New Wikipedia Library Collections Available Now (February 2021)[rediger kilde]
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- Taxmann – Taxation and law database
- PNAS – Official journal of the National Academy of Sciences
- EBSCO – New Arabic and Spanish language databases added
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1. feb. 2021 kl. 23:38 (CET)
Call for Feedback: Community board seats has started - Office hours today[rediger kilde]
A few weeks ago, the Wikimedia Foundation Board decided to increase the number of its members from 10 to 16 seats in order to better distribute its workload and to allow for more diversity in its composition. But the question of how exactly the future election procedure for the community members of the board is to be designed remained open. On one hand, an election procedure that is as direct as possible for the communities is of great importance, but on the other hand, the current election procedure raises the question of how all those parts of the communities that have been underrepresented up to now can find themselves represented in the board. This is of particular importance because both the three existing community seats and the three newly created community seats will be up for (re)appointment in the course of the coming months.
The Board today launched a Call for Feedback yesterday to address this issue. In the course of this Call for Feedback different solutions for reshaping the election shall be discussed until March 14, some of them have already been submitted by the board as ideas, new ideas are welcome. More detailed information can be found on the meta page.
Voting systems? Yawn! some may think. But this is about the exact way the distribution of power from the community should be shaped in the future. Therefore I would like to invite you not only cordially, but also urgently ask you to participate.
Today, there will be a multilingual online meeting on this topic, hosted by Google Meet. We would like to inform you and discuss your feedback on the process and the suggestions and ideas. All details about this meeting can be found on the page First Office Hour in the Meta-Wiki. I would be happy to see you there. If that's too short notice for you - there will be more Office Hours as time goes on.
To ensure that as many voices and perspectives from the community are brought to bear on this as possible, the Board has assembled a global team to make this Call for Feedback effective. Thus, all materials will be translated by the team in a timely manner, announcements will not only be distributed by bots, but posted by responsible team members. Responses will be collected and published in weekly reports, and at the end of the Call for Feedback will be given to the board in aggregated form.
For all those interested, there are also additional information opportunities, such as two Telegram groups (one for announcements, one for discussion), more multilingual video conferences across all time zones, and last but not least, all team members actively reach out to groups in the community that have hardly participated in meta-discussions so far. In this way, we want to ensure that feedback from the broadest possible community, wherever it is expressed, reaches the board.
8. feb. 2021 kl. 18:41 (CET)