January, 2018

  1. Using librarianship to create a more equitable internet: LGBTQ+ advocacy as a wiki-librarian

    An interview with wiki-librarian and Wikimedia LGBTQ+ organizer Rachel Wexelbaum, discussing the role of librarians for bringing greater diversity to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.... Read more

  2. Community digest; Wikipedians around the world celebrate Wikipedia’s 17th anniversary

    Every January, Wikipedians around the world celebrate the birthday of Wikipedia. This year, as Wikipedia is turning 17, we took a look at the celebrations held around the world by the Wikipedia communities.... Read more

  3. What galleries, libraries, archives, and museums can teach us about multimedia metadata on Wikimedia Commons

    Upcoming changes to Wikimedia Commons will make it easier to add, update, and find important information about individual files and entire collections. New research helps us understand what to improve, and why it matters.... Read more

  4. From the life of Wikidata

    With the Wikidata Concepts Monitor (WDCM) we can now begin to discover how our communities use knowledge across more than Wikimedia 800 projects.... Read more

  5. In Cote d’Ivoire, partnering with libraries provides opportunities

    Local volunteers from Wikimedia Community User Group Côte d’Ivoire are partnering with librarians to create an active and vibrant community.... Read more

  6. Three ways we’re changing the Education team at the Wikimedia Foundation

    A survey report is helping a Wikimedia Foundation team define where they were succeeding, and where they could do with improvement.... Read more

  7. How we made that net neutrality clickstream diagram

    To illustrate our recent post on Wikipedia clickstream ‘rabbit holes,’ the Wikimedia Foundation’s Mikhail Popov used R code to create a net neutrality clickstream. An overview of core graph theory terms is provided, along with brief introductions to R packages igraph, ggplot2, and ggraph. While some familiarity with R is necessary, he includes a list of free resources for learnin... Read more

  8. The public domain starts growing again next year, and it’s about time

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation is taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of copyright law and policy, and addressing what’s at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation.... Read more

  9. How to add your photos to Wikimedia Commons and add to the sum of all knowledge

    Wikimedia Commons is the media site that hosts many of the images, video, and audio used on Wikipedia.... Read more

  10. Celebrate Wikipedia’s birthday by joining your local library in the #1Lib1Ref campaign

    The annual #1lib1ref campaign asks librarians to add a citation to a reliable source to Wikipedia—and it’s easy to get involved.... Read more