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  1. 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

  2. Community digest: ‘Faras in Wikipedia’ project scoops an award in the Sybilla Museum Event of the Year competition; news in brief

    The efforts of Wikimedians in Poland and the staff of the National Museum in Warsaw helped their project Faras in Wikipedia get one of the Sybilla awards. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from editathons from Italy and Macedonia, Wikimedia Poland annual meeting, Wikimania 2017 and more.... Read more

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

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

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

    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

  9. Ethnographers and Wikipedians join forces to showcase the cultural heritage of the Carpathian region

    Wikipedians, museum professionals and researchers are traveling to select locations across the Carpathian range to document its folklore. They shoot photos, videos and collect material to develop content about the region on Wikipedia... Read more

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

    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