Wikimedia as a platform for scientific information
During this presentation the topics that will touched upon include various ways in which wikis are being used in scientific research and publishing, currently, as well as some that are more speculative. Many of the examples are drawn from the biological sciences, and the talk is intended to stimulate debate as to how the physics community - and CERN in particular - can enhance its interaction with the Wikimedia community, or via Wikimedia with the public at large. For instance:
PLOS Computational Biology Topic Pages
Wodak SJ, Mietchen D, Collings AM, Russell RB, Bourne PE (2012) "Topic Pages: PLoS Computational Biology Meets Wikipedia". PLoS Comput Biol 8(3): e1002446
- Open Access Media Importer
- A proposed Wiki Journal, a peer-review journal to encourage academics to contribute Wikipedia articles
- Encyclopedia of Original Research and JATS-to-MediaWiki
- The Gene Wiki
- Wikis in Scholarly Publishing
- The Journal of the Future
His talk is being drafted in public on Wikipedia, see here.
About the speaker
Daniel Mietchen is a freelancing scientist, trained in Biophysics at the Humboldt University in Berlin. In addition to his conventional research, he works on the integration of research workflows with the World Wide Web, particularly by way of collaborative platforms like wikis. He is the Wikimedian in Residence for Open Science, hosted by the Open Knowledge Foundation, Germany.