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.
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.
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 375,000 windows on art history, and that's just the beginning
Richard Knipel, the Wikimedian in residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, looks back at the efforts made and future plans to further support collaboration between the museum and the Wikimedia movement.
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.
You can now add automatically generated citations to millions of books on Wikipedia
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.
Wikipedia builds a digital library system
Through the Wikipedia Library program, the resources available to Wikipedians continue to grow, allowing these editors to use the best sources available to improve Wikipedia.
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….
Wikimedia Foundation receives $3 million grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to make freely licensed images accessible and reusable across the web
The funding will support Wikimedia community efforts to enable structured data on Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository with more than 35 million media files.
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.