CZ:Biology Workgroup/Biology Week planning

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Welcome to Biology Week planning!



We are planning a big "online convention" of Biologists here on the Citizendium. Would you like to see more work done on articles about Approved Article Biology on Citizendium? Then here is your chance to make a difference. Leading up to this week, we will be doing quite a bit of recruitment (on Biology mailing lists, departments, and so forth). We'll try to tap into many networks so that there is general awareness both of the Citizendium and of this special week. Consider it a major kick-off for the Biology Workgroup.

We need your help to make this happen. This page lists volunteers for different (mostly recruitment) functions. Won't you sign up and make the Biology Week a success? Any author can sign up to do anything, other than serve as the coordinator for the week.

Dates: September 22-28

Biology Week Coordinators: Supten Sarbadhikari and Daniel Mietchen

Important links:

Preparation

General preparation

Task Volunteers Location to output
Volunteer as Workgroup Week Coordinator for the Biology Workgroup Sign here if you're an Biology Editor and you'll be able to put in some time on this project & possibly talk to the press Supten Sarbadhikari and Daniel Mietchen
Develop CZ:Biology Workgroup brilliantly
So that it is "ready for prime time." (Needs multiple volunteers.)
Sign your name here CZ:Biology Workgroup
Complete the CZ:Core Articles Biology list
So there are at least 99 topics on the list, and the list is coherent and credible as a list of "top priority" topics.
Done CZ:Core_Articles/Biology
Check for empty subpages and missing definitions in approved Biology articles Brian P. Long Category:Biology_Approved

Letter composition

Task Volunteers Location of output
Adapt (as necessary) the letter to academic departments & organizations you'll find at CZ:Workgroup Weeks/Endorsement Letter Template. Supten Sarbadhikari and Anthony.Sebastian Academic Recruitment Letter
Adapt (as necessary) the letter to mailing lists you'll find at CZ:Workgroup Weeks/Mailing List Letter Template. Supten Sarbadhikari and Anthony.Sebastian Insert link to page
Adapt (as necessary) the letter to bloggers you'll find at CZ:Workgroup Weeks/Blogger Letter Template. Supten Sarbadhikari Insert link to page
Adapt (as necessary) the press release you'll find at CZ:Workgroup Weeks/Press Release Template. Supten Sarbadhikari Insert link to page

Academic recruitment

Task Volunteers Location of output
Write recruitment letter aimed at academics Brian P. Long Biology Week academic recruitment letter
Make a list of top academic departments in the field; use this academic recruitment sign-up page
Remember to delete e-mail addresses after mails and reminders are sent
Brian P. Long Biology Week academic recruitment list
Send letter, respond to any reply, and post any endorsements on the workgroup week's page. Sign your name here Insert link to page
Welcoming committee
As new Biology editors arrive (check this "special page"--it's under "logs"), send them a welcoming message and offer to help get them started; also, put their names here on this page
Sign your name(s) here Insert link to page
See the press release section below for recruitment via journals.

Internet recruitment

Within CZ itself

Task Volunteers Location of output
Create a template that can be added to user talk pages. Larry Sanger Template:Biology Week User Call to Arms
Place template on user talk pages of Biology Editors and Authors Larry Sanger User talk pages

Mailing lists

Task Volunteers Location of output
Create a sign-up page for Biology mailing lists following this template. Larry Sanger Mailing lists
On the sign-up page, locate and give the address (and possibly other info) of as many active mailing lists as possible--at least three, but please try to do more than that. Sign your name here Insert link to page
Be "driver"--make sure people follow through with--the mailing list recruitment Sign your name here Insert link to page
Please be aware that mailing list recruitment has its own sign up page! Please pitch in there!

Web forums

Task Volunteers Location of output
Create a sign-up page for Biology Web forums following this template. Larry Sanger Forums sign-up page
On the sign-up page, locate and give the address (and, if relevant, other info) of as many active Web forums as possible. Sign your name here Insert link to page
Be "driver"--make sure people follow through with--forum recruitment Sign your name here Insert link to page
Please be aware that forum recruitment has its own sign up page! Please pitch in there!

Blogs

Task Volunteers Location of output
Create a sign-up page for Biology blogs following this template. Larry Sanger Blog sign-up page
On the sign-up page, collect, from your blog search engine(s) or other resource of course, the addresses of some very high-traffic blogs devoted mostly to the workgroup's topic. Sign your name here Insert link to page
Be "driver"--make sure people follow through with--blog recruitment Sign your name here Insert link to page
Please be aware that blog recruitment has its own sign up page! Please pitch in there!

"Big" websites

Task Volunteers Location of output
Create a sign-up page for Biology "big" websites following this template. Larry Sanger Big website sign-up
On the sign-up page, locate the leading websites (not blogs) for the discipline. Sign your name here Insert link to page
Be "driver"--make sure people follow through with--"big" website recruitment Sign your name here Insert link to page
Please be aware that "big" website recruitment has its own sign up page! Please pitch in there!

Press release

Task Volunteers Location of output
Create list of industry publications and e-mail addresses/Web contact form URLs; use this template. Larry Sanger Press release management
Send copies of the press release in advance to the industry publications. Larry Sanger Press release management
Send reminders on the first day of the Workgroup Week. Sign your name here Insert link to page
Write a community page article in PLoS Biology about Biology Week. Daniel Mietchen and Supten Sarbadhikari CZ:Biology Week/PLoS
General help with this: Daniel Mietchen 15:48, 15 May 2008 (CDT)

The Week itself

See above for beginning-of-week reminders to mailing lists, blogs, etc.

Task Volunteers Location of output
Announce the start of the week to Citizendium-L, Citizendium-Editors, and the workgroup's mailing list. Larry Sanger 10:20, 23 September 2008 (CDT) Done on the lists
On Monday morning, change front page workgroup banner. Mock-ups available here. Please critique them! Marielle Fields Newsome Main Page
At the end of each day, report on the workgroup mailing list what new articles have been started and what significant work was done (except for welcoming new people). Help "cheerlead." Sign your name here Insert link to page
At the end of each day, welcome new arrivals "publicly," on the workgroup mailing list. Help "cheerlead." Sign your name here Insert link to page
Do an end-of-week wrap-up e-mail. Sign your name here Insert link to page