User talk:B Kelly
Welcome to the Citizendium! We hope you will contribute boldly and well. Here are pointers for a quick start. You'll probably want to know how to get started as an author. Just look at CZ:Getting Started for other helpful "startup" links, and CZ:Home for the top menu of community pages. Be sure to stay abreast of events via the Citizendium-L (broadcast) mailing list (do join!) and the blog. Please also join the workgroup mailing list(s) that concern your particular interests. You can test out editing in the sandbox if you'd like. If you need help to get going, the forums is one option. That's also where we discuss policy and proposals. You can ask any constable for help, too. Me, for instance! Just put a note on their "talk" page. Again, welcome and have fun! Chris Key 15:30, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
Some ideas for contributions
welcome aboard CZ. Chris has already given you some hints as to how things work here in general, and I wish to add some more practical suggestions on what possibilities you have to contribute. For a start, I am displaying below the current state of CZ articles related to some of the topics you mention in your bio or that I know to be of interest to you (I am following you on Twitter). For icon documentation, see Template:Rpl/Doc:
- United Kingdom Office for Library and Information Networking : Add brief definition or description
- UKOLN : Add brief definition or description
- Joint Information Systems Committee : Add brief definition or description
- Internet : International "network of networks" that connects computers together through the Internet Protocol Suite and supports applications like Email and the World Wide Web.
- World Wide Web : A global collection of information presented in the form of documents hosted on networked computers and available to the public.
- Web 2.0 : A description of the WWW that allows for greater social interaction between producers and consumers, authors and readers of content, to the point where such distinctions become meaningless.
- Digital library : A library in which collections are stored in digital formats (as opposed to print, microform, or other media) and accessible by computers.
- Reference manager : Add brief definition or description
- Blog : A type of website, usually personal, often organized with posts in reverse chronological order.
- Wiki : A website that allows anyone (with registration required or not) to edit any page and to add new pages.
- Microblogging : The practice of making short pieces of information (a few words or phrases, often with links and sorted in chronological order) public on a regular basis.
- Twitter : A popular microblogging service, allowing users to post status updates of up to 140 characters via the Internet, mobile phone or a wide variety of applications that use the API.
- Scientific method : The concept of systematic inquiry based on hypotheses and their testing in light of empirical evidence.
- Science : The organized body of knowledge based on non–trivial refutable concepts that can be verified or rejected on the base of observation and experimentation
- Open data : Data that are publicly available for use, reuse and redistribution, typically for free via the World Wide Web.
- Open access : The free, immediate online access to the results of research, coupled with the right to use those results in new and innovative ways.
- Open science : A movement aimed at making the process of scientific research more transparent both within and beyond the scientific community, and at sharing its results with the widest possible audience.
- The Guardian : Daily national newspaper published in the United Kingdom.
- United Kingdom : Constitutional monarchy which includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
In case you are involved in homework assignments, please consider doing so via Eduzendium articles.
I hope the issue of how to name your account will soon be settled.
Looking forward to fruitful collaborative editing, --Daniel Mietchen 22:04, 15 August 2010 (UTC)