Wikipedia

  1. 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

  2. Gnomes and trolls and hobgoblins (oh my!)—Failed queries and the vicarious fear of missing out

    Many experienced Wikipedians have hit on the same clever idea to help less sophisticated users more easily find what they are looking for: take note of what they failed to find and leave a trail of breadcrumbs for the next newbie who comes along. But is there actually anything there? (Hint: Read about Betteridge’s law.)... Read more

  3. First World War digitization project nets awards for Romanian Wikimedia community

    A volunteer project run by six Wikimedians has been recognized for their work.... Read more

  4. Why I write science articles on Wikipedia

    Wikipedia editor RockMagnetist has written dozens of Wikipedia articles on rock magnetism, paleomagnetism, magnetism subjects in physics, biomagnetism, and geophysics—you might see a pattern there. We asked why.... Read more

  5. Why Tímea Baksa writes about Korean culture on Wikipedia

    Thanks to Wikipedia, Tímea Baksa has learned two new languages and met people from all around the world. We asked about what keeps her coming back to Wikipedia, day after day.... Read more

  6. The world’s most popular audio file format arrives at Wikimedia

    Wikimedia Commons now supports the newly patent-free MP3 file format; when uploaded there, they can be used across Wikipedia and all other Wikimedia projects.... Read more

  7. Things my professor never told me about Wikipedia

    In defense of the site you’re not supposed to cite.... Read more

  8. Close encounters of the Wikipedia kind: Astronaut is first to specifically contribute to Wikipedia from space

    For the first time, content specifically for Wikipedia has been made in space, aboard the International Space Station. Andy Mabbett explains how this came to happen.... Read more

  9. Building out new filters for edit review with user research

    New filters for edit review, which allows Wikimedia editors to more easily navigate the firehose of recent changes to their projects, is out of beta.... Read more

  10. Gabriel Thullen on bringing offline Wikipedia to West African schools

    A chat with Gabriel Thullen, a Wikimedian who worked with schools in West Africa to test the Kiwix offline Wikipedia during the 2016–2017 school year.... Read more