"Emergency Telephone Used on College Campus (cropped)" by PEarley (WMF), under CC-BY-SA-3.0

A behind the scenes look at the Wikimedia Foundation’s emergency response system

When my work phone rings in the middle of the night, I don’t ever have to wonder what it is. As one of the team of five who are charged with addressing emails sent to the Wikimedia Foundation’s emergency address, I sleep lightly on nights when I’m on call. [...]

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"Sala Gabriela Mistral de la Biblioteca Nacional de Chile" by Freddy Alexander Bugueño Tolmo, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Chilean regulator welcomes Wikipedia Zero

Since 2012, Wikipedia Zero has provided access to freely licensed educational information to mobile users in Africa and Asia, free of data charges.

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"20140809 OpenGLAM presentation" by Beat Estermann, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

OpenGLAM at Wikimania 2014

The is a syndicated post originally published by OpenGLAM. The original version can be found here. Wikimania 2014 logo. “Wikimania 2014 Shard logo v3 with logotype and date” by EdSaperia, under CC-BY-SA-3.0 GLAM activities in the last two months have been quite happening! After Open Knowledge Festival in Berlin, OpenGLAM…

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"Wikipedia Library owl" by Heatherawalls, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Editors find wide range of uses for source access donated by Newspapers.com

The Wikipedia Library is continuing to build opportunities for Wikimedia editors to access reliable sources, by negotiating with publishers to get Wikipedians free access accounts to their digital databases.

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Wikipedia Is Built on Transparency

The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is to empower people around the world to develop freely licensed educational content and to globally disseminate that content.

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"Wikimania2014 GrantmakingLearningDay 11" by AWang (WMF), under CC-BY-SA-4.0

Global Metrics for Grants: one way of doing, reporting and learning better

The Wikimedia movement is known for its diversity, on many levels: individuals, groups and organizations, in different contexts, are invested in achieving the same goal of free knowledge.

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter Logo, by DarTar, under CC BY-SA 3.0

Wikimedia Research Newsletter, August 2014

A Wikipedia-based Pantheon; new Wikipedia analysis tool suite; how AfC hamstrings newbies

With contributions by: Federico Leva, Piotr Konieczny, Maximilian Klein, and Pine

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"Diagram showing the possible scar lines after surgery for oesophageal cancer CRUK 364" by Cancer Research UK uploader, under CC-BY-SA-4.0

New images released are quickly put to use

I’ve had two recent uploads of images released by organizations where I am Wikimedian in Residence. Neither of them are huge in quantity compared to some uploads, but I’m really pleased that an unusually large percentage of them are already used in articles.

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"Maury Wills Milton Berle Jimmy Piersall Willie Mays Hollywood Palace 1967" by We hope, under PD US no notice

WikiProject Report: Bats, gloves and baseballs

Last month, the Wikipedia Signpost, the English Wikipedia’s community-written newsletter, talked with three members of WikiProject Baseball: users Go Phightins!, Wizardman and isaacl. A WikiProject is a team of contributors who aim to improve Wikipedia articles on a specific topic. [...]

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"Compass of diversity" by Christopher Schwarzkopf (WMDE), under CC-BY-SA-4.0

Now available: Charting Diversity – Working together towards diversity in Wikipedia

In the last couple of years, a discussion arose concerning the ratio of male to female contributors on Wikipedia. Various studies verified a significant gender gap within the group of editors. A number of countries have since started initiatives that specialize in the direct support of female contributors.

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