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  1. What do you call a homepage? Incorporating indigenous knowledge into Wikipedia

    The Atikamekw Nehirowisiw Nation is working with Wikimedia Canada and other partners to create a Wikipedia of their own, a project that includes everything from writing out their culture’s history, to creating new words for concepts like “homepage,” to deciding if Wikipedia is animated (or not).... Read more

  2. Looking back on World Book and Copyright Day

    This year, the day was celebrated with events and activities happening around the world, focusing on access to information for print disabled people and how information and communications technologies can help to improve it.... Read more

  3. Wikimedia Foundation urges Turkish authorities to restore access to Wikipedia

    On Saturday, April 29, Wikipedia was blocked in Turkey. If it remains, this block will result in millions of people in Turkey losing access to free knowledge about their country and the world around them. We believe knowledge is a fundamental human right and urge the Turkish government to remove this block.... Read more

  4. Wikipedia builds a digital library system

    Through the Wikipedia Library program, the resources available to Wikipedians continue to grow, allowing these editors to use the best sources available to improve Wikipedia.... Read more

  5. Nurunnaby Chowdhury Hasive, building the Bengali Wikipedia

    Since becoming a Wikipedia editor, Hasive has tried to add something new to Wikipedia every day. He has visited over 30 universities across his country, Bangladesh, to tell the students about Wikipedia, co-organized events to encourage people to edit, and published a style guide book about the Bengali Wikipedia.... Read more

  6. The Metropolitan Museum of Art makes 375,000 images of public domain art freely available under Creative Commons Zero

    The release, which covers images of the great majority of the museum’s holdings, will enable anyone, anywhere to freely access, use, and remix photos of some of the world’s most well-known works of art.... Read more

  7. Wikimedia Foundation receives $500,000 from the Craig Newmark Foundation and craigslist Charitable Fund to support a healthy and inclusive Wikimedia community

    Grant supports development of more advanced tools for volunteers and staff to reduce harassing behavior on Wikipedia and block harassers from the site.... Read more

  8. The first week’s highlights from #1lib1ref

    We are just over a week into the second annual #1lib1ref campaign, where we “imagine a world where every librarian adds one more reference to Wikipedia.”... Read more

  9. Librarians offer the gift of a footnote to celebrate Wikipedia’s birthday: Join #1lib1ref 2017

    Making sure that the public, our patrons, reach the best sources of information is at the heart of the Wikipedia community’s ideals.... Read more

  10. Inspire Campaign’s final report shows achievements in gender diversity and representation within the Wikimedia movement

    Inspire grantees have improved the representation of women within our movement, one person, article, tool, training, and discussion at a time. ... Read more