Wikipedia

  1. Using librarianship to create a more equitable internet: LGBTQ+ advocacy as a wiki-librarian

    An interview with wiki-librarian and Wikimedia LGBTQ+ organizer Rachel Wexelbaum, discussing the role of librarians for bringing greater diversity to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.... Read more

  2. Celebrate Wikipedia’s birthday by joining your local library in the #1Lib1Ref campaign

    The annual #1lib1ref campaign asks librarians to add a citation to a reliable source to Wikipedia—and it’s easy to get involved.... Read more

  3. New monthly dataset shows where people fall into Wikipedia rabbit holes

    The Wikimedia Foundation’s Analytics team is releasing a monthly clickstream dataset. The dataset represents—in aggregate—how readers reach a Wikipedia article and navigate to the next. Previously published as a static release, this dataset is now available as a series of monthly data dumps for English, Russian, German, Spanish, and Japanese Wikipedias.... Read more

  4. Designing for offline on Android

    We’ve introduced a number of improvements to the Wikipedia Android app to better serve these app users who have restricted or low-bandwidth access to the internet. ... Read more

  5. What’s your second screen? Film, television, and the British monarchy fill Wikipedia’s most-viewed articles of 2017

    Or: “The enduring power of Anglophilia.”... Read more

  6. Media, politics, and the most-viewed YouTube videos: 2017 as seen through the lens of Wikipedia

    A good number of Wikipedia’s English-language editors in the last year were drawn to news (especially politics), media, and miscellanea.... Read more

  7. How do memory institutions use Wikipedia and Wikidata in their collection catalogues?

    Connecting collections with Wikidata makes them more useful for everyone.... Read more

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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