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  1. 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

  2. You’re a researcher without a library: What do you do?

    Investigating solutions for frustrated scholars, nonprofits, independent learners, and the rest of us. To read the full post, including far more specific ideas hinted at by the bullet points here, head over to Medium.... Read more

  3. How to design for low-bandwidth users: a conversation with members of Wikimedia’s Global Reach, Audiences, and Performance teams

    Over the last few years, there have been many additional performance improvements to Wikipedia to improve the experience of low-bandwidth users. In this wide-ranging conversation, Melody Kramer chats with employees across the Wikimedia Foundation who think about offline and intermittent access on a daily basis.... Read more

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Becoming a National Wikimedian: Jason Evans and the National Library of Wales

    Alex Stinson, Strategist at the Wikimedia Foundation, talks with Jason Evans about becoming Wales’ National Wikimedian, and where he sees the future of Wikipedia in the region. ... Read more

  7. Bashkir becomes the first language collated inside MediaWiki

    Are the names of articles in the wiki in your language shown in the correct alphabetical order? If not, perhaps you can now fix this similarly to how it was done for the Bashkir language.... Read more

  8. Wiki Loves Archives: Citizen participation helps rescue damaged archival resources

    At Wikimania Montreal last month, BAnQ and Wikimedia Canada invited Montrealers to digitize iconographic archives in peril. Photographic negatives dating back to the beginning of the century were rapidly oxidizing, and the digitization of these archives was urgent. One hundred volunteers came to the rescue of these memories of Quebec.... Read more

  9. Where to find all the slides, links, videos, and tutorials from Wikimania 2017 (and what we learned from our remote-first strategy)

    In August, 900+ people gathered in Montreal for five days of workshops, a hackathon, edit-a-thons, presentations, and keynote talks on topics ranging from how to use Wikidata tools to the future of real-time collaboration. If you weren’t able to attend Wikimania 2017 in person, fear not: We have gathered the available notes, presentation material, and video streams from presenters—and detailed... Read more

  10. Felix Nartey named Wikimedian of the Year for 2017

    In a video call from Wikimania in Montreal, Jimmy Wales and Emily Temple-Wood surprised Felix Nartey from Ghana with his selection as the 2017 Wikimedian of the Year.... Read more