Wikipedia

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

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    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

  2. Trump, Prince, and Queen Elizabeth: 2016’s most-read Wikipedia articles

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    The English Wikipedia’s list is led by the United States president-elect, who topped all other articles with nearly three times more views than last year’s #1. But the second-screen effect powered Britain’s queen, Pablo Escobar, and O. J. Simpson to surprisingly high places.... Read more

  3. No, we’re not in a post-fact world. On Wikipedia, facts matter.

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    We are not in a post-fact world. Facts matter, and we are committed to this now more than ever.... Read more

  4. Death, politics, and Vincent van Gogh: 2016 as seen through the lens of Wikipedia

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    Which English Wikipedia articles were edited most in 2016? Find out what captured editors’ interests.... Read more

  5. Wikipedia will talk to you: Wikispeech

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    The development of Wikispeech, a new MediaWiki extension, has started, and by 2017 Wikipedia should be able to talk to you. The project will bring together existing language resources and develop a functioning text-to-speech solution for Swedish, English and Arabic.... Read more

  6. News on Wikipedia: Fidel Castro, president of Cuba, dead at 90

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    Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons are here to help you learn more about the recently deceased Fidel Castro.... Read more

  7. Mailbag: Is Wikipedia related to WikiLeaks in any way? No.

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    Answering your questions about how Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation work with the facts behind the facts. ... Read more

  8. Why I write about dinosaurs (and other extinct creatures)

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    FunkMonk has written 31 “featured” articles on Wikipedia, including Giganotosaurus, Ankylosaurus, dodos, and passenger pigeons. We asked why.... Read more

  9. Armenian and Spanish communities come together around castles

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    Wikimedia chapters in both countries organized a cross-cultural contest to bring the two editing communities closer together.... Read more

  10. The early vitriolic political campaigns of Richard Nixon, as chronicled by Wikipedia

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    Richard Nixon is known for his presidency and downfall, but it was his early campaigns that defined his political style and image.... Read more