“We are trying to bring the material to where the users are”: the uploads from Switzerland’s largest public scientific and technical library’s include photos from noted aviator Walter Mittelholzer, who flew to places around the world in the 1920s and 1930s.... Read more

  1. Opening the door to a new look: improving Wikipedia.org

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    We’ve improved the discoverability of information within the main wikipedia.org portal to make it more contemporary and easier to use. ... Read more

  2. Stripping question marks from Wikimedia searches

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    Do you ask questions on Wikipedia? Would you like better results?... Read more

  3. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, July 2016

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    Easier navigation via better wikilinks
    With contributions by: Jonathan Morgan and Tilman Bayer... Read more

  4. Victory in Germany (part two): German court unanimously dismisses appeal

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    The German courts sided with the Wikimedia Foundation and dismissed Dr. Evelyn Schels’ appeal. The proceeding is now officially over, marking a victory for public knowledge.... Read more

  5. No Man’s Sky and the drive to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of video games

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    Casual readers may not notice that the English Wikipedia’s video game articles, like No Man’s Sky, usually adhere to a set of stringent guidelines.... Read more

  6. A better view of Wikipedia content on Google

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    In collaboration with the Foundation’s Strategic Partnerships and Product teams, the Google Search team has improved how Wikipedia results look in Google’s mobile web searches.... Read more

  7. Wikimedia Foundation releases fifth transparency report

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    In our latest Transparency Report, the Wikimedia Foundation provides information about requests to alter or remove content or obtain nonpublic information about users. ... Read more

  8. “Building a free and really ‘neutral’ encyclopedia”: Özkan Poyraz

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    He’s made nearly 400,000 edits to Wikimedia sites, and you might be interested in his football and Olympics articles on the Turkish Wikipedia.... Read more

  9. Community digest: Konkani language speakers are separated by scripts but unite by Wikipedia; news in brief

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    Konkani-language Wikipedians on what they think of Wikipedia as a binding factor for native speakers who speak in different variations of the same language and write in different scripts.... Read more

  10. The bold hero and bolder heroine of the first modern Olympics marathon

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    We look back at a pair of Olympic athletes you won’t see in today’s breaking headlines.... Read more