Wikimedia Commons

  1. Discover a world of natural heritage through the winning images from Wiki Loves Earth

    Nearly 132,000 images, all freely licensed, have been added to Wikimedia Commons in the fourth annual Wiki Loves Earth. The photographic contest focuses on protected areas, unique places of natural heritage, to document them for future generations.... Read more

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Bringing light to Czechoslovakian history: Jindřich Nosek and the Art Library Project

    One man’s lifelong passion finds an outlet on Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.... Read more

  6. Wiki Loves Africa is back—this year celebrating people at work

    Wiki Loves Africa, the annual themed photo and media sharing competition, is back. This year, participants are documenting the lives of “people at work.” The contest, which runs from October to the end of November, is giving special attention to the works covering women at work and endangered work practices.... Read more

  7. Winners announced in Europeana’s First World War portfolio contest

    “Each of their portfolios,” Europeana’s Liam Wyatt says, “demonstrated the potential of open-access heritage to help understand European history through diverse, innovative, and qualitative projects.”... Read more

  8. Community digest: UNESCO Challenge participants contribute massive amount of content to Wikimedia projects; news in brief

    Last summer, 96 Wikipedians from around the world participated in the first UNESCO Challenge. They added photos and nearly seven million bytes of content to Wikipedia. The organizers announced the results of the first round of the challenge and collected the participant feedback to help make the next editions more successful.... Read more

  9. It’s the final days of Wiki Loves Monuments, the world’s largest photo competition—here’s how you can join

    This year’s edition of Wiki Loves Monuments will close at the end of the month. Will you be one of this year’s winners?... Read more

  10. Wiki Loves Archives: Citizen participation helps rescue damaged archival resources

    At Wikimania Montreal last month, BAnQ and Wikimedia Canada invited Montrealers to digitize iconographic archives in peril. Photographic negatives dating back to the beginning of the century were rapidly oxidizing, and the digitization of these archives was urgent. One hundred volunteers came to the rescue of these memories of Quebec.... Read more