December, 2017

  1. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, September 2017

    French medical articles have “high rate of veracity”; quality comparisons across languages; perceptions of credibility
    With contributions by: Nicolas Jullien, Leila Zia, Tilman Bayer and FULBERT... Read more

  2. Community digest: Wikipedia Asian Month wraps up; Remembering Wikipedian John Cameron Deas; news in brief

    Wikipedia Asian Month has wrapped up after adding over 7,000 new articles on Wikipedia in 50 languages; The English Wikipedia community remembers veteran Wikipedian John Cameron Deas who passed away last year. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes information about scholarships for Wikimania and WikiIndaba, Her Story editathons, and more. ... Read more

  3. Mailbag: What is going on with Wikipedia and the monkey selfie? We love monkeys and photographers, let us tell you more…

    Answering your questions about Wikipedia, the monkey selfie, and copyright on the Wikimedia sites.... Read more

  4. Media, politics, and the most-viewed YouTube videos: 2017 as seen through the lens of Wikipedia

    A good number of Wikipedia’s English-language editors in the last year were drawn to news (especially politics), media, and miscellanea.... Read more

  5. Seven translation tools you can use to work in multiple languages across Wikimedia projects

    Wikipedia is available in hundreds of languages, which is both a gift and a curse—the latter because so much of our knowledge is locked behind language barriers for too many people. Here are the tools Wikimedia has, to help translators bring the sum of all knowledge to their own communities.... Read more

  6. Eleven community-led projects awarded Project Grants

    Selected from a field of 26 proposals, these projects focus on software, offline outreach, and online organizing.... Read more

  7. How do memory institutions use Wikipedia and Wikidata in their collection catalogues?

    Connecting collections with Wikidata makes them more useful for everyone.... Read more

  8. ‘Monumental’ winners from the world’s largest photo contest showcase history and heritage

    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

  9. 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

  10. 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