Lane Rasberry
Lane Rasberry 2024
Born
NationalityCascadia
OccupationWikipedian
Known forediting Wikipedia

My name is Lane Rasberry. I edited Wikipedia for the first time in 2004 and have been editing regularly since 2008. I think that Wikipedia is a great way to share information on all topics, including health care, consumer rights issues, and science. The best way to learn about editing Wikipedia is to talk with other people about it. Anyone who wants to talk with me can post to my Wikipedia talk page or email me to make an appointment for a phone or video chat.

Everyone who has a stake in community education should be supportive of Wikipedia editors. Since Wikipedia is the world's most popular source of health information for most topics in health, it is the particular responsibility of health educators to consider the influence and impact of Wikipedia in their fields of expertise and to recognize that they must acknowledge and respond to Wikipedia as a communication channel in some way if they are to are to be effective in outreach. Just as Wikipedia is popular among people seeking health information, it influences thought on every topic for which people seek information.

Biographical sketch

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Lane Rasberry is Wikimedian-in-residence at the School of Data Science at the University of Virginia. His interests include popular science, consumer protection, civic engagement, access to health information, clinical research, the Open Movement, data science, LGBT history, and Wikimedia projects.

longer biography

Lane Rasberry is Wikimedian-in-residence at the School of Data Science at the University of Virginia. In this role Lane seeks to support students, faculty, and staff at the university in sharing information in Wikipedia, Wikidata, and other Wikimedia projects. In this way people at the university use Wikipedia to publish to a large audience including students, researchers, journalists, and anyone else doing basic research on a topic.

Lane's professional interests include popular science, consumer protection, civic engagement, access to health information, clinical research, the Open Movement, data science, LGBT history, and Wikimedia projects. Previous to working with Wikimedia projects Lane was a community organizer for open content projects in the sciences and administered clinical trials. From 2012-18 Lane was Wikimedian-in-residence at Consumer Reports where he supported the development of Wikimedia content on product safety and medicine.

Lane's personal interests include coffee, pet rodents, history of India, New York City, and Seattle.

There are images of me at Wikimedia Commons.

Wikipedia project participation

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the Camas pocket gopher, native to my home region of Cascadia and described as ""morose and savage" and "one of the most vicious animals known for its size"
35,000+This user has made over 35,000 contributions to Wikipedia
This user's favourite colour is blue.
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This user uses Wikipedia as a primary point of reference.
This user is interested in open access to research literature.
This user is a member of
WikiProject Human rights
This user is a member of the WikiProject Home Living.
This user identifies as a gay male.
This user supports the
United Nations.
It is approximately 2:24 AM where this user lives (New York City). [refresh]
This user was a member of the Wikipedia community when it was awarded the Erasmus Prize.


This user loves Wikipe-tan, the cutest personification of Wikipedia.
⚕This user is a member of the Medicine WikiProject Translation Taskforce.
This user is a member of the
Anarchism WikiProject.
This user is a member of the
Counter-Vandalism Unit.
This user contributes to OpenStreetMap.


More about me

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Me speaking with someone else

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(uncredited interviews)

  • Blackwell, Lindsay; Dimond, Jill; Schoenebeck, Sarita; Lampe, Cliff (6 December 2017). "Classification and Its Consequences for Online Harassment: Design Insights from HeartMob". Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction. 1 (CSCW): 1–19. doi:10.1145/3134659.
  • Reisinger, Joan Hebert, Joan Herbert (2010), Let your voice be heard: A Practical Theology Dialogue on the Margins of the Catholic Church, Florida: St. Thomas University

Publications by me

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flag of Cascadia, which is the region including Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver

About me, my projects, or my views

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Credited

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My comments

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Conferences

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Wikipedia logo and wordmark
Wikipedia's coverage of medical topics, 2016
Improving discovery of medical journal articles, 2019

Online meetings

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Funding

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I either wrote the funding request or participated in executing these funded projects.

Pages I created

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Medical topics

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Non-commercial organizations

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Biographies

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Public places

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Indian government posts

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This one is incomplete and was a mess. I started making articles for government posts in India in 2010. I had a source but later decided that it did not meet WP:RS. I needed a source for top-level Indian government posts, and did not know when I would see anything like that. In 2016 someone came to Wikipedia with Right to Information (India) documents that listed government officials in posts. So far as I know, that person's Right to Information request provided the first published record of lists of high ranking government officers in India to mass media.

Conferences and events

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Clinical trials

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Published works

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Armed teacher protects students with a handgun

For-profit entities

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Government Departments

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Proprietary products

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Consumer interest

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Hamster

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Unclassified topics

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Grouping tools

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News and demos

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