Scotland

Working with GLAMs, Working with Wikimedia

This post was written by Ally Crockford, Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland In early June a slightly different kind of GLAM:Wiki workshop was held in Edinburgh. No new content was uploaded, no new user accounts were created, and no articles were edited throughout the entirety of a four hour event. Part… read more »

Historic library collections get worldwide exposure

This post was written by the team at the National Library of Scotland and was originally published on their website here Images from the National Library of Scotland’s (NLS) historic collections have been added to one of the world’s most popular websites where they can be seen and shared by people everywhere. It is the… read more »

Anybody but Burns event a success

This post was written by Ally Crockford, Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland The weather may not have been co-operating, but the National Library of Scotland’s Anybody but Burns edit-a-thon was not going to be held up by a little bit of wind and rain this past Saturday. Thirteen participants, some established… read more »

Celebrating Scottish poets: Anyone but Burns!

Burns’ night is rapidly approaching and folk around the globe will be celebrating the Bard in style and good cheer, but the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish Poetry Library think that we should take a moment to think about the thousands of Scottish poets who won’t be toasted this weekend! Local writers and… read more »

Scottish Women on Wikipedia

This post was originally published by Anabel Marsh, a new Wikipedian. You can see the original post here I’ve often dipped into Wikipedia, but I didn’t start to take it seriously until a couple of years ago when I attended a Teachmeet at which one of the presenters changed my mind. He convinced me that… read more »

A month as Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland

This post was written by Ally Crockford, Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland My first introduction to Wikipedia was inspired by a job prospect. A contract as editor for an external wiki aimed at entrepreneurs called ‘Entrepedia.org’ was announced on the University of Edinburgh careers website. I was in the first year… read more »

Glasgow/1 Wikimedia meetup

This post was written by Graeme Arnott (User:Oswin Oswald) and originally published here I’ve done a little bit of editing on Wikipedia but not much. I don’t really have much confidence on it but I’ve now got a new user name I now feel better about contributing on a regular basis. (I was using my own… read more »

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