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= Annual report 2011 =
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==Editor Support==
==Autorenförderung==
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===Photo Equipment===
===Fotoausrüstung===
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[[Datei:SK Sturm Graz Graz 2011 05 24 2.jpg|thumb|SK Sturm Graz with championship trophy 2011, Photo: Kurt Kulac, cc-by-sa-3.0]]
[[Datei:SK Sturm Graz Graz 2011 05 24 2.jpg|thumb|SK Sturm mit der Meisterschale 2011, Foto: Kurt Kulac, cc-by-sa-3.0]]
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[[Datei:Pelatea klugiana podgorje01.jpg|thumb|''Pelatea klugiana'' from Podgorje, Photo: Kurt Kulac, cc-by-sa-3.0]]
[[Datei:Pelatea klugiana podgorje01.jpg|thumb|''Pelatea klugiana'' aus Podgorje, Foto: Kurt Kulac, cc-by-sa-3.0]]
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A camera (Nion D300S), a panorama lens (Sigma 12-24 EX DG HSM), a fast telephoto lens for the near-ramge (Nikon AF-S 70-200mm F/2.8G ED VR II) and a tripod were purchased. Until now the equipment was used to take pictures at two Bundesliga association football games - including the championship match in Graz - and an excursion in Podgorje (Slovenia). Several thousand images were taken shot some of which made it to Commons as valuable and unique contributions. Future potography acitivties at the Austrian federal parliaments and futher Bundesliga games are planned. The scope of activities is however virtually unlimited and new ideas are being expected and explicitly encouraged. The equipment has already been insured. Everybody who shows interest can sign up to and use the camera and its complimentary tools, we however ask first-timers to contact us in time, since the insurace coverage needs to be extended by their name. Another fast telephoto lens for greated distances and a professional flash unit will be added to our technology pool.
Angeschafft wurden neben einer Kamera (Nikon D300S), ein Weitwinkelobjektiv (Sigma 12-24 EX DG HSM), ein lichtstarkes Teleobjektiv für den Nahbereich (Nikon AF-S 70-200mm F/2.8G ED VR II) und ein Stativ (Manfrotto 190XPROB). Bislang wurden mit der Ausrüstung bei zwei Fußballbundesliga-Spielen - dabei das Bundesliga-Meisterschaftsfinale Graz 2011 - und einer Exkursion in Podgorje (Slowenien) mehrere Tausend Fotos gemacht, von denen zumindest einige einzigartige und damit besonders wertvolle Aufnahmen für Wikimedia Commons bereitgestellt werden konnten. Geplant sind für die Zukunft bereits Fotoaktionen bei den Landtagen in Österreich und weiteren Bundesliga-Spielen. Dem Anwendungsbereich sind aber keine Grenzen gesetzt, Ideen sind herzlich willkommen und ausdrücklich erwünscht. Die Ausrüstung wurde auch versichert. Verwenden können sie alle Interessierten, wobei alle die bisher noch kein Interesse angemeldet haben, sich jedoch rechtzeitig melden sollten, damit der Versicherungsschutz auf sie ausgedehnt werden kann. Geplant ist eine Ergänzung der Ausrüstung um ein lichtstarkes Teleobjektiv für größere Distanzen und eine professionelle Blitzanlage.
 
  
=== Weitere Fotografieprojekte ===
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=== Further Photography Projects ===
[[File:Österreichische Bundespolizei 09.jpg|thumb|Beamter der österreichischen Bundespolizei mit Warnweste und Anhaltestab in klassischer Anhalteposition für eine Fahrzeugkontrolle. Foto: Friedrich Böhringer, cc-by-sa-3.0]]
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[[File:Österreichische Bundespolizei 09.jpg|thumb|Officer of the Austrian federal polic with reflective vest and traffic wand in typical vehicle inspection stop position. Photo: Friedrich Böhringer, cc-by-sa-3.0]]
Im Juli dieses Jahres fand im Hinblick auf eine bessere Bebilderung der Artikel rund um den Themenkomplex „Österreichische Bundespolizei“ bzw. Polizei allgemein in Kooperation mit dem Landespolizeikommando Vorarlberg einen Foto-Termin statt, anlässlich dem zwei junge Polizeibeamte (ein Mann und eine Frau) sich dazu bereit erklärt haben, sich in Dienstadjustierung fotografieren zu lassen. Ebenfalls haben sich diese Beamten einverstanden erklärt, dass die entstandenen Fotos, die natürlich in verschiedenen Settings (also z.B. mit Anhaltekelle, mit Verkehrsdienstausrüstung, vor Streifenwagen, etc.) vorgenommen wurden, unter eine freie Lizenz auf Wikimedia Commons veröffentlicht wurden.  
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In July this year a photo appointment was arranged where two young officers (a woman and a man) of the federal police department in Vorarlberg volunteered to have their pictures taken in uniform and "action" in order to improve the picturing of the articles regarding the Austrian Federal Police. The two officers also agreed to release the photographs, that were taken in different settings common to routine police work, under a free license to they could then be uploaded to Commons.  
  
Ein Fotografieprojekt im Rahmen von Wikilovesmonuments (Niederösterreichs Marterl im Bezirk Hollabrunn und angrenzenden Bezirken) wurde wegen der hohen Treibstoffkosten mit einem Zuschuss bedacht (siehe Bericht der NÖN). Ähnliche Projekte waren auch in anderen Landesteilen budgetiert, wurden aber nicht nachgefragt. Für 2012 sind Zuschüsse bei der Miete eines Transportbusses und Übernachtungskosten in abgelegenen Regionen geplant.
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A photography project that was part of Wiki Loves Monuments (Lower Austria's Marterl in Hollabrunn district an neighbouring communities) was granted additional funding due to the high gasoline costs (see NÖN report). Similar projects wer budgeted for other parts of the country but couldn't generate enough interest. For 2012 financing a rental vehicle and overnight stay expenses in remote regions has been planned.
  
===Stift Admont mit Aussicht auf Scannen des Bibliothekskatalogs===
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===Admont Monastery and the Prospect of Scanning the Library Catalogue===
Wir stehen seit einem gemeinsamen Vortrag an der FH in Eisenstadt im Jahr 2009 von Kurt Kulac und Dr. Johann Tomaschek, dem Leiter der Stiftsbiblothek in Admont, in Kontakt mit dem Benediktinerstift in der Obersteiermark. Mehrmals fanden Treffen statt, bei denen ausgelotet wurde, wie man voneinander profitieren könnte, da man sich schließlich einem gemeinsamen Ziel, dem Erhalt und der Sammlung von Wissen verschrieben hat. Gemeinsam mit Autoren von Wikisource wurde besprochen, was Wikimedia zu bieten hat, und was man im Gegenzug von Admont erwartet. Die vor einiger Zeit erdachte Idee, den einzigartigen Biblothekskatalog mit hunderte Jahre alten, handschriftlichen Karteikarten zu digitalisieren und im Gegenzug bislang nicht digital zugängliche Werke aus der Stiftsbibliothek in Wikimedia Commons zu veröffentlichen scheiterte bislang an den eingeschränkten finanziellen Möglichkeiten der Bibliothek für einen professionellen Scan des Katalogs. Man verblieb jedoch dabei, das Projekt nur aufzuschieben und nicht aufzuheben, da für beide Seiten ungeahntes Potential erkannt wurde.
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Since a joint presentation of Kurt Kulac and Dr. Johann Tomaschek, the director of the monastery library in Admont, at the University of Applied Sciences in Eisenstadt we are in keeping in touch with the Benedictine house in Upper Styria. There have been several meeting at which possible cooperations were discussed, since we share common goals - the perserving and gathering knowledge. Together with the Wikisource authors we thought about what Wikimedia can offer and what we would expect from Admon in return. A while ago the idea was born to digitalise the unique library catlogue, containing century old handwritten index cards. In return we would be allowed to scan and publish library books on Coomons. So far the library catalogue hadn't been digitalised due to the lack of funding. A decision was made not to cancel the project but rather postpone it, since both sides recognised the unforseen potential of working together.
  
===Literaturressourcen===
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===Literature Resources===
Im Literaturstipendium wurden von Heinz Egger laut der Dokumentationsseite in der Wikipedia 2011 drei Stipendien bewilligt, einige weitere Anfragen aus dem September 2011 sind noch offen. Nähere Informationen dazu gibt es auf Anfrage bei Heinz Egger. Erstmals wurde von Wikimedia Österreich durch Beppo Stuhl eine Online-Ressource über das Literaturstipendium vermittelt, nämlich ein Online-Zugang für ein Jahr beim "Biographischen Lexikon 1815–1985". Damit konnte das Literaturstipendium eine neue Facette gewinnen. Ganz in diese Richtung schlug auch die Vergabe von Jahreskarten der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, durch die Autoren Zugriff auf 44 Online-Literaturdatenbanken erhalten können. Das ursprünglich breitflächig gewünschte Angebot über eine Vollmacht konnte aus rechtlichen Gründen nicht realisiert werden, aber im Rahmen der Mitgliederversammlung konnten drei solcher Karten vergeben werden. Das Angebot soll sich dauerhaft etablieren und steht grundsätzlich jedem Mitglied des Vereins offen, notwendig ist nur die Einreichung des Belegs.
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As part of the literature scholarship project by Heinz Egger three request were granted in 2011 according to the Wikipedia documentation page. A few more cases are still open. More informaiton can be obtained by contacting Heinz Egger directly. For the first time Wikimedia Austria, represented by Beppo Stuhl, meditated an online resource over its literature scholarship. A one year access to the "Biographical Lexicon 1815-1985" was acquired. This made it possible to extend the project to a new field. Similarly the giving away of yearly tickets to the Austrian National Library allowed editors to access 44 online literature data bases. Originally it had been planned to allow a large number of people to use the system, this however could not be done due to legal limitations. At the general meeting we were able to hand out three one-year tickets. This offering is intended to be kept permanently and should be accessible to all chapter members upon the presentation of a receipt.
  
=== GLAM und WP trifft Altertum ===
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=== GLAM and WP meet Antiquity ===
[[Datei:Wikipedia trifft Altertum - Frank Schulenburg - 5312.jpg|miniatur|Frank Schulenburg von der Wikimedia Foundation bei der Fachtagung Wikipedia trifft Altertum, Foto: Raimond Spekking, cc-by-sa-3.0]]
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[[Datei:Wikipedia trifft Altertum - Frank Schulenburg - 5312.jpg|miniatur|Frank Schulenburg of the Wikimedia Foundation at the symposium Wikipedia meets Antiquity, Poto: Raimond Spekking, cc-by-sa-3.0]]
Es gibt auch Kontakte zu anderen Stiften und Kulturinstitutionen auf unterschiedlichem Level. Im Rahmen der GLAM-Projekte (Galleries-Libraries-Archives-Museums), die von Wikimedia-Österreich unterstützt werden, können diese Aktivitäten in Zusammenarbeit mit anderen Institutionen vorangebracht werden. Wikimedianer nahmen an verschiedenen Veranstaltungen im Rahmen von GLAM teil, z.B. bei MUSIS (dem steirischen Museumsverbund) in Graz und bei einem Europaeana-Treffen in Wien.
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There are contacts to other monasteries and cultural institutions on many levels. As part of the GLAM projects supported by Wikimedia Austria such cooperation activities can be propelled forward. Wikimedians attended manifold events in the GLAM context, e.g. MUSIS (of the Styrian museum association) in Graz and the Europeana meeting in Vienna.  
  
Ein Highlight war die Fachtagung "Wikipedia trifft Altertum" in Göttingen, bei der mit Bernhard Wallisch (Portal:Ägyptologie) und Beppo Stuhl (Portal:Vor- und Frühgeschichte) zwei Wikipedia-Autoren teilnahmen. Auf Seite der Vortragenden war Österreich durch eine Mitarbeiterin und einen Mitarbeiter des ÖAI (Österreichisches Archäologisches Institut) vertreten. Aus allen Bundesländern Deutschlands und auch aus der Schweiz und Großbritannien waren namhafte Archäologen, Altertumswissenschafter, Altphilologen, Archivare, Numismatiker, Bauforscher etc. angereist, um in zwei Hörsälen parallel ihre Fachgebiete vorzustellen. Gleichzeitig wurde auch die Wikipedia von den Wissenschaftern analysiert und konstruktiv kritisiert.
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The symposium "Wikipedia meets Antiquity" in Göttingen was one of the highlights in which two Wikimedians - Bernhard Wallisch (Portal:Egyptology) and Beppo Stuhl (Portal: Pre- and Early History) took part. Austria was also represented by two speakers of the ÖAI, the Austrian archeology institute. Many prominent archeologists, antiquity scientists, classical philologists, archivers, nuismatics, building historians etc. from Germany, Switzerland and Great Britain were attending and presenting their fields in two parrael lecture rooms. Simultaneously these scientists also analysed and constructively critisised Wikipeda.
  
 
=== Wiki Loves Monuments ===
 
=== Wiki Loves Monuments ===
[[Datei:LUSITANA WLM 2011 d.svg|miniatur|Das WLM-Logo wurde im Frühjahr von den Wikipedianern aus einer Reihe von Entwürfen ausgewählt]]
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[[Datei:LUSITANA WLM 2011 d.svg|miniatur|The WLM logo  was chosen from several proposals this spring by Wikipedians]]
[[Datei:Bundesdenkmalamt logo.svg|miniatur|Die Denkmallisten entstanden in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Bundesdenkmalamt]]
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[[Datei:Bundesdenkmalamt logo.svg|miniatur|The Federal Monuments Agency logo]]
[[Datei:WLM AT 019.jpg|miniatur|Die Denkmallisten entstanden in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Bundesdenkmalamt. Foto:Udo Somma cc-by-sa-3.0]]
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[[Datei:WLM AT 019.jpg|miniatur|The monument register was created in cooperation with the Federal Monuments Agency. Poto:Udo Somma cc-by-sa-3.0]]
  
Vom 1. bis zum 30. September wurden im Rahmen von '''Wiki Loves Monuments 2011''' 11.999 Fotos von denkmalgeschützten Bauwerken, Statuen und Kulturdenkmälern aus Österreich in der Kategorie Commons-Category "Images from Wiki Loves Monuments 2011 in Austria" hochgeladen. Die 50 Preisträger sind in der Wikipedia der Seite Wikipedia:Wiki Loves Monuments Österreich/Preisträger zu finden.
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From the 1st until the 30th of September 11,999 photos of listed monuments, statues and building wer taken as part of the "Wiki Loves Monuments 2011" campaign. They were uploaded to Commons and marked as with a "Images from Wiki Loves Monuments 2011 in Austria" category tag. The 50 awardees can be seen at the German Wikipedia page "Wiki Loves Monuments Österreich/Preisträger".
  
Ausgangspunkt waren die 36.000 denkmalgeschützte Objekte, die es in Österreich gibt, vom Palais bis zum Marterl oder Wegkreuz, vom Jugendstilwohnhaus bis zum Industriebau. Mehr als ein Jahr lang, wurden von österreichischen Wikipedianern alle denkmalgeschützten Objekte in rund 2.400 Gemeindelisten zusammengestellt. Mitmachen konnte man über diese Listen, in denen man nur das Icon eines Fotoapparats anklicken musste, um bei Commons zu einem Formular zu kommen, das alle Informationen, darunter die Denkmals-ID bereits enthielt. Auf der Seite http://wikilovesmonuments.at, die eigens für diesen Wettbewerb installiert wurde, fand man auch Karten der Bundesländer und Bezirke sowie Links zu Google Maps mit Hinweisen, zu welchen Kulturdenkmälern es schon Fotos gab und zu welchen noch nicht. Die Botschaft wurde von den Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmern am Fotowettbewerb gut verstanden: Bebildert die Wikipedia! Macht Bilder von den Monumenten, zu denen es noch keine gibt! Oft wurde Ruben Demus, der Koordinator von WLM bei Wikimedia gefragt, warum die neuen Bilder nicht gleich in der Wikipedia in den Listen erscheinen. So weit war aber der Automatismus noch nicht gediehen, dass ein Bot gleich das beste Bild aussuchen und die entsprechende Liste einfügen konnte. Das musste von einer Reihe von insgesamt 220 Helfern händisch erledigt werden.
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At the beginning we were confronted with a list of 36,000 portected monuments in Austria including palaces, Chritian wayside shrines, art nouveau and industrial buildings. It took Wikipedians more than a year to arrange these in about 2,400 municipality lists. The participation using these lists was as simplified as possible. One had to click the icon of a photo camera in order to be forwarded to an online form on Commons which already included the respective monument's ID. At the especially created web site http://wikilovesmonuments.at one could access provincial maps, monument informaitons, links to Google maps and see live which monuments had already been photographed. The message was enthusiastically understood by the contest participants: "Illustrate Wikipedia! Take pictures of monuments that are not pictured in their article!".  The coordinator Ruben Demus was asked many times why the pictures didn't appear automatically on the lists on Wikipedia. The automatisation would however not have guaranteed that the best possible shot appeared on the list and therefore the selection had to be handled by 220 volunteers manually.  
  
Es wurden von den Wikipedianern des Projekts Denkmalpflege Koordinaten beigestellt, Grundbücher durchsucht, Beschreibungen zu den Monumenten erstellt. Das Bundesdenkmalamt stellte seine Daten zur Verfügung. Zum [[Tag des Denkmals]] am 25. September 2011 wurden spezielle Objekte "aus Holz" zugänglich gemacht. Sie wurden in der Wikipedia ebenfalls verzeichnet. Über diese Listen konnte man die Fotos für den Sonderpreis des BDA hochladen.  
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Wikipedians of the Preservation of Monuments project provided coordinates, browsed cadastral registers and edited monument descriptions. The Federal Monuments Agency made its data available. At Monuments Day 2011 on the 25th of September extra "wooden" objects could be accessed. They were also included in the Wikipedia lists, where one can upload photos for the special price of the federal agency.  
  
Nach anstrengenden Juryarbeiten der Bundesländerjury, die aus 20 Wikipedianern bestand. um die 12.000 Fotos zu sichten wurden rund 500 Fotos über ein eigenes Jury-Wiki der Hauptjury zur Verfügung gestellt. Diese wählte 50 Preisträger aus, die am 17. November in der Hofburg in Wien die Preise entgegen nehmen konnten. Zur Preisverleihung war auch Sue gardner, Executive Director der Wikimedia Foundation in San Francisco angereist, die gemeinsam mit der Präsidentin des Bundesdenkmalamtes, Dr. Barbara Neubauer, die Urkunden un die Preise überreichte. Den Hauptpreis, eine Canon-Fotoausrüstung, erhielt eine Fotografin, die bis dahin mit einer eher schlechten Ausrüstung zu kämpfen hatte.
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After exhausting work by the federal provinces jury made up of 20 Wikipedians who went over all of the 12,000 images finally 500 were chosen and forwarded to the main jury on a specially set up wiki. The selection committee selected 50 winners who received their prices on the 17th of November in the Viennese Hofburg. Sue Gardner, executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation in San Francisco attended the ceremony and handed out the certificates and prices together with the president of the Federal Monuments Agency - Dr. Barbara Neubauer. The main price was photo equipment by Canon and was awarded to a photographer who had to operate low quality technology until that point.
  
2 Bilder aus der österreichischen Jury-Auswahl schafften es im europäischen Wettbewerb unter fast 167.000 Einsendungen unter die besten 10 Fotos.
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2 photos selected by the Austrian jury made it to the top 10 of the European contest where almost 167,000 images were entered.
  
=== Honorarkraft für Wiki Loves Monuments ===
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=== Temporary Employee for Wiki Loves Monuments ===
Zur Abwicklung der Organisationstätigkeiten rund um das Wiki Loves Monuments-Projekts und der Zusammenarbeit mit dem Bundesdenkmalamt (BDA) wurde im Juni eine Stelle für eine/n Projektkoordinator/in ausgeschrieben:
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In order to organise the Wiki Loves Monuments project and to take care of the coordination with the Federal Monuments Agency a temporary project coordinator position was announced in July:
  
"Wikimedia Österreich, Verein zur Förderung freien Wissens sucht eine/n Projektkoordinator/in auf Werkvertragsbasis für die Betreuung eines internationalen Projekts für die Dauer von etwa 4 Monaten. Englischkenntnisse und Erfahrung im Bereich Projektmanagement sind erforderlich."
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"Wikimedia Austria - Society for the Promotion of Free Knowledge is looking to contract a project coordinator who can consult an international project for a period of 4 months. Fluency in English and project management experience are required."
  
Wir erhielten mehrere Anfragen von Interessenten und eine Bewerbung von Ruben Demus, der als Kunst-Student bereits Erfahrung bei ähnlichen Projekten und der Organisation von Wettbewerben gesammelt hatte. Ihn wählten wir für diese Aufgabe aus. Der Zeitrahmen betrug Juli bis September 2011. In dieser Zeit akquirierte Ruben Preise für die Preisverleihung, setzte die Webseite www.wikilovesmonuments.at, schrieb Pressemeldungen, saß Sitzungen mit dem BDA bei und half bei der Organisation der Jury und Bildauswahl.
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We received multiple enquires and one application by Ruben Demus, who as an art student had experience with similar projects and organising contests. He was finally selected for the position. The appointment was from July to September 2011. During his epmloyment Ruben acquired prices for the award ceremony, built up the wikilovesmonuments.at web site, wrote press releases, took part in Federal Monuments Agency proceedings and helped out with the organisation and image selection.  
  
Mit seiner Arbeit sind wir sehr zufrieden, Ruben hat über die vereinbarten Aufgaben hinaus eigenständig viele Arbeiten übernommen und den Vorstand in seiner Arbeit an einigen Stellen unterstützt.
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We are really satisfied with work. Ruben did not only independently and proactively take care of all prerequired taks but additionally assisted the board in its work.
  
 
=== Toolserver ===
 
=== Toolserver ===
Wikimedia Österreich hat für den Betrieb des Toolservers im Jahr 2011 2.000 EUR beigesteuert. Der Betrag wurde an Wikimedia Deutschland überwiesen, da diese die Rechnungen und das Personal für den Toolserver bezahlen.
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Wikimedia Austria contributed 2,000 Euro to the coverage of the operation costs of the Toolserver in 2011. The amount was trasferred to Wikimedia Deutschland who pay the bills and personnel of the project.
  
Fraglich ist die Zukunft dieses Projekts. Wikimedia Deutschland plant für 2012 ein Budget von 55.000 EUR, wovon 20.000 EUR von Wikimedia Deutschland übernommen werden und 35.000 EUR von anderen Vereinen beigesteuert werden sollen.
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The future of the Toolsever is questionable. Wikimedia Deutschland is forseeing a budget for 2012 of 55,000 Euro and covering 20,000 Euro of it. The remining 35,000 Euro are to be provided by other Wikimedia chapters.  
  
Da die meisten Vereine kein eigenes Budget mehr haben sondern wie Wikimedia Österreich ihren Program Plan von der Wikimedia Foundation genehmigen lassen und ihr Geld von dort erhalten ergibt es keinen Sinn mehr, wenn mehrere Chapter gemeinsam für ein solches Projekt Geld einplanen. Stattdessen könnte ein Chapter den Gesamtbetrag als Grant bei der Wikimedia Foundation beantragen. Ein solcher Grant würde aber nicht genehmigt, da die Wikimedia Foundation mit "WikiLabs" ein Konkurrenzangebot zum Toolserver aufbaut. Wikimedia Deutschland hat angekündigt den Toolserver mindestens so lange zu betreiben bis WikiLabs voll funktionsfähig ist.
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Most chapters don't have an independend budget anymore and, just like Wikimedia Austria, have to submit a program plan to the Wikimedia Foundation which in turn provides their financing. This makes chipping in money across several chapters pointless. Instead a foundation sponsored grant covering the full amount could be applied for. Such financing wouldn't however be granted, since the Wikimedia Foundation is in the process of establishing a competing project "WikiLabs". Wikimedia Deutschland has announced it will maintain the Toolserver at least until the new platform reaches its full functionality.  
  
Wir würden dieses Projekt gerne ebenfalls so lange unterstützen, müssten das Geld allerdings aus einem anderen Ressort nehmen - bspw. Infrastruktur, wofür 6.500 EUR für Webseiten, CiviCRM etc. eingeplant sind.
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We would like to help this undertaking for as long as the "WikiLabs" is still in the making, but would have to withdraw the money from another category - for instance infrastructure for which we have projected 6,500 Euro for web sites, CiviCRM and similar projects.
  
==Reisestipendien==
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==Travel Scholarships==
=== Fotoworkshop Nürnberg ===
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=== Photography Workshop Nuremberg ===
[[Datei:Fotoworkshop-2011-sept.jpg|thumb|Foto: Ralf Roletschek, CC-BY-NC-ND]]
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[[Datei:Fotoworkshop-2011-sept.jpg|thumb|Photo: Ralf Roletschek, CC-BY-NC-ND]]
Uns erreichte eine Anfrage, ob wir ein Reisekostenstipendium für den Fotoworkshop in Nürnberg übernehmen könnten.  
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We received a request for a travel scholarship to the Photography Workshop in Nuremberg.  
  
Der Vorstand hat daraufhin beschlossen, offiziell Reisekostenstipendien für den Fotoworkshop anzubieten und hat dies auf der Vereinsmailingliste und im Mitgliederwiki angekündigt. Schlussendlich hat sich niemand dafür gemeldet, der Antragsteller auf dessen Initiative hin wir das Programm aufgelegt hatten ist kurzfristig erkrankt und konnte leider nicht teilnehmen.
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The chapter then decided to officially offer scholarships for the workshop and published this informaiton on the mainling list and MemberWiki. Ultimately there was no interest and the original applicant whose idea we had picked up became ill in the meawhile and couldn't attend.  
  
Im kommenden Jahr werden Stipendien für den Fotoworkshop allgemein über das Foto-Projekt abgewickelt. Wikimedia Österreich besitzt mittlerweile eine Fotoausrüstung die kostenlos entliehen werden kann. Für die Teilnahme an besonderen Fotoprojekten refundieren wir Fahrtkosten oder im Fall vom Fotoworkshop auch die Teilnahmegebühr mit Übernachtung. Für dieses Projekt wurde für 2012 13.000 EUR eingeplant.
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In the year to come scholarships for the Photography Workshop will be handled as part of the photo project. Wikimedia Austria now owns photgraphy equipment which is being made available free of charge. We cover travel costs for special photo projects and in the case of the Photography Workshop also the attendence fee and accomodation. This project is budgeted with 13.000 Euro for the 2012 period.
  
 
=== Wikimania Haifa ===
 
=== Wikimania Haifa ===
[[Datei:Wikimania 2011 - Group Picture (1).JPG|thumb|Gruppenfoto der Wikimania 2011. Foto: Wikimedia Israel, cc-by-sa-3.0]]
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[[Datei:Wikimania 2011 - Group Picture (1).JPG|thumb|Group photo at Wikimania 2011. Photo: Wikimedia Israel, cc-by-sa-3.0]]
Dieses Jahr fand die Wikimania in Haifa, Israel statt. Um mehr Österreichische Wikimedianer zu einer  Teilnahme an dieser wertvollen Konferenz überzeugen zu können, hat Wikimedia Österreich die '''Chapters Scholarships''' ins Leben gerufen. Diese Idee wurde von mehreren Wikimedia-Vereinen kopiert.
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This year the Wikimania took place in Haifa, Israel. In order to convince more wikimedians from Austria to participate in this valuable conference Wikimedia Austria established its "Chapter Scholarships". This idea was picked up by multiple other chapters.  
  
Die Wikimedia Foundation bietet für die Teilnahme an der Wikimania Stipendien (Scholarships) an. Diese sind begrenzt und werden bevorzugt an Gemeinschaftsmitglieder vergeben, die schwach präsentiert sind. Daher hat Wikimedia Österreich beschlossen zehn eigene Stipendien mit einem Gesamtbudget von 10.000 EUR für österreichische Wikimedianer oder Mitglieder von Wikimedia Österreich anzubieten.
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The Wikimedia Foundation offers Wikimania Scholarships. Their number is limited and they are preferentially awarded to community members from underrepresented countries and chapters. Therefore Wikimedia Austria made the decision to award 10 local scholarships budgeted at 10,000 Euro to Austrian wikipedians or members of Wikimedia Austria.  
  
Dafür haben wir in Zusammenarbeit mit den Wikimania-Organisatoren in Israel die Bewerbungsplattform im Internet überarbeitet, eine deutsche Benutzeroberfläche entwickelt und einen einheitlichen Arbeitsprozess zur Evaluierung der Bewerbungen eingerichtet. Da alle Bewerbungen über eine zentrale Plattform liefen war sichergestellt, dass jedes Stipendienteam Übersicht über die Bewertungen der anderen Teams hatte. Einmal genehmigte Stipendien verschwanden aus dem Pool der Bewerbungen, Ablehnungen gingen zurück in den Pool.
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In order to to this we collaborated with the Wikimania organisers in Israel to overhaul the online application platform, add a German language interface and work out an unified application evaluation process. Since all the applications were handled centrally over the platform it was guaranteed that each scholarship-team would be able to oversee the evaluations of every other team. Approved scholarships were removed from the common pool, while denied ones were returned to it.  
  
Wikimedia CH hat sich sehr schnell unserer Idee angeschlossen und unser Verfahren übernommen, dabei entstanden weitere Übersetzungen in Französisch und Italienisch. Wikimedia Deutschland bot später weitere 16 Stipendien zum Pauschalbetrag.
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Wikimedia CH quickly picked up our idea and copied the process translating the platform into French and Italian. Wikimedia Deutschland later offered an additional 16 scholarships with fixed expenses.  
  
Auf Initiative von Heinz Egger bot Wikimedia Österreich zwei der Stipendien für slowakische Teilnehmer an, wovon eines in Anspruch genommen wurde.
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At Heinz Egger's initiative Wikimedia Austria offered two of its scholarships to slovak participants, one of which was acutally used.  
  
Da Wikimedia Deutschland viel mehr Bewerbungen bekommen hatte als es Plätze anbot, die Situation bei Wikimedia Österreich und CH aber umgekehrt war, übernahmen wir noch deutsche Bewerbungen auf unsere  Mitgliederliste. Dadurch konnten insgesamt mehr Stipendien genutzt werden.  
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Since Wikimedia Deutschland received way more applications than it had scholarships to offer and the situation with Wikimedia Austria and CH was the exact opposite, we opted to accept German applicant on our list. Thereby we were able to provide more overall participation.  
  
Sechs Wikimedianer haben schlussendlich Stipendien in Anspruch genommen, davon
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Sichs wikimedians did finally use a scholarhip:
* fünf Mitglieder von Wikimedia Österreich, vier aus Österreich, eines aus Deutschland
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* five member of Wikimedia Austria, four from Austria and one from Germany
* ein Wikimedianer aus der Slowakei, wohnhaft in Deutschland
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* One wikimedian from Slovakia, living in Germany
  
Zwei weitere Stipendien wurden angefragt und genehmigt, aber nicht genutzt. Ein Stipendium wurde abgelehnt.
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Two more shcolarships were applied for and awarded, but remained unused. One scholarship was denied.  
  
Aufgrund des Erfolgs der Chapter Scholarships zur Wikimania werden diese im kommenden Jahr wieder angeboten, das Wikimania-Organisationsteam in Washington D.C. hat dieses Verfahren bereits als Standard in ihre Organisation übernommen. Für 2012 wurden 15.000 EUR für Wikimania-Stipendien eingeplant.
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Due to the success of the chapter scholarships for Wikimania we will offer this programme again next year. The Wikimania organising team in Washington D.C. already picked up and impelmented the process in its chapter. In 2012 we have planned 15,000 Euro for Wikimania scholarships.  
  
 
* http://mitglieder.wikimedia.at/Projekte/Wikimania_2011
 
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=== WikiConvention Nürnberg ===
 
=== WikiConvention Nürnberg ===
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Nachdem Wikimedia Österreich 2010 die Skillshare, eine deutschprachige Wikipedia-Konferenz organisiert von Freiwilligen mit Reisestipendien unterstützt hat, haben wir dies auch für die Nachfolgeveranstaltung WikiConvention in Nürnberg getan.
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Having sponsored the Skillshare 2010, a German language Wikipedia volunteer conference, by providing travel scholarphis we extended this policy to the following event, the WikiConvention in Nuremberg.
  
Die Organisation haben wir mit 3.000 EUR Sponsoring unterstützt. Damit wurden Raummiete und Catering bezahlt sowie ermöglicht, dass Teilnahme- und Übernachtungsgebühr bei je 30 EUR sehr niedrig blieben.
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We provided 3,000 Euro financial aid for the organisation. This covered the rent for the venue and the catering. It also ensured that attendence fees and accomodations would remain as low as 30 Euro.  
  
Weitere 2.000 EUR wurden für Reisestipendien bereitgestellt, es nahmen Bernhard Wallisch und eine Österreicherin aus Linz sowie zwei Vorstandsmitglieder - Beppo Stuhl und Manuel Schneider - teil. Beppo Stuhl warb für das Wiki Loves Monuments-Projekt und klärte einige Probleme zwischen der deutschen und Schweizer Community. Manuel Schneider sorgte für Videomitschnitte einiger Vorträge und der heißen Diskussion um Bildfilter mit Ting Chen und produzierte in Kooperation mit dem ORF eine WikiTV-Sendung.
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Another 2,000 Euro were provided for travel scholarships. Bernhard Wallisch and an Austrian from Linz as well as two board members - Beppo Stuhl and Manuel Schneider - participated. Beppo Stuhl was promoting the Wiki Loves Monuments project and settled some issues between the German and Swiss communities. Manuel Schneider took care of the video recordings of several presentations and the heavliy debated discussion about image filters with Ting Chen. He also cooperated with the ORF to produce a WikiTV-broadcast.  
 
* http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:WikiCon2011_Videos
 
* http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:WikiCon2011_Videos
  
Da diese Veranstaltung einhellig von allen Teilnehmern als Erfolg und sehr hilfreich für den Austausch innerhalb der Community gewertet wurde, wird Wikimedia Österreich auch im nächsten Jahr wieder 3.500 EUR dafür bereitstellen. Zwischenzeitlich reifen die Pläne, dass wir die Veranstaltung nicht nur finanziell unterstützen, sondern auch in Österreich durchführen werden - mehr dazu weiter unten.
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Since the event was hailed as very helpful by all participants Wikimedia Austria wil budget 3,500 Euro for next year's conference. In the meantime there have been plans to not only sponsor the event but even organise it in Austria. More on that later.
  
===  Wikimedia-Stand am LinuxDay Dornbirn ===
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===  Wikimedia-Booth at the LinuxDay Dornbirn ===
Seit 13 Jahren wird in Dornbirn von der Linux Usergroup Vorarlberg ein LinuxDay, eine kleine Konferenz mit Ausstellung organisiert. Auf deren Einladung hin haben wir beschlossen Wikimedia Österreich auf einem Stand zu präsentieren. Dafür stellten wir die Übernahme von Reisekosten für Helfer in Aussicht.
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For the 13th year in a row the Linux Usergroup Vorarlberg is organising a LinuxDay, a small conference and fair. Being invited Wikimedia Austria decided to take part and present itself with a booth. We offered travel cost reimbursements for volunteers to make that possible.  
 
 
Vor Ort waren Thomas Planinger und Manuel Schneider und haben weitere Wikimedianer aus Österreich, aber auch aus der Schweiz kennengelernt. Viele Menschen kannten zwar Wikipedia, Wikimedia war ihnen aber kein Begriff. Wir haben daraus die Lehre gezogen, dass Wikimedia Österreich mehr auf solchen Veranstaltungen - außerhalb des Wikimedia-Universums - vertreten sein muss. Dies werden wir im neuen Jahr angehen.
 
  
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Thomas Planinger and Manuel Schneider were on the spot and met wikimedians from Austria and Switzerland. Many visitors recognised Wikipedia but not Wikimedia. Therefore we decided that we need to become proactive and present ourselved at more events that are not part of the Wikimedia universe next year.
 
* http://mitglieder.wikimedia.at/Archiv/2011-11-27_Bericht_LinuxDay_2011
 
* http://mitglieder.wikimedia.at/Archiv/2011-11-27_Bericht_LinuxDay_2011
  
=== Wikipedia Treffen der Redaktion Biologie ===
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=== Wikipedia Biology Editors Meeting ===
[[File:RedBio Treffen Ungarn 77.JPG|thumb|Gruppenfoto der Redaktion:Biologie, Foto: Achim Raschka, cc-by-sa-3.0]]
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[[File:RedBio Treffen Ungarn 77.JPG|thumb|Group photo of biology editors, photo: Achim Raschka, cc-by-sa-3.0]]
Unterstützt durch Fahrtkosten wurde auch das Treffen der Redaktion Biologie im benachbarten Ungarn, an dem vier österreichische Wikipedia-Autoren teilnahmen. Es konnte ein Auto gemietet werden, das es ermöglichte, auch Expeditionen in verschiedene Naturschutzgebiete am ungarischen "Donauknie" zu unternehmen. Zahlreiche Fotos der dort zum Teil einmaligen (endemischen) Lebewesen wurden gemacht, aber auch Artikel über die Kultur der ansässigen deutschsprachigen Bevölkerung geschrieben bzw. verbessert. Es gab Führungen durch einheimische Ranger und Naturschutzwächter. Mit dem von WM-Deutschland zur Verfügung gestellten Mikroskop gab es Möglichkeiten zur Einsicht in die Welt des sonst für unser Auge Unsichtbaren, sowie mikroskopische Fotos mit Hilfe der mitgelieferten digitalen Kamera.
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Supported by covering their travel costs many Austria Wikipedia authors were able to attend the Biology editors meeting in neighbouring Hungary. A vehicle was rented which provided to opportunity to udertake expeditions in natural reserves of the Hungarian Danube Bend. Multiple photos of the unique (endemic) flora and fauna were taken and articles about the culture of the local, German speaking people were edited. There were tours guided by local rangers and ecologists. A microscope provided by Wikimedia Deutschland made it possible not only to have a closer look but also take pictures with the additonal digital camera.
  
==Öffentlichkeitsarbeit==
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== Public Relations ==
  
=== Pressearbeit zum zehnjährigen Jubiläum ===
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=== Press Work for Wikipedia's 10th birthday ===
[[File:2011-01-15 alpha Österreich 10 Jahre Wikipedia.ogv|thumb|ALPHA Österreich – mit Julius Kratky - Die freie Enzyklopädie – 10 Jahre Wikipedia, Julius Kratky (ORF), cc-by-sa-3.0]]
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[[File:2011-01-15 alpha Österreich 10 Jahre Wikipedia.ogv|thumb|ALPHA Österreich – with Julius Kratky - The Free Encyclopedia – 10 Years Wikipedia, Julius Kratky (ORF), cc-by-sa-3.0]]
Das Medieninteresse am zehnjährigen Geburtstag der Wikipedia im Jänner war enorm. Der Andrang war so groß, dass wir gar nicht mit dem telefonieren fertig wurden, geschweige denn mit dem Finden von Interessierten für Interviews. Wir haben Wikim(p)edianern für eine deutlich zweistellige Anzahl von Interviews, eine Reihe von Radiointerviews (unter Anderem Ö1 und FM4) und ein Fernsehinterview (ServusTV) vermittelt. Das Ergebnis war überwältigend. So widmete beispielsweise die Kleine Zeitung der Wikipedia ihrer ersten (!) fünf Seiten; auf der Titelseite prangte groß der Wikipediaball. Feiern zum Geburtstag fanden in Graz, Linz und Wien statt. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem ORF, der uns dankenswerterweise Hardware zur Verfügung gestellt hat, konnten wir nicht nur diese drei österreichischen Party-Locations, sondern auch mehrere deutsche Partys miteinander live vernetzten. Das Ergebnis war ein knapp halbstündiger Zusammenschnitt samt Interview, der auf Bayern Alpha einige Tage danach ausgestrahlt wurde. Ein weiteres Video von der Grazer Feier wurde ebenso von der Kleinen Zeitung für ihre Onlineausgabe gedreht. Im März zum Jubiläum der deutschsprachigen Wikipedia war das mediale Interesse bedauerlicher, aber verständlicherweise nicht mehr so groß. Hinzu kam, dass zwar mehrere Interviews gegeben wurden, und Publikationen in Aussicht standen, die Erdbebenkatastrophe von Japan verdrängte uns jedoch leider aus vielen Medien. Immerhin interessierte sich der ORF für unsere Feier im Löwelzimmer des renommierten Cafe Landtmann und widmete der Wikipedia eine halbstündige Sendung in Wissenschaftsmagazin Newton am Samstag Abend, bei der auch der berühmt berüchtigte Donauturm eine wichtige Rolle spielte.
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The media interest regarding the 10-year anniversary of Wikipedia in January was huge. There was such a big rush toward us that we weren't able to handle all the telephone calls and interview requests. We arranged interviews of Wikimedians and Wikipedians with press, radio and TV outlets, many of which with nation-wide (e.g. Oe1 and FM4 of the Austrian public broadcaster ORF). The results were overwhelming. The "Kleine Zeitung" (the biggest regional daily tabloid in Austria) dedicated its first five pages to Wikipedia including the Wikipedia logo on the title page. Birthday celebrations were organised in Viena, Linz and Graz. Together with the ORF, who provided the hardware, we were able to provide a live link not only between the Austrian party locations but also to several German events. The result was an approximately half-hour long montage including an interview that was aired on Bayern Alpha (Bavarian public broadcasting) a few days later. Another video of the celebration in Graz was shot by the Kleinen Zeitung for their online edition. In March for the anniversary of the German-language Wikipedia the media interest was unfortunately, but understandably not as strong. An additional circumstance was that despite having given a number of interviews and expecting several publicaitons the earthquake disaster in Japan ousted us from many newscasts. At least the ORF showed interest in our party in the renouned Café Landtmann and dedicated a half hour episode of the prominent science series Newton to Wikipedia, which was aired Saturday evening.  
  
Vom ORF gespendete Sendungen die in Zusammenarbeit mit Wikimedia Österreich zustande gekommen und unter Freie Lizenz gestellt worden sind:
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TV broadcasts produced by the ORF in cooperation with Wikimedia Austria released under a free license:
 
* http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:WikiTV_%28DE%29_Videos_donated_by_ORF
 
* http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:WikiTV_%28DE%29_Videos_donated_by_ORF
  
==== Pressemeldungen (Auswahl) ====
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* 19. September 2011: '''APA - OTS''' -  [http://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/OTS_20110919_OTS0055/der-fotowettbewerb-der-wikipedia-geht-in-die-endrunde Der Fotowettbewerb der Wikipedia geht in die Endrunde - Utl.: Sonderpreise am "Tag des Denkmals"]
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* 19. September 2011: '''APA - OTS''' (Austrian press agency) -  [http://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/OTS_20110919_OTS0055/der-fotowettbewerb-der-wikipedia-geht-in-die-endrunde Final Round of Wikipedia Photo Contest]
* 13. September 2011: '''DiePresse.com''' - [http://diepresse.com/home/techscience/hightech/692889/Fotowettbewerb-Wiki-Loves-Monuments-in-Oesterreich?_vl_backlink=/home/techscience/hightech/index.do Fotowettbewerb "Wiki Loves Monuments" in Österreich]
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* 13. September 2011: '''DiePresse.com''' - (online-portal of a national newspaper) [http://diepresse.com/home/techscience/hightech/692889/Fotowettbewerb-Wiki-Loves-Monuments-in-Oesterreich?_vl_backlink=/home/techscience/hightech/index.do Photo Contest "Wiki Loves Monuments" in Austria]
* 02. September 2011: '''APA - OTS''' - [http://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/OTS_20110902_OTS0040/wiki-loves-monuments-bild Wiki loves Monuments - BILD Utl.: Der Fotowettbewerb in der Wikipedia - fotografiere deinen Ort und gewinne Preise]
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* 02. September 2011: '''APA - OTS''' - [http://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/OTS_20110902_OTS0040/wiki-loves-monuments-bild Wiki loves Monuments - IMAGE - Take a picture of your town and win prices.]
* 11. April 2011: '''Universität Innsbruck''' - [http://www.uibk.ac.at/public-relations/presse/archiv/2011/041101/index.html.de Biologie-Studierende als Fachautoren für die Wikipedia]
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* 11. April 2011: '''Universität Innsbruck''' - [http://www.uibk.ac.at/public-relations/presse/archiv/2011/041101/index.html.de Biology students as science writers for Wikipedia.]
* 18. Jänner 2011: '''Bayern alpha - Österreich Fenster um 21:00 Uhr''' - [http://www.br-online.de/wissen/wikipedia-internet-lexikon-ID1294393236102.xml 10 Jahre Mitmach-Lexikon - Hey hey Wiki! (mit Aufzeichnungen von verschiedenen Feiern in A, D und CH] (Wiederholung: 19. Jänner, 1:00 Uhr)
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* 18. Jänner 2011: '''Bayern alpha - Österreich Fenster um 21:00 Uhr''' (Bavarian public broadcaster) - [http://www.br-online.de/wissen/wikipedia-internet-lexikon-ID1294393236102.xml "10 Years Join-in Lexicon - Hey hey Wiki!" (with recordings of parties in A, D und CH] (repeat: 19. January, 1:00 CET)
* 17. Jänner 2011: '''ORF - fm4 connected''' -  [http://fm4.orf.at/stories/1673702/ Kurt Kulac, Wikipedia-Autor]
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* 17. January 2011: '''ORF - fm4 connected''' (nation-wide radio network) -  [http://fm4.orf.at/stories/1673702/ Kurt Kulac, Wikipedia-Author]
* 15. Jänner 2011: '''Kleine Zeitung''' - [http://www.kleinezeitung.at/allgemein/video/multimedia.do?action=showEntry_VideoDetail&project=462&id=137846 Wikipedia wird 10: Feier in Graz]
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* 15. January 2011: '''Kleine Zeitung''' - (biggest reagional daily) [http://www.kleinezeitung.at/allgemein/video/multimedia.do?action=showEntry_VideoDetail&project=462&id=137846 Wikipedia's 10th: The Party in Graz]
* 15. Jänner 2011: '''ORF - Ö1-Mittagsjournal''' - [http://oe1.orf.at/artikel/267079 Zehn Jahre Wikipedia - Enzyklopädie sammelt Wissen der Menschheit] (Abdruck des Radio-Interviews mit Christoph Breitler)
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* 15. January 2011: '''ORF - Ö1-Mittagsjournal''' (News at noon by ORF) - [http://oe1.orf.at/artikel/267079 Ten Years Wikipedia - Encyclopedia Gathers Human Knowledge] (cast of the radio interview with Christoph Breitler)
* 15. Jänner 2011:  '''Kurier-Futurezone''' - [http://www.futurezone.at/stories/1665301/  "Wissen vermitteln, verbreiten und verbessern"] (veröffentlicht in der  Tageszeitung Kurier vom 15. Jänner, S. 15)
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* 15. January 2011:  '''Kurier''' (national newspaper) - [http://www.futurezone.at/stories/1665301/  "Communicating, Spreading and Improving Knowledge"]
 
</onlyinclude><!--- nur Nachrichten aus diesem Jahr oder die letzten fünf Nachrichten //--->
 
</onlyinclude><!--- nur Nachrichten aus diesem Jahr oder die letzten fünf Nachrichten //--->
* 15. Jänner 2011:  '''Kurier-Futurezone''' - [http://www.futurezone.at/stories/1665323/  "Wikipedia angesehener als jedes Lexikon"] (veröffentlicht in der  Tageszeitung Kurier vom 15. Jänner, S. 14)
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* 15. January 2011:  '''Kurier''' - [http://www.futurezone.at/stories/1665323/  "Wikipedia Deemed Better Than Traditional Encyclopediae."]  
* 15. Jänner 2011:  '''Wiener Zeitung''' -  [http://www.wienerzeitung.at/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=3956&Alias=wzo&cob=537400  Das Ende des geheimen Herrschaftswissens]
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* 15. January 2011:  '''Wiener Zeitung''' (national newspaper) -  [http://www.wienerzeitung.at/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=3956&Alias=wzo&cob=537400  The End of Secret Knowledge of Domination]
* 15. Jänner 2011:  '''Wiener Zeitung''' -  [http://wienerzeitung.at/default.aspx?tabID=3861&alias=wzo&cob=537398 Die Schwarmintelligenz lebt]
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* 15. Jnauary 2011:  '''Wiener Zeitung''' (national newspaper) -  [http://wienerzeitung.at/default.aspx?tabID=3861&alias=wzo&cob=537398 The Crowd Intelligence is Alive]
* 14. Jänner 2011: '''Servus TV - Servus Journal''' -  [http://www.servustv.com/cs/Satellite/Article/Servus-Journal-011259329297492 Das Internetlexikon Wikipedia feiert zehnten Geburtstag] (der Beitrag ist auf der Seite zu sehen, wenn man  8:00 Minuten nach vor geht. Dauer: 2:28)
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* 14. January 2011: '''Servus TV - Servus Journal''' (nation-wide TV news) -  [http://www.servustv.com/cs/Satellite/Article/Servus-Journal-011259329297492 Then Internet Lexicon Celebrates 10th Birthday] (The report starts at minute 8:00 and lasts 2:28 minutes.)
* 14. Jänner 2011: '''ORF - Radio Wien''' - [http://wien.orf.at/stories/492355/ Wiener Jubiläumsstammtisch feiert Wikipedia] (Abdruck des Interviews mit Kurt Kulac)
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* 14. January 2011: '''ORF - Radio Wien''' (Vienna regional radio) - [http://wien.orf.at/stories/492355/ Viennese Regulars' table for Wikipedia's Birthday] (cast of the interview with Kurt Kulac)
* 14. Jänner 2011: '''Die Presse''' - [http://diepresse.com/home/techscience/internet/625100/Wikipedia_Die-groesste-werbefreie-Zone-im-Netz-wird-zehn?from=rss Wikipedia: Die größte werbefreie Zone im Netz wird zehn] (mit Stellungnahmen von Medienforschern und einer Vertreterin der Österr. Nationalbibliothek)
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* 14. January 2011: '''Die Presse''' (national newspaper) - [http://diepresse.com/home/techscience/internet/625100/Wikipedia_Die-groesste-werbefreie-Zone-im-Netz-wird-zehn?from=rss Wikipedia: The Largest Commercial-Free Zone on the Internet]  
* 14. Jänner 2011: '''Kleine Zeitung''' - [http://www.kleinezeitung.at/allgemein/multimedia/2638515/ein-vormittag-oesterreichs-ober-wikipedianer.story Ein Vormittag mit Österreichs "Ober-Wikipedianer"]
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* 14. January 2011: '''Kleine Zeitung''' - [http://www.kleinezeitung.at/allgemein/multimedia/2638515/ein-vormittag-oesterreichs-ober-wikipedianer.story An Afternoon with Austria's Prime-Wikipedian]
* 12. Jänner 2011: '''Der Standard''' -  [http://derstandard.at/1293370476037/Oesterreicher-spendeten-80000-Euro-fuer-Wikipedia  Österreicher spendeten 80.000 Euro für Wikipedia]
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* 12. January 2011: '''Der Standard''' (national newspaper) -  [http://derstandard.at/1293370476037/Oesterreicher-spendeten-80000-Euro-fuer-Wikipedia  Austrians donate 80.000 Euro to Wikipedia]
* 12. Jänner 2011: '''OÖ Nachrichten''' -  [http://www.nachrichten.at/ratgeber/digital/art122,533847 10 Jahre  Wikipedia] und [http://www.nachrichten.at/ratgeber/digital/art122,533894  Die Wikipedia-Gründer]
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* 12. January 2011: '''OÖ Nachrichten''' (overregional newspaper) -  [http://www.nachrichten.at/ratgeber/digital/art122,533847 10 Years Wikipedia] and [http://www.nachrichten.at/ratgeber/digital/art122,533894  The Wikipedia Founders]
* 11. Jänner 2011: '''WirtschaftsBlatt''' -  [http://www.wirtschaftsblatt.at/home/schwerpunkt/itnews/TechNews/freies-wissen-fuer-alle-10-jahre-wikipedia-454290/index.do?_vl_backlink=/home/index.do&_vl_pos=12.1.DT  Freies Wissen für alle: 10 Jahre Wikipedia]
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* 11. January 2011: '''WirtschaftsBlatt''' (national business newspaper) -  [http://www.wirtschaftsblatt.at/home/schwerpunkt/itnews/TechNews/freies-wissen-fuer-alle-10-jahre-wikipedia-454290/index.do?_vl_backlink=/home/index.do&_vl_pos=12.1.DT  Free Knowledge for Everyone: 10 Years Wikipedia]
* 10. Jänner 2011:  '''Kleine Zeitung''' -  [http://www.kleinezeitung.at/allgemein/multimedia/2632255/unerwartete-siegeszug.story  Der unerwartete Siegeszug]
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* 10. January 2011:  '''Kleine Zeitung''' -  [http://www.kleinezeitung.at/allgemein/multimedia/2632255/unerwartete-siegeszug.story  The Unexpected Triumph]
* 9. Jänner 2011: '''ORF''' -  [http://orf.at/stories/2034698/2034699/ 10 Jahre freie Enzyklopädie Zwischen Qualität und Quantität]
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* 9. January 2011: '''ORF''' -  [http://orf.at/stories/2034698/2034699/ 10 Years Free Encyclopedia Between Quality and Quantity]
* 7. Jänner 2011: '''HORIZONT''' - [http://www.horizont.at/newsdetail/news/wikipedia-ist-zehn.html Wikipedia ist zehn]
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* 7. January 2011: '''HORIZONT''' - [http://www.horizont.at/newsdetail/news/wikipedia-ist-zehn.html Wikipedia is ten]
* 5. Jänner 2011: '''Der Standard''' - [http://derstandard.at/1293370054690/Zehn-Jahre-Wikipedia---der-unerwartete-Siegeszug Zehn Jahre Wikipedia - der unerwartete Siegeszug]
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* 5. January 2011: '''Der Standard''' - [http://derstandard.at/1293370054690/Zehn-Jahre-Wikipedia---der-unerwartete-Siegeszug Ten Years Wikipedia - The Unexpected Triumph]
  
=== Messeauftritt am LinuxDay in Dornbirn ===
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=== Appearance at the LinuxDay Fair in Dornbirn ===
In Dornbirn findet seit vielen Jahren ein LinuxDay der Linux Usergroup Vorarlberg statt. Sie hat uns dieses Jahr eingeladen dabei zu sein. Der LinuxDay möchte mehr als nur Freie Software zeigen, so war beispielsweise auch das netculture Lab vertreten. Da uns die Veranstaltung als eine der besten bekannt war, wir gezielt in der Fläche Wikimedia bekannter machen möchten und die Kosten lediglich aus einem Zugticket bestanden haben wir uns entschlossen dort einen Stand einzurichten und Wikimedianer vor Ort zu Teilnahme einzuladen - ggf. gegen Refundierung von Reisekosten (s.u.).
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Since years the LInux Usergroup Vorarlberg is organising a LinuxDay in Dornbirn. They invited us to participate this year. The LinuxDay would like to show more than just free software, so the netculture Lab was present as well. Since we had known it as a quality event and we wanted to popularise Wikimedia in the field we decided to participate with an own booth. The costs were as low as one train ticket and we invitet Wikimedians from the region to participate - refunding their travel costs if necessary (see below).
  
Wir haben ein paar neue Mitglieder werben können (fünf Anträge gingen weg, einer kam vor Ort zurück) und einige Benutzer kennengelernt. Das Interesse am Stand war auch seitens Nicht-Wikimedianern sehr gross: Jedem fiel das Wikipedia-Banner auf, Wikimedia kannte aber kaum jemand. Viele Besucher kamen aus Deutschland und der Schweiz, in diesem Zusammenhang entstand der Plan gemeinsam mit Wikimedia CH und Wikimedia Deutschland einen Auftritt am LinuxTag in Berlin - der grössten Open Source-Veranstaltung in Europa - zu organisieren. Wikimedia Offline ist in den letzten Jahren vertreten gewesen und liesse sich gut in einen solchen Gemeinschaftsstand integrieren. Eine entsprechende Anfrage wurde an die offiziellen Adressen von Wikimedia Deutschland und Wikimedia CH gerichtet.
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We were able to attract a few new members (five application forms were taken - one came back on the spot) and meet some users. The interest in our booth was considerable even among Non-Wikimedians: Everyone recognised the Wikipedia banner but almost nobody had heard of Wikimedia. Many attendees were visiting from Switzerland and Germany and we came up with the plan to organise a common presence with Wikimedia CH and Wikimedia Deutschland at the LinuxDay in Berlin - the largest open-source event in Europe. Wikimedia Offline had been present in past years and could be well integrated into a joint booth. An appropriate request was sent to the official addresses of Wikimedia CH and Wikimedia Deutschland.  
 
* http://mitglieder.wikimedia.at/Archiv/2011-11-27_Bericht_LinuxDay_2011
 
* http://mitglieder.wikimedia.at/Archiv/2011-11-27_Bericht_LinuxDay_2011
  
 
== International Cooperation ==
 
== International Cooperation ==
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=== Attending the Chapters Meeting in Berlin ===
 
=== Attending the Chapters Meeting in Berlin ===
 
There is a yearly meeting of all Wikimedia Chapters. Each organisation sends one or two board members to attend the proceedings and cover a vast amount of topics: fundraising, public relations, professionalisation, building up a staffed office, international activities, cooperation between the chapters and the foundation, and so on.
 
There is a yearly meeting of all Wikimedia Chapters. Each organisation sends one or two board members to attend the proceedings and cover a vast amount of topics: fundraising, public relations, professionalisation, building up a staffed office, international activities, cooperation between the chapters and the foundation, and so on.
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[[File:Fundraising Summit 2011 Wien - TS (21).jpg|center|thumb|600px|Participants at the Fundraising Summit among Viennese Wikipedians at the "9er-Bräu" pub. Foto: Tobias Schumann, cc-by-sa-3.0]]
 
[[File:Fundraising Summit 2011 Wien - TS (21).jpg|center|thumb|600px|Participants at the Fundraising Summit among Viennese Wikipedians at the "9er-Bräu" pub. Foto: Tobias Schumann, cc-by-sa-3.0]]
  
=== Teilnahme an der Wikimania mit vielen Stipendiaten ===
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=== Wikimania Attendance with Numerous Scholarships  ===
Jährlich findet an wechselnden Orten die internationale Wikimedia-Konferenz "Wikimania" statt. Die Wikimania ist eine Konferenz der Community, sie wird daher jedes Jahr in einem anderen Land abgehalten, organisiert von Freiwilligen die sich in einem Bieterwettbewerb durchsetzen konnten. Sie dauert vier Tage, bietet fünf Vortragsprogramme und zieht rund 800 Teilnehmer aus aller Welt an.
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Every year there is a internaitonal Wikimedia conference called "Wikimania" that takes place in different countries. Wikimania is a community conference organised by volunteers in a city that was previously chosen in a bidding procedure. It lasts for four days, offers five topics streams and attracts 800 attendees worldwide.  
  
Wie oben beschrieben übernahm Wikimedia Österreich sechs Stipendien für Wikimedianer aus Österreich und der Slowakei bzw. Mitglieder von Wikimedia Österreich. Darüber hinaus waren die Obmänner Kurt Kulac und Christoph Breitler vor Ort, sowie für Wikimedia Deutschland Beirat Denis Barthel und für das Wikimedia Offline-Projekt und Wikimedia CH Beirat Manuel Schneider.
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Wikimedia Austria sponsored six scholarships open to Wikipedians from Austria and Slovakia or chapter members. Also participating were board members Kult Kulac and Christoph Breitler as well as Wikimedia Deutschland advisory board Daneis Barthel and Manuel Schneider, Wikimedia CH advisory board and Wikimedia Offline Project representative.
  
==== Vorträge von Wikimedia Österreich ====
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==== Presentations by Wikimedia Austria ====
===== Kollaborative Beobachtungsliste =====
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===== Collaborative Watchlist =====
Die MediaWiki-Erweiterung "Kollaborative Beobachtungsliste" wurde vor längerem fertiggestellt, kann aber noch nicht in den Wikimedia-Projekten genutzt werden. Dazu ist ein Code-Review durch Wikimedia-Mitarbeiter notwendig, außerdem benötigt man ein Votum der Community, welche mit einer Mehrheit die Aktivierung des Features wünscht.
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The MediaWiki extension "collaborative watchlist" was presented a while ago, can't however be implemented in the Wikimedia projects yet, since that would require a Wikimedia employees code review. Additionally a vote would be necessary for the community to express its majority wish to aktivate the new feature.  
  
Um in diesem Prozess vorwärts zu kommen und das Code-Review in Gang zu bringen, haben wir Florian Hackenberger, Entwickler der Erweiterung, nach Haifa geschickt. Er nahm am MediaWiki-Entwicklertreffen vor der Wikimania teil und sprach mit den Schlüsselpersonen vor Ort. Es flossen daraus ein paar Verbesserungen in die Software zurück.
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In order to facilitate this process we sent Florian Hackenberger, developer of the extension, to Haifa. He took part in the MediaWiki devlopers meet-up ahead of the actual conference and spoke to key personalities in person. Several software improvements resulted from his participation.  
  
Während der Wikimania-Konferenz hielten Kurt Kulac und Christoph Breitler einen Vortrag über die kollaborative Beobachtungsliste um Nutzer für dieses Projekt zu gewinnen.
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During the Wikimania conference Kurt Kulac and Christoph Breitler made a presentation about the collaborative watchlist in order to interest and convince more users for the project.  
 
* http://wikimania2011.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Collaborative_Watchlist
 
* http://wikimania2011.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Collaborative_Watchlist
* Video (2. Hälfte, ab 0:37): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zlGo-hrnt8
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* Video (2nd half starting at 0:37): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zlGo-hrnt8
  
Noch sammeln wir in einer Petition Stimmen, die sich die Aufschaltung der Software auf den Wikimedia-Servern wünschen:
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We are still gathering signatures in a petition that advocates the launching of the software on the Wikimedia servers:
 
* http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/collaborativewatchlist/
 
* http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/collaborativewatchlist/
  
 
===== openZIM / Wikimedia Offline =====
 
===== openZIM / Wikimedia Offline =====
Beirat Manuel Schneider veranstaltete in Haifa, vor der Wikimania, ein Treffen der openZIM-Entwickler, dem Wikimedia Offline-Projekt. Durch Zusammenlegung dieses Treffens mit der Wikimania konnten mehr internationale Entwickler und Mitarbeiter der Wikimedia Foundation teilnehmen.
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Advisory board Manuel Schneider organsied a openZIM (the Wikimedia Offline Project) meet-up in Haifa ahead of Wikimania. By scheduling the event just before the conference we were able to attract more international developers and foundation employees to participate.  
  
Das zweitägige Treffen vor der Wikimania - parallel zum MediaWiki-Entwicklertreffen - brachte neue Interessenten und Ideen für das kommende Jahr. Die Wikimedia Foundation unterstützt das Projekt verstärkt personell, als auch finanziell - zwei Personen arbeiten an der Weiterentwicklung des Kiwix-Readers. Dieser wurde mittlerweile auf MacOS X und den XO (One Laptop per Child-Projekt) portiert. openZIM soll Unterstützung in Form eines Entwicklers bekommen um die letzten fehlenden Funktionen der Bibliothek zu implementieren.
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The two-day meeting - taking part simultaneously with the MediaWiki devlopers' meeting - generated new ideas for the next year. The Wikimedia Foundation will increase its financial and staff support for the project. Two people will work on further developing the Kwix reader, which was already ported to MacOS X and X0 (One Laptop per Child project). openZIM shall receive the support of a developer in order to implement the final missing library functions.  
  
Das ebenfalls vor der Wikimania in Haifa stattgefundene "Global South Meeting" hatte noch eine gemeinsame Sitzung zum gegenseitigen Informationsaustausch.
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The Global South Meeting, that also took part ahead of the conference in Haifa, had an additional joint informaiton sharing session.
  
Während der Wikimania gab es noch einen Vortrag bei dem das Projekt der Allgemeinheit vorgestellt wurde bzw. den Interessenten ein Update gegeben wurde wie der aktuelle Stand des Projekts derzeit aussieht.
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During Wikimania a presentaiton was held which informed the community about the project and the current state of its development.  
 
* http://wikimania2011.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Wikimedia_Offline
 
* http://wikimania2011.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Wikimedia_Offline
* Video (2. Hälfte, ab 0:33): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFlpIBL4tes
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* Video (2nd half starting at 0:33): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFlpIBL4tes
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==== Founding Member of the CEE (Central and Eastern Europe) - Group ====
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Spontenously several chapters from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) gathered at Wikimania. We were invited ourselves.
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The result of the rather pleasant lunch-time discussion was the intent to organise a regional "Wikimedia CEE Conference" and yet another mailing, which is being monitored by advisory board Manuel Schneider on our behalf. At first the event was to be hosted by Wikmedia Czech Republic, the current plans are for Wikimedia Serbia to take over. Persumably the conference will take place in May in Belgrade. We will send out more further informaiton to our memebers and encourage them to participate as soon as we receive a confirmation.
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* mailing list: http://tools.wikimedia.pl/mailman/listinfo/wmcee-l
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=== Support for WikiCon 2011 ===
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As mentioned above our support for the WikiConvention in Nuremberg was not limited to encourage participation from Austria, we also sponsored the event with an amount of 3,000 Euro.
  
==== Gründungsmitglied der CEE (Central and Eastern Europe) - Gruppe ====
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The WikiConvention 2011 was organised by volunteers in the Nuremberg area, supported by the three German language speaking chapters. Wikimedia Deutschland provided the workforce and took care of the accounting with suppliers and sponsors. By supporting the event together with Wikimedia CH we were able to make it a truly international happening.
Bei der Wikimania gab es eine spontane Zusammenkunft der Wikimedia-Vereine aus "Central and Eastern Europe" - kurz CEE. Wir wurden dazu ebenfalls eingeladen.
 
  
Ergebnis nach der netten Diskussion beim gemeinsamen Mittagessen war die Absicht, eine regionale "Wikimedia CEE Conference" zu veranstalten und eine neue Mailingliste in der Beirat Manuel Schneider für uns mit liest. Die CEE-Konferenz sollte zuerst von Wikimedia Česká Republika veranstaltet werden, mittlerweile liegt die Planung bei Wikimedia Serbia. Die Veranstaltung wird schätzungsweise im Mai in Belgrad stattfinden. Sobald es konkretere Informationen gibt, werden wir unsere Mitglieder über die Vereinsmailingliste zur Teilnahme einladen.
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=== Development Aid ===
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==== Wikimedia Spain (Grant) ====
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[[File:Wikimedia españa mayo2010 4.jpg|thumb|Meeting of Wikimedia Spain, Photo: Montgomery, cc-by-sa-3.0]]
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We supported the Spanish chapter that was founded in February 2011 by providing a startup grant of 1,000 Euro. At the chapter meetings in Berlin we got in touch with the Spanish respresentatives who shared their problems with us. Their difficulties reminded us of our own initial financial difficulties in Austria. We were able to start our actual activity almost one year after the founding of our chapter due to the lack of financing. By providing Wikimedia Spain with money they were able to acquire their first office supplies, promotional material and Wikipedia brochures. Further they were able to support a free software contest. Wikimedia Spain has already informed us about their future plans and we are intending to provide additional financial support in the same amount.
  
* Mailingliste: http://tools.wikimedia.pl/mailman/listinfo/wmcee-l
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The financial support was defined as a credit, but have so far abstained from asking for its repayment. After having received the report of Wikimedia Spain we would like to keep things that way. We are currently contemplating an alternative possiblity - to commit Wikimedia Spain to help another starting chapter in return.
  
=== Unterstützung der WikiCon 2011 ===
 
Wie oben bei den Reisestipendien beschrieben beschänkte sich unserer Unterstützung der WikiConvention in Nürnberg nicht nur darauf Teilnehmer aus Österreich zur Teilnahme zu ermutigen, wir haben auch ein Sponsoring von 3.000 EUR bereitgestellt.
 
  
Die WikiConvention 2011 wurde von Freiwilligen aus dem Raum Nürnberg organisiert. Unterstützt wurden sie dabei von allen drei deutschsprachigen Vereinen. Wikimedia Deutschland stellte auch Arbeitskräfte zur Verfügung und übernahm die Abrechnung mit allen Lieferanten und Sponsoren. So haben wir durch unsere gemeinsame Unterstützung mit Wikimedia CH diese Veranstaltung zu einem internationalen Projekt gemacht.
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==== Wikimedia Slovakia (Consulting) ====
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We agreed to support the foundation of Wikimedia Slovakia, together with Wikimedia Deutschland, in a similar way we helped Wikimedia Spain. So far there have beent wo meetings, one of them with a legal adviser to help draw up the bylaws. We will finance the lawyer fees and the travel costs at a rate of 50%.
  
=== Entwicklungshilfe ===
 
==== Wikimedia Spanien (Grant) ====
 
[[File:Wikimedia españa mayo2010 4.jpg|thumb|Meeting von Wikimedia Spanien, Foto: Montgomery, cc-by-sa-3.0]]
 
Das erst seit Februar 2011 existierende Chapter Wikimedia España wurde von uns durch einen Startup-Grant iHv EUR 1.000,-- unterstützt. Anlässlich den Chaptersmeetings in Berlin kamen wir mit den spanischen Vertretern ins Gespräch und bemerkten starke Parallelen zu unseren anfänglichen finanziellen Schwierigkeiten in Österreich, wo wir doch schließlich erst fast ein Jahr nach unserer Gründung durch den Erhalt der ersten Spendengelder aktiv werden konnten. Wikimedia España konnte mit dem zur Verfügung gestellten Geld ihre ersten Büroutensilien, Werbematerial und Wikipedia-Broschüren anschaffen, auch wurde ein erster Wettbewerb über Freie Software unterstützt. Wikimedia Espana hat uns bereits über ihre zukünftigen Pläne informiert und es ist angedacht, ihnen eine weitere Unterstützung in der selben Höhe zukommen zu lassen.
 
  
Die finanzielle Unterstützung wurde als Kredit deklariert, bislang haben wir jedoch auf eine Rückforderung verzichtet und würden nach dem erfolgten Bericht durch Wikimedia España gerne dabei bleiben. Momentan überlegen wir nach alternativen Möglichkeiten mit denen wir Wikimedia España im Gegenzug dazu verpflichten könnten statt einer Rückzahlung einem anderen jungen Chapter zu helfen.
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==== Wikimedia Portugal (travel costs Fundraising Summit) ====
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For Wikimedia Portugal we covered the travel costs for one participant at the Fundraising Summint organised by us in Vienna.
  
==== Wikimedia Slowakei (Beratung) ====
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== Infrastructure ==
Wir haben uns gemeinsam mit Wikimedia Deutschland dazu bereiterklärt die Gründung von Wikimedia Slowakei nach dem Vorbild Spanien zu unterstützen. Bislang fanden zwei Besprechungen, eine davon mit juristischem Beistand zur Erstellung der Statuten statt. Wir werden das Honorar der Rechtsanwältin und die Reisekosten der Teilnehmer zu 50% finanzieren.
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=== Web Site Relauch and CiviCRM Rollout ===
  
==== Wikimedia Portugal (Reisekosten Fundraising Summit) ====
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The exsisting web site was updated an order to supplement it with the software extensions. This gave us the opportunity to have the content and design remodelled by experts.  
Für Wikimedie Portugal übernahmen wir die Reisekosten eines Teilnehmer am von uns in Wien abgehaltenen Fundraising Summit.
 
  
== Infrastruktur ==
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After an offer of 3,000 Euro for the devlopment of a new and modern website including corporate design the board commissioned the order. The graphic design drafts and the concept were presented and discussed via mailing list and MemberWiki.  
=== Relaunch Webseite und Einführung CiviCRM ===
 
Die bestehende Webseite wurde aktualisiert um sie mit Softwareerweiterungen zu ergänzen. Dabei bot sich die Gelegenheit die Inhalte und Gestaltung von Experten neu erstellen zu lassen.
 
  
Nach einem Angebot über 3.000 EUR für die Neuerstellung einer modernen Webseite inkl. eines Corporate Designs hat der Vorstand dieses in Auftrag gegeben. Die grafischen Entwürfe und das Konzept wurden auf der Vereinsmailingliste vorgestellt und im Mitglieder-Wiki diskutiert.
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The new web site was launched in October. Simultaneously the CiviCRM, an addition to Drupal, was installed in order to be able to centrally manage contacts, members, donations, memeberhip fees and the like. CiviCRM is free software developed with the needs of NPOs in mind. It is being used by the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikmedia Sweden. At the Fundraising Summit Holger of Wikimedia Sweden demonstrated the CiviCRM extensions intended to simplify the administration of donations and memebership applications. Furthermore Holger takes care of the entire accounting using this software.
  
Die neue Webseite ging im Oktober online. Parallel wurde CiviCRM, eine Ergänzung zu Drupal, installiert um damit Kontakte, Mitglieder, Spenden und Mitgliedsbeiträge und vieles mehr zentral verwalten zu können. CiviCRM ist eine freie Software und wird speziell für die Bedürfnisse von gemeinnützigen Organisationen entwickelt. Unter anderem die Wikimedia Foundation und Wikimedia Sverige setzen CiviCRM ein. Am Fundraising Summit zeigte uns Holger von Wikimedia Sverige seine Erweiterungen zu CiviCRM, um Spenden und Mitgliedsanträge einfacher verarbeiten zu können, darüber hinaus wickelt er die komplette Buchhaltung in CiviCRM ab.
 
  
==== CiviCRM Weiterentwicklung ====
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==== Further Development of CiviCRM ====
Beeindruckt von diesen Möglichkeiten hat der Vorstand beschlossen Holger bei der Weiterentwicklung seiner Module zu unterstützen, damit er sie dahingehend überarbeitet, dass sie generell von jedem Wikimedia-Verein genutzt werden kann und mit der neuen Generation von Drupal und CiviCRM funktioniert. Dafür konnten wir einen Zugang zum Wikimedia-Software-Repository für Holger bekommen, seitdem sind seine Module im Wikimedia SVN für jedermann nutzbar:
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Impressed by the abilities of the software the board made the decision to support Holger with the devlopment of his modules, in order to made them usable for every Wikimedia chapter and to ensure compatibility with the next generations of Drupal and CiviCRM. We were able to obtain access to the Wikimedia software repository for Holger. Since then his modules are available to everybody in the Wikimedia SVN:
 
* http://svn.wikimedia.org/viewvc/wikimedia/branches/wmse_civicrm/
 
* http://svn.wikimedia.org/viewvc/wikimedia/branches/wmse_civicrm/
  
Mit Vereinsjahrwechsel August/September 2011 ist CiviCRM bei uns offiziell im Einsatz. Noch sind nicht alle gewünschten Funktionen fertig und es fehlt noch an Schulung um alle Möglichkeiten von CiviCRM ausnutzen zu können, Verbesserungen und Vereinfachungen in der Verwaltung sind allerdings bereits bemerkbar.
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With the turn of the chapter year in August/September 2011 CiviCRM is being officially used by us. Not all funcitons are ready yet and we need more training to be able to make use of the possibilities provided by CiviCRM. There are, however, already appreciable improvements and simplifications in the administration.  
  
Zur Entwicklung fanden zwei Arbeitstreffen bei Manuel statt:
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There were two development meetings at Manuel's:
* im Juli mit Holger aus Schweden - http://mitglieder.wikimedia.at/Archiv/2011-07-12_Bericht_CiviCRM-Arbeitstreffen
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* in July with Holger from Schweden - http://mitglieder.wikimedia.at/Archiv/2011-07-12_Bericht_CiviCRM-Arbeitstreffen
* im Oktober mit Florian aus Österreich und Holger aus Schweden - http://mitglieder.wikimedia.at/Projekte/Einf%C3%BChrung_CiviCRM#Arbeitsplan_Hackfest_7._-_10._Oktober
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* in October with Florian from Austria and Holger from Sweden - http://mitglieder.wikimedia.at/Projekte/Einf%C3%BChrung_CiviCRM#Arbeitsplan_Hackfest_7._-_10._Oktober
  
Wikimedia CH hat sich im Oktober dem Projekt angeschlossen und die Hälfte der Kosten für das zweite Arbeitstreffen bei Manuel übernommen.
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Wikimedia CH joined the project in October and covered half of the expenses of the second meeting.
  
=== Wikipedia.at-Domain übernommen ===
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=== Assuming Control of Wikipedia.at ===
 
[[File:Wikipedia-logo-de.png|thumb|]]
 
[[File:Wikipedia-logo-de.png|thumb|]]
Die Internetadresse "wikipedia.at" gehörte seit vielen Jahren einem Mitglied von Wikimedia Deutschland. Über den deutschen Verein konnten wir die Domain zu Wikimedia Österreich transferieren lassen. Dieser Vorgang nahm fast zwei Monate in Anspruch.
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The internet domain "wikipedia.at" had been the property of a Wikimedia Deutschland member for a few years now. With the assistance of the German chapter we were able to to transfer it to Wikimedia Austria. This process took almost two months to complete.
  
Anschließend ließen wir ein Suchportal für die Wikipedia programmieren (Kosten: 170 EUR). Auf wikipedia.at kann seither in allen in Österreich gesprochenen Sprachen gesucht werden. Außerdem ermöglicht uns diese Webseite nun - da sie in Österreich als Ausgangspunkt zur Wikipedia-Recherche genutzt wird - mit den österreichischen Nutzern in Kontakt zu kommen und auf unseren Verein und unseren eigenen Spendenaufruf aufmerksam zu machen.
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Subsequently we commissioned the programming of a search portal for Wikipedia (costs: 170 Euro). At wikimedia.at one can now search in all languages spoken in Austria. An additional advantage is that this web site is being used in Austria as a starting point for Wikipedia searches and thus provides us with the opporunity to contact Austrian users and promote our organisation and donation calls.  
  
Das Suchportal ging parallel zum Beginn der Spendenkampagne online und wird wie die restlichen Webplattformen kostenlos von der Firma masterssystems in Deutschland gehostet.
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The search portal went live together with the donation drive and is being hosted free of charge, just like the other web platforms, by the company mastersystems in Germany.
  
=== Mitgliederkampagne statt Fundraiser ===
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=== Membership Campaign instead of Fundraiser ===
Nach der für alle sehr erfolgreichen Spendenkampagne vom November 2011 bis Januar 2012 würden von der Wikimedia Foundation neue Verträge ausgehandelt für die kommende Spendenkampagne. Verhandlungen begannen, auch wir haben den Vertragsentwurf den Mitgliedern vorgelegt und diskutiert:
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After the very successful fundraising campaign from Novermber 2011 to January 2012 new contracts were negotiated by the Wikimedia Foundation for the upcoming fundraising drive. We shared the draft agreement with our members and initiated a discussion:
 
* http://mitglieder.wikimedia.at/Archiv/2011-12_Fundraising_Agreement
 
* http://mitglieder.wikimedia.at/Archiv/2011-12_Fundraising_Agreement
  
Zur Vorbereitung der Spendenkampagne wurde der Fundraising Summit in Wien organisiert. Wikimedia Österreich unterzeichnete das Fundraising Agreement.
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In preparation of the funraising campaign a Fundraising Summit in Vienna was organised. Wikimedia Austria signed the fundraising agreement.
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A big surprise was announced at the Wikimania in Haifa: The board of the Wikimedia Foundation had decided that the foundation did not have enough influence over the chapters when it comes to the donations (booking, reports, accounting, spending) while carrying all the responsiblity towards the donors by itself. Therefore the board immideately stopped the fundraising drive by the chapters. The already singed agreements would have to be declared null and void. Instead the Wikimedia Foundation was to collect all the donations and fund its chapters in the form of grants.  
  
Während der Wikimania in Haifa kam es dann zur großen Überraschung: Der Vorstand der Wikimedia Foundation befand, dass die Foundation zu wenig Einfluss auf die Chapter hätte was den Umgang mit Spenden anginge (Verbuchung, Berichte, Abrechnung und Verwendung), man als Inhaber der Marke aber die Verpflichtung gegenüber den Spendern habe. Darum stoppte der Vorstand die Spendenkampagne durch die Wikimedia-Vereine per sofort. Die bereits geschlossenen Verträge sollten damit ungültig sein. Stattdessen solle die Wikimedia Foundation künftig alle Spenden einsammeln und seine Chapter über Grants finanziell versorgen.
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On the spot in Haifa the board started negotiations with Barry Newstead, employee of the Wikimedia Foundation and responsible fo the fundraising agreements. Our compromise was as follows: We will without difficulties receive a grant at the conditions we asked for and in return we shall abstain from excersising the already signed fundraising agreement.  
  
Der Vorstand hat noch in Haifa direkt mit Barry Newstead, Angestellter der Wikimedia Foundation und zuständig für die Fundraising-Verträge verhandelt. Unser Kompromiss lautete: Wir erhalten ohne Schwierigkeiten einen Grant zu unseren Bedingungen, dafür verzichten wir auf die Ausübung des bereits geschlossenen Fundraising Agreements.
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The grant agreement was not an easy task. The Wikimedia Foundation was pushing to increase its influence over the chapters and to impose US american rules on them. On internal-l the dissatisfaction was reaching new heights for weeks. We then made the decision to hire our own lawyer to draft a counter-proposal - as close as possible to the original document but legally acceptable to us. This step tunred out to be successful and the document proposed by us was accepted as the final draft with just a few changes. After the Wiki Loves Monuments award ceremony our chairman and tresurer signed the agreement with executive director Sue Gardner and in-house counsel Geoff Brigham present. The latter two received the documentation to hand it to Barry Newstead for signing.  
  
Das Grant Agreement war keine einfache Sache, die Wikimedia Foundation versuchte auch hier starken Einfluss auf die Vereine zu nehmen und ihnen amerikanische Regeln aufzudrücken. Auf internal-l kochten die Gemüter wochenlang über. Wir haben uns dazu entschlossen einen eigenen Anwalt zu beauftragen einen Gegenentwurf zum Grant Agreement zu verfassen - inhaltlich möglichst nah, rechtlich aber für uns akzeptabel. Dies gelang und unser Entwurf wurde mit wenigen Änderungen als endgültige Fassung akzeptiert. Nach der Preisverleihung von Wiki Loves Monuments unterzeichneten Obmann und Kassier im Beisein von Geschäftsführerin Sue Gardner und Justiziar Geoff Brigham das Vertragswerk und gaben es den beiden mit zur Unterzeichnung durch Barry Newstead.
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Since we are no longer involved with the fundraising drive, we now gather donation directly over wikimedia.at or wikipedia.at. Furthermore we have begun to actively attract more members. CiviCRM is going to help us with that, the appearance in Dornbirn was another step in this direction. As soon as the online form is released we will contact all donors from 2010 and invite them to become members. A mass of members - even the ones who are no part of the Wikimedia universe - will be important for our future political activity, plus we also still need more help.
  
Da wir nun nicht mehr an der Spendenkampagne beteiligt sind, sammeln wir trotzdem weiterhin Spenden von Nutzern ein, die direkt wikimedia.at oder wikipedia.at aufsuchen. Außerdem haben wir begonnen mehr Mitglieder zu werben. CiviCRM wird uns wie oben beschrieben dabei unterstützen, der Auftritt in Dornbirn war eine weitere Aktivität in diese Richtung. Sobald das Online-Formular freigegeben wurde, werden wir die Spender von 2010 anschreiben und sie einladen, Mitglied zu werden. Viele Mitglieder - auch von außerhalb des Wikimedia-Universums - werden für uns künftig wichtig für unsere politische Arbeit sein, außerdem können wir noch viele Helfer und Unterstützer gebrauchen.
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=== Promotion Material ===
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In the course of the past year we established and acquired a basic set of promotional products for Wikimedia and its various projects. Next year we plan to complement the current stock by printing brochures and flyers. Wikimedia Austria currently orders and stores:
  
=== Werbematerialien ===
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* Wikipedia logo stickers
Im vergangenen Jahr wurde ein Grundstock an Werbematerialien rund um Wikimedia und seine Projekte angeschafft, der im kommenden Jahr um Brochschüren und Flyer ergänzt wird. Von Wikimedia Österreich produziert und vorhanden sind:
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* Wiki Loves Monuments stickers
* Aufkleber Wikipedia-Logo
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* Austria-Design lanyards with Wikipedia logo and name
* Aufkleber Wiki Loves Monuments
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* Roll-up displays
* Lanyards in Österreich-Design mit Wikipedia-Logo und -Schriftzug
 
* Roll-Up Displays
 
 
** Wikipedia
 
** Wikipedia
 
** Wiki Loves Monuments
 
** Wiki Loves Monuments
 
** Wikimedia
 
** Wikimedia
  
Darüber hinaus haben wir von anderen Wikimedia-Vereinen ebenfalls Werbematerial, beispielsweise T-Shirt, Kerzen und Pins erhalten die bereits zum Grossteil verteilt wurden.
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Additionally we have also received promotional products from other chapters (e.g. t-shirts, candles and swag pins) which were mostly given out already.  
  
Alles Werbematerial kann jederzeit von Mitgliedern angefordert und zu Werbezwecken genutzt werden.
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All our products can be requested by members at all times and used for promotional purposes.
  
== Intern: Vorstandsarbeit ==
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== Internal: Board Activity ==
Die Vorstandsarbeit ist im letzten Vereinsjahr parallel mit den finanziellen Möglichkeiten und Aktivitäten des Vereins gewachsen. Dabei musste einiges an Infrastruktur aufgebaut und Arbeitsabläufe gefunden werden. Aus diesem Grund widmen wir diesem Thema einen Teil unseres Berichts.
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Our board's activity has icnreased together with the financial possibilites and activities of the chapter. In order to achieve that we had to build up new infrastructure and create work flows. Therefore we weill dedicate a part of the report to these issues.  
  
=== Dokumentation von Beschlüssen und Vorgängen ===
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Beschlüsse werden in der Regel in Vorstandssitzungen gefasst und dann im Vorstandswiki dokumentiert.
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Decisions are usually taken at board meetings and documented in the Board-Wiki.  
  
Das Vorstandswiki dient als interne Plattform zur Arbeit, aber auch zur Dokumentation. Ständig werden dort Themen für Vorstandssitzungen und notwendige Beschlüsse gesammelt, die dann an der Sitzung abgearbeitet werden. Für jede Vorstandssitzung gibt es eine entsprechende Unterseite mit einem kurzen Protokoll.
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The Board-Wiki serves as a place to conduct business and as a documentation platform. Discussion points for the board meetings and necessary decisions to be made are gathered there to be taken care of during the board meetings. Each meeting has its own subpage containing a brief protocol.
  
Ursprünglich war vorgesehen, dass dort auch Beschlüsse direkt als Unterseite angelegt und dann mittels Abstimmung im Wiki getroffen werden. So wird es seit vielen Jahren bei Wikimedia CH gemacht. Allerdings hat es sich gezeigt, dass wir eine Vielzahl kleinerer Beschlüsse haben, so dass diese Vorgehensweise zu aufwendig wäre. Es ist einfacher, in einer Telefonkonferenz kurz abzustimmen und das Ergebnis im Protokoll zu vermerken. Bei Wikimedia CH dagegen werden nur wenige Beschlüsse pro Jahr über größere Projekte gefasst während Vorstandssitzungen praktisch nie stattfinden, darum hat sich dort die andere Vorgehensweise bewährt.
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Originally it was planned to create subpages for every decision and then vote on them on the Wiki, like they do in Wikimedia CH. However it tunrs out that we have a large amount of small decisions for which such a process would be too time-consuming. It is more effective to vote quickly during the teleconferences and to note the result in the protocol. Wikimedia CH usually takes a small amount of board decisions each year regarding larger projects while almost never having board meetings. That is why the on-wiki method works there.  
  
Zur Beschlussfassung im Vorstand ist anzumerken, dass dieser meist eine Ankündigung und Diskussion auf der Vorstandsmailingliste vorangeht. Anschließend wird in der Vorstandssitzung kurz diskutiert und die Entscheidung im Konsens gefunden. Es gab im letzten Jahr keine Abstimmung bei der ein Entscheid per Mehrheit gefällt worden wäre.
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The decision-making process is usually kicked off by an announcement on the board's mailing list. Afterward it is briefly discussed during the meeting and a consensual decision is made. There hasn't been a single case last year of needing a majority decision.  
  
Im Fall, dass eine Vorstandssitzung nicht beschlussfähig ist (dh. weniger als vier Teilnehmer anwesend sind) werden Beschlüsse vorläufig gefällt und die restlichen Vorstandsmitgliedern gebeten im Protokoll ihre Zustimmung zu geben. Dies war bislang selten notwendig und hat dann funktioniert.
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In case that a board meeeting didn't have a quorum (i.e. less than four members present) preliminary decisions were taken and the absent members were asked to add their support in the protocol. This process was seldomly necessary but worked in the few cases we tried it.
  
=== Mitgliederverwaltung ===
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Ende 2010 und mit Einführung des Vorstandswikis wurde die Mitgliederverwaltung vorübergehend in einer Wiki-Tabelle erledigt. Damit hatte jedes Vorstandsmitglied Überblick über die vorhandenen Mitglieder, allfällige Änderungen konnten unkompliziert von jedem vorgenommen werden (Arbeitsteilung) und es gab keine Probleme beim Abgleich und Verteilung von Daten.
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At the end of 2010 and with the implementation of the Board-Wiki the general meeting was temporarily conducted as a Wiki chart. This allowed every board member to maintain an overview over the members, necessary changes could be handled in an uncomplicated manner (division of labour) and there were no problems comparing and distributing the data.
  
In der Zwischenzeit haben wir uns nach Programmen umgesehen, mit der die Mitgliederverwaltung sinnvoll gelöst werden könnte. Da wir keine Geschäftsstelle besitzen und der Vorstand dezentral arbeitet sind herkömmliche Kontaktverwaltungsprogramme nicht einsetzbar, da wir dann wieder ein Datensynchronisationsproblem hätten.
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Meanwhile we were on the lookout for programs to handle the member adminstration. Since we do not have an office and the board's work is decentralised common porgrams are not usable, since we would again suffer a data synchronisation problem.  
  
Durch die Einführung von CiviCRM haben wir eine webbasierte, zentrale Lösung die weit mehr kann, als Mitglieder verwalten. Es ist ein komplettes Kontaktmanagement, bietet Funktionen zum Versand von Rundmails an Mitglieder oder der Verbuchung von Spenden und Mitgliedsbeiträgen. Seit September nutzen wir diese Lösung, benötigen aber noch einige Übung damit. Je leistungsfähiger eine Software ist, desto komplizierter ist sie zugleich.
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By implementing CiviCRM we now have a web based, centralised solution that can do a lot more than just administer members. It is a complete contact management tool, offers functionalities to send out circulars to members or to handle to booking of donations and membership fees. We have been using this new system since September but we still need some practice. The more powerful a software is, the more complicated it becomes.  
  
Holger von Wikimedia Sverige hat uns einige Zusatzmodule programmiert damit man sich auf unserer Homepage online als Mitglied anmelden kann oder damit wir zukünftig Mitgliedsbeiträge online einziehen können. Derzeit wird noch getestet und werden Fehler beseitigt.
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Holger of Wikimedia Sweden coded a few extra modules for us enabling us to provide online membership applications on our homepage. In future we will also be able draw in the membership fees online. This functionality is presently still being tested.
  
=== Buchhaltung ===
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=== Accounting ===
Die Buchhaltung erfolgt bislang manuell und dezentral. Die Spendenkampagne zum Jahreswechsel 2010/2011 verursachte hier große Probleme: Tausende von Buchungen mussten manuell erfasst werden. Bankeinzüge, die hunderte von Spenden beinhalteten, werden von der Bank als einzelne Buchung erfasst und gutgeschrieben. Fehlgelaufene Einzüge werden später wieder rückgebucht. Große Arbeit verursachte dann die Suche nach der fehlerhaften Einzelbuchung um diese korrekt ausbuchen zu können. Das Verbuchen aller Spenden und Erstellen eines Spendenberichts hat daher bis mehrere Monate nach der Spendenkampagne gedauert.
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Until now accounting has been done in a manual and decentralised fashion. The funraising campaing at the turn of the year 2010/2011 caused great difficulties: Thousands of bookings had to be handled manually. Hundreds of donations were being processed by the bank a single transaction. Erroneous transfers were being back posted. A major portion of the workload was the search of the erroneous transfer in order to book it coorectly. The handling of all donations and the writing of a report therefore lasted up to several months after the actual fundraising drive.  
  
Bei Wikimedia Sverige haben wir eine freie Softwarelösung gesehen die dies relativ einfach abdeckt: Durch einige Erweiterungen ergänzt wird dort CiviCRM für die gesamte Buchhaltung genutzt. Spenden werden online erfasst, einem Buchhaltungskonto und einer Quelle (Bankkonto) zugeordnet. Später kann - teils automatisch, teils manuell - der Status der Spende eingestellt werden. Bei Spenden über Paypal kommt die Rückmeldung ob die Spende erfolgreich war automatisch. Bankeinzüge können über eine Liste von offenen Geldeingängen relativ schnell abgehakt werden. Aus den so erfassten Daten kann ein Spendenbericht monatlich per Mausklick automatisch erstellt werden. Florian Hackenberger hat sein für uns programmiertes Tool zum Einziehen von Spenden per ELBA in die Drupal-Module von Wikimedia Sverige integriert, so dass wir diese Funktionalität im neuen System weiternutzen können.
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We found a rather simple solution with Wikimedia Sweden: Modified by a few extensions their CiviCRM version was being used for all their bookkeeping. Donations are being registered online and allocated to a certain bookkeeping or bank account (a source). Later the state of the donation can be modified either automatically or manually. When using the Paypal system a confirmation is being sent automatically. Bank transfers can be handled quickly by compiling a list of open payments. With the available data a monthly donations report can be created automatically by the click of a mouse. Floraian Hackenberger integrated his tool for drawing in donations over the electronic banking system in Austria with the Drupal module of Wikimedia Sweden, so we won't use this functionality by using the new software.  
  
Die Abwicklung der gesamten Buchhaltung im CiviCRM ist derzeit eine wichtige Aufgabe, die wir noch meistern müssen. Die technischen Grundlagen wurden geschaffen, es fehlt aber noch an Schulung und Übung. Da mit der Mitgliederversammlung nun die Aufarbeitung und Prüfung der Buchhaltung aus dem letzten Vereinsjahr abgeschlossen ist, kann dies nun kurzfristig in Angriff genommen werden.
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Hanlding the entire accountancy with CiviCRM is momentarily an important task. We have already created the technological precondition but need more practice and experience. Since the audit of last year's bookkeeping has now been completed with the general meeting we can focus our attention on this goal.
  
=== Kassiere ===
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Personell ergaben sich ebenfalls Änderungen, nach drei Jahren legte Tilmann Keskinöz im Juni sein Amt als Kassier nieder. Wir möchten ihm an dieser Stelle vielmals für seinen Einsatz danken.
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There have been staff changes as well. After three years Tilman Keskinöz withdrew from the treasurer position in June. We would like to thank him for his commitment at this point.  
  
Zum 1. Juli konnten wir Reiner Strubert als Kassier kooptieren. Er war bislang nicht Vereinsmitglied, bringt dafür aber umfassende Erfahrungen als IT-Leiter und aus dem Controlling in einem öffentlich-rechtlichen Unternehmen mit.
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At the 1st of July we were able to coopt Reiner Strubert as new treasurer. He has not been a chapter member so far, but boosts broad experience as IT-director and controller in a public law company.  
  
Zur Mitgliedeversammlung am 10. Dezember 2011 legt auch das langjährige Vorstandsmitglied Dr. Hubert Isopp seine Vorstandsfunktionen zurück. Er war bisher stellvertretender Kassier. Wir möchten uns bei ihm ebenfalls vielmals für seinen Einsatz schon seit der Gründung von Wikimedia Österreich bedanken.  
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At the general meeting on the 10th of December 2011 the long-term board member Dr. Hubert Isopp withdrew from his positon. He had until this point filled the position of deputy treasurer. We would like to to express our gratitude to him as well. He has been comitted to Wikimedia Austria since its founding.  
  
Als Kandidat für das Amt des stellvertretenden Kassiers steht Michael Kranewitter, der vor der Mitgliederversammlung 2010 von seinem damaligen Vorstandsamt als Schriftführer zurückgetreten war, wieder für ein Vorstandsamt zur Verfügung.
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A candidate for the vacant position is Michael Kranewitter, who had previsously retired from this board position as board secretary at the general  meeting in 2010.
  
=== Verträge, Berichte und Protokolle ===
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=== Contracts, Reports and Protocols ===
Alle offiziellen Dokumente von Wikimedia Österreich werden im Mitgliederwiki unter Archiv abgelegt:
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All official document of Wikimedia Austria are archived in our MemberWiki:
 
* http://mitglieder.wikimedia.at/Archiv
 
* http://mitglieder.wikimedia.at/Archiv
  
Dort finden sich Verträge mit der Wikimedia Foundation (Chapter, Fundraising und Grant Agreement) oder Versicherungen (Fotoausrüstung). Für Veranstaltungen und Projekte legen wir dort auch Berichte ab oder Präsentationen, die wir gehalten haben.
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There one can access the contracts with the Wikimedia Foundation (chapter, fundraising and grant agreement) or insurance documents (photography equipment). Reports or presentations from our participation in events and projects are being stored there as well.  
  
Sollte jemand dort etwas vermissen, dann war dies keine böse Absicht sondern ist vergessen worden. Bitte einfach auf der Vereinsmailingliste oder beim Vorstand (vorstand@wikimedia.at) nachfragen.
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In case some documents is not to be found be sure that the reason is not malice but simply forgetfulness. Please let us know by writing on our mailing list or asking the board (vorstand@wikimedia.at).  
  
Darüber hinaus erstellen wir monatlich einen kurzen Bericht auf Englisch im Meta-Wiki:
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Additionally we prepare a brief report in English each month and publish it on Meta-Wiki
 
* http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports
 
* http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports
  
In der Vergangenheit war es mangels geeigneter Technik oft schwierig Dokumente zeitnah bereitzustellen oder auch nur innerhalb des Vorstands zu verteilen. Darum wurden drei Multifunktionsgeräte - Scanner, Kopierer, Farbdrucker und Faxgerät in einem - angeschafft. Damit sind wir nun jederzeit in der Lage an verschiedenen Stellen in Österreich und Deutschland Dokumente, Werbematerialien und Formulare zu drucken oder Vertragswerke etc. einzuscannen und digital bereitzustellen.
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In the past, due to lack of appropriate technology, it was oftentimes problematic to draw up documents on time and hare even among board members. Therefore we acquired three multifunctional appliances - scanner, copy- and fax-machine in one. This enables us to print, digitalise and share documents, promotional material, blanks and contracts any time from Austria and Germany.
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Due to the geographic spread of the board members across Austria and in Germany the teamwork is entirely digital. A board meeting in Austria had been planned for March 2011 but had to be cancelled duo to schedules packed by the numerous Wikimedia events and commitments. Furthermore during the planning of our MemberWiki and on the mailing list considerable rejections of this idea were formulated.
  
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Board members therefore met (although never in full numbers) at the following occasions:
Aufgrund der Verteilung der Vorstandsmitglieder auf ganz Österreich bis nach Deutschland erfolgt die Zusammenarbeit fast ausschließlich digital. Es war im März 2011 ein Vorstandstreffen in Österreich geplant, allerdings sind die Terminpläne aufgrund der vielen Wikimedia-Veranstaltungen und -Verpflichtungen äußerst eng, außerdem ergab sich während der Planung im Mitgliederwiki und auf der Vereinsmailingliste Ablehnung gegen eine solche Idee, so dass wir wieder davon abgesehen haben.
 
  
Vorstandsmitglieder haben sich darum - nie vollzählig - zu folgenden Gelegenheiten persönlich getroffen:
 
 
* Chapters Meeting
 
* Chapters Meeting
 
* Wikimania
 
* Wikimania
 
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* Fundraising Summit
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* Wiki Loves Monuments awards ceremony, meeting with Sue Gardner
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* general meeting
  
Die Arbeitsbläufe über das Internet haben sich mittlerweile eingespielt. Unterstützende Maßnahmen wie die Anschaffung eines Notebooks mit UMTS-Karte und Multifunktionsdrucker / -Scanner waren dabei sehr hilfreich.
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The workflow over the internet have already smoothened. Supportive measures like acquiring a notebook with an UMTS card and multifunctional printers/scanners were very helpful.
  
Die tägliche Kommunikation erfolgt auf der Vorstandsmailingliste. Im Durchschnitt werden dort jeden Tag fünf Nachrichten ausgetauscht. E-Mails die an verein@wikimedia.at gesandt werden landen nun ebenfalls dort und werden von beliebigen Vorstandsmitgliedern beantwortet.
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The daily communication is handled over the board mailing list. On average five messages daily are exchanged there. E-mails addressed to verein@wikimedia.at (i.e.  ~ chapter@wikimedia.at) are being forwarded to this mailing list too and can be handled by any board member.  
  
Dokumentation von Beschlüssen oder anderen Unterlagen erfolgt entweder allgemein im Vorstandswiki oder bei personenbezogenen Informationen in CiviCRM.
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The documentation of decisions and other records takes place at the Board-Wiki or in the CiviCRM when it comes to individual/personal information.  
  
Zur Abarbeitung von Anträgen, Anfragen und Ideen findet wöchentlich eine Telefonkonferenz via Skype statt. Jeden Mittwoch von 20 bis 22 Uhr werden die im Vorstandwiki gesammelten Themen abgearbeitet.
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In order to process requests, questions and ideas there is a weekly teleconference on Skype. It normally takes place each Wednesday from 20 to 22 o'clock CET and the agenda accumulated in the Board-Wiki is being worked off.
  
 
== Future: Outlook and Ideas ==
 
== Future: Outlook and Ideas ==

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Editor Support

Photo Equipment

SK Sturm Graz with championship trophy 2011, Photo: Kurt Kulac, cc-by-sa-3.0
Pelatea klugiana from Podgorje, Photo: Kurt Kulac, cc-by-sa-3.0

A camera (Nion D300S), a panorama lens (Sigma 12-24 EX DG HSM), a fast telephoto lens for the near-ramge (Nikon AF-S 70-200mm F/2.8G ED VR II) and a tripod were purchased. Until now the equipment was used to take pictures at two Bundesliga association football games - including the championship match in Graz - and an excursion in Podgorje (Slovenia). Several thousand images were taken shot some of which made it to Commons as valuable and unique contributions. Future potography acitivties at the Austrian federal parliaments and futher Bundesliga games are planned. The scope of activities is however virtually unlimited and new ideas are being expected and explicitly encouraged. The equipment has already been insured. Everybody who shows interest can sign up to and use the camera and its complimentary tools, we however ask first-timers to contact us in time, since the insurace coverage needs to be extended by their name. Another fast telephoto lens for greated distances and a professional flash unit will be added to our technology pool.

Further Photography Projects

Officer of the Austrian federal polic with reflective vest and traffic wand in typical vehicle inspection stop position. Photo: Friedrich Böhringer, cc-by-sa-3.0

In July this year a photo appointment was arranged where two young officers (a woman and a man) of the federal police department in Vorarlberg volunteered to have their pictures taken in uniform and "action" in order to improve the picturing of the articles regarding the Austrian Federal Police. The two officers also agreed to release the photographs, that were taken in different settings common to routine police work, under a free license to they could then be uploaded to Commons.

A photography project that was part of Wiki Loves Monuments (Lower Austria's Marterl in Hollabrunn district an neighbouring communities) was granted additional funding due to the high gasoline costs (see NÖN report). Similar projects wer budgeted for other parts of the country but couldn't generate enough interest. For 2012 financing a rental vehicle and overnight stay expenses in remote regions has been planned.

Admont Monastery and the Prospect of Scanning the Library Catalogue

Since a joint presentation of Kurt Kulac and Dr. Johann Tomaschek, the director of the monastery library in Admont, at the University of Applied Sciences in Eisenstadt we are in keeping in touch with the Benedictine house in Upper Styria. There have been several meeting at which possible cooperations were discussed, since we share common goals - the perserving and gathering knowledge. Together with the Wikisource authors we thought about what Wikimedia can offer and what we would expect from Admon in return. A while ago the idea was born to digitalise the unique library catlogue, containing century old handwritten index cards. In return we would be allowed to scan and publish library books on Coomons. So far the library catalogue hadn't been digitalised due to the lack of funding. A decision was made not to cancel the project but rather postpone it, since both sides recognised the unforseen potential of working together.

Literature Resources

As part of the literature scholarship project by Heinz Egger three request were granted in 2011 according to the Wikipedia documentation page. A few more cases are still open. More informaiton can be obtained by contacting Heinz Egger directly. For the first time Wikimedia Austria, represented by Beppo Stuhl, meditated an online resource over its literature scholarship. A one year access to the "Biographical Lexicon 1815-1985" was acquired. This made it possible to extend the project to a new field. Similarly the giving away of yearly tickets to the Austrian National Library allowed editors to access 44 online literature data bases. Originally it had been planned to allow a large number of people to use the system, this however could not be done due to legal limitations. At the general meeting we were able to hand out three one-year tickets. This offering is intended to be kept permanently and should be accessible to all chapter members upon the presentation of a receipt.

GLAM and WP meet Antiquity

Frank Schulenburg of the Wikimedia Foundation at the symposium Wikipedia meets Antiquity, Poto: Raimond Spekking, cc-by-sa-3.0

There are contacts to other monasteries and cultural institutions on many levels. As part of the GLAM projects supported by Wikimedia Austria such cooperation activities can be propelled forward. Wikimedians attended manifold events in the GLAM context, e.g. MUSIS (of the Styrian museum association) in Graz and the Europeana meeting in Vienna.

The symposium "Wikipedia meets Antiquity" in Göttingen was one of the highlights in which two Wikimedians - Bernhard Wallisch (Portal:Egyptology) and Beppo Stuhl (Portal: Pre- and Early History) took part. Austria was also represented by two speakers of the ÖAI, the Austrian archeology institute. Many prominent archeologists, antiquity scientists, classical philologists, archivers, nuismatics, building historians etc. from Germany, Switzerland and Great Britain were attending and presenting their fields in two parrael lecture rooms. Simultaneously these scientists also analysed and constructively critisised Wikipeda.

Wiki Loves Monuments

The WLM logo was chosen from several proposals this spring by Wikipedians
The Federal Monuments Agency logo
The monument register was created in cooperation with the Federal Monuments Agency. Poto:Udo Somma cc-by-sa-3.0

From the 1st until the 30th of September 11,999 photos of listed monuments, statues and building wer taken as part of the "Wiki Loves Monuments 2011" campaign. They were uploaded to Commons and marked as with a "Images from Wiki Loves Monuments 2011 in Austria" category tag. The 50 awardees can be seen at the German Wikipedia page "Wiki Loves Monuments Österreich/Preisträger".

At the beginning we were confronted with a list of 36,000 portected monuments in Austria including palaces, Chritian wayside shrines, art nouveau and industrial buildings. It took Wikipedians more than a year to arrange these in about 2,400 municipality lists. The participation using these lists was as simplified as possible. One had to click the icon of a photo camera in order to be forwarded to an online form on Commons which already included the respective monument's ID. At the especially created web site http://wikilovesmonuments.at one could access provincial maps, monument informaitons, links to Google maps and see live which monuments had already been photographed. The message was enthusiastically understood by the contest participants: "Illustrate Wikipedia! Take pictures of monuments that are not pictured in their article!". The coordinator Ruben Demus was asked many times why the pictures didn't appear automatically on the lists on Wikipedia. The automatisation would however not have guaranteed that the best possible shot appeared on the list and therefore the selection had to be handled by 220 volunteers manually.

Wikipedians of the Preservation of Monuments project provided coordinates, browsed cadastral registers and edited monument descriptions. The Federal Monuments Agency made its data available. At Monuments Day 2011 on the 25th of September extra "wooden" objects could be accessed. They were also included in the Wikipedia lists, where one can upload photos for the special price of the federal agency.

After exhausting work by the federal provinces jury made up of 20 Wikipedians who went over all of the 12,000 images finally 500 were chosen and forwarded to the main jury on a specially set up wiki. The selection committee selected 50 winners who received their prices on the 17th of November in the Viennese Hofburg. Sue Gardner, executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation in San Francisco attended the ceremony and handed out the certificates and prices together with the president of the Federal Monuments Agency - Dr. Barbara Neubauer. The main price was photo equipment by Canon and was awarded to a photographer who had to operate low quality technology until that point.

2 photos selected by the Austrian jury made it to the top 10 of the European contest where almost 167,000 images were entered.

Temporary Employee for Wiki Loves Monuments

In order to organise the Wiki Loves Monuments project and to take care of the coordination with the Federal Monuments Agency a temporary project coordinator position was announced in July:

"Wikimedia Austria - Society for the Promotion of Free Knowledge is looking to contract a project coordinator who can consult an international project for a period of 4 months. Fluency in English and project management experience are required."

We received multiple enquires and one application by Ruben Demus, who as an art student had experience with similar projects and organising contests. He was finally selected for the position. The appointment was from July to September 2011. During his epmloyment Ruben acquired prices for the award ceremony, built up the wikilovesmonuments.at web site, wrote press releases, took part in Federal Monuments Agency proceedings and helped out with the organisation and image selection.

We are really satisfied with work. Ruben did not only independently and proactively take care of all prerequired taks but additionally assisted the board in its work.

Toolserver

Wikimedia Austria contributed 2,000 Euro to the coverage of the operation costs of the Toolserver in 2011. The amount was trasferred to Wikimedia Deutschland who pay the bills and personnel of the project.

The future of the Toolsever is questionable. Wikimedia Deutschland is forseeing a budget for 2012 of 55,000 Euro and covering 20,000 Euro of it. The remining 35,000 Euro are to be provided by other Wikimedia chapters.

Most chapters don't have an independend budget anymore and, just like Wikimedia Austria, have to submit a program plan to the Wikimedia Foundation which in turn provides their financing. This makes chipping in money across several chapters pointless. Instead a foundation sponsored grant covering the full amount could be applied for. Such financing wouldn't however be granted, since the Wikimedia Foundation is in the process of establishing a competing project "WikiLabs". Wikimedia Deutschland has announced it will maintain the Toolserver at least until the new platform reaches its full functionality.

We would like to help this undertaking for as long as the "WikiLabs" is still in the making, but would have to withdraw the money from another category - for instance infrastructure for which we have projected 6,500 Euro for web sites, CiviCRM and similar projects.

Travel Scholarships

Photography Workshop Nuremberg

Photo: Ralf Roletschek, CC-BY-NC-ND

We received a request for a travel scholarship to the Photography Workshop in Nuremberg.

The chapter then decided to officially offer scholarships for the workshop and published this informaiton on the mainling list and MemberWiki. Ultimately there was no interest and the original applicant whose idea we had picked up became ill in the meawhile and couldn't attend.

In the year to come scholarships for the Photography Workshop will be handled as part of the photo project. Wikimedia Austria now owns photgraphy equipment which is being made available free of charge. We cover travel costs for special photo projects and in the case of the Photography Workshop also the attendence fee and accomodation. This project is budgeted with 13.000 Euro for the 2012 period.

Wikimania Haifa

Group photo at Wikimania 2011. Photo: Wikimedia Israel, cc-by-sa-3.0

This year the Wikimania took place in Haifa, Israel. In order to convince more wikimedians from Austria to participate in this valuable conference Wikimedia Austria established its "Chapter Scholarships". This idea was picked up by multiple other chapters.

The Wikimedia Foundation offers Wikimania Scholarships. Their number is limited and they are preferentially awarded to community members from underrepresented countries and chapters. Therefore Wikimedia Austria made the decision to award 10 local scholarships budgeted at 10,000 Euro to Austrian wikipedians or members of Wikimedia Austria.

In order to to this we collaborated with the Wikimania organisers in Israel to overhaul the online application platform, add a German language interface and work out an unified application evaluation process. Since all the applications were handled centrally over the platform it was guaranteed that each scholarship-team would be able to oversee the evaluations of every other team. Approved scholarships were removed from the common pool, while denied ones were returned to it.

Wikimedia CH quickly picked up our idea and copied the process translating the platform into French and Italian. Wikimedia Deutschland later offered an additional 16 scholarships with fixed expenses.

At Heinz Egger's initiative Wikimedia Austria offered two of its scholarships to slovak participants, one of which was acutally used.

Since Wikimedia Deutschland received way more applications than it had scholarships to offer and the situation with Wikimedia Austria and CH was the exact opposite, we opted to accept German applicant on our list. Thereby we were able to provide more overall participation.

Sichs wikimedians did finally use a scholarhip:

  • five member of Wikimedia Austria, four from Austria and one from Germany
  • One wikimedian from Slovakia, living in Germany

Two more shcolarships were applied for and awarded, but remained unused. One scholarship was denied.

Due to the success of the chapter scholarships for Wikimania we will offer this programme again next year. The Wikimania organising team in Washington D.C. already picked up and impelmented the process in its chapter. In 2012 we have planned 15,000 Euro for Wikimania scholarships.

WikiConvention Nürnberg

Photo: C-M, cc-by-sa-3.0

Having sponsored the Skillshare 2010, a German language Wikipedia volunteer conference, by providing travel scholarphis we extended this policy to the following event, the WikiConvention in Nuremberg.

We provided 3,000 Euro financial aid for the organisation. This covered the rent for the venue and the catering. It also ensured that attendence fees and accomodations would remain as low as 30 Euro.

Another 2,000 Euro were provided for travel scholarships. Bernhard Wallisch and an Austrian from Linz as well as two board members - Beppo Stuhl and Manuel Schneider - participated. Beppo Stuhl was promoting the Wiki Loves Monuments project and settled some issues between the German and Swiss communities. Manuel Schneider took care of the video recordings of several presentations and the heavliy debated discussion about image filters with Ting Chen. He also cooperated with the ORF to produce a WikiTV-broadcast.

Since the event was hailed as very helpful by all participants Wikimedia Austria wil budget 3,500 Euro for next year's conference. In the meantime there have been plans to not only sponsor the event but even organise it in Austria. More on that later.

Wikimedia-Booth at the LinuxDay Dornbirn

For the 13th year in a row the Linux Usergroup Vorarlberg is organising a LinuxDay, a small conference and fair. Being invited Wikimedia Austria decided to take part and present itself with a booth. We offered travel cost reimbursements for volunteers to make that possible.

Thomas Planinger and Manuel Schneider were on the spot and met wikimedians from Austria and Switzerland. Many visitors recognised Wikipedia but not Wikimedia. Therefore we decided that we need to become proactive and present ourselved at more events that are not part of the Wikimedia universe next year.

Wikipedia Biology Editors Meeting

Group photo of biology editors, photo: Achim Raschka, cc-by-sa-3.0

Supported by covering their travel costs many Austria Wikipedia authors were able to attend the Biology editors meeting in neighbouring Hungary. A vehicle was rented which provided to opportunity to udertake expeditions in natural reserves of the Hungarian Danube Bend. Multiple photos of the unique (endemic) flora and fauna were taken and articles about the culture of the local, German speaking people were edited. There were tours guided by local rangers and ecologists. A microscope provided by Wikimedia Deutschland made it possible not only to have a closer look but also take pictures with the additonal digital camera.

Public Relations

Press Work for Wikipedia's 10th birthday

ALPHA Österreich – with Julius Kratky - The Free Encyclopedia – 10 Years Wikipedia, Julius Kratky (ORF), cc-by-sa-3.0

The media interest regarding the 10-year anniversary of Wikipedia in January was huge. There was such a big rush toward us that we weren't able to handle all the telephone calls and interview requests. We arranged interviews of Wikimedians and Wikipedians with press, radio and TV outlets, many of which with nation-wide (e.g. Oe1 and FM4 of the Austrian public broadcaster ORF). The results were overwhelming. The "Kleine Zeitung" (the biggest regional daily tabloid in Austria) dedicated its first five pages to Wikipedia including the Wikipedia logo on the title page. Birthday celebrations were organised in Viena, Linz and Graz. Together with the ORF, who provided the hardware, we were able to provide a live link not only between the Austrian party locations but also to several German events. The result was an approximately half-hour long montage including an interview that was aired on Bayern Alpha (Bavarian public broadcasting) a few days later. Another video of the celebration in Graz was shot by the Kleinen Zeitung for their online edition. In March for the anniversary of the German-language Wikipedia the media interest was unfortunately, but understandably not as strong. An additional circumstance was that despite having given a number of interviews and expecting several publicaitons the earthquake disaster in Japan ousted us from many newscasts. At least the ORF showed interest in our party in the renouned Café Landtmann and dedicated a half hour episode of the prominent science series Newton to Wikipedia, which was aired Saturday evening.

TV broadcasts produced by the ORF in cooperation with Wikimedia Austria released under a free license:

News Items (selection)

Appearance at the LinuxDay Fair in Dornbirn

Since years the LInux Usergroup Vorarlberg is organising a LinuxDay in Dornbirn. They invited us to participate this year. The LinuxDay would like to show more than just free software, so the netculture Lab was present as well. Since we had known it as a quality event and we wanted to popularise Wikimedia in the field we decided to participate with an own booth. The costs were as low as one train ticket and we invitet Wikimedians from the region to participate - refunding their travel costs if necessary (see below).

We were able to attract a few new members (five application forms were taken - one came back on the spot) and meet some users. The interest in our booth was considerable even among Non-Wikimedians: Everyone recognised the Wikipedia banner but almost nobody had heard of Wikimedia. Many attendees were visiting from Switzerland and Germany and we came up with the plan to organise a common presence with Wikimedia CH and Wikimedia Deutschland at the LinuxDay in Berlin - the largest open-source event in Europe. Wikimedia Offline had been present in past years and could be well integrated into a joint booth. An appropriate request was sent to the official addresses of Wikimedia CH and Wikimedia Deutschland.

International Cooperation

Attending the Chapters Meeting in Berlin

There is a yearly meeting of all Wikimedia Chapters. Each organisation sends one or two board members to attend the proceedings and cover a vast amount of topics: fundraising, public relations, professionalisation, building up a staffed office, international activities, cooperation between the chapters and the foundation, and so on.

The 2011 meeting took place, just as in the previous years, in Berlin organised by Wikimedia Deutschland between the 25th and the 27th of March.

Wikimedia Austria was represented by chairmen Kurt Kulac and Christoph Breitler. Advisory board member Manuel Schneider took part on behalf of Wikimedia CH.

We briefly presented the state of our society, signed the chapter agreement and applied to organise the Fundraising Summint. Our engangement ot promote and help Wikimedia Spain was set in motion at this meeting.

A detailed report on the Chapters Meeting can be accessed at our MemberWiki:

Group photo of all participants at the Wikimedia Chapters Meeting 2011 at the Heinrich Böll-Foundation in Berlin. Foto: Mathias Schindler, cc-by-sa-3.0

Hosting the Fundraising Summit in June

In preparation of the yearly fundraising campaign - where some Wikimedia chapters individually collect, book and transfer the donations - there is a Fundraising Summit taking place since 2010. One of the chapters invites representatives of all other organisations that would like to participate in the planned fundraising drive.

At the Chapters Meeting a new host was to be chosen. After initial consultation with Wikimedia Deutschland, who organise multiple similar events, and Wikimedia UK, who hosted last year's meeting, we decided to assume that responsibility. With that step Wikimedia Austria joined the small circle of chapter that have organised an international wikimedia event.

Participants at the Wikimedia Fundraising Summit at the Austrian Chamber of Labour. Photo: Tobias Schumann, cc-by-sa-3.0

The Fundraising Summing 2011 took place from the 16th to the 19th of June. The venue was the "Akzent Theater" of the Viennese Chamber of Labour. 20 people from eleven Wikimedia chapters and the foundation itself participated.

Discussion topcis were the fundraising agreements, usage of the CiviCRM and other systems for donation surveying and especially testing - which landing sites and appeals generate the highest funds. Exchanging experience from last year's fundraising activities was another major issue.

The highlight of the Fundraising Summit took place on Saturday evening when we invited the participants in the meeting to join Viennese Wikipedians at their regulars' table at a local pub. The locals had thereby the opporunity to meet like-minded Wikipedians from around the world, while Wikimedia Foundation emloyees were able to meet the local community.

Our MemberWiki has a project site, where the event was planned and the expenses are listed, as well as a final report for the participants.

Participants at the Fundraising Summit among Viennese Wikipedians at the "9er-Bräu" pub. Foto: Tobias Schumann, cc-by-sa-3.0

Wikimania Attendance with Numerous Scholarships

Every year there is a internaitonal Wikimedia conference called "Wikimania" that takes place in different countries. Wikimania is a community conference organised by volunteers in a city that was previously chosen in a bidding procedure. It lasts for four days, offers five topics streams and attracts 800 attendees worldwide.

Wikimedia Austria sponsored six scholarships open to Wikipedians from Austria and Slovakia or chapter members. Also participating were board members Kult Kulac and Christoph Breitler as well as Wikimedia Deutschland advisory board Daneis Barthel and Manuel Schneider, Wikimedia CH advisory board and Wikimedia Offline Project representative.

Presentations by Wikimedia Austria

Collaborative Watchlist

The MediaWiki extension "collaborative watchlist" was presented a while ago, can't however be implemented in the Wikimedia projects yet, since that would require a Wikimedia employees code review. Additionally a vote would be necessary for the community to express its majority wish to aktivate the new feature.

In order to facilitate this process we sent Florian Hackenberger, developer of the extension, to Haifa. He took part in the MediaWiki devlopers meet-up ahead of the actual conference and spoke to key personalities in person. Several software improvements resulted from his participation.

During the Wikimania conference Kurt Kulac and Christoph Breitler made a presentation about the collaborative watchlist in order to interest and convince more users for the project.

We are still gathering signatures in a petition that advocates the launching of the software on the Wikimedia servers:

openZIM / Wikimedia Offline

Advisory board Manuel Schneider organsied a openZIM (the Wikimedia Offline Project) meet-up in Haifa ahead of Wikimania. By scheduling the event just before the conference we were able to attract more international developers and foundation employees to participate.

The two-day meeting - taking part simultaneously with the MediaWiki devlopers' meeting - generated new ideas for the next year. The Wikimedia Foundation will increase its financial and staff support for the project. Two people will work on further developing the Kwix reader, which was already ported to MacOS X and X0 (One Laptop per Child project). openZIM shall receive the support of a developer in order to implement the final missing library functions.

The Global South Meeting, that also took part ahead of the conference in Haifa, had an additional joint informaiton sharing session.

During Wikimania a presentaiton was held which informed the community about the project and the current state of its development.

Founding Member of the CEE (Central and Eastern Europe) - Group

Spontenously several chapters from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) gathered at Wikimania. We were invited ourselves.

The result of the rather pleasant lunch-time discussion was the intent to organise a regional "Wikimedia CEE Conference" and yet another mailing, which is being monitored by advisory board Manuel Schneider on our behalf. At first the event was to be hosted by Wikmedia Czech Republic, the current plans are for Wikimedia Serbia to take over. Persumably the conference will take place in May in Belgrade. We will send out more further informaiton to our memebers and encourage them to participate as soon as we receive a confirmation.

Support for WikiCon 2011

As mentioned above our support for the WikiConvention in Nuremberg was not limited to encourage participation from Austria, we also sponsored the event with an amount of 3,000 Euro.

The WikiConvention 2011 was organised by volunteers in the Nuremberg area, supported by the three German language speaking chapters. Wikimedia Deutschland provided the workforce and took care of the accounting with suppliers and sponsors. By supporting the event together with Wikimedia CH we were able to make it a truly international happening.

Development Aid

Wikimedia Spain (Grant)

Meeting of Wikimedia Spain, Photo: Montgomery, cc-by-sa-3.0

We supported the Spanish chapter that was founded in February 2011 by providing a startup grant of 1,000 Euro. At the chapter meetings in Berlin we got in touch with the Spanish respresentatives who shared their problems with us. Their difficulties reminded us of our own initial financial difficulties in Austria. We were able to start our actual activity almost one year after the founding of our chapter due to the lack of financing. By providing Wikimedia Spain with money they were able to acquire their first office supplies, promotional material and Wikipedia brochures. Further they were able to support a free software contest. Wikimedia Spain has already informed us about their future plans and we are intending to provide additional financial support in the same amount.

The financial support was defined as a credit, but have so far abstained from asking for its repayment. After having received the report of Wikimedia Spain we would like to keep things that way. We are currently contemplating an alternative possiblity - to commit Wikimedia Spain to help another starting chapter in return.


Wikimedia Slovakia (Consulting)

We agreed to support the foundation of Wikimedia Slovakia, together with Wikimedia Deutschland, in a similar way we helped Wikimedia Spain. So far there have beent wo meetings, one of them with a legal adviser to help draw up the bylaws. We will finance the lawyer fees and the travel costs at a rate of 50%.


Wikimedia Portugal (travel costs Fundraising Summit)

For Wikimedia Portugal we covered the travel costs for one participant at the Fundraising Summint organised by us in Vienna.

Infrastructure

Web Site Relauch and CiviCRM Rollout

The exsisting web site was updated an order to supplement it with the software extensions. This gave us the opportunity to have the content and design remodelled by experts.

After an offer of 3,000 Euro for the devlopment of a new and modern website including corporate design the board commissioned the order. The graphic design drafts and the concept were presented and discussed via mailing list and MemberWiki.

The new web site was launched in October. Simultaneously the CiviCRM, an addition to Drupal, was installed in order to be able to centrally manage contacts, members, donations, memeberhip fees and the like. CiviCRM is free software developed with the needs of NPOs in mind. It is being used by the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikmedia Sweden. At the Fundraising Summit Holger of Wikimedia Sweden demonstrated the CiviCRM extensions intended to simplify the administration of donations and memebership applications. Furthermore Holger takes care of the entire accounting using this software.


Further Development of CiviCRM

Impressed by the abilities of the software the board made the decision to support Holger with the devlopment of his modules, in order to made them usable for every Wikimedia chapter and to ensure compatibility with the next generations of Drupal and CiviCRM. We were able to obtain access to the Wikimedia software repository for Holger. Since then his modules are available to everybody in the Wikimedia SVN:

With the turn of the chapter year in August/September 2011 CiviCRM is being officially used by us. Not all funcitons are ready yet and we need more training to be able to make use of the possibilities provided by CiviCRM. There are, however, already appreciable improvements and simplifications in the administration.

There were two development meetings at Manuel's:

Wikimedia CH joined the project in October and covered half of the expenses of the second meeting.

Assuming Control of Wikipedia.at

Wikipedia-logo-de.png

The internet domain "wikipedia.at" had been the property of a Wikimedia Deutschland member for a few years now. With the assistance of the German chapter we were able to to transfer it to Wikimedia Austria. This process took almost two months to complete.

Subsequently we commissioned the programming of a search portal for Wikipedia (costs: 170 Euro). At wikimedia.at one can now search in all languages spoken in Austria. An additional advantage is that this web site is being used in Austria as a starting point for Wikipedia searches and thus provides us with the opporunity to contact Austrian users and promote our organisation and donation calls.

The search portal went live together with the donation drive and is being hosted free of charge, just like the other web platforms, by the company mastersystems in Germany.

Membership Campaign instead of Fundraiser

After the very successful fundraising campaign from Novermber 2011 to January 2012 new contracts were negotiated by the Wikimedia Foundation for the upcoming fundraising drive. We shared the draft agreement with our members and initiated a discussion:

In preparation of the funraising campaign a Fundraising Summit in Vienna was organised. Wikimedia Austria signed the fundraising agreement.

A big surprise was announced at the Wikimania in Haifa: The board of the Wikimedia Foundation had decided that the foundation did not have enough influence over the chapters when it comes to the donations (booking, reports, accounting, spending) while carrying all the responsiblity towards the donors by itself. Therefore the board immideately stopped the fundraising drive by the chapters. The already singed agreements would have to be declared null and void. Instead the Wikimedia Foundation was to collect all the donations and fund its chapters in the form of grants.

On the spot in Haifa the board started negotiations with Barry Newstead, employee of the Wikimedia Foundation and responsible fo the fundraising agreements. Our compromise was as follows: We will without difficulties receive a grant at the conditions we asked for and in return we shall abstain from excersising the already signed fundraising agreement.

The grant agreement was not an easy task. The Wikimedia Foundation was pushing to increase its influence over the chapters and to impose US american rules on them. On internal-l the dissatisfaction was reaching new heights for weeks. We then made the decision to hire our own lawyer to draft a counter-proposal - as close as possible to the original document but legally acceptable to us. This step tunred out to be successful and the document proposed by us was accepted as the final draft with just a few changes. After the Wiki Loves Monuments award ceremony our chairman and tresurer signed the agreement with executive director Sue Gardner and in-house counsel Geoff Brigham present. The latter two received the documentation to hand it to Barry Newstead for signing.

Since we are no longer involved with the fundraising drive, we now gather donation directly over wikimedia.at or wikipedia.at. Furthermore we have begun to actively attract more members. CiviCRM is going to help us with that, the appearance in Dornbirn was another step in this direction. As soon as the online form is released we will contact all donors from 2010 and invite them to become members. A mass of members - even the ones who are no part of the Wikimedia universe - will be important for our future political activity, plus we also still need more help.

Promotion Material

In the course of the past year we established and acquired a basic set of promotional products for Wikimedia and its various projects. Next year we plan to complement the current stock by printing brochures and flyers. Wikimedia Austria currently orders and stores:

  • Wikipedia logo stickers
  • Wiki Loves Monuments stickers
  • Austria-Design lanyards with Wikipedia logo and name
  • Roll-up displays
    • Wikipedia
    • Wiki Loves Monuments
    • Wikimedia

Additionally we have also received promotional products from other chapters (e.g. t-shirts, candles and swag pins) which were mostly given out already.

All our products can be requested by members at all times and used for promotional purposes.

Internal: Board Activity

Our board's activity has icnreased together with the financial possibilites and activities of the chapter. In order to achieve that we had to build up new infrastructure and create work flows. Therefore we weill dedicate a part of the report to these issues.

Documenting Decisions and Procedures

Decisions are usually taken at board meetings and documented in the Board-Wiki.

The Board-Wiki serves as a place to conduct business and as a documentation platform. Discussion points for the board meetings and necessary decisions to be made are gathered there to be taken care of during the board meetings. Each meeting has its own subpage containing a brief protocol.

Originally it was planned to create subpages for every decision and then vote on them on the Wiki, like they do in Wikimedia CH. However it tunrs out that we have a large amount of small decisions for which such a process would be too time-consuming. It is more effective to vote quickly during the teleconferences and to note the result in the protocol. Wikimedia CH usually takes a small amount of board decisions each year regarding larger projects while almost never having board meetings. That is why the on-wiki method works there.

The decision-making process is usually kicked off by an announcement on the board's mailing list. Afterward it is briefly discussed during the meeting and a consensual decision is made. There hasn't been a single case last year of needing a majority decision.

In case that a board meeeting didn't have a quorum (i.e. less than four members present) preliminary decisions were taken and the absent members were asked to add their support in the protocol. This process was seldomly necessary but worked in the few cases we tried it.

General Meeting

At the end of 2010 and with the implementation of the Board-Wiki the general meeting was temporarily conducted as a Wiki chart. This allowed every board member to maintain an overview over the members, necessary changes could be handled in an uncomplicated manner (division of labour) and there were no problems comparing and distributing the data.

Meanwhile we were on the lookout for programs to handle the member adminstration. Since we do not have an office and the board's work is decentralised common porgrams are not usable, since we would again suffer a data synchronisation problem.

By implementing CiviCRM we now have a web based, centralised solution that can do a lot more than just administer members. It is a complete contact management tool, offers functionalities to send out circulars to members or to handle to booking of donations and membership fees. We have been using this new system since September but we still need some practice. The more powerful a software is, the more complicated it becomes.

Holger of Wikimedia Sweden coded a few extra modules for us enabling us to provide online membership applications on our homepage. In future we will also be able draw in the membership fees online. This functionality is presently still being tested.

Accounting

Until now accounting has been done in a manual and decentralised fashion. The funraising campaing at the turn of the year 2010/2011 caused great difficulties: Thousands of bookings had to be handled manually. Hundreds of donations were being processed by the bank a single transaction. Erroneous transfers were being back posted. A major portion of the workload was the search of the erroneous transfer in order to book it coorectly. The handling of all donations and the writing of a report therefore lasted up to several months after the actual fundraising drive.

We found a rather simple solution with Wikimedia Sweden: Modified by a few extensions their CiviCRM version was being used for all their bookkeeping. Donations are being registered online and allocated to a certain bookkeeping or bank account (a source). Later the state of the donation can be modified either automatically or manually. When using the Paypal system a confirmation is being sent automatically. Bank transfers can be handled quickly by compiling a list of open payments. With the available data a monthly donations report can be created automatically by the click of a mouse. Floraian Hackenberger integrated his tool for drawing in donations over the electronic banking system in Austria with the Drupal module of Wikimedia Sweden, so we won't use this functionality by using the new software.

Hanlding the entire accountancy with CiviCRM is momentarily an important task. We have already created the technological precondition but need more practice and experience. Since the audit of last year's bookkeeping has now been completed with the general meeting we can focus our attention on this goal.

Treasurers

There have been staff changes as well. After three years Tilman Keskinöz withdrew from the treasurer position in June. We would like to thank him for his commitment at this point.

At the 1st of July we were able to coopt Reiner Strubert as new treasurer. He has not been a chapter member so far, but boosts broad experience as IT-director and controller in a public law company.

At the general meeting on the 10th of December 2011 the long-term board member Dr. Hubert Isopp withdrew from his positon. He had until this point filled the position of deputy treasurer. We would like to to express our gratitude to him as well. He has been comitted to Wikimedia Austria since its founding.

A candidate for the vacant position is Michael Kranewitter, who had previsously retired from this board position as board secretary at the general meeting in 2010.

Contracts, Reports and Protocols

All official document of Wikimedia Austria are archived in our MemberWiki:

There one can access the contracts with the Wikimedia Foundation (chapter, fundraising and grant agreement) or insurance documents (photography equipment). Reports or presentations from our participation in events and projects are being stored there as well.

In case some documents is not to be found be sure that the reason is not malice but simply forgetfulness. Please let us know by writing on our mailing list or asking the board (vorstand@wikimedia.at).

Additionally we prepare a brief report in English each month and publish it on Meta-Wiki

In the past, due to lack of appropriate technology, it was oftentimes problematic to draw up documents on time and hare even among board members. Therefore we acquired three multifunctional appliances - scanner, copy- and fax-machine in one. This enables us to print, digitalise and share documents, promotional material, blanks and contracts any time from Austria and Germany.

Workflows

Due to the geographic spread of the board members across Austria and in Germany the teamwork is entirely digital. A board meeting in Austria had been planned for March 2011 but had to be cancelled duo to schedules packed by the numerous Wikimedia events and commitments. Furthermore during the planning of our MemberWiki and on the mailing list considerable rejections of this idea were formulated.

Board members therefore met (although never in full numbers) at the following occasions:

  • Chapters Meeting
  • Wikimania
  • Fundraising Summit
  • Wiki Loves Monuments awards ceremony, meeting with Sue Gardner
  • general meeting

The workflow over the internet have already smoothened. Supportive measures like acquiring a notebook with an UMTS card and multifunctional printers/scanners were very helpful.

The daily communication is handled over the board mailing list. On average five messages daily are exchanged there. E-mails addressed to verein@wikimedia.at (i.e. ~ chapter@wikimedia.at) are being forwarded to this mailing list too and can be handled by any board member.

The documentation of decisions and other records takes place at the Board-Wiki or in the CiviCRM when it comes to individual/personal information.

In order to process requests, questions and ideas there is a weekly teleconference on Skype. It normally takes place each Wednesday from 20 to 22 o'clock CET and the agenda accumulated in the Board-Wiki is being worked off.

Future: Outlook and Ideas

Budget 2012

Based on the preceding year's activities, experiences and ideas the board worked out a preliminary estimate for the coming calendar year. This proposal was submitted in due time on the 31st of August as a "Program Plan" to the Wikimedia Foundation. On the 11th of October we received an e-mail that Barry Newstead (Wikimedia Foundation) would accept it. The signed Grant Agreement together with the proposal confirmation were delivered by mail on the 9.12.2011, in time ahead of the general members' meeting.

We tried to devise the budget positions in a flexible yet precise manner. The goal was to be able to realise spontaneous ideas while still having a solid plan for the upcoming year.

For the coming year we would prefer to draw the plan up together. For this to happen we would need an effective process that keeps the negotiations from getting out of hand.


Wikimania 2012 in Washington D.C.

Wikimania 2012 will be organised in Washigton D.C. from the 12th to the 14th of july by the newly founded local chapter. Advisor Manuel Schneider is in close contact with the organising team.

Wikimedia Austria has already announced its intention to carry out the Chapter Scholarships idea. We would like to see as much participation from Austria as possible and are therefore planning to once gain grant ten scholarships. We shall promote the information through our mailing list, our MemberWiki and our home page.

WikiCon 2012 in the Four-Country Area

After having supported two events in the German-speaking Wikimedia community - the Skillshare in Lüneburg adn the WikiConvention in Nuremberg - and having expressed the wish to organise a meeting, the board of Wikimedia Austria decided to initiate the process. The organisation and concept remain a community responsibility.

There were volunteers from Austria, Switzerland and Germany and the idea was born to set the "WikiCon 2012" in the Four-Country area of the German speaking community - the place where Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Liechtenstein meet. Dornbirn is currently being evaluated as a possible venue. Due to the exsisting contacts between the Wikimedia Austria and the local Linux Usergroup as well as professors at the technical college the conditions for organising such an event are very good. On the 21st of December the recotrate of the University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg will discuss whether it will officially host the WikiCon 2012 and thereby support us.

Wiki Loves Monuments 2012

Unfortunately no Austrian participation: Evaluating WLM 2011 and planning WLM 2012. We need more people for our international relations.

At the GLAM and DISH conferences that took place between the 1st and the 5th of December 2011 in Amsterdam and the 6th and 9th of December in Rotterdam respectively the development for a worldwide Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 photo contest was initiated. The European Parliament should be invovled in the process in order to solve the Freedom of Panorama complications at the European level (photographs made in Italy, or instance, cannot be published without being released by the structure's owner).

Wikimedia Austria has raised its WLM 2012 budget in order to promote and sponsor foto activities in Austrian regions lacking numerous free license images (similar to the funding fo the Central Hesse fotographing acitivies by the German community budget in September 2011). One of the goals is to involve the local communities and municipalities.

Appeal

The chapter's success depends on the people taking part in the projects. That in mind, it is irrelevant whether someone is a member or not - the results count. Our vison "Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's our goal." is the top priority. Wikimedia Austria is a supporting organisation, mouthpiece, financier and ressources provider for that vision. Your ideas and projects are our main focus.

In order to stay up to date about Wikimedia and to be able to take part in projects we welcome you to join our public mailing list and MemberWiki (open to everyone after e-mail verification):