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WikibaseNYC conference explores the frontier of linked open data infrastructure

When you think about the work of art historians or genetics researchers, installing database software is not the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, from 19 to 21 September, Wikimedians, art curators, and scientists gathered at the New Museum in New York City’s Lower East Side for a three-day workshop to talk about an….

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Community digest: Writing about Islam in Hebrew; GLAM activity kicks off in Indonesia; news in brief

Writing about Islam in Hebrew: Dar AsSalam Editors Last January, Wikimedia communities around the world celebrated Wikipedia’s seventeenth birthday—and Wikimedia Israel joined in. Held at the IBM office in Tel Aviv, nearly 60 Wikimedians attended, including a group of Palestinian editors from the Dar AsSalam Islamic Center (meaning House of Peace) in Kafr Qara, Haifa….

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1Lib1Ref spreads to the Southern Hemisphere and beyond

#1Lib1Ref is an annual campaign where librarians and other contributors to Wikipedia add references to improve statements with the ultimate objective of improving the reliability of Wikipedia. In 2018, the Iberocoop Network participated in the #1lib1ref campaign (1bib1ref in Spanish) in Latin America. The campaign ran for three weeks in May 2018, to commemorate the….

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Mexican Ministry of Culture and Wikimedia Mexico partner to preserve Mexican culture and heritage

"We are excited to continue to expand Wikipedia's free knowledge alongside one of the leading keepers of culture in my country," says Iván Martínez, President of Wikimedia Mexico.

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What are the ten most cited sources on Wikipedia? Let’s ask the data.

A new dataset of fifteen million records documents source usage in Wikipedia by identifier and across languages.

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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.

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What galleries, libraries, archives, and museums can teach us about multimedia metadata on Wikimedia Commons

Upcoming changes to Wikimedia Commons will make it easier to add, update, and find important information about individual files and entire collections. New research helps us understand what to improve, and why it matters.

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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.

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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.

The reading room at the Boston Public Library

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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.