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The metamorphosis of Wiki Loves Butterfly

The so-called "Butterfly Wikimedian" created Wiki Loves Butterfly, a two-year effort to improve Wikimedia's coverage of butterflies in West Bengal.

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Why does Venezuelan photographer Wilfredo Rodríguez donate his work to the world?

"I think the message is more important than the author," says Venezuelan photographer Wilfredo Rodríguez, who uses his photographs to show both the beauty and challenges of living in his country.

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Ten community-led projects awarded Project Grants

Project Grants support individuals, groups and organizations to implement new experiments and proven ideas, whether focused on building a new tool or gadget, organizing a better process on your wiki, researching an important issue, coordinating an editathon series or providing other support for community-building.

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“Filling in the gaps”: Plants and people meet on Wikipedia

A Wikipedia edit-a-thon at the New York Botanical Garden focused on writing women botanists into history.

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“I will never be quite as proud of something as my writing about women”: May Hachem

Three years after joining Wikipedia as a student editor, May Hachem has been able to build successful partnerships, mentor hundreds of new editors, and contribute content to Wikipedia.

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How a feminist stood up to trolls and measurably changed Wikipedia’s coverage of women scientists

Did the efforts of Emily Temple-Wood ("Keilana") and other editors really make a difference in Wikipedia's coverage of women scientists—especially given the vast expanse of an encyclopedia that has 5.4 million articles in English alone? The answer, one year after the headlines, is an unequivocal yes.

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The one true international language is translation

We may use English, but it’s not an international language that works everywhere for everyone.

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Spreading information in the Wikimedia world

We need to work to be open for participation for those who want to participate—and in the Wikimedia movement, that requires a lot of translation.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art makes 375,000 images of public domain art freely available under Creative Commons Zero

Today, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, known by many as the Met, announced that it is placing more than 375,000 images of public-domain works in the museum’s collection under a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) dedication. The release, which covers images of the great majority of the museum’s holdings, is part of the Met’s Open Access initiative and will….

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Writing Ghana into Wikipedia: Felix Nartey

Nartey helps address systemic bias on Wikipedia by adding content about his home country of Ghana and researching why fewer people from the African continent tend to edit the site.