Wikimedia

Press release: National Library of Wales appoints first ever permanent Wikimedian at a UK cultural institution

  From 1 August, the National Library of Wales will employ the UK’s first permanent Wikimedian. As National Wikimedian, Jason Evans will make Wikipedia and its sister projects a core aspect of the Library’s activities and services. Building on the successful collaboration between the Library, Wikimedia UK and the Wiki community, he will lead activities… read more »

Congratulations to our Wikimedians Of The Year!

Every year Wikimedia UK holds the UK Wikimedian of the Year Awards at our Annual General Meeting to recognise the work of the vibrant community that our charity depends on. 2016-17 was an important year for Wikimedia UK, with nearly half a million pages improved on the Wikimedia projects and 20,000 hours contributed by volunteers…. read more »

Welsh music is No.1 on Commons

Welsh Record company releases seven thousand sound clips to Wikimedia Commons on an open licence. Article by Jason Evans, Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Wales Wales, or ‘The land of song’ as it has been coined, is a country famous for its love of music. This tiny nation has given us some… read more »

Thank you to everyone who volunteers for Wikimedia UK

In 2016 volunteers gave us a massive 20,000 hours of their time, from running events and teaching people how to edit to organising the UK branch of the world’s largest photography competition. Volunteers play a very important role in the charity’s work and shape our strategy. Putting in that much time shows that there our community… read more »

Bunhill Fields: Wikimedia, gamification and richer media content

I really like Magnus Manske’s WikiShootMe tool. It visualises Wikidata items, Commons photos and Wikipedia articles on an OpenStreetMap. Wikidata items are shown as red if they have no photo and green if they do have one. For the past few months, I’ve been spending my lunch hours walking around the area near the Wikimedia… read more »

Wikipedia Vs Fake News

This article based on the text of Wikimedia UK’s submission to the government’s inquiry into fake news, which was launched in January. A changing media landscape The media landscape has changed beyond all recognition over the past 25 years. Before the internet, there were just a handful of media providers with large, guaranteed audiences and plenty… read more »

Wikimedia UK Education Summit #WMUKED17

Blog post by Josie Fraser, educational technologist and trustee of Wikimedia UK If you would like to attend, please sign up on the Eventbrite page. The Wikimedia UK Education Summit takes place on February 20th at Middlesex University, London, in partnership with the University’s Department of Media. It follows on from the successful 2016 Wikimedia UK… read more »

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