Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Follow by email

If you just want to know the updates as they are posted to the HoPAu blog, and not necessarily all the argy bargy on the email list, then check out the new 'subscribe by email' box on the HoPAu blog right side. Subscribing that way, simply gives you the announcements we post on the blog. We hope this helps some of you stay in touch with what we're doing, in a way that suites you best.

RSS, forwards to the email forum, and your ability to simply remember and come back to us at the site, all still work too.

HoPAu on Wikimedia Outreach

We've established a home on the web for all the cross wiki work going on. The Wikimedia Outreach HoPAU page, is the project portal out into the various Wikimedia Foundation spaces including Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikibooks, Wikinews and Wikiversity. We hope this page simplifies your navigation and understanding around the project. As HoPAU grows, the page on Outreach will become increasingly important in coordinating and keeping track of work across the various wiki projects. The old Wikiversity page that was originally serving this role, now becomes the space for data presentation and research, educational resource development (such as readers and courses), and the archive of the original tender.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Have you previewed the book yet?

I'm not sure if people interested in the HOPAu project have taken the time to look at the books that Laura Hale has compiled for the project. They're dynamic content, meaning as we help develop the content, the book compilation get's updated too. In this screen recording I take a look at the Australian Paralympians book, checking out how much a paper back version costs from PediaPress, and previewing the look and feel of it. I stopped short of actually buying one because well, I'm as poor (or tight) as the next guy and, the content is still rapidly developing. I'll buy one in a few months time I reckon... but others might like to think about getting a 'before' version, and an 'after' version later. Or maybe you'd just like to compile your own book, made up of your favourite Wikipedia pages about the Paralympics - yes, you can do that... see the left hand menu item called: "create a book".

Laura has also compiled another book called, Australia at the Paralympics. See if you can work out from my screen recording how to check that one out, it's equally as interesting.

The Book feature on all Wikimedia Projects - pretty cool.