Community Wiki Support Meeting 19 July 2012

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Purpose of the meeting

Improve the Wiki

  • Forge solutions with other community contributors.
  • Share best practices, ideas, and content.
  • Discuss current issues, community matters, and strategies.
  • Move issues to decision.

Meeting Agenda

Introduce new members

Kudos go to ...

  • Rorie - Indian and Idaho projects

Updates and follow up

Maintenance report - Sandra


Improve the Wiki

  • When articles are changed in the English wiki on research in foreign countries, can some kind of notification be given to the other wikis so that people who use these foreign wikis can update the corresponding article?

  • When new material in added to the English wiki on research in foreign countries, can it be set up so that the other wikis are notified so they can translate them into the languages of their wikis?

  • When the images, for example, are put up for the town of: Italy, Pesaro e Urbino Province Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records) can the other wikis be notified so they can update their links as well?

  • Would it be possible, for example, for the links from: Italy, Pistoia Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records) to the page where the images are accessed at: Images be translated into Spanish, Portuguese and Italian so these pages can be read by their patrons?
  • It was suggested that the foreign wiki teams have someone who would check new pages and new images on the English wiki on a regular basis and then make a decision about translating for their Wiki

  • When you click on the Tour from the main page you link to Help:Tour. The first video under “1. Research Help” Video: Researching using the Wiki is on YouTube. YouTube is not available in FHC centers because it is outside the church’s websites. It should be made available to patrons at the FHCs in some other way.
  • Possibility - put video on Jane's website
  • Talk to Wiki HQ and see if they have any ideas (Lynda)

Wiki Project

Enhancement Committee - page is being created