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, 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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"Discussions and sessions, Wikimania 2014 IMG 1717" by Deror avi, under CC-BY-SA-3.0,2.5,2.0,1.0

Sixty ways to help new editors

Last August, Iolanda Pensa and I had the honor to facilitate a discussion at the Wikimania Discussion Room on the topic of Welcoming and retaining new users. This particular discussion was set up as a brainstorm session and was one of the most rewarding experiences I had during the entire conference.

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"Top page - Evaluation portal" by EGalvez (WMF), under CC-BY-SA-4.0

Evaluation Portal on Meta: A Redesigned Space for Learning

Just over one year ago, the Wikimedia Foundation started talking about evaluating programs like Wiki Loves Monuments and the Wikipedia Education Program. The goal was to grow support for program leaders to evaluate activities and outcomes that would lead to learning and improving the effectiveness of their programs.

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"Ulaz u Maticu srpsku" by Micki, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Venerable cultural institution partners with Wikimedia Serbia

The Matica Srpska (MS) and Wikimedia Serbia (WMRS) are joining forces for an exciting new endeavor to digitalize all of the contents of at least two Serbian dictionaries over the next year, including the Serbian ornithological dictionary, and the dialects of Vojvodina dictionary.

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"User I JethroBT at Wikimania" by Ktr101, under CC-BY-SA-4.0

Reimagining Mentorship with the Wikipedia Cooperative

An editor’s initial experience when contributing to Wikipedia can be daunting: Editing can be difficult, there is a ton to read, it is easy to make mistakes right off the bat and feel pushed away when edits are reverted. My name is Jethro and a small team of editors and I are addressing these obstacles by building a mentorship space called the Wikipedia Cooperative, or simply the Co-op.

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