Submissions/Expedition Wikipedia: a thematic Wikipedian in Residence position for Dutch universities

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After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 2010
Title of the submission
Expedition Wikipedia: a thematic Wikipedian in Residence position for Dutch universities
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
Author of the submission
Sandra Fauconnier aka User:Spinster
E-mail address
Spinster (talk)
Country of origin
The Netherlands
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Dutch Foundation for Academic Heritage / University of Amsterdam
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

From January until December 2014, I am Wikipedian in Residence (WiR) for the project Expedition Wikipedia, an initiative of the Dutch Foundation for Academic Heritage. The project stands out because

  • it is a shared residency of almost 10 Dutch universities' heritage collections, libraries and museums;
  • it has a thematic focus: the residency is only about the topic of scientific expeditions;
  • the residency also involves several educational sub-projects in which I, as a WiR, act as a guest lecturer for groups of bachelor and master students of several universities. The students write papers about expedition-related topics, and will - under my guidance - contribute their acquired knowledge to Wikimedia projects (example at Maastricht University).

In my presentation, I will briefly explain this project, and will then proceed to publicly self-evaluate my residency's process and results until this point and compare it to models of more 'traditional' WiR projects. Discussion is very welcome.

GLAM Outreach, probably also quite relevant to Education Outreach
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
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