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  1. Why you should be paying attention to Wikidata and GLAM

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    As a collaborative project, Wikidata is looking for more partners to fill in data gaps. Every one of the initiatives listed above needs help matching data from important collections to existing Wikidata entries, or help for the Connected Open Heritage community in prioritizing the next source of cultural data to target and improve.... Read more

  2. Switzerland’s ETH-Bibliothek is uploading 134,000 images to Wikimedia Commons

    Photo by Walter Mittelholzer via ETH-Bibliothek, public domain/CC0.

    “We are trying to bring the material to where the users are”: the uploads from Switzerland’s largest public scientific and technical library’s include photos from noted aviator Walter Mittelholzer, who flew to places around the world in the 1920s and 1930s.... Read more

  3. Is Wikipedia the largest-ever digital humanities project? Exploring an emerging relationship

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    “Wikipedia could be the largest digital humanities project we’ve ever seen,” says David Domínguez, faculty member of the College of History at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). “Considering that digital humanities is a field and not just a discipline, there’s plenty of space to work transversally and collaboratively both from and toward Wikipedia.”... Read more

  4. Wikimedia’s global impact, my perspective: Lucas Reynoso

    Lucas with Osmar and Jorge. Photo by Jorge Alejandro Vargas, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Lucas Reynoso is an active 16-year-old member of Wikimedia Argentina who travelled to attend Wikimania with the local chapter’s team.... Read more

  5. A change of perspective is needed in Wikimedia-GLAM cooperation

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    Barbara Fischer, the GLAM coordinator at Wikimedia Germany, believes that the movement is at a turning point in GLAM activities and that a change of perspective is needed.... Read more

  6. Wikipedia edit-a-thon, 72 hours long, is recognized with a Guinness World Record

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    Wikimedia Mexico and Museo Soumaya partnered for the event, named #72HorasConRodin for the “progenitor of modern sculpture.”... Read more

  7. Community digest—First-ever Wikipedian-in-residence in Brazil; First women in science edit-a-thon in Venezuela

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    The position will stimulate the use of Wikipedia as a means of scientific dissemination; twenty-one women scientists now have articles on the Spanish Wikipedia.... Read more

  8. How MediaWiki is streamlining San Francisco’s new Museum of Modern Art

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    The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is experimenting with MediaWiki as a hub for curated information for hundreds of complex artworks.... Read more

  9. Innovation and iteration: Open call for the new Project Grants Program

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    The Wikimedia Foundation’s Project Grants program will launch its first open call on July 1. It will be accepting proposals through August 2 for new ideas to improve Wikimedia projects.... Read more

  10. On the ground, Wikimania comes to life

    Photo by 	Sebastiaan ter Burg, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    In small alpine village of Esino Lario, Wikimedians traversed cobblestoned streets in the search for free knowledge.... Read more