Ground Rules for Kam Wah Chung Co. Collaborative Wiki


The following guidelines should inform your conduct in adding to the wiki documents. As translators working in collaboration online, we must strive for clear written communication and to foster a community of service through our work. Please consider the following:


  1. Remember the Golden Rule: Post Unto Others as You Would Have them Post Unto You
  2. Translating a thousand documents begins with understanding a single word - your contribution matters

  3. Cite your sources on each page and in the bibliography page, according to APA style guidelines.

  4. One archival item per page. When possible, start page title with archival item number.

  5. Use the “discussion” tab of each page when sharing subjective content, questions and reflections.

  6. Create new pages or edit existing pages for evidence-based/objective translation and cataloging work.

  7. Tag everything, tag each new page and use as many tags as necessary.

If you feel a ground rule is missing or needs clarity, contribute to the discussion below. Please refrain from repeating slight variations of existing ground rules or repeating the suggestions of your peers. A lack of comment by any participating wiki contributor equates to agreement and understanding of the ground rules listed above.

Our final ground rules list should contain no more than 10 items. If more than 10 separate rules are generated, the mentor will create a synthesized list for final group comment. This discussion will be closed by November of 2011 and then subject to periodic review by group members on an annual basis.




Please use the “discussion” tab of each page when sharing subjective content, questions and reflections. Create new pages or edit existing pages for more evidence-based/objective translation and cataloging work. Always cite your sources on each page and by adding to the wiki bibliography page when adding a new reference.