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'''SEG's mission''': '''''Connecting, inspiring, and propelling the people and science of geophysics'''''
 
 
 
As a part of SEG's mission, we seek to preserve the history of our discipline of exploration geophysics for future generations of geoscientists, and the public.  That history, of course, is about the people who were doing exploration geophysics.  
 
As a part of SEG's mission, we seek to preserve the history of our discipline of exploration geophysics for future generations of geoscientists, and the public.  That history, of course, is about the people who were doing exploration geophysics.  
  
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These questions and more may be answered by considering the careers paths and contributions of geophysicists of the past and present. The SEG Wiki adds to this discussion and helps provide many of these answers.
 
These questions and more may be answered by considering the careers paths and contributions of geophysicists of the past and present. The SEG Wiki adds to this discussion and helps provide many of these answers.
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== Explore biographies ==
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* [[:Category:Biographies|A-Z directory]]
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* [[:Category:Women in geoscience|Women in geoscience]]
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** Showcases women who have made substantial contributions to the geosciences and/or the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
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** Add the <nowiki>[[Category: Women in geoscience]]</nowiki> tag at the bottom of relevant articles.
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** This tag will allow us to highlight those women who have made substantial contributions to the geosciences.
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== Adding new biographies ==
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* Research and add historical and current biographies of geophysics experts and major contributors to the field. New biographies include but not limited to SEG authors, award winners, and past presidents. Support available from the [[User:Ageary|SEG Publications outreach manager]].
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=== Finding geophysicists to add ===
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There are several ways that "important people" in geophysics may be found so that bio pages can be made:
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# Awards from SEG and other societies. We are strong on SEG award winners, but need more support locating geophysicists outside the United States.
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# Bios from Geophysics, conferences, etc.
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# Bios from other societies, such as the AAPG.
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# Obituaries from Geophysics, the Leading Edge, and other publications.
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# Genealogy services such as "Find a grave".
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# Tracking down missing people. For example, some but not all "Charter Members" and "Founding Members" have been added. Even adding a brief note or [[Template:Stub|stub template]] will help other contributors and hopefully lead to additional information being found in the future.
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== Common editing tasks ==
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# Links in the headings
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# References for each page.
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# Adding information in the infobox
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## Look for text regarding universities, degrees, membership information, and current company to add to the infobox.
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## The infobox at the top of the page will list all fields.
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# Clean up paragraphs as necessary, this includes making lists, removing references from section titles, etc.
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# Combine biography sections that repeat content, remove repeating content
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# Add direct links to SEG library of articles and publications mentioned in bio
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# Improper spacing due to conversion from book to wiki
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# Add the <nowiki> == References == </nowiki> section and <nowiki> {{reflist}} </nowiki> template if missing.
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# Remove internal links from the individual's biography, e.g. on Yu Zhang's page, remove the double brackets from his name <nowiki>[[Yu Zhang]]</nowiki> and change to Yu Zhang. '''Tip:''' Name will appear in bold if linked.
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# Add the <nowiki> == External links == </nowiki> section and the <nowiki> {{search}} </nowiki> template at end of article.
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## The external links and search template allow users to discover content on a variety of different websites, including the SEG Digital Library and Google Scholar.
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# Remove titles from page names, e.g., change Dr. Yu Zhang to Yu Zhang.
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'''QUICK LAYER''': Watch the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLK1BNbncaM&list=PLEIS8l89JCa2_szAp7fR1OUcUEktVRY8G&index=3 biographies video tutorial] to get a quick introduction to showcasing the field's pioneers!
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== Get started ==
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* Biographies that need [[:Category:Articles which use infobox templates with no data rows|content in infobox]].
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* Biographies that need [[User:Ageary/Mini-wikithon#Other Biographies needing attention|general help]]
  
 
==The sources ==
 
==The sources ==
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==These are in pretty good shape ==
 
==These are in pretty good shape ==
 
* The new collection of [[:Category:Biographies|biographies]] of the [[SEG Presidents]]
 
* The new collection of [[:Category:Biographies|biographies]] of the [[SEG Presidents]]
* The new listing of [[:Category:Biographies|biographies]] of the [[Editors of ''Geophysics'']]
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* The new listing of [[:Category:Biographies|biographies]] of the [[Editor of ''Geophysics''|Editors of ''Geophysics'']]
 
* The [[SEG Honors and Awards]] collection:
 
* The [[SEG Honors and Awards]] collection:
: [[Outstanding Educator Award (New award approved 15 May 2013)]]
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** [[Outstanding Educator Award (New award approved 15 May 2013)]]
: [[The Maurice Ewing Gold Medal]]
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** [[The Maurice Ewing Gold Medal]]
: [[Honorary Membership]]
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** [[Honorary Membership]]
: [[Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal Award]]
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** [[Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal Award]]
: [[Reginald Fessenden Award (formerly Medal Award)]]
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** [[Reginald Fessenden Award (formerly Medal Award)]]
: [[Cecil Green Enterprise Award]]
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** [[Cecil Green Enterprise Award]]
: [[J. Clarence Karcher Award]]
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** [[J. Clarence Karcher Award]]
: [[Special Commendation]]
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** [[Special Commendation]]
: [[Life Membership Award]]
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** [[Life Membership Award]]
: [[Distinguished Achievement Award]]
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** [[Distinguished Achievement Award]]
: [[Presidential Award]]
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** [[Presidential Award]]
: [[Best Paper in Geophysics Award]]
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** [[Best Paper in Geophysics Award]]
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** [[Honorable Mentions (Geophysics)]]
  
 
==The rest of these still need work==
 
==The rest of these still need work==
: [[Honorable Mentions (Geophysics)]]
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* [[Founding Members]]
: [[Best Papers in The Leading Edge Award]]
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* [[Best Papers in The Leading Edge Award]]
: [[Honorable Mentions (The Leading Edge)]]
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* [[Honorable Mentions (The Leading Edge)]]
: [[Best Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting]]
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* [[Best Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting]]
: [[Honorable Mentions (Best Paper, Annual Meeting)]]
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* [[Honorable Mentions (Best Paper, Annual Meeting)]]
: [[Best Poster Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting]]
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* [[Best Poster Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting]]
: [[Honorable Mentions (Best Poster Paper, Annual Meeting)]]
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* [[Honorable Mentions (Best Poster Paper, Annual Meeting)]]
: [[Best Paper Presented by a Student at the Annual Meeting]]
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* [[Best Paper Presented by a Student at the Annual Meeting]]
: [[Awards of Merit (Best Student Paper, Annual Meeting)]]
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* [[Awards of Merit (Best Student Paper, Annual Meeting)]]
: [[Best Poster Paper Presented by a Student at the Annual Meeting]]
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* [[Best Poster Paper Presented by a Student at the Annual Meeting]]
: [[Awards of Merit (Best Student Poster Paper, Annual Meeting)]]
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* [[Awards of Merit (Best Student Poster Paper, Annual Meeting)]]
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* Wiki Champions
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** Heather Bedle
  
 
The above awards pages have been created, but still need additional editing. Within each award page, entries in blue have been launched and content exists (edits and additions are always welcome). Those entries displaying in red have no content in place - red text means a Wiki contributor has deemed this content worthy of entry and created a placeholder for that entry. Please feel free to add contributions for both existing entries (hyperlinked in blue) and those marked by a red placeholder (hyperlinked in red).
 
The above awards pages have been created, but still need additional editing. Within each award page, entries in blue have been launched and content exists (edits and additions are always welcome). Those entries displaying in red have no content in place - red text means a Wiki contributor has deemed this content worthy of entry and created a placeholder for that entry. Please feel free to add contributions for both existing entries (hyperlinked in blue) and those marked by a red placeholder (hyperlinked in red).
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Some pages, particularly in the SEG [[Life Membership]] category have only a photograph, and no text. If you
 
Some pages, particularly in the SEG [[Life Membership]] category have only a photograph, and no text. If you
 
know about the person depicted, please contact us. You may edit the page yourself if you are an SEG member.
 
know about the person depicted, please contact us. You may edit the page yourself if you are an SEG member.
 
==How you can help==
 
*See a missing biography or photograph of an important geophysicist? Email this material to [mailto:jstockwe@mines.edu jstockwe@mines.edu].
 
*Have access to old issues of Geophysics or The Leading Edge to locate these missing biographies or photographs? Have access to a scanner?
 
*You might ask, "Aren't all issues of Geophysics digital? Can't you just take everything from there?" The answer is "No. The technical articles are there, but a lot of the society stuff, including the biographies of contributors and award winners have not been scanned, so we have to go back to paper copies."
 
*Scan the biography as a text file, scan the photograph as a jpg, gif, or png file and email me at [mailto:jstockwe@mines.edu jstockwe@mines.edu].
 
 
If you are an SEG member, you can login on the Wiki site and edit the wiki pages, yourself.
 

Latest revision as of 09:11, 5 January 2019

As a part of SEG's mission, we seek to preserve the history of our discipline of exploration geophysics for future generations of geoscientists, and the public. That history, of course, is about the people who were doing exploration geophysics.

Who are the people who are making the difference today?
Who were those who created our discipline and the techniques we use?
What makes a person a geophysicist?
What are geophysicists' career paths?
Who was ...?
Whatever happened to ...?
Who invented ... ?

These questions and more may be answered by considering the careers paths and contributions of geophysicists of the past and present. The SEG Wiki adds to this discussion and helps provide many of these answers.

Explore biographies

  • A-Z directory
  • Women in geoscience
    • Showcases women who have made substantial contributions to the geosciences and/or the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
    • Add the [[Category: Women in geoscience]] tag at the bottom of relevant articles.
    • This tag will allow us to highlight those women who have made substantial contributions to the geosciences.

Adding new biographies

  • Research and add historical and current biographies of geophysics experts and major contributors to the field. New biographies include but not limited to SEG authors, award winners, and past presidents. Support available from the SEG Publications outreach manager.

Finding geophysicists to add

There are several ways that "important people" in geophysics may be found so that bio pages can be made:

  1. Awards from SEG and other societies. We are strong on SEG award winners, but need more support locating geophysicists outside the United States.
  2. Bios from Geophysics, conferences, etc.
  3. Bios from other societies, such as the AAPG.
  4. Obituaries from Geophysics, the Leading Edge, and other publications.
  5. Genealogy services such as "Find a grave".
  6. Tracking down missing people. For example, some but not all "Charter Members" and "Founding Members" have been added. Even adding a brief note or stub template will help other contributors and hopefully lead to additional information being found in the future.

Common editing tasks

  1. Links in the headings
  2. References for each page.
  3. Adding information in the infobox
    1. Look for text regarding universities, degrees, membership information, and current company to add to the infobox.
    2. The infobox at the top of the page will list all fields.
  4. Clean up paragraphs as necessary, this includes making lists, removing references from section titles, etc.
  5. Combine biography sections that repeat content, remove repeating content
  6. Add direct links to SEG library of articles and publications mentioned in bio
  7. Improper spacing due to conversion from book to wiki
  8. Add the == References == section and {{reflist}} template if missing.
  9. Remove internal links from the individual's biography, e.g. on Yu Zhang's page, remove the double brackets from his name [[Yu Zhang]] and change to Yu Zhang. Tip: Name will appear in bold if linked.
  10. Add the == External links == section and the {{search}} template at end of article.
    1. The external links and search template allow users to discover content on a variety of different websites, including the SEG Digital Library and Google Scholar.
  11. Remove titles from page names, e.g., change Dr. Yu Zhang to Yu Zhang.

QUICK LAYER: Watch the biographies video tutorial to get a quick introduction to showcasing the field's pioneers!

Get started

The sources

The biographies that follow are from a variety of sources.

  • The early articles of The Leading Edge contained interviews of founding members of the science of exploration geophysics and of the modern oil and gas industry, as well as memorials (in both Geophysics and The Leading Edge) of those who have recently passed.
  • The second great source of biographical information are SEG Awards Citations and bios for SEG Presidential and Vice-presidential candidates.
  • Everytime a person publishes a paper in Geophysics, the SEG asks for a biography and a picture. These appear in a section called Contributors located near the end of the issue in which the paper appears.
  • Finally, there are newspaper obituaries and Wikipedia articles, provided that they are published under the same Creative Commons license that our SEG Wiki is published, or which we have permission to include.

The job is far from complete, but our collection is growing and improving.

These are in pretty good shape

The rest of these still need work

The above awards pages have been created, but still need additional editing. Within each award page, entries in blue have been launched and content exists (edits and additions are always welcome). Those entries displaying in red have no content in place - red text means a Wiki contributor has deemed this content worthy of entry and created a placeholder for that entry. Please feel free to add contributions for both existing entries (hyperlinked in blue) and those marked by a red placeholder (hyperlinked in red).

Some pages, particularly in the SEG Life Membership category have only a photograph, and no text. If you know about the person depicted, please contact us. You may edit the page yourself if you are an SEG member.