Submissions/Bringing Science and Wikimedia together through people: Wikipedia Ambassadors, Open Science Fellows, Wikimedians in residence – what’s next?

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

Submission no. 6023 Subject - E2
Title of the submission
Bringing Science and Wikimedia together through people: Wikipedia Ambassadors, Open Science Fellows, Wikimedians in residence
Poster by one of the Open Science Fellows
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)

roundtable discussion

Author of the submission
Language of presentation
English. Happy to take questions in French and other languages.
E-mail address

daniel.mietchen@okfn.org

sarah.behrens@wikimedia.de

Username
Country of origin
Germany
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
  • Wiki Project Med
  • Wikimedia Deutschland e. V.
  • Wikimedian In Residence at the University of Oxford, UK
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

In 2016, Wikimedia Deutschland initiated the Open Science Fellows Program in cooperation with the German foundation Stifterverband, a joint initiative by companies and foundations in Germany that wants to promote improvements in science and education. The flagship project aims at promoting the idea of free knowledge in academic research and making scientific knowledge more accessible and reusable. Therefore, ten fellows were selected from a diversity of disciplines to adopt practices of open science into their projects and to connect their scientific results with Wikimedia projects, such as Wikidata or Wikiversity.

This is just one possible way to address academic institutions and to establish ambassadors for openness within the scientific world in order to sustainably strengthen the free knowledge movement. There have been others before like the Wikipedia Ambassador Program, run by the Wikimedia Foundation. The Wikipedia Ambassadors served as trainers, working on- and offline to support lecturers and to teach the basics of Wikipedia editing. There are certainly more ways we would like to know more about. For example: How can Wikipedians in residence contribute to interactions between Wikimedian and open science communities? What are success stories or stories of failure? What are the benefits or challenges?

Wikimedians and Wikipedians who are interested in strategies to work with scientific institutions or are interested in Open Science and its relevance for the Wikimedia projects are invited to participate in our roundtable discussion. We are planning to invite people from thematically related sessions to this roundtable discussion and have already contacted some of them.

What will attendees take away from this session?
The session reaches out to Wikipedians and Wikimedians, who want to learn about new formats and strategies for addressing institutions in order to spread the idea of free knowledge within academia.
Theme of presentation
  • Education
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
intermediate to experienced
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
55 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes
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?
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This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

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