The top fifteen images from Wiki Loves Monuments, an international photographic competition, span five continents and contain a veritable treasure trove of cultural heritage.... Read more

  1. What can we glean from OCLC’s experience with library staff learning Wikipedia?

    An exploration of the intersection between Wikipedia and public libraries in the United States.... Read more

  2. Gnomes and trolls and hobgoblins (oh my!)—Failed queries and the vicarious fear of missing out

    Many experienced Wikipedians have hit on the same clever idea to help less sophisticated users more easily find what they are looking for: take note of what they failed to find and leave a trail of breadcrumbs for the next newbie who comes along. But is there actually anything there? (Hint: Read about Betteridge’s law.)... Read more

  3. Discover a world of natural heritage through the winning images from Wiki Loves Earth

    Nearly 132,000 images, all freely licensed, have been added to Wikimedia Commons in the fourth annual Wiki Loves Earth. The photographic contest focuses on protected areas, unique places of natural heritage, to document them for future generations.... Read more

  4. The journey to Thumbor, part 3: Development and deployment strategy

    Thumbor is an open source software service focused on resizing media into thumbnail images. Contributors upload full-size original media to Wikimedia projects, and those files need to be resized in order to keep their size reasonable for readers when included in articles. MediaWiki is capable of performing the same resizing tasks, but using Thumbor for the Wikimedia production environment is benef... Read more

  5. The journey to Thumbor, part 2: Thumbnailing architecture

    Thumbor is an open source software service focused on resizing media into thumbnail images. Contributors upload full-size original media to Wikimedia projects, and those files need to be resized in order to keep their size reasonable for readers when included in articles. MediaWiki is capable of performing the same resizing tasks, but using Thumbor for the Wikimedia production environment is benef... Read more

  6. The journey to Thumbor, part 1: Rationale

    Thumbor is an open source software service focused on resizing media into thumbnail images. Contributors upload full-size original media to Wikimedia projects, and those files need to be resized in order to keep their size reasonable for readers when included in articles. MediaWiki is capable of performing the same resizing tasks, but using Thumbor for the Wikimedia production environment is benef... Read more

  7. Community digest: WikiFemHack, the first Wikimedia hackathon to encourage gender diversity in Greece; news in brief

    Wikimedia Community user group in Greece holds an event to encourage women to join and participate in the technological and programming fields and take part in the Wikimedia movement. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from Nigeria Wikimedia hubs, Wikimedia Finland’s new board, registration for Wikimedia conference and more. ... Read more

  8. First World War digitization project nets awards for Romanian Wikimedia community

    A volunteer project run by six Wikimedians has been recognized for their work.... Read more

  9. Wikimedia Diversity Conference 2017: Outcomes, next steps and how to join the conversation

    Wikimedians from around the world gathered in Stockholm last month to discuss diversity in the Wikimedia movement. Here’s what came out of it.... Read more