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 »

Emmanuel Engelhart, Inventor of Kiwix: the Offline Wikipedia Browser

This user profile by Joe Sutherland is part of a series about Offline Wikipedia on the Wikimedia blog where it was first published. As well as having created Kiwix, Emmanuel is a developer for Wikimedia UK. Wikipedia’s goal is to be the sum of human knowledge, available to anyone at any time, but when billions… read more »

IPv6 enabled on Wikimedia UK’s websites

This post was written by Tom Morton, Wikimedia UK developer Wikimedia UK’s main websites are now available over IPv6. For most of our visitors this won’t have any effect, as this is still new technology. However, it is a big step toward future proofing our infrastructure for the years to come. The internet relies on… read more »

Announcement – QRpedia donated to Wikimedia UK

Wikimedia UK is pleased to announce that Roger Bamkin and Terence Eden are transferring ownership of QRpedia to Wikimedia UK. As a donation from Roger and Terence, the intellectual property in QRpedia and the and domains will be transferred to Wikimedia UK, which will maintain and support the development of the QRpedia platform… read more »

Gibraltarpedia: WMUK press release

1. What’s Gibraltarpedia? Gibraltarpedia is a project by the Government of Gibraltar to improve coverage of Gibraltar-related topics on Wikipedia. It is co-ordinated by two Wikipedians, Roger Bamkin and John Cummings, who are working with Gibraltar residents to train them in how to use Wikipedia and add appropriate photos, etc to Wikimedia Commons; as well… read more »

Gibraltar’s biggest website is now CC-BY-SA for Gibraltarpedia

The website has invited Gibraltarpedians to use its content as a resource for the Gibraltarpedia project and Wikipedia. This comes as a result of presentations made by Roger Bamkin and John Cummings last month. The recently launched Gibraltarpedia project builds on the Monmouthpedia initiative, which created the first “Wikipedia town,” with a view to… read more »

World first for St Paul’s Church, Birmingham

St Paul’s is the first church in the world to utilise innovative QRpedia technology Visitors and worshippers at St Paul’s Church in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham have a new way to learn about the history of the church. This beautiful, Grade I listed building has become the first church in the world to utilise… read more »

Welcome to the world’s first Wikipedia town

You’ve probably heard the saying, “In theory, Wikipedia shouldn’t work, but in practice it does.” Three of the things that contribute to make Wikipedia work are topic-specific WikiProjects (“let’s write about a town), Wikimedia chapters (“let’s organize throughout the United Kingdom”), and unique ideas (“let’s use QR codes to share content”). This week these three… read more »