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

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    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

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

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

  3. Trump, Prince, and Queen Elizabeth: 2016’s most-read Wikipedia articles

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    The English Wikipedia’s list is led by the United States president-elect, who topped all other articles with nearly three times more views than last year’s #1. But the second-screen effect powered Britain’s queen, Pablo Escobar, and O. J. Simpson to surprisingly high places.... Read more

  4. Our top posts of 2016: Wikimedia community takes center stage

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    Community-focused pieces fill our list of most-read and best posts from the last year.... Read more

  5. No, we’re not in a post-fact world. On Wikipedia, facts matter.

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    We are not in a post-fact world. Facts matter, and we are committed to this now more than ever.... Read more

  6. Death, politics, and Vincent van Gogh: 2016 as seen through the lens of Wikipedia

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    Which English Wikipedia articles were edited most in 2016? Find out what captured editors’ interests.... Read more

  7. Community digest: Wikipedians in Bulgaria revive their history through the Archives Challenge, news in brief

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    This month, Wikipedia editors develop and use 6,500 freely-licensed photos in the Archives Challenge. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes editathons in NYC and Belgrade, a prestigious prize for the Wikimedia community in Estonia, new resources for holding Wikimedia events in Africa, and more.... Read more

  8. No internet? No problem! Kiwix celebrates ten years of offline Wikipedia reading

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    Kiwix, an open source software which allows users to download a copy of Wikipedia in its entirety for offline reading, celebrates its tenth anniversary this month.... Read more

  9. Engaging the world’s libraries with Wikipedia—what are the opportunities?

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    Do library patrons get the best information for the topic they are looking for? Do they have the skills needed to use Wikipedia as part of a research process that helps with learning and advancement of human society?... Read more

  10. Community digest: Wikimedia Commons provides an outlet for art students to create and exhibit art; news in brief

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    Art students from Beit Berl College in Israel are using Wikimedia Commons as a resource for their study and a platform to exhibit their work.... Read more