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Submission no. 2101 C1 C7 G1
Title of the submission

Medical Videos on Wikipedia

Type of submission (lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)

Lightning talk

Author of the submission

Kyle Slinn, RN, MEd

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Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Osmosis team member

Personal homepage or blog


Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Osmosis has been working with James Heilman of WikiProject: Medicine over the past year to upload over 200 Creative Commons licensed videos to Wikimedia and relevant Wikipedia articles. We've also translated over 300 subtitles into 21 different languages thanks to our partnership with Translators Without Borders. Our videos collectively receive over 600,000 views per month from Wikimedia alone, and another 1.5 million views through our YouTube channel. This presentation will examine the development process of the videos, challenges our content has faced, and how the Wikipedia community has contributed to development and dissemination of the videos.

What will attendees take away from this session?

Learn about WikiProject Medicine's video project.

Theme of presentation
All lightning talks are 5 minutes. If this is a discussion session, length of session requested

5 - minutes

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  1. Jamie Tubers (talk) 14:40, 3 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  2. I am also uploading video files, and mostly from biomedicine. Would be interested to explore what we could be doing together. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 22:21, 10 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]