Submissions/Wikimedia and Open Access

From Wikimania 2013 • Hong Kong

After careful consideration, the programme committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2013 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no.
Subject no.
One of the files uploaded by the Open Access Media Importer - an experiment to quantify the contribution of road traffic to seed dispersal.
Topic Pages - scholarly articles from PLOS Computational Biology move on to Wikipedia under the auspices of WikiProject Computational Biology.
The calling song of a cicada, Magicicada cassini - also uploaded by the bot
A Featured picture from an Open Access source - the tiger beetle Cicindela marginata.
Title of the submission
Wikimedia and Open Access
Type of submission
Author of the submission
Daniel Mietchen
Country of origin
Open Knowledge Foundation Germany
E-mail address
User:Daniel Mietchen
Personal homepage or blog

The Wikimedian and Open Access communities share the goal of making knowledge freely available as widely as possible, and while their respective approaches tend to differ, there is ample room for interaction. This session will provide an overview of these interactions.

Detailed proposal

This session will provide an overview of these interactions, focusing on

  1. the coverage of Open Access and related topics across Wikimedia projects
  2. the reuse of materials from Open Access sources across Wikimedia projects
  3. off-wiki activities pertaining to both the Wikimedia and Open Access communities

Much of the material to be presented here has been covered (or will have been so by then) in the This Month in GLAM Open Access reports, so the purpose of this session is mainly to provide a synthesis, to point out highlights and to discuss how to move forward.

Cultural and Educational Outreach, WikiCulture and Community
Length of presentation/talk
25 minutes
Language of presentation/talk
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Special requests
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