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==Notes==
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: Revamping website currently, moving to Drupal, 4000 pages to 400 pages, liked idea of having a place for esoteric content to go.
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: Programatic ideas include having events at local library branches
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: Will help with social media push for WikiBirthday - didn't immediately see a way to market WikiBirthday as a local happening.
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: Jeremy is completely web savvy and we should keep in touch with him, on twitter or facebook?
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=== Non meeting notes ===
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: Clear that we need a systems administrator
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: SEO issues need to be corrected
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: Meet with [[BrainSilo]] to see if there is any synergy there.  Need to go and just be in the space.
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: [http://wiki.radicalreference.info/index.php/Portland,_Oregon Radical librarians]
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: We should use twitter and facebook more for PortlandWiki opportunities to collaborate
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== Topics to cover ==
 
== Topics to cover ==
# What PortlandWiki is / presentation
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# What PortlandWiki is: brief presentation
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#: Portland Wiki is a repository of knowledge for the Portland Metro area. Our aim is to represent the [[Voice of Portland]] by providing a citizen-generated news, information resource, knowledge hub and historical archive for Portland, Oregon and surrounding region.
 
#* history
 
#* history
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#** PortlandWiki began in September 2009 and is administered by several of its creators. It is a completely volunteer operation. (See [[PortlandWiki:Introduction|An Introduction to PortlandWiki]]).
 
#* popular pages
 
#* popular pages
#* number of edits ({{NUMBEROFEDITS}}), pages ({{NUMBEROFPAGES}}), editors (registered accounts - {{NUMBEROFUSERS}}; active editors - {{NUMBEROFACTIVEUSERS}}), visitors ()
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#** At PortlandWiki, we're proud of the thousands of local resident-generated pages on the site. Among them are many [[Special:PopularPages|Popular Pages]] that attract significant traffic and new content on a regular basis. Several of them are: [[Green industry]], [[Occupy Portland]] and [[Occupy Portland Events]], [[CivicApps]], [[Local blogs]], [[Coffee and Tea Shops]] and [[Photo Contest]].
#* [[WikiStatistics]]
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#* number of edits ({{NUMBEROFEDITS}}), pages ({{NUMBEROFPAGES}}), editors (registered accounts - {{NUMBEROFUSERS}}; [[Special:ActiveUsers|active editors]] - {{NUMBEROFACTIVEUSERS}}), visitors ()
# How to partner with library
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#* Web based [[WikiStatistics]]
#* Library portal that anyone can update
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# Possibilities for partnering with library
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#* Community-library portal that anyone can update
 
#** library events (like [[Occupy Portland Events]])
 
#** library events (like [[Occupy Portland Events]])
 
#** library news (original or automatically pulled from Twitter feeds, RSS feeds, etc)
 
#** library news (original or automatically pulled from Twitter feeds, RSS feeds, etc)
 
#** map/listing of all branches
 
#** map/listing of all branches
#** etc
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#** neighborhood-based information and links
 
#** staff and patrons alike could update and edit all content, fostering better communication
 
#** staff and patrons alike could update and edit all content, fostering better communication
 
#* Library could turn to PortlandWiki administrators for any of their wiki questions and needs, we have knowledge and expertise
 
#* Library could turn to PortlandWiki administrators for any of their wiki questions and needs, we have knowledge and expertise
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#* Could use PortlandWiki as a platform for any documentation or document building that needs to be open to public input
 
#* Could use PortlandWiki as a platform for any documentation or document building that needs to be open to public input
 
# Hosting (if it comes up)
 
# Hosting (if it comes up)
#* As a volunteer-driven, open community resource, PortlandWiki would be a great match for being hosted by the library system
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#* As a volunteer-driven, open community resource, PortlandWiki could be a great match with the library system, together with hosting.
 
#* Examples and experiences of other civic wikis that have been hosted by their local library system ([http://ArborWiki.org ArborWiki] & [http://CantonWiki.org CantonWiki])
 
#* Examples and experiences of other civic wikis that have been hosted by their local library system ([http://ArborWiki.org ArborWiki] & [http://CantonWiki.org CantonWiki])
#* Server requirements
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#** Mark Dilley has been in contact with admins from both of these civic wikis. They continue to be physically hosted by the libraries and they have informal agreements that include: should the libraries choose at some point to not host the wikis, they will be given back to the community. At this time, it feels to those parties that the natural fit for their public space civic wikis remains with the libraries.
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#* Server requirements (Dave) -- See: [[PortlandWiki:Hosting]]
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== See Also ==
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* [[City Wiki]]
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* [[PortlandWiki:Hosting]]
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== External Links ==
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* [http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/ Office of Neighborhood Involvement]
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: ONI: "Promoting a culture of civic engagement by connecting and supporting all Portlanders working together and with government to build inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities."
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:: In collaboration with library branches in all city quadrants, PortlandWiki can offer citizens active in neighborhood organizations a platform for freely documenting information relevant to their neighborhoods.

Latest revision as of 11:44, 31 January 2012

Notes

Revamping website currently, moving to Drupal, 4000 pages to 400 pages, liked idea of having a place for esoteric content to go.
Programatic ideas include having events at local library branches
Will help with social media push for WikiBirthday - didn't immediately see a way to market WikiBirthday as a local happening.
Jeremy is completely web savvy and we should keep in touch with him, on twitter or facebook?

Non meeting notes

Clear that we need a systems administrator
SEO issues need to be corrected
Meet with BrainSilo to see if there is any synergy there. Need to go and just be in the space.
Radical librarians
We should use twitter and facebook more for PortlandWiki opportunities to collaborate

Topics to cover

  1. What PortlandWiki is: brief presentation
    Portland Wiki is a repository of knowledge for the Portland Metro area. Our aim is to represent the Voice of Portland by providing a citizen-generated news, information resource, knowledge hub and historical archive for Portland, Oregon and surrounding region.
  2. Possibilities for partnering with library
    • Community-library portal that anyone can update
      • library events (like Occupy Portland Events)
      • library news (original or automatically pulled from Twitter feeds, RSS feeds, etc)
      • map/listing of all branches
      • neighborhood-based information and links
      • staff and patrons alike could update and edit all content, fostering better communication
    • Library could turn to PortlandWiki administrators for any of their wiki questions and needs, we have knowledge and expertise
    • Could use PortlandWiki as a platform for collaborative editing as an educational tool
    • Could use PortlandWiki as a platform for any documentation or document building that needs to be open to public input
  3. Hosting (if it comes up)
    • As a volunteer-driven, open community resource, PortlandWiki could be a great match with the library system, together with hosting.
    • Examples and experiences of other civic wikis that have been hosted by their local library system (ArborWiki & CantonWiki)
      • Mark Dilley has been in contact with admins from both of these civic wikis. They continue to be physically hosted by the libraries and they have informal agreements that include: should the libraries choose at some point to not host the wikis, they will be given back to the community. At this time, it feels to those parties that the natural fit for their public space civic wikis remains with the libraries.
    • Server requirements (Dave) -- See: PortlandWiki:Hosting

See Also

External Links

ONI: "Promoting a culture of civic engagement by connecting and supporting all Portlanders working together and with government to build inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities."
In collaboration with library branches in all city quadrants, PortlandWiki can offer citizens active in neighborhood organizations a platform for freely documenting information relevant to their neighborhoods.