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

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….

Community From the archives Wikipedia

Building a better #1Lib1Ref

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

Community From the archives GLAM Research Wikimedia Commons

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

From the archives GLAM Wikipedia Library

In Cote d’Ivoire, partnering with libraries provides opportunities

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

From the archives GLAM Wikipedia Wikipedia Library

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

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

The reading room at the Boston Public Library

Community Foundation From the archives GLAM Wikipedia

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

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

Community From the archives GLAM Interview

Becoming a National Wikimedian: Jason Evans and the National Library of Wales

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.

From the archives GLAM Wikidata

Why you should be paying attention to Wikidata and GLAM

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.