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"Persian Language Location Map1" by  Mani1  , public domain.

Global Impact: The Wikipedia Library and Persian Wikipedia

Last month, the Wikipedia Library announced another round of digital resource access partnerships to the Wikimedia community. These partnerships allow experienced editors in the community and from all around the globe to access research materials behind a paywall in order to advance our goal of creating and sharing a summary of all human knowledge.

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<a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portrait_of_Joel_Aldor_in_front_of_San_Pablo_Church_Ruins.JPG">"Portrait of Joel Aldor in front of San Pablo Church Ruins"</a> by <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Joelaldor">Joelaldor</a>, under <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en">CC-BY-SA-4.0</a>

Joel Aldor wants to preserve historic Filipino architecture one photo at a time.

Wikipedia Philippines is now working to document the aftermath of a series of natural disasters. Historical cultural sites were left in ruins and a team of volunteers, lead by Joel Aldor, is embarking on a long-term project to photograph and document their country’s architecture on Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons as a means of preservation. […]

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"Logotipu 10 años(svg)" by Denis Soria under CC BY SA-3.0

10th anniversary of Wikipedia in Asturian

On September 12th and 13th, the tenth anniversary of Uiquipedia, the Asturian language Wikipedia, was celebrated in the Prince Felipe Auditorium Oviedo in Oviedo, Spain. It was a special event because after ten years, this community is in a process of improvement and setting goals to give the final push to the project […]

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<a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:KannadaWikipediaWorkshop_010.jpg">"KannadaWikipediaWorkshop 010"</a> by <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pavanaja">Pavanaja</a>, under <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode">CC-BY-SA-3.0</a>

55 works of iconic Indian writer released on Wikisource under a free licence

Wikisource has joined forces with CIS-A2K to have almost all the works of prolific Indian writer, Niranjana, re-licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0. Over the course of his career, Niranjana not only penned more than 60 books, but he also served as a political activist. His books will be digitized and made available on Kannada Wikisource, allowing Kannada speakers to freely access his work.

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Cleaning up file metadata, for humans and robots

A short while after Wikipedia was created in 2001, contributors started to upload pictures to the site to illustrate articles. Over the years, Wikimedians have accumulated over 22 million files on Wikimedia Commons, the central media repository that all Wikimedia sites can pull from. In addition, nearly 2.5 million other…

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Wikimedia Logos Have Been Freed!

We are proud to announce that starting today, the Wikimedia logos will be freely licensed on Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license. After all, Wikimedia Commons’ mission is to disseminate free and public domain content to everyone. We are thrilled that the copyright status of Wikimedia logos will…

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"Odia Wikisource incubator project screenshot" by Wikimedia Foundation - Odia Wikisource incubator project screenshot. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0, except the Wikisource logo which is (c) Wikimedia Foundation

More Than 40 Million People Await the Launch of Odia Wikisource

Speakers of Odia will soon have mountains of books to read online in their mother tongue, following the launch of the Odia Wikisource, which will make accessible many rare books that have entered the public domain. […]

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"William Crooks at station" by Adam Cuerden, under PD-National Photo Company

Editors find wide range of uses for source access donated by Newspapers.com

The Wikipedia Library is continuing to build opportunities for Wikimedia editors to access reliable sources, by negotiating with publishers to get Wikipedians free access accounts to their digital databases.

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"The Tetons and the Snake River" by Ansel Adams, under PD

Will you join in celebrating the 10th anniversary of Wikimedia Commons?

Wikimedia Commons is turning 10 years old this Sunday — will you help celebrate? We’re asking everyone to join the Wikimedia community by sharing a freely licensed image with world.

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"Medical translation" by CFCF, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Doctors and Translators Are Working Together to Bridge Wikipedia’s Medical Language Gap

Internet users from around the world often turn to Wikipedia to answer questions of all kinds. The information offered there includes medical subjects, especially important in parts of the world where access to medical professionals may be limited.

However, much of this information has not yet been vetted by the community as “good article” or “featured article,” and is available only in the most oft-spoken languages.

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