Highlights

  1. How can you write an open access encyclopedia in a closed access world?

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    John G. Dove, whose efforts with Credo Reference helped establish The Wikipedia Library, reflects on Wikipedia’s complex connections to the Open Access Publishing movement.... Read more

  2. Wikimedia Highlights, October 2015

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    Here are highlights from across the Wikimedia movement, as reported on this blog in October 2015: Wikipedia’s global impact recognized with Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award ceremony; Creating change one step at a time: Miguel Zuñiga Gonzalez; Your October milestones include Wikidata’s 15 millionth item; District court grants government’s motion to dismiss Wikimedia v. NSA, appeal expect... Read more

  3. Content Translation helped create 30,000 new Wikipedia articles this year

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    Content Translation has helped create 30,000 new Wikipedia articles since the beginning of 2015. In our latest update, we’ve covered some important milestones.... Read more

  4. Wikipedia Town and Wikipedia ARTS in Kyoto

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    Learn about Wikipedia Town and Wikipedia ARTS, an original approach to promote editing articles on local communities and modern arts.... Read more

  5. Wikimedia Serbia completes a first round of professional development seminars for teachers

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    Тhis September and October, the Academic Board and the Education Program Manager of Wikimedia Serbia have been extraordinarily busy. In addition to regular Education Program activities — which include supporting student editors at 11 secondary schools and 5 universities in 14 faculties on 2 Wikimedia projects — they have organized and facilitated 4 trainings for over 100 teachers in 3... Read more

  6. English Wikipedia surpasses five million articles

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    With the creation of “Persoonia terminalis”, the English Wikipedia has today surpassed five million articles—and now covers more topics, more perspectives, and more voices than any other knowledge compendium on the planet.... Read more

  7. Article suggestions—a new feature for Content Translation

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    A newly introduced “article suggestion” feature in Content Translation makes it easier for users to find Wikipedia articles that can be translated into other languages.... Read more

  8. Community view: why the news media needs Wikipedians in residence

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    There are plenty of stories here to be told, and a Wikipedian in residence could help tell them. In the process, they could help educate the media about how Wikipedia works and let them know that there are stories worth telling in the Wikimedian community too.... Read more

  9. District court grants government’s motion to dismiss Wikimedia v. NSA, appeal expected

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    Today, a federal district court granted the government’s motion to dismiss Wikimedia v. NSA, our lawsuit challenging the U.S. National Security Agency’s (NSA) use of “Upstream” mass surveillance. ... Read more

  10. Wikipedia’s global impact recognized with Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award ceremony

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    On Friday, October 23, Wikipedia was formally presented with the highly esteemed Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, honoring the Wikimedia movement vision of allowing everyone, everywhere to freely share in the sum of all knowledge.... Read more