As a collaborative project, Wikidata is looking for more partners to fill in data gaps. Every one of the initiatives listed above needs help matching data from important collections to existing Wikidata entries, or help for the Connected Open Heritage community in prioritizing the next source of cultural data to target and improve.... Read more

  1. Switzerland’s ETH-Bibliothek is uploading 134,000 images to Wikimedia Commons

    Photo by Walter Mittelholzer via ETH-Bibliothek, public domain/CC0.

    “We are trying to bring the material to where the users are”: the uploads from Switzerland’s largest public scientific and technical library’s include photos from noted aviator Walter Mittelholzer, who flew to places around the world in the 1920s and 1930s.... Read more

  2. Wiki Loves the Olympics encourages collaboration on Wikimedia projects

    Photo by Giacomo Sparaciari, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Weeks before the 2016 Summer Olympics kicks off, the Wikipedia community has made strides to turn this enthusiasm for the Olympics and Paralympics into collaboration to expand content about the games on Wikimedia projects.... Read more

  3. The most popular browser

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    Looking at the internet through the lens of Wikimedia.... Read more

  4. “It’s incredible that history decays almost immediately”: Evan Amos and the Vanamo Online Game Museum

    Photo by Evan Amos, public domain/CC0.

    Evan Amos started contributing to Wikipedia just from a desire to improve things. Five years later, he has created the world’s largest collection of high quality, freely available photographs of video games consoles, with a good deal of help from the video gaming community.... Read more

  5. Is Wikipedia the largest-ever digital humanities project? Exploring an emerging relationship

    Photo via the Library of Congress, public domain/CC0.

    “Wikipedia could be the largest digital humanities project we’ve ever seen,” says David Domínguez, faculty member of the College of History at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). “Considering that digital humanities is a field and not just a discipline, there’s plenty of space to work transversally and collaboratively both from and toward Wikipedia.”... Read more

  6. Wikimedia’s global impact, my perspective: Lucas Reynoso

    Lucas with Osmar and Jorge. Photo by Jorge Alejandro Vargas, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Lucas Reynoso is an active 16-year-old member of Wikimedia Argentina who travelled to attend Wikimania with the local chapter’s team.... Read more

  7. Wikimedia Foundation files letter encouraging California Supreme Court review of key intermediary liability case

    The Earl Warren Building and Courthouse, where the Supreme Court of California sits. Photo by Coolcaesar, CC-BY-SA 3.0.

    Hassell v. Bird could affect intermediary liability law and freedom of speech online. The Wikimedia Foundation has encouraged the California Supreme Court to review this important case.... Read more

  8. Opening the door to a new look: improving Wikipedia.org

    Photo by H. Zell, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    We’ve improved the discoverability of information within the main wikipedia.org portal to make it more contemporary and easier to use. ... Read more

  9. Stripping question marks from Wikimedia searches

    Photo by Benh LIEU SONG, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Do you ask questions on Wikipedia? Would you like better results?... Read more