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You can now add automatically generated citations to millions of books on Wikipedia

Communications From the archives GLAM Wikipedia Wikipedia Library

Wikipedia editors can now draw on WorldCat, the world’s largest database of books, to generate citations on Wikipedia thanks to a collaboration between OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) and the Wikimedia Foundation's Wikipedia Library program.

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Two ravens’ ‘song and dance routine’ wins picture of the year

From the archives Interview Photo contests Picture of the Year Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia editors from around the world flew to Jubilee and Munin, two amusing ravens from the Tower of London, in the volunteer-run competition.

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

Blog transition Community Education From the archives Profiles

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

Communications Community Data analytics From the archives Gender gap Wikipedia

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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Wikimedia Foundation appoints Chief Talent & Culture Officer and Chargée d’Affaires (Vice President)

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I am delighted to share an update about the leadership team at the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that supports Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects. Joady Lohr, interim Chief of Talent & Culture, has been appointed as permanent Chief Talent & Culture Officer. Anna Stillwell, Director of Culture, has been appointed Chargée d’Affaires (Vice President). Throughout….

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Writing Ghana into Wikipedia: Felix Nartey

Blog transition Community Education From the archives Profiles

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.

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

Communications From the archives Wikipedia Year in Review

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.

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Our top posts of 2016: Wikimedia community takes center stage

Communications From the archives Year in Review

Community-focused pieces fill our list of most-read and best posts from the last year.

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

Communications Community From the archives Wikipedia Year in Review

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

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