Libraries

GB1900 Project Launch: The Historically Open Gazetteer of Great Britain

Earlier this month, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Project Launch of of GB1900; the first ever historical gazetteer of the entirety of Great Britain, capturing the isles between the years 1888 to 1914. I was invited by Humphrey Southall, Professor of Historical Geography at the University of Portsmouth. Dr Southall, who… read more »

Nominate your Wikimedian of 2018

It has come to that time of year when we’re taking in nominations for Wikimedian of the Year, 2018! Nominating your Wikimedian of the Year is a great opportunity to celebrate an individual who’s made a significant impact to the Wikimedia projects in the last year. This year, we will also be celebrating: Positive Wikimedian… read more »

#1Lib1Ref in Scotland

Glasgow Women’s Library; the Scottish Poetry Library; the Scottish Storytelling Centre; James Kelman’s classic How Late It Was, How Late; and Helen Cruickshank – all Wikipedia articles that were improved during the course of SLIC’s #1Lib1Ref activity.   In case you missed the hubbub around the campaign, #1Lib1Ref is the annual drive to get more… read more »

Libraries Week – how librarians can help improve Wikipedia

Wikipedia’s greatest strength is the sheer number of people who contribute information to it. Every month the collective effort of some 70,000 writers keeps the world’s most popular encyclopedia up-to-date, and make sure that its content is verifiable. That accountability is central to Wikipedia’s reliability and usefulness. At the foot of any article should be… read more »

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