coverage of Cancer Research UK workshop

Charles Matthews
On 04/04/2011 11:56, David Gerard wrote:
> This sort of thing is happening a bit lately. It strikes me as
> possibly a somewhat more manageable form of expert participation than
> throwing individual well-meaning experts into a wiki cagefight with
> individual persistent idiots. How's the community tending to treat
> such groups?
The interface with institutions is becoming more complicated (good). But
the jargon bears explanation:

*"workshop" tends to mean Wikipedians sitting down with others,
persuading them editing is something they can do;
*"backstage" events tend to mean others inviting in Wikimedians, to
motivate them to edit;
*"in residence" tends to mean a Wikimedian advocate and facilitator,
partly there to convince the institution there is something to which
they could ally in a strategic sense;
*"academy" is apparently for general evangelism.

We naturally see all such things as tending to drive the addition of
content to the projects. There remains the issue of whether they do
recruit new expert editors; and whether these will know enough to (for
example) head for a WikiProject if they need help with the obstreperous.
My feeling is that dealing with onsite social interactions is still the
hardest know-how to convey.

Charles


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