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

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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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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

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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

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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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