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People of the Enlightenment: an opportunity for Wikipedians

By Dr Martin Poulter, Wikimedian in Residence, Bodleian Libraries Oxford A major scholarly database is offering free access to selected Wikipedians, thanks to an arrangement with Oxford University Press. Housed at the Bodleian Libraries, Electronic Enlightenment (EE) is is the most wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across… read more »

Wikimedia and UNESCO team up to share the world’s culture

By John Cummings, Wikimedia volunteer I have been working with the Sector for External Relations and Public Information unit at The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to make images from their archive available on Wikimedia Commons, the media site for all Wikimedia projects including Wikipedia. Wikipedia is the most used educational resource in the… read more »

Understanding Sustainable Agriculture Through Wikipedia

By John Cummings, Wikimedia volunteer Wikimedia volunteer John Cummings has worked to make available on Wikipedia 2400 images of tropic agriculture research from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and 4000 new images of vegan food, all the images were originally posted on Flickr by people who share their content under a Creative Commons… read more »

What happens when you release photos on Wikimedia Commons?

This post was written by Mike Peel I started making my photographs available on Wikimedia Commons under a Creative Commons licence in 2006. Since then, I have uploaded over 3,500 photos to Commons, and I plan to upload many thousands more in the future. The main reason I started to upload my photos was to illustrate… read more »

World Book and Copyright Day: Why copyright laws in Europe need revising

This post was written by Emily Sorensen, Wikimedia UK volunteer, writing in her personal capacity. We live in a unified Europe (i.e. EU) that is part of a global economy. We do business with organisations, companies, and people from all over the world. We use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and many other social media which connect people… read more »

Creative Commons 4.0 BY and BY-SA licenses approved conformant with the Open Definition

This post was initially published by Timothy Vollmer, ‎Manager of Policy and Data at Creative Commons, December 27th, 2013 at the Creative Commons blog (CC-BY-SA-4.0) In November Creative Commons released version 4.0 of the Creative Commons license suite, and today the Open Definition Advisory Council approved the CC 4.0 Attribution (BY) and Attribution-ShareAlike (BY-SA) International… read more »

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