libraries

  1. The first week’s highlights from #1lib1ref

    Photo by Andrew Dunn, CC BY-SA 2.0.

    We are just over a week into the second annual #1lib1ref campaign, where we “imagine a world where every librarian adds one more reference to Wikipedia.”... Read more

  2. Librarians offer the gift of a footnote to celebrate Wikipedia’s birthday: Join #1lib1ref 2017

    Photo by Diliff, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Making sure that the public, our patrons, reach the best sources of information is at the heart of the Wikipedia community’s ideals.... Read more

  3. Engaging the world’s libraries with Wikipedia—what are the opportunities?

    Photo by Alex Stinson/Sadads, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Do library patrons get the best information for the topic they are looking for? Do they have the skills needed to use Wikipedia as part of a research process that helps with learning and advancement of human society?... Read more

  4. Updated: the story of Wikipedia and libraries is being rewritten around the world this week with #1Lib1Ref

    Photo by Joi, freely licensed under CC BY 2.0.

    The libraries community has a huge number of opportunities to help solve gaps on Wikipedia.... Read more

  5. Modernizing MediaWiki with libraries

    Breaking up the MediaWiki codebase into separate PHP libraries can benefit many developers across the open software movement. 
Wikimedia Zürich 2014 Hackathon photo by Christian Meixner, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

    The Wikimedia Foundation is breaking up the MediaWiki software into smaller, reusable libraries which can be developed more easily and integrated into any PHP application. (…)... Read more

  6. Why librarians should edit Wikipedia: A testimonial from Switzerland

    "WMCH Volunteers teaching wikipedia during a wikipermanence " by Chandres, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

    Since April, the Cantonal and University Library of Lausanne (BCUL) hosts, on a monthly basis, Wikipedian get-togethers in their Unitheque room, referred as the “Wikipermanences”. How do they proceed and what happens during those gatherings? […]... Read more

  7. WikiWomen Love Libraries: Italian edition

  8. Why Wikipedians should love librarians