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Sandra Fauconnier

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How could Wikimedia Commons be improved? A conversation with designer George Oates

Foundation Interview Wikimedia Commons

Earlier this year, the Wikimedia Foundation asked designer George Oates, who has worked for Flickr and the Internet Archive‘s Open Library, among others, to conduct a deep dive into Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository that provides many of the images used on Wikipedia. We wanted a fresh pair of eyeballs, and we were particularly….

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Many faces of Wikibase: Rhizome’s archive of born-digital art and digital preservation

Community Foundation Wikidata

Rhizome, an arts organization in New York City, was one of the early adopters of Wikibase, having been using it since 2015 for its archive of born-digital art and digital preservation activities. Sandra Fauconnier interviewed Dragan Espenschied (Rhizome’s preservation director), Lyndsey Moulds (software curator), and Lozana Rossenova (external Ph.D. researcher) to ask them why and….

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Making women more visible online—with Wikidata tools!

Foundation From the archives Technology Wikidata

To celebrate International Women's Day and Women's History Month, Wikimedians around the world make a concerted effort each March to add and edit articles about women in Wikipedia. You can also have an impact (and fun!) by adding information about women to Wikidata, Wikimedia's multilingual knowledge base. And there are quite a few interesting and fun, volunteer-developed tools to help you with that.

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Victor Grigas/Wikimedia Foundation

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Simple Net Art Diagram - non-animated version

M.River & T.Whid Art Associates (MTAA)

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