위키미디어 한국, 위키미디어 재단의 공식지부로 승인받아 새출발

올해 초, 사단법인 한국 위키미디어 협회가 위키백과와 위키미디어 자매 프로젝트에 대한 인식을 제고하고 참여를 독려하기 위하여 새로운 위키미디어 지부(Wikimedia chapter)인 위키미디어 한국(Wikimedia Korea)으로 승인됐다. 위키백과는 자발적인 편집자가 작성한 5천만 개 이상의 문서를 보유한 세계적인 자유 지식 자료(free knowledge resources)이다. 위키미디어 지부는 독립적인 비영리 가맹 단체로서, 각자의 지리적인 지역을 기반으로 위키백과와 자유 지식을 진흥하는 것을 목적으로….

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Creating our own future, step by step: Looking back on the 2019 Wikimedia Summit

What might the future of the Wikimedia movement look like? At the Wikimedia Summit, held in Berlin, Germany, from 29–31 March, around 210 participants from across the globe gathered to find answers to this question. Over three energetic days, representatives from Wikimedia affiliates, the Wikimedia Foundation, and three Wikimedia committees came together with members of….

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At the 2019 Wikimedia Summit, we’re putting the Wikimedia movement under the microSCOPE

With a new name and a strategy-focused aim, the Wikimedia Summit (formerly known as the Wikimedia Conference) kicks off next month. Around 200 participants from Wikimedia affiliates, the Wikimedia Foundation, and various committees will head to Berlin from 29–31 March to discuss the future of the Wikimedia movement. The finalized schedule will be published in….

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WikiAfrica Education initiative teaches South African students to decolonise the internet with Wikipedia

“I’m editing the page for the star Proxima Centauri. It’s missing something about the planet Proxima b, so I should fix it”. These are the words of 12-year-old Michael—surprisingly confident for someone contributing to Wikipedia for the first time. “Have you found a reference for it?,” asked a Wikimedia volunteer editor, to which Michael replied with his….

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Many faces of Wikibase: Lingua Libre makes [ˈlæŋgwəʤəz] audible

Languages and multilinguality have always been an important part of the Wikimedia projects. After all, Wikimedia projects are available in over 300 languages. But most of these languages are accessible as a form of knowledge of their own only in their written form. Lingua Libre aims to change that by making the sound of a….

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Eureka! A new visual interface for specialized searches

With over five million articles, finding the exact Wikipedia article you want can sometimes feel like you’re searching for the proverbial needle in the haystack. That’s why if you go and search the world’s largest encyclopedia, you will see a new interface that provides several common search terms. No longer will people looking for their….

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Editatona wins the 2018 FRIDA award

You can read this post in the original Spanish on Wikimedia Mexico’s blog. Editatona, Wikimedia Mexico’s initiative to reduce the gender gap on Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects, won the 2018 Premio del Fondo Regional para la Innovación Digital en América Latina y el Caribe (abbreviated FRIDA, and translated as “Award for the Regional Fund for Digital….

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Many faces of Wikibase: Cataloging the history of the Illuminati

Dr. Olaf Simons works as a historian at the University of Erfurt’s Gotha Research Centre. He is the initiator of FactGrid, a database for historians. As a long-term Wikipedia editor, he grasped the potential of Wikibase for historical research early on. Among the treasure trove of data he has recorded with Wikibase’s help is an….

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Where did that paragraph go? This software change helps volunteers hold up Wikipedia’s high quality

One key to Wikipedia’s high quality is a system of mutual checks, based on the fact that every version of every page is stored and accessible. Thousands of community members review the latest edits of others in order to find errors or inconsistencies, comparing each new version of a page to older page versions and….

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Infographic comparing the African and Asian elephants

Newspaper partnership results in thousands of freely licensed infographics

This year, the Basque Wikimedians User Group carried out an ambitious education project that aimed to improve a series of essential articles for high school students, in collaboration with university professors and lecturers. The project was accomplished with financial support from the Basque government’s Department of Culture, who additionally stipulated that a portion of the sum would be put….

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