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  1. Using librarianship to create a more equitable internet: LGBTQ+ advocacy as a wiki-librarian

    An interview with wiki-librarian and Wikimedia LGBTQ+ organizer Rachel Wexelbaum, discussing the role of librarians for bringing greater diversity to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.... Read more

  2. What galleries, libraries, archives, and museums can teach us about multimedia metadata on Wikimedia Commons

    Upcoming changes to Wikimedia Commons will make it easier to add, update, and find important information about individual files and entire collections. New research helps us understand what to improve, and why it matters.... Read more

  3. In Cote d’Ivoire, partnering with libraries provides opportunities

    Local volunteers from Wikimedia Community User Group Côte d’Ivoire are partnering with librarians to create an active and vibrant community.... Read more

  4. Celebrate Wikipedia’s birthday by joining your local library in the #1Lib1Ref campaign

    The annual #1lib1ref campaign asks librarians to add a citation to a reliable source to Wikipedia—and it’s easy to get involved.... Read more

  5. How do memory institutions use Wikipedia and Wikidata in their collection catalogues?

    Connecting collections with Wikidata makes them more useful for everyone.... Read more

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 375,000 windows on art history, and that’s just the beginning

    Richard Knipel, the Wikimedian in residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, looks back at the efforts made and future plans to further support collaboration between the museum and the Wikimedia movement. ... Read more