I National Wikipedia Forum held in Azerbaijan

Tue 11 Mar 2014 08:39 GMT | 12:39 Local Time

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Wikipedia Azerbaijan held I National Wikipedia Forum on 10 March.

The forum attendd by well-known Wikipedia experts, NGO representatives, young scholars and young people aimed to bring together experts in this field, to exchange opinion on current state of Wikipedia Azerbaijan, to discuss ways to solve problems, to develop an action plan and a packet of proposals aimed at developing Wikipedia.

The first panel of the forum attended by 120 people was titled ‘Pace of development of Wikipedia Azerbaijan’ and was moderated by IRELI Public Union Chairman Rauf Mardiyev. The first panel was addressed by MP, Wikipedia administrator Aydin Mirzazade talked about the history of Wikipedia Azerbaijan, its users and number of articles.

Rector of Khazar University Hamlet Isakhanli described Wikipedia as one of the fantastic projects saying that it is the first source of the information searhed. Noting the role of Wikipedia in scientific research, he emphasized the importance of integration of Wikipedia into education system.

Later Wikipedia administrator Irada Alakbarova made a presentation on Wikipedia.

The last speaker of the panel was socia media expert Rasim Mahmudov who stated that the potential of Azerbaijani society allows to achive even greater results.

The panel continued in discussions.

The second panel discussed ‘Current problems in Wikipedia Azerbaijan and ways to solve them.’ The panel was moderated by Wikipedia administrator Irada Alakbarova.

Representative of Wikimedia Azerbaijan Orkhan Guliyev said volunteers are needed to develop Wikimedia.

Over 100 proposals collected as a result of all speeches and discussions were announced at the end of the forum. The forum participants decided that the working group to be created in future will work out proposals and an action plan.




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