Ed Erhart

  1. A ‘couple’ of Telugu-language Wikimedians: T Sujatha and Sri Ramamurthy

    T Sujatha started, Sri Ramamurthy joined, and now both contribute to Telugu-language Wikimedia projects.... Read more

  2. How we encouraged people to freely license their solar eclipse photos for the future

    The recent total solar eclipse captured the imagination of millions. We hoped to get people to share that wonder and joy through freely licensed imagery on Wikimedia Commons—and as it turns out, we only had to ask.... Read more

  3. Everything you need to know about photographing the solar eclipse and putting the results on Wikimedia Commons

    How should people document the eclipse to remember it for years to come? How might we think about creating a public photographic record of the eclipse so that people in future years can experience the eclipse? That’s where Wikimedia Commons and long-time editor Juliancolton come in.... Read more

  4. On the front lines in Venezuela and Ukraine, volunteers stand up for a future of free knowledge

    Writing an encyclopedia is no simple task, as any one of the global community of Wikipedia editors would be happy to tell you. Doing so amid an economic crisis or armed conflict, like those in Venezuela or Ukraine, is immeasurably more difficult.... Read more

  5. Bringing the magic of classical music to Ukrainian speakers

    World Classics in Ukraine is translating the works of some of the great classical artists, like Mozart and Chopin, for the Ukrainian-speaking citizens of the world.... Read more

  6. The metamorphosis of Wiki Loves Butterfly

    The so-called “Butterfly Wikimedian” created Wiki Loves Butterfly, a two-year effort to improve Wikimedia’s coverage of butterflies in West Bengal.... Read more

  7. “Filling in the gaps”: Plants and people meet on Wikipedia

    A Wikipedia edit-a-thon at the New York Botanical Garden focused on writing women botanists into history.... Read more

  8. Two ravens’ ‘song and dance routine’ wins picture of the year

    Wikimedia editors from around the world flew to Jubilee and Munin, two amusing ravens from the Tower of London, in the volunteer-run competition.... Read more

  9. The big bear of a mission to chronicle the 1948 Cleveland Indians

    Wikipedia editor, Cleveland native, and baseball fan Wizardman is on a mission to rewrite and improve all of the articles related to the Cleveland Indians’ 1948 World Series-winning season.... Read more

  10. How a feminist stood up to trolls and measurably changed Wikipedia’s coverage of women scientists

    Did the efforts of Emily Temple-Wood (“Keilana”) and other editors really make a difference in Wikipedia’s coverage of women scientists—especially given the vast expanse of an encyclopedia that has 5.4 million articles in English alone? The answer, one year after the headlines, is an unequivocal yes.... Read more