Outreach

  1. The International Francophone Contribution Month is here

    Photo by Benoit Rochon, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    During March, across all French-speaking territories, Wikimedians are organizing dozens of events, training workshops, conferences, and photo walks to gather local contributors and promote the Wikimedia projects.... Read more

  2. Updated: the story of Wikipedia and libraries is being rewritten around the world this week with #1Lib1Ref

    Photo by Joi, freely licensed under CC BY 2.0.

    The libraries community has a huge number of opportunities to help solve gaps on Wikipedia.... Read more

  3. Indian-language projects depend on each other: Ahmed Nisar

    "Ahmed Nisar-3" by Victor Grigas, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

    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.... Read more

  4. WikipediansSpeak: Telugu-language library catalog project helps Wikipedia grow

    "Viswanadh,B.K" by విశ్వనాధ్.బి.కె., under CC-BY-SA-3.0

    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.... Read more

  5. Making Chinese Wikipedia more ethnologically diverse

    Photo by Lord Koxinga, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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

  6. Using Wikipedia to preserve indigenous languages of Colombia

    Photo by Diego F. Gómez, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

    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.... Read more

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

    Photo by Wotancito, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    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.... Read more

  8. 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 world to use. The project focuses on content that is s... Read more

  9. 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 at academic institutions, that of the “visiting scholar” or... Read more

  10. 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 Wikimedians to lead projects for 6 months. You can ... Read more