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WikiFeed project to create custom newsfeeds from Wikimedia data

Fako Berkers and Edward Saperia have been working together on a project called “WikiFeed”. It’s a framework that allows you to create custom algorithmic newsfeeds using data from Wikipedia and Wikidata. These open algorithms could be used to discover news stories in niche areas, suggest new collaborative approaches to editorial policy, and probably other things… read more »

Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 winners announced!

Wiki Loves Monuments is the world’s biggest photographic competition and takes place every September. Participants take photos of historic places, including buildings and archaeological sites. Wiki Loves Monuments encourages photographers around the world to upload photos of heritage monuments to Commons so that they can be used to illustrate Wikipedia. Images from Wiki Loves Monuments… read more »

Meet our new Membership and Fundraising Officer

I’m Katie Crampton and I’ve started as Wikimedia UK’s Membership, Fundraising and Operations Assistant, and I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. Wikimedia’s cause of providing free, unbiased information to all is admirable, and definitely something I can get behind. Having worked for a charity tackling socio-economic disadvantage through education, enabling easy access… read more »

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 »

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