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Indian-language projects depend on each other: Ahmed Nisar

Nisar Ahmed, an administrator on two Indian language editions of Wikipedia—Urdu and Telugu—talks about how these lanaguage editions must work with one another to be as successful as possible.

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WikipediansSpeak: Telugu-language library catalog project helps Wikipedia grow

As part of the WikipediansSpeak series, Individual Engagement Grantee and Telugu-language Wikimedian Viswanadh.BK shares his experience with the digital library movement in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Over 300K books housed in five libraries could be added to a Wikipedia-based catalog, now helping Wikipedians to cite and readers to easily locate books.

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Making Chinese Wikipedia more ethnologically diverse

Wikimedia Taiwan collaborate with Department of Ethnology at National Cheng-Chi University to improve Chinese Wikipedia ethnological articles.

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Using Wikipedia to preserve indigenous languages of Colombia

Wikimedistas de Colombia joined forces with 15 digital activists to discuss the use of Wikipedia as a way to revitalize and preserve indigenous languages of Colombia.

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La mujer que nunca conociste: the first Iberocoop contest on women biographies

During the months of March and April 2015, Iberocoop led the largest international contest on women biographies, which brought 391 new articles to Wikipedia about women from all over the world.

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Wikipedia for Schools Project

Teachers and students in Nyeri, Kenya listening to a tutorial under the Wikipedia for Schools Project. In 2005, SOS Children, the world’s largest charity for orphan and abandoned children[1] [2] launched the “A World of Learning” project, which handpicks Wikipedia articles and categorizes them by subject for schoolchildren around the…

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Are you the next Wikipedia Visiting Scholar?

Wikipedia Visiting Scholars gain full university library access. Many Wikipedia editors are limited by the sources they have access to. The Wikipedia Visiting Scholars (WVS) program is a novel approach that aims to connect Wikipedia editors with reference resources at top research universities. The WVS program adapts an existing model…

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Call for Individual Engagement Grant proposals: community experiments wanted

IEG barnstar Do you have an idea for a project that could improve Wikipedia or another Wikimedia community? The Wikimedia Foundation and the Individual Engagement Grants Committee are seeking proposals for community-led experiments to have online impact in the Wikimedia movement. Individual Engagement Grants support individuals and small teams of…

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Wikipedia helps immigrants learn Swedish

Some of the SFI students in Värnamo during their introductory Wikipedia workshop. To start using the Internet as an adult can be hard. In 2013 Wikimedia Sverige decided to reach out to a very underrepresented group of people – immigrants. In Sweden, research has shown that immigrants learning Swedish as…

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Editing Wikipedia, a print guide for new contributors

Editing Wikipedia brochure For newcomers, figuring out how to edit Wikipedia can be challenging. Although help pages abound, many new contributors like to have something to hold on to: printed guidance. That was the motivation for the first Welcome to Wikipedia brochure we created in 2010, and since then it’s…

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