Sam Walton

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Sam Walton
Sam Walton
The Wikipedia Library Partnerships Coordinator, Wikimedia Foundation

About me

I've been editing Wikipedia since 2013 as Samwalton9. Starting off working on video game articles, I then shifted focus to working on scientist biographies and administration tasks, before getting involved with The Wikipedia Library in 2015 coordinating metrics on a volunteer basis. Since April 2016 I have been Partnerships Coordinator for the library.

I live in the UK where, outside of Wikipedia, I'm a PhD student in astrophysics; my research uses computer simulations to try to gain a deeper understanding of the formation and evolution of galaxies like our own.

My work

With The Wikipedia Library my role focuses on coordinating our access donation partnerships with publishers, archives, and online reference works. This involves both reaching out to new potential partners and overseeing ongoing partnerships.

Disclaimer: I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I intend to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

  • Email: Sam@wikipedialibrary.org