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This is an Open submission for Wikimania 2017 that has not yet been reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 6022 Subject - E2
Title of the submission
Bringing Scholarship and Wikimedia together by integrating their workflows
An example of a research grant proposal with a Wikimedia component
A scholarly article that lives on as a Wikipedia article
Part of the citation network for a scholarly article, visualized through the Wikidata Query Service
A video from a scholarly article that is now illustrating numerous Wikipedia articles
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
Author of the submission
Daniel Mietchen
Language of presentation
English. Happy to take questions in French and other languages.
E-mail address
User:Daniel Mietchen
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

One key determinant of adoption of a new way of doing things is how well it can be integrated with existing workflows. What does this mean for bringing scholarship and Wikimedia closer together? At one level, scholarly and Wikimedia workflows have a lot in common: they both revolve around analyzing scholarly publications and other sources of information, ideally in a verifiable manner. At another level, they are quite different:

  • in scholarly contexts, the purpose is to advance human knowledge, and the workflows tend to be concentrated, which makes openness and collaboration optional.
  • in Wikimedia contexts, the purpose is to represent human knowledge, and the workflows tend to be distributed, which makes openness and collaboration necessary.

In this session, we will focus on how the optional openness and collaboration in scholarly workflows can serve as a basis for integration with Wikimedia workflows. Some of the presented examples will basically be pointers to more specific sessions (primarily from Category:Scholarly submissions), other examples will be drawn from the growing pool of activities in this space that do not have a dedicated Wikimania session, e.g. initiatives of scholarly resources to change their licensing to facilitate reuse on Wikimedia projects, or tools that make use of APIs on both the scholarly and the Wikimedia ends, or research projects that make use of or contribute to Wikimedia resources.

What will attendees take away from this session?
Attendees will receive pointers to other sessions related to scholarly workflows, as well as information on related activities that did not find a place in the program.
Theme of presentation
  • Technology, Interface & Infrastructure
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
intermediate or advanced in either scholarship (e.g. sciences, humanities, social sciences, industrial and governmental research etc.) or Wikimedia (any of the Wikimedia projects).
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
  • Slides will be linked from here by the time the session starts.
Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?

This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

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  1. -- Marcus Cyron (talk) 13:51, 19 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]