Submissions/The world's first Wikipedian in Academy

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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. 3034
Title of the submission
The world's first Wikipedian in Academy
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
Author of the submission
Arild Vågen
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Board member of Wikimedia Sverige (Sweden), Wikipedian in Academy at SLU – the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

I want to share my experiences as the worlds first Wikipedian in Academy.

In 2013, Wikimedia Sweden and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences launched a unique collaboration. The collaboration was so rare that we had to invent a new position – “Wikipedian in Academy” – in addition to the “Wikipedian in Residence” already prevalent at different GLAM-institutions. Before, Wikipedia projects linked to universities was based on student contributions and individual researchers, but to that day there was no project where researchers officially affiliated with a particular university write about science on Wikipedia in an organized form.

What did we do and what did we learn?

  • Education Outreach

Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
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  1. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 19:47, 31 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Johnbod (talk) 12:38, 1 April 2014 (UTC) as perhaps the world's 2nd "Wikipedian in Academy" - see User:Wiki at Royal Society John[reply]
  3. LiAnna (Wiki Ed) (talk) 22:01, 1 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  4. FKoudijs (WMF) (talk) 22:47, 7 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Ad Huikeshoven (talk) 12:21, 15 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Ziko (talk) 22:21, 14 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]
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