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So You’ve Decided to Become a Wikipedia Editor…

  The learning curve when you start editing Wikipedia and its sister projects can be steep, so to help you get started, we decided to compile some advice that will help you navigate the complexity of the Wikimedia projects. Check out the Getting Started page for general advice and information about how Wikipedia works before… read more »

#100womenwiki – A global Wikipedia editathon in partnership with the BBC

By Lucy Crompton-Reid, Chief Executive, Wikimedia UK On 8th December 2016, Wikimedia communities around the world held a multi-lingual, multi-location editathon in partnership with the BBC to raise awareness of the gender gap on Wikipedia, improve coverage of women and encourage women to edit. In the UK, events took place at BBC sites in Cardiff,… read more »

BBC 100 Women: Is the internet sexist?

BBC to partner with Wikipedia editors in a global 12 hour ‘edit-a-thon’ The BBC has today announced a collaboration with Wikipedia editors around the world  to hold a 12 hour global ‘edit-a-thon’ on Thursday 8th December 2016 to encourage more female editors on the site and increase articles about women. This multi-location, multilingual event is… read more »

Wiki Loves Monuments 2016: follow up and thank you!

Every year thousands of people from across take part in the world’s largest photography competition. After a hiatus in 2015, the UK took part in this year’s competition. The winners were outstanding, and if you haven’t seen them yet you can do so on our blog. For the UK, 266 people uploaded more than 6,270… read more »

Wicidelta: erthyglau Wicipedia unigryw mewn 284 iaith

Os ydych chi’n chwilfrydig am ieithoedd a diwylliannau’r byd, dilynwch Wicidelta ar Twitter. Cyfrif answyddogol ac arbrofol ydy e sy’n ymgais i ddarganfod yr hyn a allai fod yn unigryw ym mhob un o ieithoedd Wicipedia.

Wicipedia Cymraeg: A few milestones

Blog by Robin Owain, Wikimedia UK Manager In December 1996 I uploaded around 150 of my published poems on a website, ”Rebel ar y We” (‘Rebel on the Web’), available to all, free of charge. In 2005, after my son’s illness, I changed the title to ”Rhedeg ar Wydr” (‘Running on a Glass Roof’). A… read more »

Wiki Loves Africa competition focuses on Music and Dance

Cape Town, 28th November 2016 – Music and dance are the very beat of this vibrant continent. It is therefore fitting that for the third Wiki Loves Africa media competition, the focus will be on Music and Dance. Wiki Loves Africa encourages participants to contribute media – photographs, video or sound files – to illustrate a… read more »

Open Archaeology and the Digital Cultural Commons

By Lorna M. Campbell, Wikimedia UK Board Member and OER Liaison – Open Scotland at the University of Edinburgh. Although I’ve worked in open education technology for almost twenty years now, my original background is actually in archaeology.  I studied archaeology at the University of Glasgow in the late 1980s and later worked there as… read more »

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