Wikimedia Foundation appoints Toby Negrin as Chief Product Officer

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The Wikimedia Foundation is excited to announce the appointment of Toby Negrin as Chief Product Officer. Toby has been leading the Foundation’s product development in an interim capacity since April. He brings nearly 20 years of experience of integrating data, research, and design to produce effective and popular products. The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization….

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Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase

From Sesame Street to Maya Angelou, this Wikipedian digs deeper

Community From the archives Interview Profiles Why I series Wikipedia

Christine Meyer, better known to Wikipedians as FigureSkatingFan, has worked on many of the English Wikipedia's articles about Sesame Street. We asked why.

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Foundation research project learns from Czech and Korean Wikipedia communities

Community Foundation From the archives Research Wikipedia

From May to July 2017, researchers conducted in-person interviews with 64 new and experienced editors in South Korea and the Czech Republic. The Czech and Korean Wikipedias were chosen to represent mid-sized wikis.

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Telling the story of Stockholm through Wikipedia: Holger Ellgaard

Community From the archives Profiles

Passion for Stockholm encouraged Holger Ellgaard to document the city both in words and photographs on Wikipedia. Ellggaard received this year's Wikimediapriset award from Wikimedia Sweden.

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Winners announced in Europeana’s First World War portfolio contest

Affiliates From the archives Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia

"Each of their portfolios," Europeana's Liam Wyatt says, "demonstrated the potential of open-access heritage to help understand European history through diverse, innovative, and qualitative projects."

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Research libraries and Wikimedia: A shared commitment to diversity, open knowledge, and community participation

Community From the archives Wikipedia

A new project will model community collaboration in the creation of linked open data, focusing on content related to Indigenous communities of North America.

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The future of offline access to Wikipedia: The Kiwix example

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A chat with a developer of Kiwix, an open source software which allows users to download web content for offline reading, and the future of offline access to Wikipedia.

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Becoming a National Wikimedian: Jason Evans and the National Library of Wales

Community From the archives GLAM Interview

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.

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