While I have been letting this blog fall asleep in the run-up to the ever-so-busy final weeks of school, I have been busily blogging, writing and scheming elsewhere! Here are some updates:
- October 11
Co-wrote What’s new, October edition on the Map of Life blog.
- November 18
Kicked off a WikiMedia Commons project for the Biodiversity Heritage Library. So far, we've tagged 16 files from BHL, fixing their copyright status and linking back to the BHL website in the process. Jean-Frédéric created this gorgeous template to use as a source template on BHL images. The plan (my plan) is to keep tagging images into the New Year, and see where we are after that.
- November 29
- Kicked off a project with Robert Guralnick and Andrea Thomer, working closely with the CU Museum of Natural History and with help from the NSIDC (don't you love big-team projects?), to digitize the field notebooks of Junius Henderson, the CU Museum's first curator. We were all surprised at how amazing WikiSource is for managing transcriptions and displaying the results.
- December 5
Co-wrote Field Note Challenge Part 2: Veni, Vidi, Wiki on the So You Think You Can Digitize blog.
- December 6
Excited by all the taxonomically interesting information already in WikiSource, I created a portal to try to coordinate efforts to annotate, organize and connect these resources with counterparts on WikiSpecies, Wikipedia and (especially) the WikiMedia Commons.
Fun times! I brazenly anticipate even. more. fun as I get a week to push ahead on the Map of Life after Tuesday, followed by a week of fun with sister and cousins in East Brunswick, NJ, followed by another week to code, ruminate and discuss, followed by another two weeks (back in Boulder, now) to work on things before the next semester smashed into my life like a grammarian smashing into someone misusing a simile.