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Wiki Committees[edit source]

Each section of the AIC wiki is overseen by a group AIC volunteer members. For more information on how to participate in a wiki group please contact the appropriate wiki chair or contact AIC's e-Editor.

Wiki Tips & Wikipedia Resources[edit source]

Tips on common editing tasks and useful Wikipedia resources have been moved to the Help:Editing page.

Requests for Technical Fixes/Updates[edit source]

Please use this space to make notes on things that you'd like to see as technical improvements to our wiki platform i.e. not content related but issues relating to our template, functionality, plugins, etc. Please use your signature and timestamp so we can track requests and include them in future requests to our wiki contractor. --RPArenstein (talk) 13:46, 25 March 2020 (CDT)

Printing Defaults

  • when pages are printed, even as pdfs, headers print out at full links, and it wastes a lot of space. Can we change that?--Kkelly (talk) 14:05, 20 April 2020 (CDT). WikiWorks believes that this issue will likely go away after the upcoming MediaWiki upgrade. --RPArenstein (talk) 23:32, 30 December 2020 (CST)


  • Do we need an additional plugin to be able to create Navigation Boxes? (User:Dknauf, January 25, 2020). This can be done with templates but navigation boxes can be more automated and part of upcoming templates as part of the late 2021 upgrade to semantic wiki.--RPArenstein (talk) 23:32, 30 December 2020 (CST)

Please use "Book and Paper", not "Book & Paper", in the drop down menus, categories, breadcrumbs, etc. (double check this with your current BPG coordinators at the time of change.--Kkelly (talk) 14:56, 20 April 2020 (CDT)
Analytics: --Kkelly (talk) 14:26, 20 April 2020 (CDT) I can see total page views for an individual page, but it would be nice to know:

    • unique views, location of users, etc. --RPArenstein (talk) 23:32, 30 December 2020 (CST)I can provide some of this information to wiki chairs upon request using our Google Analytics account
    • view counts for pdfs (when link is direct, the page view count does not work) --RPArenstein (talk) 23:32, 30 December 2020 (CST) this is not currently possible
    • Page views for our own silo (e.g. all BPG Wiki pages) --RPArenstein (talk) 23:32, 30 December 2020 (CST) some version of this may be possible with a custom extension that pulls info from our Google Analytics account. This can hopefully be included in the semantic wiki update in late 2021. Note that HitCounters ("total page views for an individual page") were removed from core MediaWiki. Also, some browsers are beginning to block the Google Analytics JavaScript. One workaround would be to install an on-server analytics package. Something that can be considered when our wiki is moved to its to AWS hosting with its own server space and dedicated IP (expected January 2021).


  • Is there a way that videos have easily have captions, as with images? I've made a work-around with tables, but it is clunky.--Kkelly (talk) 14:05, 20 April 2020 (CDT)
  • Can we embed Vimeo videos, not just YouTube Videos?--Kkelly (talk) 14:05, 20 April 2020 (CDT)

--RPArenstein (talk) 23:32, 30 December 2020 (CST)This request has been included in WikiWorks SOW#6 to be completed 1/2021.

Topics for Development and/or Collaboration[edit source]

This space can be used for ongoing thoughts and conversations on how AIC wiki creators can work together on this platform. AIC e-Editor December 12, 2012

Shared Style Guides:--Kkelly (talk) 14:21, 20 April 2020 (CDT) Currently, there are two pages relating to style

BPG has developed style guides for our pages and we would be pleased if they became guides for the larger AIC Wiki. They are:

Shared Topic Pages: --Kkelly (talk) 14:21, 20 April 2020 (CDT) It would be great if we could identify strong pages in each other's specialty group silos that should be developed into shared resources. My suggestions are below:

<rr> I have noticed that certain topics that would be fertile ground for collaboration include - musical instruments could be collaboratively written by WAG and OSG, solvent use and disposal could be collaboratively written by the Committee for Sustainable Conservation Practices and the Health and Safety committee. I imagine it is possible to have these pages both be linked to different areas of the wiki (ex. the link under the OSG page and the WAG page could both go to a page about musical instrument conservation). Once the page has been started it can of course be linked to other pages easily, so it isn't like a specialty group really 'owns' any of the pages, they can be written collaboratively --Rosedcull 20:03, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Yes, OSG and WAG are currently discussing areas of overlap and there are members working on entries that would be relevant to both groups, including musical instruments. The Objects wiki group has previously announced their willingness to collaborate with other specialty groups and committees via the AIC Wiki listserv, has received several positive responses, and remains committed to this endeavor. The wiki platform provides an excellent tool for this type of group work, but we do need to be aware of and respect that each specialty group and committee has their own sets of guidelines for how their pages appear, processes for their editing, and final approval. --LGordon 20:47, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Human Remains (OSG, TSG, BPG - the remains, associated wrappings, remains made into other materials, the ethics of working on these materials, the conservation approach to these materials - the great thing about human remains is we would probably not have to emphasize the need to contact a conservator as much as other materials, and it would be really useful for a conservator to have a collection of information about remains and additional reading.

Water - tap water, DI water, RO water - I would find a page on each really useful, right now I have to hunt around to find something on water, it is in a number of different places (BPG, CSCP). 3. Surfactants - the information on surfactants that is important to conservators would be really useful. 4. Solvents - it would be great to have all the information about acetone, ethanol, mineral spirits on one page - what materials are soluble in these solvents, the toxicity, the teas chart, etc.

I have begun a page about setting up a conservation laboratory, Setting up a Conservation Lab which could be a good place to start putting some of this general information about information. --Rosedcull 05:25, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Yes, it seems like the discussions of water, solvents, and other materials would fit naturally in the "Work Practices" section of the wiki and can be easily linked to from other pages. --LGordon 21:04, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

I am going to try to upload a file from Wikimedia commons onto this page using the code offered for "upload to a wiki", as Mary H. Gridley requested --Rosedcull 05:41, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

2011-09-15 13-20-34-eglise-st-maimboeuf

Trying the code for "Use this file on a website" <a title="By This photo was taken by Bresson Thomas. Please credit this with : Photo : Bresson Thomas in the immediate vicinity of the image. If you use one of my photos, please email me (account needed) or leave me a short message on my discussion page. It would be greatly appreciated. Do not copy this image illegally by ignoring the terms of the license below, as it is not in the public domain. If you would like special permission to use, license, or purchase the image please contact me to negotiate terms. English | Français | +/− (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons" href=""><img width="512" alt="2011-09-15 13-20-34-eglise-st-maimboeuf" src="//"/></a>

Disclaimers on the AIC Wiki[edit source]

Information in this section has been moved to Project:Disclaimers

Definitions[edit source]

For simple definitions, Wikipedia can be a good resource we can use to fill in some empty spaces on pages and page sections that aren't conservation-specific (i.e. "History" sections). For information about re-using Wikipedia content and crediting it appropriately, I recommend taking the time to read the Reusing Wikipedia Content page. Here is an example of accreditation from the Wire Recordings page:

"This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Valdemar Poulsen which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0."

--Smorgan (talk) 14:33, 20 July 2014 (CDT)