Highlights

  1. Wikimedia Highlights, April 2016

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    Here are highlights from across the Wikimedia movement, as reported on this blog in April 2016: Find, Prioritize, and Recommend: An article recommendation system to fill knowledge gaps across Wikipedia; First-ever Wikimedia Hackathon at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee; A strike against freedom of panorama: Swedish court rules against Wikimedia Sverige.... Read more

  2. “It pays itself back in dividends”: NASA and MediaWiki, a natural pairing

    Photo by Eva Cranford, CC-BY-SA-3.0

    The wiki’s importance to the team became clear when the unthinkable happened—the team’s server crashed. It was then that the group realised how fundamental this wiki project, launched by three engineers and grown by countless others, had become in their daily routines.... Read more

  3. TTIP and Free Knowledge: how the trade treaty (probably) threatens collaboration on Wikipedia

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    Over the past couple of years, the European Union and the United States have been negotiating a new trade treaty behind closed doors. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would arguably “liberalize one-third of global trade”—but we can’t be sure, because negotiations are kept secret.... Read more

  4. News on Wikipedia: Palmyra’s Arch of Triumph recreated in London as Syria reclaims town

    Image by Bernard Gagnon, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

    Weeks after Syria reclaimed the UNESCO world heritage site of Palmyra from ISIL, the Institute of Digital Archaeology’s 3D-printed Arch of Triumph was exhibited in London. We look at other projects seeking to protect cultural heritage during times of conflict, including that of imprisoned artist Bassel Khartabil.... Read more

  5. Wikimedia Highlights, March 2016

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    Here are highlights from across the Wikimedia movement, as reported on this blog in March 2016: The new alchemy—turning online harassment into Wikipedia articles on women scientists; New completion suggester helps you find what you need on Wikimedia sites; Jimmy Wales tells South by Southwest that community is key to Wikipedia’s future.... Read more

  6. Wikipedia’s coverage of essential vaccines is expanding

    Photo by Julien Harneis, CC BY-SA 2.0.

    Language shouldn’t be a barrier when it comes to accessing quality health information.... Read more

  7. Wikimedia Highlights, February 2016

    "Wasei_Dúo_en_MR_02.jpg" by Rubén Ojeda, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.; "THE_BATTLE_OF_COPYRIGHT.jpg" by Christopher Dombres, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.; "BlackLifeMatters_Wikipedia_Edit-a-thon_in_Harlem,_New_York_City,_February_6,_2016.webm" by Victor Grigas, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.; Collage by Andrew Sherman.

    Here are highlights from across the Wikimedia movement, as reported on this blog in February 2016: Recording romanticism and filling Wikimedia Commons with 19th century music; What’s TPP? The problematic partnership; #BlackLifeMatters edit-a-thon bolsters Wikipedia’s coverage of black history.... Read more

  8. Bringing the world’s cultural heritage online

    Photo by Bernard Gagnon, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Wikimedia Sweden is partnering with UNESCO and several other organizations to bring cultural heritage to the world.... Read more

  9. Wikimedia Highlights, January 2016

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    Here are highlights from across the Wikimedia movement, as reported on this blog in January 2016: Content Translation tool has now been used for 50,000 articles; Who edits Wikipedia?; “Wikipedia is a testament to what we can create together as a global community”: Sara Mörtsell; and more.... Read more

  10. What’s TPP? The problematic partnership

    Photo by Christopher Dombres, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

    At the Wikimedia Foundation, we believe that shorter copyright terms make it possible for more people to create and share free knowledge.... Read more