Folks, Wikicite is meeting in Berkeley in November. If you are
interested, fill in the form. There will be some opportunties to crash
at my place in Berkeley, so let me know if you are registered and need
lodging. I'll also look around for other sleeping arrangements.
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Subject: [wikicite-discuss] Re: WikiCite 2018 applications (including
travel funding requests) are now open
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 10:03:45 -0700
From: Dario Taraborelli <[log in to unmask]>
To: wikicite-discuss <[log in to unmask]>, Discussion list
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a reminder that applications for WikiCite 2018 (see below) close in one
week from today on *September 17*. If you're planning to attend (or
would like to request a travel scholarship to be able to participate),
make sure to fill out the application form by the deadline.
On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 11:26 PM Dario Taraborelli
<[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
We're thrilled to announce that applications to attend WikiCite 2018
are now open <https://goo.gl/forms/hV6rXRCdQ3fAK9v13>.
WikiCite 2018 <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiCite_2018>is a
3-day conference, summit, and hack day dedicated to the vision of
creating an open repository of bibliographic data to support the
citation and fact-checking needs of Wikimedia projects, and
possibly, to serve as an open infrastructure for research,
education, and information quality across the web.
WikiCite 2018 expands efforts started with WikiCite 2016
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiCite_2016>and WikiCite 2017
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiCite_2017>to explore these
possibilities by leveraging Wikidata—Wikimedia’s structured
knowledge base—and to develop open source tools to improve citation
management and verifiability strategies for free knowledge. Since
then, the amount of bibliographic data in Wikidata has grown
exponentially, allowing us to glimpse the possibilities of a truly
open, universal library and citation graph, while also exposing
significant social and technical challenges.
This year presents a pivotal moment for WikiCite, wherein its
emergent community— consisting of Wikimedians, librarians, LODLAM
practitioners, software engineers, data scientists, and open
knowledge advocates — must grapple with possible growth scenarios,
address critical gaps, and set a course for the project’s future
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiCite/Roadmap>. If you
are passionate about tending Wikipedia’s root system (references!),
or believe in the broader possibilities of contributing to the
bibliographic commons, WikiCite 2018 presents an unprecedented
opportunity to meet fellow dreamers and hackers, and to help shape
this vital effort.
This year’s event will be hosted at the David Brower Center
California, USA, November 27-29, 2018. Applications to attend the
event (including travel support requests
open until *September 17, 2018*:
*WikiCite 2018 application form*
We hope you will join us!
–The WikiCite 2018 organizing committee
This application will be conducted via Google Forms—a third-party
service, which may subject it to additional terms. For more
information on privacy and data-handling, see the survey privacy
*Dario Taraborelli *Director, Head of Research, Wikimedia Foundation
research.wikimedia.org <https://research.wikimedia.org/> • nitens.org
<http://nitens.org/> • @readermeter <http://twitter.com/readermeter>
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