Smithsonian brings images of diverse figures from the history of US women’s suffrage to Wikimedia

Community Friends Wikimedia Commons

The Smithsonian—one of the leading museums and research centers in the United States—has added over 200 images of women involved in the battle for women’s suffrage in the country to Wikimedia Commons, one of the world’s largest collections of freely licensed media. The donation helps advance the Smithsonian’s strategic plan, which calls for reaching one….

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Through #1Lib1Ref, we ask that you give the gift of a citation

Community Foundation GLAM Wikipedia

2019 marks the fourth year of #1Lib1Ref, an annual campaign that asks everyone to jump in and improve Wikipedia by adding at least one citation. In doing so, they help improve the reliability and authenticity of the site for billions of readers. Though literally meaning “One Librarian, One Reference”, #1Lib1Ref has grown to include archivists,….

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After a catastrophic fire at the National Museum of Brazil, a drive to preserve what knowledge remains

Community Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia

On 2 September, disaster struck the National Museum of Brazil: a massive fire devastated the building and its extensive holdings. Centuries of cultural heritage, including recordings of dead languages and ancient artifacts from pre-Columbian times, were lost. But amid the carnage and destruction, a movement has risen—one with the aim of adding as much knowledge….

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Building a better #1Lib1Ref

Community From the archives Wikipedia

The campaign's third year was better than ever—here's how you can get involved.

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What galleries, libraries, archives, and museums can teach us about multimedia metadata on Wikimedia Commons

Community From the archives GLAM Research Wikimedia Commons

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.

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In Cote d’Ivoire, partnering with libraries provides opportunities

From the archives GLAM Wikipedia Library

Local volunteers from Wikimedia Community User Group Côte d'Ivoire are partnering with librarians to create an active and vibrant community.

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Celebrate Wikipedia’s birthday by joining your local library in the #1Lib1Ref campaign

From the archives GLAM Wikipedia Wikipedia Library

The annual #1lib1ref campaign asks librarians to add a citation to a reliable source to Wikipedia—and it's easy to get involved.

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The reading room at the Boston Public Library

What can we glean from OCLC’s experience with library staff learning Wikipedia?

Community Foundation From the archives GLAM Wikipedia

An exploration of the intersection between Wikipedia and public libraries in the United States.

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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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Why you should be paying attention to Wikidata and GLAM

From the archives GLAM Wikidata

As a collaborative project, Wikidata is looking for more partners to fill in data gaps. Every one of the initiatives listed above needs help matching data from important collections to existing Wikidata entries, or help for the Connected Open Heritage community in prioritizing the next source of cultural data to target and improve.

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