Etherpad from THATCamp London 2013

A copy of the Etherpad created on the day.

THATcamp 2013

This is:

Hashtag for the day: #ThatcampLDN – we don’t use ISO codes!

Eliot will be ‘Europeana hackathon’ all day.



== General remarks ==
No lunch today – get your own.

Basically: whatever happens, happens. Don’t complain.

== First session ==

* Sandra hedendaagse kunst
* Martin open library of humanities
* David Europeana hackathon
* Joris DBpedia visualization
* Melodee create a course
* Pat technical newbies, teaching session about how to code and develop. Combine with previous
* John session about how to get people the right information in the right time
* Fabian social enterprises. Impact of Wikipedia (social/economics). Survey
* Andrew session on how to edit Wikipedia
* Jonathan (GLAM organiser) session on how to upload an image to Commons and how to add it to the article
* Shany update the glam portal. The current list of projects and WIR is outdated
* Deror ideas about WLM or other glam events more attractive for the public
* Sandra again, now how to edit Wikidata and what part should be done by hand and what by bot

* Andy (the voice) VIP project to get famous people to record a short soundbite <= You are here? ** and * Sebastiaan about Wiki Loves Sound * …. Wikimania GLAM session * Stella about website * Deror about taking photos from the sky * Kat about new CC licenses * Andy about Orcid ==Notes from sessions== ===Coding for Beginners=== Get us over the hump of coding  What languages are for what purposes 1 hour session for undergraduate sessions idea of students bringing their own data  Freely available online courses Udacity: Python Codeacademy Harvard introductory computer science course in C Coursera: CS 101 Wikipedia T House , Adopt a user on Wikipedia Hacker mindset (Gabriella Coleman) Stack Overflow Talking about mentoring for coding, the mentors need to get something out of it.  Meeting at auditorum at 1330. What coding is for and why it’s useful ( examples from different disciplines) Top 10 things I wish I’d known when I’d started A good starting point is here >

==Wikidata Session by Katie Filbert ==
Infoboxes and Wikidata

One of the core of DH is collabration. I think humanities should have a sense of what programing can do but not really put himself / herself as a programmer.
Since even those you can write a program, it is much more then that in computation problem to make the computation really work in real, complicated problem.

==Making Wiki Competitions Attractive to the Public==
Start editathons with a workshop for beginners

Ask new users to sign up – we need stats, we need to show how many new users are involved and what they do (at the event and afterwards)
This tool is good for tracking users:
Competitons are tools to get more wiki-volunteers and to raise public awareness re. open data:  tell your audience what else you are doing and how they can support it.

===Star Trek tricorder session===

Learning classification system as you learn about the objects

citizen science

using audio as a way of engaging with both the objects and information at the same time
zoonivese project with a guided taxonomy system

dgital information to enhance engagement to improve understanding, engagement and learning

processing what you’re looking at

guided appreciation, starting points rather than restricting people’s understanding

The Problem of the Yellow Milkmaid – A Business Model Perspective on Open Metadata


annotation and image maps on wikimedia commons,_Hugo_Vogel_edit.jpg,7.jpg

treasure hunt
easter eggs 😉

evaluation rather than evangelsim

Open Access and the Open Humanities Library (Bronte 1415).

Humanities face different challenges from the science, in terms of funding and research cycles, tenure

Cost of academic publishing (for user) have risen far beyond inflation (percentage?)

What Open Access is not:
*a way to bypassing peer review
*vanity publishing
*facilitating plagiarism

Green does not fix extant problems, Gold requires new economic model

*free labour
*institutional subsidy
*advertising (conflict of interest?)
* pay forprint copies
* Article processing charge (unviable in humanities)

Wikipedia is a socialist project o_O

People like their niche areas, we should facilitate curation withhin the MegaJournal

Print on demand functionality could solve funding problems ONCE start up funds have been acquired

Curation has some difficulties in terms of typsetting (similarly liscenced material) and missing material (paywalll content left out of reader?)

Citation with the system would be to the mega journal (singke DoI) rather than individual curations

peer review conveys value – open access publishing still requires peer review.
Including expected standards of referencing and format for disciplines

Ability to update and evolve articles exciting but might put off a certain viewpoint (journal articles are static objects to be referenced)

Would like to join?

“May all your problems be technical” – the social ones are far harder to solve.

How to publish is technical, but establishing authority is social.  Traditionally this has been peer review, publications, which institution do you work for.  We need to transition towards a crowdsourced model. But somehow signpost the quacks Quickly and effectively, Lest we all end up with measles   or fall off the ends of the earth

Open hardware movement – could they provide the answer?

‘What is scholarship is a key question that at some point we will have to address’

Digital is the great democratiser – Andy M

‘The crowd are the people we need to persuade’

The open hardware movement as a model–Open-Access-for-the-3rd-World/

value is added by curation

journal publishers v. monograph publishers – Martin E believes the latter add more values.

‘Open Access from the Publisher’s Perspective’ – ‘has anyone actually read this?’ ‘is that the one that costs £40?’  High prices for individual publications deter libraries from dropping their subscription bundles.

Saylor foundation – open access textbooks.

== GLAM page redesign ==
brief explanation on the main page
seperation between press / wikimedians / glams
bookshelf containing best practices, was intended for institution

get started page for institutions

portal for wikimedians (portal for wikimedians) | press portal | portal for GLAMs
main page (main page) | stuff (best practices, success stories, case studies) | get started |

portal of wikimedians: volunteer sign-up

get started | contact us | portal for wikimedians

priorities |  projects | case studies | tools | newsletter | mailing list | discussion

==Artists & Free Licences==

‘Society wants everything in packages but we’re not interested in how it’s got there’

95% of people still don’t know about of wikimedia and its uses

Conflict of interest – monetising content; fear that content is without value

Greater issue with modern art where the artist is alive or recently deceased e.g. Jeff Koons – v few images on his wiki article

97% artists don’t make money from sales of images & don’t know the possibilities of releasing images under creative commons:  an Education & Information issue

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