Wikimedians for Sustainable Development - February Newsletter

This is our third newsletter covering February 2020. This issue has news related to SDGs 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 13, 14, 15 and 17.

Meetings

  • We had our third online coordination meeting, minutes are available. (SDG 17) [1]

Content

  • Wikimedia Australia works on bushfire related content. (SDG 13) [7]
  • Creative Commons have published a new book: “Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians”. (SDG 4) [10]
  • The Sustainable Development Goals template that was used on the Wikimania wiki has been copied to meta [12] and also adapted to an inline version. [13] They should be easy to copy to other wikis as well. (SDG all)
  • There are now user boxes available on some projects. (SDG 17) [16]
  • The WHO Electronic Essential Medicines List (eEML) has been released under a Creative Commons Attribution license. (SDG 3) [20]

In the news

  • On Wikipedia, a fight is raging over coronavirus disinformation (SDG 3) [11]
  • Does Biodiversity Informatics :cupid: Wikidata? (SDG 14 & 15) [18]
  • Coronavirus in Wikipedia by language — visualized (SDG 3) [23]

Highlighting

  • Wikimedia Sverige has started a section on their website dedicated to the Sustainable Development Goals. (SDG all) [14]

Upcoming events

  • 2-6 March - Open Education Week. (SDG 4) [21]
  • 6 March - We are giving a keynote at Open Belgium. (SDG 17) [2]
  • 8 March - Several Wikigap events are being planned. (SDG 5) [3]
  • 11 March - Climate Justice Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, New York City, USA (SDG 10 & 13) [19]
  • [CANCELLED] - Wikimedia Summit 2020 cancelled due to global health risks (SDG 3) [22]

New properties on Wikidata

  • AnimalBase ID (SDG 14 & 15) [15]
  • Open Food Facts label (SDG 2) [17]

New Wikidata query examples

  • Number of cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus reported per country (SDG 3) [4]
  • Map of medical facilities in Kalimpong district, India, color-coded by type (SDG 3) [5]
  • Books related to LGBTI+ topics (SDG 5) [6]
  • Timeline of same-sex marriage legalization in various countries (SDG 5) [8]
  • Chart of the number of infections and deaths caused since the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, as reported by the World Health Organisation (SDG 3) [9]

Links

  1. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_for_Sustainable_Development/Meeting_minutes_202000209
  2. https://2020.openbelgium.be/session/sharing-knowledge-about-sustainable-development-goals
  3. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiGap/2020/Events
  4. https://w.wiki/GTg
  5. https://w.wiki/GZw
  6. https://w.wiki/GZt
  7. https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/January_2020/Contents/Australia_report
  8. https://w.wiki/GwV
  9. https://w.wiki/Gk4
  10. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Creative_Commons_for_Educators_and_Librarians.pdf
  11. https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wikipedia-coronavirus
  12. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:SDG
  13. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:SDG_inline
  14. https://wikimedia.se/globala-malen/
  15. https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P7905
  16. https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q85965217
  17. https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P7927
  18. https://data-blog.gbif.org/post/wikidata/
  19. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Climate_Justice_Wikipedia_Edit-a-thon
  20. https://list.essentialmeds.org/licencing
  21. https://www.openeducationweek.org/
  22. https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2020-February/094381.html
  23. https://towardsdatascience.com/coronavirus-interest-inwikipedia-by-language-1b3e6562040d

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