Ten community-led projects awarded Project Grants

Affiliates Foundation From the archives GLAM Grantmaking

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.

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“Filling in the gaps”: Plants and people meet on Wikipedia

Community From the archives Wikipedia

A Wikipedia edit-a-thon at the New York Botanical Garden focused on writing women botanists into history.

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Victory at the Fourth Circuit: Court of Appeals allows Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA to proceed

From the archives Legal Wikimedia v. NSA

The decision marks an important victory for the privacy and free expression rights of Wikimedia users.

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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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Wikimedia Foundation urges Turkish authorities to restore access to Wikipedia

Foundation From the archives Legal Technology Wikipedia

On Saturday, April 29, Wikipedia was blocked in Turkey. If it remains, this block will result in millions of people in Turkey losing access to free knowledge about their country and the world around them. We believe knowledge is a fundamental human right and urge the Turkish government to remove this block.

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Bridging Wikimedia and "education for all" at UNESCO Mobile Learning Week

Education From the archives

Late last month, educators, tech professionals, and policy makers came together in Paris for Mobile Learning Week, an annual four-day conference that this year was devoted to the problem of "education in emergencies."

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How we know what we know: The Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) helps unlock millions of connections between scholarly research

From the archives Research Technology

Citations are the backbone of scholarly knowledge. They help researchers verify information, build on the existing knowledge we already know, and generate opportunity for new discoveries. Citations are not only relevant to academia. They are the foundation for how we know what we know. Until recently, the idea of creating a freely accessible repository of open….

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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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