Community From the archives GLAM Wikipedia Wikipedia Library

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.

From the archives GLAM Wikipedia Library

In Cote d’Ivoire, partnering with libraries provides opportunities

Local volunteers from Wikimedia Community User Group Côte d'Ivoire are partnering with librarians to create an active and vibrant community.

From the archives GLAM Wikipedia Wikipedia Library

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.

Community Foundation From the archives GLAM Wikipedia

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.

Community From the archives GLAM Interview Wikimedia

Becoming a National Wikimedian: Jason Evans and the National Library of Wales

Alex Stinson, Strategist at the Wikimedia Foundation, talks with Jason Evans about becoming Wales' National Wikimedian, and where he sees the future of Wikipedia in the region.

From the archives GLAM Outreach Wikidata

Why you should be paying attention to Wikidata and GLAM

As a collaborative project, Wikidata is looking for more partners to fill in data gaps. Every one of the initiatives listed above needs help matching data from important collections to existing Wikidata entries, or help for the Connected Open Heritage community in prioritizing the next source of cultural data to target and improve.

Foundation From the archives GLAM Wikipedia Library

Engaging librarians (and others) through social technologies: A #1lib1ref think-piece

This campaign was more than an outreach effort: it helped us to explore new technologies that facilitate diverse communities to participate in Wikipedia. To support a clear call to action for librarians, we incorporated three social technologies to grow the campaign: social media, hashtags (both inside and outside of Wikipedia), and microcontributions. Together they helped us share an inviting and compelling story of collaboration between Wikipedia and libraries.

Free Culture Free Knowledge From the archives Wikipedia Wikipedia Library

Writing an open-access encyclopedia in a closed-access world

On Friday, Elsevier, one of the world’s largest academic publishers, announced its recent partnership with the Wikipedia Library—a program that helps editors access reliable sources to improve Wikipedia. The collaboration gave 45 ScienceDirect accounts to Wikipedia volunteers, to use the database’s scholarly literature for research when writing and editing the encyclopedia. The announcement led to….

Community Education From the archives Wikipedia Wikipedia Library

What happens when you give a Wikipedia editor a research library?

The Wikipedia Visiting Scholars program gives editors special access to university and library resources, which helps them improve content quality and support new collaborations, as part of the Wikipedia Library project.