“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

  1. Standing on the shoulders of “good enough”—25 years of Linux

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    Happy birthday to Linux, the free and open source computer operating system.... Read more

  2. Community digest: Tulu Wikipedia goes live after eight years in Incubator; news in brief

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    Eight years after being created in the Wikimedia Incubator, the Tulu-language Wikipedia is now live as the 23rd Indic language Wikipedia.... Read more

  3. Why you should be paying attention to Wikidata and GLAM

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    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

  4. Wiki Loves the Olympics encourages collaboration on Wikimedia projects

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    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

  5. The most popular browser

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

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

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    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

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

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    “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

  8. 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

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

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    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