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  1. Six ways to motivate a volunteer community

    Motivation is a complex phenomenon. Last year, we spent some time trying to understand what it means for our work as volunteer supporters. After all, motivation is what makes people volunteer.... Read more

  2. See the winners from the 2017 Wiki Science Competition in Ukraine

    Science has to be visible, and Wikipedia needs illustrations. Both goals met in the Wiki Science Competition. Here are winners from its Ukrainian sub-contest.... Read more

  3. 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

  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. Community digest: WikiProject Military history’s featured articles; Galician Wikipedia’s painting contest; news in brief

    Last month, members of the English Wikipedia’s Military history project celebrated their one thousandth featured article, a total that makes up nearly a fifth of all featured articles on the entire encyclopedia. Here, project coordinator Krishna Chaitanya Velaga shares some of the reasons behind their success. In addition, the Galician Wikipedia will celebrate a day of literature with a pai... Read more

  6. Community digest: Wikimedia Israel takes on fake news with comics; the Wikipedia Library names first Star Coordinator; news in brief

    To believe or not to believe? This is the question. Wikimedia Israel is extrapolating Wikipedia’s reliable sources guideline to the rest of the internet; The Wikipedia Library names Tunisia’s Houcemeddine Turki as the first Star Coordinator. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from the first WikiCamp in Macedonia, English Wikipedia’s Wikicup wraps up, af... Read more

  7. 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

  8. Winners announced in Europeana’s First World War portfolio contest

    “Each of their portfolios,” Europeana’s Liam Wyatt says, “demonstrated the potential of open-access heritage to help understand European history through diverse, innovative, and qualitative projects.”... Read more

  9. Community digest: UNESCO Challenge participants contribute massive amount of content to Wikimedia projects; news in brief

    Last summer, 96 Wikipedians from around the world participated in the first UNESCO Challenge. They added photos and nearly seven million bytes of content to Wikipedia. The organizers announced the results of the first round of the challenge and collected the participant feedback to help make the next editions more successful.... Read more

  10. Community digest: Italy gets ready for State of the Map 2018; news in brief

    Milan, Italy will be the host for State of the Map (SOTM), the annual OpenStreetMap community gathering, in 2018. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from editathons in India, the next Wikimedia Conference in Berlin, the Armenian Wikipedia, and more. ... Read more