GLAM

  1. A change of perspective is needed in Wikimedia-GLAM cooperation

    Barbara Fischer, the GLAM coordinator at Wikimedia Germany, believes that the movement is at a turning point in GLAM activities and that a change of perspective is needed.... Read more

  2. Wikipedia edit-a-thon, 72 hours long, is recognized with a Guinness World Record

    Wikimedia Mexico and Museo Soumaya partnered for the event, named #72HorasConRodin for the “progenitor of modern sculpture.”... Read more

  3. Community digest—First-ever Wikipedian-in-residence in Brazil; First women in science edit-a-thon in Venezuela

    The position will stimulate the use of Wikipedia as a means of scientific dissemination; twenty-one women scientists now have articles on the Spanish Wikipedia.... Read more

  4. How MediaWiki is streamlining San Francisco’s new Museum of Modern Art

    The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is experimenting with MediaWiki as a hub for curated information for hundreds of complex artworks.... Read more

  5. Engaging librarians (and others) through social technologies: A #1lib1ref think-piece

    This campaign was more than an outreach effort: it helped us to explore new technologies that facilitate diverse communities to participate in Wikipedia. To support a clear call to action for librarians, we incorporated three social technologies to grow the campaign: social media, hashtags (both inside and outside of Wikipedia), and microcontributions. Together they helped us share an inviting and... Read more

  6. Bringing the world’s cultural heritage online

    Wikimedia Sweden is partnering with UNESCO and several other organizations to bring cultural heritage to the world.... Read more

  7. Updated: the story of Wikipedia and libraries is being rewritten around the world this week with #1Lib1Ref

    The libraries community has a huge number of opportunities to help solve gaps on Wikipedia.... Read more

  8. Librarian as public knowledge leader: ways to use Wikipedia

  9. Gathering memories from the trenches of the Great War

    A hundred years on, these little diaries keep finding new pockets to hide in.... Read more

  10. WikipediansSpeak: Telugu-language library catalog project helps Wikipedia grow

    As part of the WikipediansSpeak series, Individual Engagement Grantee and Telugu-language Wikimedian Viswanadh.BK shares his experience with the digital library movement in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Over 300K books housed in five libraries could be added to a Wikipedia-based catalog, now helping Wikipedians to cite and readers to easily locate books.... Read more