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Welcome to the IWG Imaging Wiki Contributors’ Toolbox. This page aims to provide information and resources for those interested in contributing to the Imaging Wiki.

Ways to Get Involved[edit source]

Join the AIC IWG
We envision that the IWG will be made up of small topic groups that will be collaborating to contribute to the Imaging Wiki by gathering and publishing information focused on specific topics and subtopics. These groups will have leads who will act as the team publisher to get the group’s content on the Wiki. That means you do not necessarily have to edit the Wiki to contribute.

There will be an initial interest meeting on October 6, 2020 for contribution to the Imaging Wiki. However, if you miss that meeting but you are interested in getting involved, contact the IWG team at AIC.ImagingWG@gmail.com and we can get you connected with a team and ongoing project.

Join a Topic/Project Group
There will be small task groups working in teams on specific topics, subtopics, and projects. The Help:IWG Help Wanted page will include a list of ongoing projects that are seeking participation and contribution. You can also contact the IWG team AIC.ImagingWG@gmail.com about ongoing projects.

Become a Team Lead
Team leads will be needed for the small topic groups working on specific content. These team leads will connect the groups with the IWG leadership team, facilitate group meetings and group progress for researching/gathering/developing of the content for the Wiki. They can choose to upload content to the Wiki themselves or coordinate with a Wiki editor to ensure that the group’s contributions are published.

Team leads should be experienced in the topic area or driven to lead the research and development of a topic. They should be willing and able to take on more responsibility for communication, organization, and progress for the task group. If necessary, topics and projects can also have co-leads.

Do you have a topic that you want to focus on and lead the development of for inclusion on the Wiki? If so, please contact the IWG leadership team AIC.ImagingWG@gmail.com.

Become a Wiki Editor
If you would like to edit the Wiki, contact the IWG leadership team AIC.ImagingWG@gmail.com and include a message about your level of experience with Wiki editing and the area(s) of interest in publishing and participating with. We can help you get registered with the AIC e-Editor and get on the AIC-Wiki listserv. To become a wiki editor, you must either be familiar with wiki editing or watch the training video here.

Explore the guidelines for creating and maintaining pages. Resources include the AIC-Wiki Resources page and the more general AIC Wiki User Guidelines.
A great way to learn the MediaWiki software is to create and edit your User page.

Community Guidelines[edit source]

These Community Guidelines are heavily borrowed from the BPG Contributors Toolbox. The BPG group did a great job outlining the community guidelines and so we have based ours on their great example!

Edit boldly
We encourage IWG editors to edit in the following ways:

  • It is always okay to fix typos or add citations.
  • It is always okay to add to Talk/Discussion pages.
  • It is usually okay to add information to a page. If there is an IWG Wiki Team Lead listed at the top of a page, send an email to them first. If you have trouble getting in touch or would like to discuss your edits, email us at AIC.ImagingWG@gmail.com.


If you would like to make significant edits or changes to a page, please contact the IWG leadership team AIC.ImagingWG@gmail.com. We can connect you with others that may be currently working on the page and ensure that the changes are appropriate.

The IWG leadership team will monitor changes to our pages, so we may be in touch about edits and updates.

Some of the other AIC Groups have different processes for drafting, reviewing and publishing. Before editing pages outside of the IWG Imaging Wiki, check with them.

Always provide an edit summary
Any time edits and changes are made to a page, please summarize these in the Summary text entry field located under the main edit box. This will allow us to track changes and understand the edits made. It also helps to determine who added what. We encourage you to be concise but specific. “Made change” or “Added content” is not very specific, but “Added text to illustrate reflected IR imaging” is a more helpful summary. Minor changes can be summarized with a brief note like “fixed spelling”. The “History” link at the top of the page will provide edit summaries to be reviewed for any Wiki page. More information about edit summaries can be found through this Wikipedia help page.

Give credit for contributions
Include your name at the top of the page as a “Wiki Contributors” if you add content to an IWG Imaging Wiki page. If you add content for someone else, please make sure that this is recorded in the summary field and also add their name to the “Wiki Contributors.” Adding content for someone else should only be done with the permission of the contributor.

Cite your work
Please make sure that you cite work appropriately. This will improve the credibility of the Imaging Wiki and will be most useful to colleagues and researchers. Appropriate citation will allow our community to best connect with the related literature and resources. Until we establish separate guidelines for IWG references, please consider the BPG Reference and Bibliography Protocols for guidance. When referencing AIC Wiki pages, use an embedded link instead of a formal citation. We are starting to establish the IWG Reference and Bibliography Protocols, but this is a work in progress.

Written by and for conservation professionals, cultural heritage imaging specialists and allied professionals
While references to published sources are best, the IWG Imaging Wiki can include statements based on the author's original research, on-going projects, personal experiences and training. This is different from Wikipedia, which does not allow original research. Readers are expected to use their professional judgement when evaluating all information on the Wiki. That being said, accuracy is our standard. If you see something that looks wrong, please contact us at AIC.ImagingWG@gmail.com.

Be courteous
The IWG community members come from different fields and backgrounds, and as a result views and perspectives may vary widely. Please treat others with respect and come to this collaborative community with an open mind.

Images and Videos in the IWG Imaging Wiki[edit source]

Uploading images
Images (.jpg, .gif, .pdf, and others) can be uploaded by clicking on the "Upload file" link on the navigation bar at the bottom of each page. It’s best if the image is edited, cropped, and compressed to a manageable size (between 1 and 5 MB) before uploading.

Copyright
It is the contributor’s responsibility to have permission to publish from other rights holders. These rights holders may be the owners of the objects included in the image, the photographer, the illustrator or any copyright holders other than the author/contributor. Appropriate credit should be provided. Wikipedia’s Image Use Policy provides some guidance. As stated on the AIC Wiki User Guidelines page “Copyright and Licensing”, “all material published by AIC is governed by a license agreement. Under the terms of the license, authors retain copyright of their work and are free to publish the work elsewhere. AIC, however, retains the right to re-publish the work in various media and formats.”

Credits and captions
Please include short captions on the wiki pages. Full credit and citations for an image can be included in the description of the file when you upload it. When you click on an image on the wiki, you can see details of when and by whom the photo was taken.

Useful “How-to” Pages[edit source]