Project:Current events

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This page is a compendium of some information gleaned from our various wiki edit-a-thons, and wiki meetings at the AIC annual meeting for coding tips visit the Community Portal page. Please feel free to add an update. Don't forget that there is a lot of great information on the Wiki Editors' Resources page --RPArenstein (talk) 12:16, 16 November 2016 (CST)

Updates[edit source]


January 2021 Hosting and WikiWorks updates[edit source]

Server setup

  1. Set up, configure and test a LAMP stack (or similar) on a new AWS environment.
  2. Install git and composer.
  3. Set up SSL.

Upgrade to MediaWiki 1.35 - MediaWiki will be set up on a fresh AWS server.

  1. Update MediaWiki to version 1.35LTS.
  2. Update all skins and extensions to their latest compatible versions.
  3. Research incompatible extensions, perform any minor fixes needed and propose replacements (if needed).
  4. Migrate to the new server.

Install VisualEditor - The VisualEditor is a WYSIWYG editor that makes adding or modifying pages much easier.

  1. Install VisualEditor.
  2. Install all dependencies.
  3. Configure VisualEditor to allow simple WYSIWYG editing of content pages.

Install ElasticSearch - The built-in MediaWiki search is not very good at all. Wikipedia uses ElasticSearch instead.

  1. Install ElasticSearch and its dependencies.
  2. Install Elastica & CirrusSearch.
  3. Configure to work with the existing wiki.

Miscellaneous

  1. Install a Vimeo widget.
  2. Install a Google Calendar widget.
  3. Replace Google Analytics with the newer GTag.
  4. Restyle the Main Page to match the new skin version.
  5. Open external links in a new tab.
  6. Make visited links more distinct.

March 2019 WikiWorks updates[edit source]

The following work was completed by Ike Hecht, WikiWorks 3-18-2020:


Future work that was suggested includes:

  1. We will need to update PHP to version 7 to support the new MediaWiki version. But we need the current wiki to stick with running PHP 5. That means we'll need to run PHP 5 & 7 side by side to perform this update. That is a very tricky configuration. Please contact your host and ask if they can perform this for you. Otherwise, we will need root access to the server (you can ask them about this as well - they almost certainly won't allow it) and it will take some time to set that up.
  2. This might be a good time to migrate your host. As I've mentioned, we offer hosting starting at $50/month plus a setup fee, but really we can work with any host you prefer, including a new VPS on your current host. This will make the above PHP issue much easier to deal with.
  3. We will probably need to switch the External Link extension to a more modern extension. That is a good thing as the current one is not so good.
  4. There is a [testwiki site] that should be updated as well.
  5. The Lockdown extension may not be compatible with the new MediaWiki version (this is used to prevent users from reading the Draft namespace).
  6. MediaWiki has removed the "hit counters" feature ("This page has been accessed ### times."). It can be kept functioning by using an extension, but this will take a bit of time.


Assuming numbers 1, 5 & 6 are non-issues, update to version 1.31LTS are estimated at 6 hours in total.

January 2019 Edit-a-thon[edit source]

The following list are issues by AIC wiki Creators during the January 2019 wiki month to be addressed by the WikiWorks contractor as soon as funding allows: All Creators are welcome to add suggestions to the list --RPArenstein (talk) 15:38, 22 December 2018 (CST)

  • Update page listed in the Content Areas from Education & Training (old) to Education & Professional Development. The page is currently set to redirect
  • Tweak color pallet so that there is a greater distinction in the color after a link has been followed (currently the shades of blue are difficult to distinguish)
  • Automatically add icons to external links and links to pdfs (as in Wikipedia) to make links more visually obvious. --Kkelly (talk) 12:39, 26 December 2018 (CST)
  • Automatically add horizontal rules under Level 2 Headers. BPG has manually added these to most of our pages (see example), and we think they look really nice and visually similar to Wikipedia.--Kkelly (talk) 12:50, 26 December 2018 (CST)
  • Nested bullets are poorly distinguished. Consider changing the level 2 bullet to an open circle. --Kkelly (talk) 12:50, 26 December 2018 (CST)
  • Improve formatting when pages are printed. Currently, all embedded internal and external links print out as urls. As with Wikipedia, it would be better if internal inks were printed as the text, but underlined.--Kkelly (talk) 12:50, 26 December 2018 (CST)
  • Structural issues with the breadcrumbs especially when there are multiple categories
  • In particular, the hierarchy for the BPG breadcrumb is not correct. The hierarchies as currently expressed on the Breadcrumbs page are currently:
and they should be something like this:
--Kkelly (talk) 12:39, 26 December 2018 (CST)

Best Practices call with wiki leaders January 15, 2019[edit source]

Agenda

  • Best practices for preserving legacy content while updating pages
  • Moving away from print-based formatting to more wiki intuitive page naming
  • Disclaimers
  • Page status notifications
  • Coordinated use of categories


Disclaimers[edit source]

From the AIC wiki guidelines page section on disclaimers

All pages regarding treatment or hands-on procedure have a disclaimer to advert against the use of the described procedures by non-conservators. The disclaimer reads: “ This article describes conservation procedures. It is meant to be used as exchange of technical information among trained art conservators and should not be used by non-conservators to intervene in cultural property."


The goal of this wiki page is to provide information on the broad range of materials and topics encountered in the conservation of paintings. This information is intended to be used by conservators, museum professionals, and members of the public for educational purposes only. It is not designed to substitute for the consultation of a trained conservator. To find a conservator, please visit AIC's Find a Conservator page.

seen in:
PSG catalog - http://www.conservation-wiki.com/w/index.php?title=Paintings&action=edit


This entry is a Draft

seen in:
History of Conservators & Conservation - http://www.conservation-wiki.com/w/index.php?title=History_of_Conservation_and_Conservators&action=edit

Copyright 2021. The Book and Paper Group Wiki is a publication of the Book and Paper Group of the American Institute for Conservation. It is published as a convenience for the members of the Book and Paper Group. Publication does not endorse nor recommend any treatments, methods, or techniques described herein. Information on researching with the wiki and citing the BPG Wiki can be found on the Reference and Bibliography Protocols page. The BPG Wiki coordinators can be reached at bookandpapergroup.wiki@gmail.com.

Cite this page:

Project:Current events. 2020. Book and Paper Group Wiki. American Institute for Conservation (AIC). Accessed September 24, 2021. https://www.conservation-wiki.com/wiki/Project:Current_events


THIS ENTRY IS A DRAFT

http://www.conservation-wiki.com/w/index.php?title=Template:In_Progress_Draft


The following Standards and Guidelines are a work in progress intended to spur information and discussion between exhibit personnel, conservators and other museum professionals. It is not designed to substitute for the consultation of a trained conservator.
To find a conservator, please visit AIC's Find a Conservator page.
If you are interested in contributing to or commenting on this text please contact the AIC e-Editor
The following Standards and Guidelines are a work in progress intended to spur discussion between exhibit personnel, conservators and other museum professionals. Please check back in the future as information is added to expand on the Guidelines without currently active links.
If you are interested in contributing to or commenting on this text please contact the AIC e-Editor

seen in:
Exhibition Standards & Guidelines - http://www.conservation-wiki.com/w/index.php?title=Exhibition_Standards_%26_Guidelines


STATE In progress, 1/30/2012 seen in:
BPG Book catalog - http://www.conservation-wiki.com/w/index.php?title=Books_Section_2_-_Examination_and_Documentation_-_Chapter_2._Documentation
BPG Paper catalog - http://www.conservation-wiki.com/w/index.php?title=BP_Chapter_1_-_Fiber_Identification


In progress: Seeking additional comments and images to develop this section


FROM: PMG Cased Photographs - http://www.conservation-wiki.com/w/index.php?title=PMG_Cased_Photographs

http://www.conservation-wiki.com/wiki/PMG_Photographic_Processes


This entry is in the process of being corrected

http://www.conservation-wiki.com/w/index.php?title=Template:In_Progress seen in:
OSG catalog - http://www.conservation-wiki.com/w/index.php?title=Archaeological_Objects
BPG catalog - http://www.conservation-wiki.com/w/index.php?title=Books_Section_2_-_Examination_and_Documentation_-_Chapter_2._Documentation
PMG catalog - http://www.conservation-wiki.com/w/index.php?title=PMG_Cased_Photographs


Peer-review and text editing completed


FROM: http://www.conservation-wiki.com/wiki/Stabilizing_Wet_Photographic_Materials


Seeking updates to previously published information


FROM: http://www.conservation-wiki.com/wiki/PMG_Exhibition_Guidelines_for_Photographic_Materials_(published_2004)

From every Sustainability Committee page:

This page is maintained by the Sustainability Committee at the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). It is intended to provide information about sustainable practices for AIC members, conservation/preservation professionals, and other interested parties within the cultural heritage profession. Please send comments and suggestions to sustainability(at)conservation-us.org.


From the BPG Pages:

Copyright 2021. The Book and Paper Group Wiki is a publication of the Book and Paper Group of the American Institute for Conservation. It is published as a convenience for the members of the Book and Paper Group. Publication does not endorse nor recommend any treatments, methods, or techniques described herein. Information on researching with the wiki and citing the BPG Wiki can be found on the Reference and Bibliography Protocols page. The BPG Wiki coordinators can be reached at bookandpapergroup.wiki@gmail.com.

Cite this page:

Project:Current events. 2020. Book and Paper Group Wiki. American Institute for Conservation (AIC). Accessed September 24, 2021. https://www.conservation-wiki.com/wiki/Project:Current_events


From the OSG Pages:

This entry is in the process of being corrected


CAUTION: The Objects Group Wiki pages are published for the members of the Objects Specialty Group.  
Publication does not endorse or recommend any treatments, methods, or techniques described herein.



From the PSG Pages: The information presented on the Paintings Conservation Wiki is the opinion of the contributors and does not imply endorsement or approval, or recommendation of any treatments, methods, or techniques described.

May 5, 2015 site maintenance[edit source]


Schedule for the AIC Wiki Hack-A-Thon, May 2013, 2015 Miami[edit source]


9:00-9:30 Introductions - Who you are, where you are from, what you know and what you'd like to know about wikis
9:30–10:00 Introduction to preservation wikis - a.k.a. a word from our sponsors


10:00–10:30 Morning Refreshment Break
10:30–11:00 Instruction I: Coding Instruction (split into groups by experience level)


11:00– 11:30 Work time to code based on Instruction Session I - opportunity to implement the tips and tricks from the instruction session
11:30–12:00 Instruction II:

  1. Copyright, fair use, digital commons and digital etiquette - Nora Lockshin
  2. Posting images and video - Rachael Arenstein


12:00–1:30 Lunch
1:30–2:00 Instruction III:

  1. Cross-referencing and integration - Suzy Morgan
  2. Validity banners and peer review - Rachael Arenstein


2:00– 3:00 Work time to code based on Instruction Sessions II & III - opportunity to implement the tips and tricks from the instruction session
3:00–3:30 Afternoon Refreshment Break
3:30– 4:30 Hack-a-thon – Free-time to work independently or in topic groups with Group Leaders

  • Suzy Morgan - EMG
  • Samantha Springer - Materials Testing
  • Shelly Uhlir - Mountmaking
  • Stephanie Watkins - PMG wiki
  • Michele Derrick - CAMEO

and more...


January 2013 Edit-a-thon[edit source]



December 16, 2012 site maintenance[edit source]

The following work was completed on the site by contractor Ike Hecht of WikiWorks:

  • Update MediaWiki version - The MediaWiki version was updated from 1.14.0 to 1.20.2, which is the latest stable version. The old version of MediaWiki together with its database is still available on the server in the /mediawiki-1.14 directory. Due to rewrite rules, this directory is currently inaccessible from the web.
  • Update extensions - The following extensions were brought up to their latest versions:
  • Cite
  • Math – modified to use the external script at : http://www.forkosh.com/mathtex.cgi
  • Lockdown
  • The following extension was removed: Password Reset – This extension is currently incompatible with the new version of MediaWiki and was deemed unnecessary. It has since been largely replaced with core functionality.
  • Password Reset replacement - Resetting passwords in MediaWiki is now largely provided by the Special:PasswordReset page. Users who have supplied email addresses can use this to reset their own passwords and Admins can use it to reset others’ passwords. If it is a requirement in the wiki to reset passwords for users who have not supplied email addresses, the options available will need discussion.
  • Update skin - The custom monobook-based AIC skin was updated to work with the latest version of MediaWiki. A bug in the original skin that caused formatting errors on special pages was corrected. The “About our funder” box was moved from its erroneous placement in the skin into the Main Page’s code.
  • URL structure - The URL structure was simplified. The wiki is now found at: www.conservation-wiki.com/wiki/Main_Page . However, the previous URL structure still works. For example: www.conservation-wiki.com/w/index.php?title=Main_Page.
  • The mediawiki extended toolbar was added
  • Modifications were made to the navigation sidebar but these remain incomplete until the image files can be added fix the appearance.



September 2012 Edit-a-thon[edit source]


January 2012 Edit-a-thon[edit source]