Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon in Madrid, Spain. Events like these took place around the world on International Women's Day, to increase gender diversity on Wikipedia. 
Photo by Carlos Delgado, CC BY-SA 4.0

Librarian as public knowledge leader: ways to use Wikipedia

Wikipedia has become one of the most influential portals for internet-based research — providing readers with an initial overview of almost any topic and acting as a first stop for expert researchers. Moreover, the platform increasingly favours both scholarship and openness: a recent study showed that journals published as open…

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Photo from the State Library of New South Wales, freely licensed under CC-by-SA 3.0.

Gathering memories from the trenches of the Great War

The State Library of New South Wales in Sydney was the first library in Australia and prides itself on a fantastic collection of manuscripts, paintings and photographs, oral histories, and printed works. This library has had a Wikipedia project since 2012, when three members of Wikimedia Australia visited to provide…

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

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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Volunteer editors participate in a Wikimarathon on Spanish scientists at the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid, Spain. Photo by Millars, licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0

First Wikimarathon on Spanish scientists

Wikimedia Spain held a special edit-a-thon in December 2014, working with six different science and technology museums across Spain. Participants of all ages learned how to edit Wikipedia, making over 700 edits about Spanish scientists and inventors. (…)

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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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A GLAMorous romance

QR codes at Joan Miró Foundation, 2011 One of the most fruitful collaborations between the community of Catalan-speaking Wikipedians and the GLAM institutions (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) is taking place at the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona. Let’s peer into this little love story between GLAMwiki pioneers. The first…

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On Consortium-Based Wikipedian in Residence Positions

After three and a half months at the Metropolitan New York Library Council, I’m still figuring out what it means to be a consortium based Wikipedian-in-Residence (WiR). METRO is a member-resource organization for a large and diverse body of institutions, each with their own interests in Wikipedia. METRO’s members include 150…

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A successful “Collection Days” edit-a-thon in Warsaw, Poland

en:Sarmīte Ēlerte from Latvia was one of the VIPs present at the Collection Days’ kick-off event. Six hardworking Wikip/medians. Finding great images to illustrate articles were a central part of the event. It has already been a couple of weeks, but I wanted to explain and share some lessons learned…

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Canadian Copyright Collection from the British Library on Wikimedia Commons

The dancing pavilion at the Boblo Island Amusement Park, Ontario (1914). Financed by Henry Ford, this was the world’s second largest dance hall at the time, holding up to 5,000 dancers. The music was provided by one of the world’s largest orchestrions (pictured on the right): a 16 foot tall,…

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Viquimodernisme, not just another GLAMwiki project

Catalan Wikipedia is especially active with GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) projects, but beginning in summer 2012, we started developing “Viquimodernisme“, an unprecedented wikiproject in Catalonia. For the first time, a research group on contemporary design and art history — Universitat de Barcelona’s GRACMON — and around 100 art…

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