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Global Wikipedia: International and cross-cultural issues in online collaboration

Everton Zanella Alvarenga
(Sorry for the cross-posting, but today is Saturday.)

*Important dates:*

Proposals Submission Due: January 31, 2013
Full Chapters Due: March 15, 2013
Final Submission Due: July 1, 2013

*Editors (to whom chapters should be sent and questions addressed):

Pnina Fichman (fichman at indiana.edu <mailto:fichman at indiana.edu>); Noriko
Hara (nhara at indiana.edu <mailto:nhara at indiana.edu>) Indiana
University, Bloomington.

*Introduction:*

Wikipedia offers articles in 285 languages and more than 80% of
Wikipedia articles are written in languages other than English. In
addition, the English Wikipedia itself attracts users from all over the
world. This global nature of Wikipedia provides a rich socio-technical
environment to examine a wide range of international and cross-cultural
issues. Despite the global reach of Wikipedia, most of the published
works about Wikipedia are based on the English site. More research
should pay attention to the global, multilingual nature of Wikipedia to
gain a better understanding of online international cooperation, on one
hand, and of cross-cultural variations in mass knowledge production
processes and outcomes, on the other. The purpose of this book is to
explore a wide range of international and cross-cultural issues as they
are manifested on Wikipedia. We are particularly interested in research
that takes a socio-technical perspective on the global Wikipedia and
integrates social theory to explain online interactions. For example, we
invite studies on online global collaboration, coordination, and
conflict management in this rich socio-technical environment. We hope
that these works will highlight implications for other socio-technical
environments or extend the use and development of social theory. This
unique publication aims to be a collection of international and
cross-cultural research on the Wikipedia.We expect that this edited
volume will appeal to academic researchers, graduate, and undergraduate
students interested in Wikipedia and, more broadly, in social studies of
information and communication technologies, as well as to Wikipedia
contributors.

*Recommended topics*:

We are seeking chapters that include both empirical and conceptual work
and soliciting innovative analysis of international and cross-cultural
aspects of Wikipedia to be part of this book.

Appropriate topics for chapters include (but are not limited to) the
following list:

·Case studies of Wikipedia in one of the 285 languages, with special
interest in small and medium size Wikipedias; for example, focusing on
policies, processes, interactions or information quality

·Conflict and collaboration in editing international entries on any
particular language of Wikipedia

·International and cross-cultural collaboration; for example,
international cooperation in fighting vandalism

·Intercultural synergy across boundaries on Wikipedia or Wikimedia projects

·Cross-cultural studies that compare more than one Wikipedia, for
example, focusing on:

·Cross-cultural comparisons of content, structures, and contributions

·Comparative studies of policies, interactions, and processes

·Efforts to understand similarities and differences across Wikipedia in
multiple languages in user motivations, establishment and maintenance of
local communities and challenges

·Comparative analysis of editing policies around the globe

·Information quality across two or more Wikipedia languages

·Comparison of scope and representation of topics across Wikipedia in
several languages

·Vandalism and trolling behaviors across national and language boundaries
Chapters are expected to have between 4000 and 5000 words (excluding
references, figures, and tables). Only original work whose copyright is
owned (or cleared) by the chapter authors and not considered for
publication elsewhere can be considered for inclusion.

*Important dates*:

*January 31, 2013:  submit 2-3 page chapter proposals and authors’ bios
(200 words)
*Feb 1, 2013: receive acceptance notification
*March 15, 2013:*submit first full chapters
*May 15, 2013: receive reviewers’ comments
*July 1, 2013: submit final versions

This book is scheduled to be published by Scarecrow Press. For
additional information, please visit https://rowman.com/Scarecrow.
Scarecrow Press is the publisher of, among other titles, /Digital
Media/: /Technological and Social Challenges of the Interactive World/
(2011). The publication is anticipated to be released in 2014.
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RMIT University, Melbourne
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Re: Global Wikipedia: International and cross-cultural issues in online collaboration

koltzenburg
Hello Everton,

thank you for your call for chapter submissions

I have two questions that I guess are of global concern

* author income: how much would authors be paid per contributed page?

* author license choice: what licences could authors choose for their
contributions without having to argue with the publishers at length?

thanks & cheers,
Claudia
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> (Sorry for the cross-posting, but today is
> Saturday.)
>
> *Important dates:*
>
> Proposals Submission Due: January 31, 2013
> Full Chapters Due: March 15, 2013
> Final Submission Due: July 1, 2013
>
> *Editors (to whom chapters should be sent and
> questions addressed):
>
> Pnina Fichman (fichman at indiana.edu
> <mailto:fichman at indiana.edu>); Noriko Hara
> (nhara at indiana.edu <mailto:nhara at
> indiana.edu>) Indiana University, Bloomington.
>
> *Introduction:*
>
> Wikipedia offers articles in 285 languages and
> more than 80% of Wikipedia articles are written in
> languages other than English. In addition, the
> English Wikipedia itself attracts users from all
> over the world. This global nature of Wikipedia
> provides a rich socio-technical environment to
> examine a wide range of international and cross-cultural
> issues. Despite the global reach of Wikipedia,
> most of the published works about Wikipedia are
> based on the English site. More research should
> pay attention to the global, multilingual nature
> of Wikipedia to gain a better understanding of
> online international cooperation, on one hand, and
> of cross-cultural variations in mass knowledge production
> processes and outcomes, on the other. The purpose
> of this book is to explore a wide range of
> international and cross-cultural issues as they
> are manifested on Wikipedia. We are particularly
> interested in research that takes a socio-
> technical perspective on the global Wikipedia and
> integrates social theory to explain online
> interactions. For example, we invite studies on
> online global collaboration, coordination, and
> conflict management in this rich socio-technical
> environment. We hope that these works will
> highlight implications for other socio-technical
> environments or extend the use and development of
> social theory. This unique publication aims to be
> a collection of international and cross-cultural
> research on the Wikipedia.We expect that this
> edited volume will appeal to academic researchers,
> graduate, and undergraduate students interested in
> Wikipedia and, more broadly, in social studies of
> information and communication technologies, as
> well as to Wikipedia contributors.
>
> *Recommended topics*:
>
> We are seeking chapters that include both
> empirical and conceptual work and soliciting
> innovative analysis of international and cross-cultural
> aspects of Wikipedia to be part of this book.
>
> Appropriate topics for chapters include (but are
> not limited to) the following list:
>
> ·Case studies of Wikipedia in one of the 285
> languages, with special interest in small and
> medium size Wikipedias; for example, focusing on
> policies, processes, interactions or information quality
>
> ·Conflict and collaboration in editing
> international entries on any particular language
> of Wikipedia
>
> ·International and cross-cultural collaboration;
> for example, international cooperation in fighting
> vandalism
>
> ·Intercultural synergy across boundaries on
> Wikipedia or Wikimedia projects
>
> ·Cross-cultural studies that compare more than one
> Wikipedia, for example, focusing on:
>
> ·Cross-cultural comparisons of content, structures,
>  and contributions
>
> ·Comparative studies of policies, interactions,
>  and processes
>
> ·Efforts to understand similarities and
> differences across Wikipedia in multiple languages
> in user motivations, establishment and maintenance
> of local communities and challenges
>
> ·Comparative analysis of editing policies around
> the globe
>
> ·Information quality across two or more Wikipedia languages
>
> ·Comparison of scope and representation of topics
> across Wikipedia in several languages
>
> ·Vandalism and trolling behaviors across national
> and language boundaries Chapters are expected to
> have between 4000 and 5000 words (excluding
> references, figures, and tables). Only original
> work whose copyright is owned (or cleared) by the
> chapter authors and not considered for publication
> elsewhere can be considered for inclusion.
>
> *Important dates*:
>
> *January 31, 2013:  submit 2-3 page chapter
> proposals and authors’ bios
> (200 words) *Feb 1, 2013: receive acceptance notification
> *March 15, 2013:*submit first full chapters
> *May 15, 2013: receive reviewers’ comments
> *July 1, 2013: submit final versions
>
> This book is scheduled to be published by
> Scarecrow Press. For additional information,
> please visit https://rowman.com/Scarecrow.
> Scarecrow Press is the publisher of, among other
> titles, /Digital Media/: /Technological and Social
> Challenges of the Interactive World/
> (2011). The publication is anticipated to be
> released in 2014. ******************************************
> EASA Media Anthropology Network
> http://www.media-anthropology.net
> For further information please contact:
> Dr. John Postill
> RMIT University, Melbourne
> [hidden email]
> To manage your subscription to this mailing list, visit:
> http://lists.easaonline.org/listinfo.cgi/medianthro-easaonline.org
>
> --
> Everton Zanella Alvarenga (also Tom)
> "A life spent making mistakes is not only more
> honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing
> nothing."
>
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Re: Global Wikipedia: International and cross-cultural issues in online collaboration

Everton Zanella Alvarenga
Hi, Claudia.

This message I've circulated was sent to me by a researcher friend. I
recommend you ask the editors in the message.

Please, share with us the answer. I made the same question regarding
the licenses, but I won't have time to submit any proposal, although
there are really interesting things we can do with this proposal, for
this I didn't go further.

I strongly recommend we do not publish if it will be in a closed journal.

Tom

On Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 5:04 AM,  <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hello Everton,
>
> thank you for your call for chapter submissions
>
> I have two questions that I guess are of global concern
>
> * author income: how much would authors be paid per contributed page?
>
> * author license choice: what licences could authors choose for their
> contributions without having to argue with the publishers at length?
>
> thanks & cheers,
> Claudia
> [hidden email]


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Re: Global Wikipedia: International and cross-cultural issues in online collaboration

Juliana Bastos Marques
It's a book, Tom. I suppose copyright in this case is the same as other traditional book copyrights.

As for the other question, nowadays I've been rather more concerned about having to pay the publisher in order to be edited than the other way round. I don't know if this is also the case for books, but I find it alarming that this abominable practice has turned to current practice in academic journals.

Juliana

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Em 20/01/2013, às 11:03, Everton Zanella Alvarenga <[hidden email]> escreveu:

> Hi, Claudia.
>
> This message I've circulated was sent to me by a researcher friend. I
> recommend you ask the editors in the message.
>
> Please, share with us the answer. I made the same question regarding
> the licenses, but I won't have time to submit any proposal, although
> there are really interesting things we can do with this proposal, for
> this I didn't go further.
>
> I strongly recommend we do not publish if it will be in a closed journal.
>
> Tom
>
> On Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 5:04 AM,  <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Hello Everton,
>>
>> thank you for your call for chapter submissions
>>
>> I have two questions that I guess are of global concern
>>
>> * author income: how much would authors be paid per contributed page?
>>
>> * author license choice: what licences could authors choose for their
>> contributions without having to argue with the publishers at length?
>>
>> thanks & cheers,
>> Claudia
>> [hidden email]
>
>
> --
> Everton Zanella Alvarenga (also Tom)
> "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more
> useful than a life spent doing nothing."
>
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Re: Global Wikipedia: International and cross-cultural issues in online collaboration

Everton Zanella Alvarenga
Hi, Ju.

On Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 11:11 AM, domusaurea <[hidden email]> wrote:
> It's a book, Tom. I suppose copyright in this case is the same as other traditional book copyrights.

Same recommendation for the book.

> As for the other question, nowadays I've been rather more concerned about having to pay the publisher in order to be edited than the other way round. I don't know if this is also the case for books, but I find it alarming that this abominable practice has turned to current practice in academic journals.

I see. There are people trying progress, see this interesting proposal

http://www.nature.com/news/mathematicians-aim-to-take-publishers-out-of-publishing-1.12243

http://gowers.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/why-ive-also-joined-the-good-guys/

I recommend this working group discussions

http://science.okfn.org/

Tom

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