Reports/2011/June

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Below is the Wikimedia UK monthly report for the period 1 to 30 June 2011. If you want to keep up with the chapter's activities as they happen, please subscribe to our blog, join our mailing list, and/or follow us on Twitter. If you have any queries, please leave a comment on the talk page.

Board activities[edit | edit source]

The Board met in person on 11-12 June in Birmingham. The first day was spent on strategy discussions, and included the writing of a vision statement - "free knowledge for all" - and a mission statement. The second day was spent on formal business, particularly our charity status application, our plans for recruitment of full time staff, the upcoming fundraiser and reallocation of budget holders. Key decisions included the decision to proceed with hiring a 'chapter manager' and office manager, and to participate in the fundraiser this Autumn/Winter.

A summary of the meeting was posted on the Wikimedia UK blog.

Education[edit | edit source]

Mike Peel spoke at the Impact of Social Sciences conference, hosted by the London School of Economics, talking about Wikipedia as an innovative approach to academic impact. A podcast recording of the talk is available.

A call for applicants was put out for a Wikimedia Outreach Ambassador position at the University of Bristol. Samuel Knight from the University of Bristol was selected, and is due to start in July.

Additionally, Campus Ambassador training event took place in London on 18 June, where four people from three different universities were trained to support the use of Wikipedia in higher education.

GLAM[edit | edit source]

Attendees at the British Library editathon

Several GLAM events happened this month, including:

The latter two events were written up in the GLAM newsletter and a Wikimedia UK blog post

Press coverage[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Upcoming activities in July[edit | edit source]

For events in August and onwards, please see Events.