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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The one true international language is translation

Community From the archives

We may use English, but it’s not an international language that works everywhere for everyone.

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Spreading information in the Wikimedia world

Community From the archives

We need to work to be open for participation for those who want to participate—and in the Wikimedia movement, that requires a lot of translation.

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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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Wikipedia builds a digital library system

Foundation From the archives GLAM Wikipedia Wikipedia Library

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.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art makes 375,000 images of public domain art freely available under Creative Commons Zero

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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….

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Wikimedia Foundation joins amicus brief supporting challenge to U.S. immigration and travel restrictions

Blog transition Foundation From the archives Legal

The recent United States executive order will cause disruption to the global mobility and cooperation that is crucial to the Wikimedia Foundation’s operations.

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Niels Christian Nielsen appointed to Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

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Niels Christian Nielsen, an international leader in technology, research, and education, has been appointed to the Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board as its fourth permanent member. He joins Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia; Annette Campbell-White, a successful venture capitalist and founder of MedVenture Associates; and Peter Baldwin, professor and co-founder of the Arcadia Foundation. Niels will join the board….

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Hiring a data scientist

Data analytics Foundation From the archives Technology

We recently needed to backfill a data analyst position at the Wikimedia Foundation. If you’ve hired for this type of position in the past, you know that this is no easy task. Based on our successful hiring process, we’d like to share what we learned, and how we drew on existing resources to synthesize a better approach to interviewing and hiring a new member of our team.

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