Royal Society of Chemistry; Thinktank; Oxford
Royal Society of Chemistry
Andy Mabbett's residency at the Royal Society of Chemistry is ongoing.
A further 12 RSC staff were trained to edit Wikipedia. Work was undertaken on mapping freebase properties to Wikidata properties, as part of the planned Freebase import. Andy spoke to 50+ early-career researchers at iD2 conference.
See the project diary and the blog (aimed at non-Wikipedians) for other news.
Andy Mabbett's work as Wikimedian in Residence at Thinktank Museum in Birmingham was extended into June, during which time he held a further training session for museum staff. For more details, see the Thinktank project diary.
Martin Poulter has begun uploading content from the Bodleian Libraries, on the varied themes of 18th/19th century Burma, women in the prison system, Buddhism, Egyptian hieroglyphs, the army of the Roman Empire, Demonology in Islam, Indian gods, and 19th century entertainers. Files appear at commons:Category:Files_uploaded_by_the_Bodleian_Libraries'_Wikimedian_In_Residence and I hope other editors find these useful in improving articles in their own languages.
Upcoming events in Oxford include a training workshop for staff from the Vatican Library, a workshop for staff from Museums Oxford, and a session on "Using pedantry for peaceful ends" at a library staff conference.
Andy Mabbett gave a talk, "Wikidata for Mappers", at "State of the Map US", a conference for our OpenStreetMap colleagues, at the United Nations headquarters in New York. A video of the talk is on YouTube. He was pleased to meet NY chapter colleagues socially, while there.
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