Maor Malul participated in the #100wikidays challenge, creating 56 articles in Spanish, 21 in Portuguese, 13 in Ladino and 10 in English. Here, he talks about this experience and what made him move on to #100WikiCommonsdays shortly afterwards.... Read more

  1. The first week’s highlights from #1lib1ref

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    We are just over a week into the second annual #1lib1ref campaign, where we “imagine a world where every librarian adds one more reference to Wikipedia.”... Read more

  2. “I knew that once I started, I wouldn’t be able to stop writing”: Başak Tosun

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    Eleven years after hesitating to join Wikipedia, Başak Tosun has now created over 1,100 articles. “Many artists, writers and scientists were missing on Wikipedia,” she says. “I felt empowered knowing I could do something about it.”... Read more

  3. Community digest: Wiki Loves Women, bridging two gaps at a time; news in brief

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    Wiki Loves Women is addressing two content gaps on Wikipedia through adding content about African women, helping to increase the encyclopedia’s gender and geographical diversity. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about Wikimania, Wikimedia project milestones, Wiki Project Med, and more. ... Read more

  4. Introducing the Wikimedia Resource Center: A hub that helps volunteers find the resources they need

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    To expand Wikimedia communities’ efforts, we need to guarantee open access to resources that support this very important work. The Wikimedia Resource Center is a hub designed in response to this issue: it is a single point of entry for Wikimedians all over the world to access the resources and staff support they need to develop new initiatives, and expand existing ones.... Read more

  5. Wikipedia is built on the public domain

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    During Copyright Week, the Wikimedia Foundation Foundation and other organizations are discussing five principles for copyright. On Monday, we are starting with the most important part, the public domain. Wikipedia illustrates the importance of an abundant public domain, and provides some valuable guidance on where you can find more public domain resources yourself.... Read more

  6. Librarians offer the gift of a footnote to celebrate Wikipedia’s birthday: Join #1lib1ref 2017

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    Making sure that the public, our patrons, reach the best sources of information is at the heart of the Wikipedia community’s ideals.... Read more

  7. Importing JSON into Hadoop via Kafka

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    Our three key players are Hadoop, the defacto distributed batch data processing platform; JSON, a ubiquitous data format; and Kafka, which is becoming the system of choice for transporting streams of data. However, much of the data that flows into Kafka is in JSON format, and there isn’t good community support around importing JSON data from Kafka into Hadoop. This article summarizes some comm... Read more

  8. Inspire Campaign’s final report shows achievements in gender diversity and representation within the Wikimedia movement

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    Inspire grantees have improved the representation of women within our movement, one person, article, tool, training, and discussion at a time. ... Read more

  9. Writing Ghana into Wikipedia: Felix Nartey

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    Nartey helps address systemic bias on Wikipedia by adding content about his home country of Ghana and researching why fewer people from the African continent tend to edit the site.... Read more