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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 qrpedia.org and qrwp.org 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 discovergibraltar.com 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 »

Join the Wright Challenge!

For the last two weeks Wikimedia UK has been running a competition in partnership with the Derby Museum. So far, over 150 new or improved Wikipedia articles have been created, in dozens of languages. This is the biggest multilingual collaboration between Wikimedians and the cultural sector to date, and it’s particularly interesting because it’s a… read more »