1. Tel Aviv’s new university course is dedicated to contributing to Wikipedia

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    A new for-credit elective course that focuses on contributing to Wikipedia has opened at Tel Aviv University and is now available to all undergraduate students on campus.... Read more

  2. Working together on the problem of online harassment in Wikimedia communities

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Heinrich Vogeler, public domain.

    Online harassment and behavioral issues have long been an area of serious concern for the Wikimedia Foundation and particularly for the Community Advocacy team.... Read more

  3. Open access in the Marathi language expands by a thousand books

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    When the non-profit organization Maharashtra Granthottejak Sanstha celebrated its 121st anniversary, they re-licensed 1000 books so that they could be digitized and be made available for millions of Marathi-language readers.... Read more

  4. Community Digest—when a province mobilizes for Wikipedia

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    This week’s edition also includes the new revision scoring service, which “functions like a pair of X-ray specs”; the awarding of the Erasmus Prize; the possibility of an endowment; and more.... Read more

  5. Wikimedia Foundation to begin annual year-end contribution campaign

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    Today, Giving Tuesday, the Wikimedia Foundation kicks off its annual contribution campaign on the English Wikipedia to support Wikipedia and its sister projects. Wikipedia is supported predominantly by small individual donations averaging $15. Ahead of Wikipedia’s 15th anniversary, we are asking readers who value Wikipedia to help keep it growing for years to come.... Read more

  6. Engaging women to narrow the gender gap: Andrea Kleiman

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    Since 2011, Kleiman has contributed tens of thousands of edits and arranged workshops for women in Argentina and Uruguay.... Read more

  7. Wikimedia’s Funds Dissemination Committee—how to fairly distribute money around the world

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    This week, the Funds Dissemination Committee recommended the distribution of almost $3.8 million to 11 independent affiliate organisations around the world.... Read more

  8. ‘Semana i’ student editing in Mexico City improves the Spanish Wikipedia

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    Two campuses of the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico City adesigned more focused “challenges” for students. Nearly 100 student participants worked to improve coverage of the Xochimilco and Tlalpan boroughs as well as the historic San Ángel neighborhood of Mexico City.... Read more

  9. Three state museums open the doors to Wikimedia Spain and host concerts for Wikipedia

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    Wikimedia Spain is working at three state museums in Madrid—the Museum of Romanticism, the Museo del Traje (Costume Museum) and the National Archaeological Museum—through its first Wikipedian in residence, Ruben Ojeda. We have hosted two concerts and donated the usable recordings to the Wikimedia Commons; a third concert is being held soon.... Read more

  10. Community Digest—Marc Venot and the potential of a new pivot language for Europe; news in brief

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    Marc Venot is a leading editor on the Ido-language Wikipedia, a constructed languages; WikiCup; Wikisource partners; and more.... Read more