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.
As a video producer and storyteller for the Wikimedia Foundation, I've produced a few 'silent newsreels,' a video format enjoying a renaissance in the age of social media. Now I'm sharing what I know with the greater Wikimedia movement.
Nearly 132,000 images, all freely licensed, have been added to Wikimedia Commons in the fourth annual Wiki Loves Earth. The photographic contest focuses on protected areas, unique places of natural heritage, to document them for future generations.