[Toronto WikiClub] Wikimedia Canada October Newsletter

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News and updates from the Wikimedia movement in Canada

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** Summary of this newsletter
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* Wiki Loves Monuments 2020 in Canada (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=65d7f1d5b5&e=a2dec13318) is happening in October.
* A series of online contribution workshops to the French Wikipedia called “Ateliers Wiki X Arts actuels (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=4f676742fe&e=a2dec13318) ” is organized on the topic of actual arts.
* The Digital Scholarship Centre at University of Alberta Library (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=d55cd7b98a&e=a2dec13318) is hosting a series of online talks called “Diving deeper into Wikipedia”.
* We have compiled a series of videos published during the last months that can help you to understand, to use and to contribute to Wikidata. We will continue to compile videos, tutorials and guides useful to contribute to Wikidata and the other Wikimedia projects on the website of Wikimedia Canada: https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=41c0dead59&e=a2dec13318.
* The Wikimedia Foundation published a blog post (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=10fffccddd&e=a2dec13318) about the experience of organizing the first edition of WPWP (Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos).
* WikiMap (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=76f8b1b25a&e=a2dec13318) , an interactive map that can show Wikipedia articles and Wikimedia Commons files that have coordinates, now also allows you to show Wikidata items.
* L’Actualité published an article in French titled “Le champion québécois de Wikipédia (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=d870183b55&e=a2dec13318) ” giving an interview to Simon Villeneuve, a contributor from Quebec. He also participated in the show of Pénélope McQuade on ICI Première (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=9d585ce76e&e=a2dec13318) .
* The Guardian published an article titled “Wikipedia edits have massive impact on tourism, say economists (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=e5b77f4283&e=a2dec13318) ”. SiecleDigital published an article in French (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=43316da8ee&e=a2dec13318) on the same topic.
* Erin Fields (University of Columbia) and Adair Harper (Richmond Public Library) published an article titled “Opening Up Information Literacy: Empowering Students through Open Pedagogy (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=abc82721eb&e=a2dec13318) ” presenting a Wikipedia-based classroom assignment as an example of open pedagogy in practice.
* An article titled “Reading Together: Reliability and Multilingual Global Communities (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=37d16a23e5&e=a2dec13318) ” has been published on MisinfoCon presenting the multilingual research project Reading Together led by Art+Feminism (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=912913b635&e=a2dec13318) studying reliable sources guidelines and related content policies on English, French, and Spanish Wikipedias.

Winning picture of Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 in Canada


** Wiki Loves Monuments
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Wikimedia Canada is announcing its participation in the largest photographic contest in the world, Wiki Loves Monuments (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=241fec9d2a&e=a2dec13318) . You are invited to take pictures of heritage sites in Canada and to upload the best ones on Wikimedia Commons in October.

In Canada, more than 12,000 heritage sites are reportoried by Parks Canada. The goal of this contest is to obtain pictures under a free licence that can be used on the Wikipedia articles about them. The free licence also allows the pictures to be reused elsewhere than Wikipedia.

The pictures can be taken at any time, but must be uploaded in October to be eligible for the contest.

The contest was first launched in 2010 in the Netherlands. The following year, it was extended to 18 European countries and received nearly 170,000 pictures from more than 5,000 participants, a world record certified by the Guinness Book of Records (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=e2f8302520&e=a2dec13318) . In 2012, the contest became really international and has been growing since.

Learn more > (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=d804c6395c&e=a2dec13318)


** Ateliers Wiki X Arts actuels
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The Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérées du Québec (RCAAQ) / Réseau Art Actuel (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=4cee930634&e=a2dec13318) , the Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques (CQAM) (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=68bb2da98a&e=a2dec13318) and Artexte (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=2b3c97d0fb&e=a2dec13318) are organizing a series of online contributions workshops in French called “Ateliers Wiki X Arts actuels (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=450689d65e&e=a2dec13318) ”. Those are hosted every month on the last Thursday from 4pm to 7pm.

The goal of those workshops is to allow the participants to gather together and to promote the practices, artists and organizations of the ecosystem of actual arts as well as the collections of Artexte on the French Wikipedia.

The next events will be on October 29 (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=b856a72221&e=a2dec13318(2020-10-29)) et November 26 (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=c681ecea69&e=a2dec13318(2020-11-26)) .

Learn more > (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=df8c50789d&e=a2dec13318)


** Wikipedia Speaker Series: Diving deeper into Wikipedia
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The Digital Scholarship Centre at University of Alberta Library (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=66dab4c05b&e=a2dec13318) is hosting a series of three talks to draw back the curtain on Wikipedia called “Diving deeper into Wikipedia”. Those talks are offered online and are being recorded. They are structured as a “fireside chat” between the Wikipedian in Residence of University of Alberta Library and special guest speakers.

The first of those talks was hosted on September 29 about public accountability and transparency in Wikipedia (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=6b380e6768&e=a2dec13318) with special guest Dr Hannah McGregor, assistant professor at Simon Fraser University.

The next talk will be hosted on October 19 about Indigenizing Wikipedia (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=d9e0d04367&e=a2dec13318) in conversation with Heather Steinhagon, organizer of Indigenize Wikipedia (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=90479b8f92&e=a2dec13318) in Yukon, to discuss her community work bringing people together to improve Wikipedia with Indigenous content and ways of knowing, and explore other examples of Indigenization efforts on Wikipedia.

The final talk of this series will be hosted on November 19 about information activism on Wikipedia (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=4ddc4880fc&e=a2dec13318) in conversation with Kira Wisniewski, executive director of Art + Feminism (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=cef0d770f9&e=a2dec13318) , to discuss her organization’s work in information activism and ponder how the future of Wikipedia is in our hands.

This speaker series is supported by a grant from Wikimedia Canada (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=4ba63dd31e&e=a2dec13318) .

Learn more > (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=e7a6c32210&e=a2dec13318)


** Videos about Wikidata
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Wikidata (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=94c02d7797&e=a2dec13318) is a free database developed collaboratively that is more and more popular.

We have compiled a few videos published during the last months that can help you to understand, to use and to contribute to Wikidata:
* In English:
+ A brief intro to Wikidata and how to set up an account (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=e77b106f7e&e=a2dec13318) , a video published in September 2020 by the Wikimedian in Residence at the University of Edinburgh
+ How to add an image to Wikidata (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=1a7151efc4&e=a2dec13318) , a video published in September 2020 by the Wikimedian in Residence at the University of Edinburgh
+ How to add a new item to Wikidata (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=a55cd4689e&e=a2dec13318) , a video published in September 2020 by the Wikimedian in Residence at the University of Edinburgh
+ Add a sculpture to Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons in 20 minutes (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=0180f7ce0c&e=a2dec13318) , a video published in September 2020 showing how to add a piece of art on Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons
+ How to use the Wikidata Query Service (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=9e2285542c&e=a2dec13318) , a video published in August 2020 by the Wikimedian in Residence at the University of Edinburgh
+ Creating a Mix’n’Match set for Queensland Biota on Wikidata (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=c885a0720f&e=a2dec13318) , a video of a screen-share published in September 2020 serving as an example on how to use Mix’n’Match
* In French:
+ Atelier d’initiation à Wikidata (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=87912d1c29&e=a2dec13318) (part 2 (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=ac0ce7c11a&e=a2dec13318)  and part 3 (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=2257ccdcbf&e=a2dec13318) ), a video published in July 2020 by a contributor from Quebec as part of a series of workshops hosted by CAPACOA and the Conseil québécois du théâtre
+ Atelier de contribution à Wikidata (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=4252ab2108&e=a2dec13318) (part 2 (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=d840e3db2a&e=a2dec13318) , part 3 (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=6383079445&e=a2dec13318) , part 4 (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=3bf556879a&e=a2dec13318)  and recap (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=22d28e081c&e=a2dec13318) ), a video published in August 2020 by a contributor from Quebec as part of a series of workshops hosted by CAPACOA and the Conseil québécois du théâtre
+ Introduction au service de requêtes de Wikidata (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=46b90f12a1&e=a2dec13318) (part 2 (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=22a51d0dc2&e=a2dec13318) , part 3 (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=de705c544f&e=a2dec13318)  and recap (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=02db45cb3b&e=a2dec13318) ), a video published in September 2020 by a contributor from Quebec as part of a series of workshops hosted by CAPACOA and the Conseil québécois du théâtre

Futhermore the video series developed as part of the WikiCite Discussion Series organised by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) to which participated Stacy Allison-Cassin, former Board Member of Wikimedia, is exploring different topics around Wikidata:
* Wikidata and Digital Transformation in Libraries with Jason Evans and Simon Cobb (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=a8aa36cda8&e=a2dec13318)
* An Introduction to Wikibase and Wikidata with Barbara Fischer and Sarah Hartmann (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=4f9acf27ad&e=a2dec13318)
* Wikidata and Wikisource with Nicolas Vigneron (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=76684f10f0&e=a2dec13318)
* Mind the Gap! How Wikidata complements and completes metadata work with Ahava Cohen (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=5764d32ef8&e=a2dec13318)
* Critical issues in Knowledge Equity with Stacy Allison-Cassin and Karim Tharani (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=fb1ee6e464&e=a2dec13318)
* Scholarly Profiles, Wikidata and Academic Libraries with Meg Wacha (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=ce45df48ef&e=a2dec13318)

We will continue to compile videos, tutorials and guides useful to contribute to Wikidata and the other Wikimedia projects on the website of Wikimedia Canada: https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=472bd05025&e=a2dec13318.

Learn more > (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=0b4edbd991&e=a2dec13318)


** A few news from the Wikimedia Movement
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The Wikimedia Foundation published a blog post (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=b7063a79aa&e=a2dec13318) about the experience of organizing the first edition of WPWP (Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos).

WikiMap (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=719facdc92&e=a2dec13318) is an interactive map allowing to show Wikipedia articles and Wikimedia Commons files that have coordinates. Now it also allows to show Wikidata items.


** Press review
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L’Actualité published an article in French titled “Le champion québécois de Wikipédia (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=da81c43e67&e=a2dec13318) ”. In it they give an interview to Simon Villeneuve, a science teacher of the Cégep de Chicoutimi and contributor to the French Wikipedia. He also participated in the show of Pénélope McQuade on ICI Première (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=c283417755&e=a2dec13318) .

The Guardian published an article titled  “Wikipedia edits have massive impact on tourism, say economists (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=d9287f62f6&e=a2dec13318) ”. In it they mention that the quality of Wikipedia articles about a place has an important impact on tourism. SiecleDigital published an article in French (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=a255ed7c16&e=a2dec13318) on the same topic.

Erin Fields (University of Columbia) and Adair Harper (Richmond Public Library) published an article titled “Opening Up Information Literacy: Empowering Students through Open Pedagogy (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=1482728413&e=a2dec13318) ” in the Humboldt State University Press Journal. In it they use a Wikipedia-based classroom assignment as an example of open pedagogy in practice.

Amber Berson (former Board Member of Wikimedia Canada), Monika S Jones and Melissa Tamani published an article titled “Reading Together: Reliability and Multilingual Global Communities (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=ab5d7b2488&e=a2dec13318) ” on MisinfoCon, a global movement focused on building solutions to online trust, verification, fact checking, and reader experience in the interest of addressing misinformation in all its forms. In it they present Reading Together, a multilingual research project led by Art+Feminism (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=4ee02c92e3&e=a2dec13318) studying reliable sources guidelines and related content policies on English, French, and Spanish Wikipedias.

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