2019:Partnerships/Consensus about samsyn - Swedish concepts conquer the world
This is a Closed submission for Wikimania 2019. It has been reviewed and was not accepted.
Description[edit | edit source]
For the last year and a half, a consortium consisting of six Swedish universities has worked with building up a wiki with definitions and applications of words, names and concepts within the areas of collaboration and third stream activities, to ensure as far as possible that they mean the same thing when they talk to each other within this growing area. Working with a MediaWiki platform and following Wikipedia style referencing, copyright and such, the intention is to have the possibility to migrate the concepts to Wikipedia at the end of the project. While working with a new platform presents some challenges, most of which have been solved now, planning for a global approach and establishing a way to work in views from other parts of the world is a task that needs some thought and input from others. Building up a resource like this is great, but using only Swedish language and Swedish conditions would limit the use and usability. To solve that, input from experienced Wikimedians knowledgable in wp:Global and representatives from the academia outside of Sweden, are needed to finish off strong and make the most of what is already achieved.
Relationship to the theme[edit | edit source]
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
- ''4'' Quality education
- ''9'' Industry, innovation and infrastructure
- ''17'' Partnerships for the goals.
Session outcomes[edit | edit source]
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved: After a short introduction to what the Samsyn-wiki is there are two questions that needs to be discussed:
- Input in what is needed to make sure the “articles” can be useful and imported to Wikipedia with both local and global information
- Input with perspective from outside Sweden to make sure the concepts are described properly when described in a global context.
Session leader(s)[edit | edit source]
- User:Axel Pettersson (WMSE)
- Charlotte Rossland, Stockholm university
Session type[edit | edit source]
Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a:
- Workshop to identify and try to solve problem
Requirements[edit | edit source]
The session will work best with these conditions:
Setup allowing for discussion among participants.
15-20, some with experience of wp:Global and some with academic administrative knowledge
- Late submission
This submission was submitted late, 2019-06-14, but still hoping for the best. /Axel Pettersson (WMSE) (talk) 13:46, 14 June 2019 (UT C)