October, 2017

  1. Bringing light to Czechoslovakian history: Jindřich Nosek and the Art Library Project

    One man’s lifelong passion finds an outlet on Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.... Read more

  2. Wikidata, a rapidly growing global hub, turns five

    The collaborative free knowledge base is quickly expanding its community and size. Where might it go from here?... Read more

  3. Foundation research project learns from Czech and Korean Wikipedia communities

    From May to July 2017, researchers conducted in-person interviews with 64 new and experienced editors in South Korea and the Czech Republic. The Czech and Korean Wikipedias were chosen to represent mid-sized wikis.... Read more

  4. Just how many people are reading Wikipedia in your country, and what language are they using?

    A new interactive visualization allows you to explore Wikipedia readership in various dimensions related to geography and language usage. ... Read more

  5. Translating the software that powers Wikipedia

    Strategies for success in free software localization.... Read more

  6. Celebrate Open Access Week by adding open citations to Wikipedia

    “Wikipedia is open access by nature, but it’s important that our citations be free to read as well,” says Jake Orlowitz, who leads the Wikipedia Library. “For readers to use Wikipedia as a starting point for deeper research, it’s essential that our citations lead to sources that are not behind paywalls.”... Read more

  7. Telling the story of Stockholm through Wikipedia: Holger Ellgaard

    Passion for Stockholm encouraged Holger Ellgaard to document the city both in words and photographs on Wikipedia. Ellggaard received this year’s Wikimediapriset award from Wikimedia Sweden.... Read more

  8. Applying for a Wikimania scholarship next year? Here are some tips from the committee that oversees them

    Each year, a pool of scholarships is awarded to volunteer Wikimedia editors so that they can attend Wikimania, the major annual Wikimedia conference. The selection process for these can be complicated, so community member Syed Muzammiluddin interviewed one of the committee members that helps oversee the process.... Read more

  9. Towards building an African Wikimedia Developer Community

    Wikimedians on the African continent have been working to address the lack of volunteer developers in the Wikimedia movement from Africa with the Africa Wikimedia Developers (AWMD) project.... Read more

  10. Why I write about Star Trek

    David Fuchs has written multiple articles about Star Trek on the English Wikipedia. We asked why.... Read more