Wikimedian in Residence

Wikimedia UK and National Library of Scotland announce new Gaelic post

The Gaelic language is to be promoted through one of the world’s most popular websites thanks to a new role based at the National Library of Scotland. Dr Susan Ross, who learned Gaelic as a teenager and has since gained a doctorate in Gaelic studies, has been appointed the world’s first Gaelic Wikimedian in Residence…. read more »

Wikimedia projects aren’t built in a day – Roman coinage on Commons

This article is based on a paper given at this year’s Museum Computer Group held at the Wellcome Trust on October 19th. Legacy and sustainability were two of the biggest issues York Museums Trust (YMT) grappled with when running two Wikimedian in Residence programmes with Wikimedia UK. During these residencies we made real progress and… read more »

Announcing a new Wikimedian In Residence at the University of Oxford

The University of Oxford now employs a Wikimedian In Residence (WIR). Martin Poulter is working half-time on a one-year project to embed Wikipedia, Wikidata and related sites in the university’s teaching, research and public engagement. Dr Poulter served as the WIR at the Bodleian Libraries for one year ending in March 2016. He led wiki… read more »

The Shiver: communion with the past in a digital age

This post is adapted from a text originally published in the CILIP November 2015 update. __________________________________________________________________________________ Bodleian Wikimedian Martin Poulter says that although the digital world finds it hard to capture the intimacy of being in the presence of historical objects and texts, it can play an important role in adding value to the collections… read more »

A year as Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Wales

This post was written by Jason Evans, Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Wales and first published on their website. Hundreds of new articles created, thousands of images shared and millions of hits on Wikipedia It’s been a year now since I began my journey into the world of Wikipedia. My brief was… read more »

Wikimedian in Residence at the Wellcome Library

The post was written by Phoebe Harkins, Communications Co-ordinator at the Wellcome Library. It was originally on the Library’s blog. Incurably curious? Interested in the history of medicine? Know a bit about Wikipedia? Would you like to work with us on a fantastic new project and be our Wikimedian in Residence? Building on our previous… read more »

How to fix your museum’s Wikipedia page: an FAQ

This post was written by Sara Thomas, Wikimedian in Residence at Museum Galleries Scotland As Museums Galleries Scotland’s Wikimedian in Residence, I’m often asked what a museum or other GLAM organisation can do with regard to their Wikipedia page.  And the answer is often not as simple as you’d think. Wikipedia has strict policies concerning… read more »

Somerville, science and wikipedia

From Martin Poulter, Bodleian Libraries Wikimedian in Residence. Also published on the Bodleian Libraries blog. In the early 19th century, Mary Somerville was a celebrity scientist. One of her works was the best-selling science book of the time, until overtaken by Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. She published on astronomy, biology, atomic theory, and… read more »

Wikimedia projects benefit from Bodleian Libraries residency

This post was written by Dr Martin Poulter, Wikimedian in Residence at the Bodleian Libraries For anyone looking to define Taijitu, Putso or Sangha, or to learn about Elizabeth Fry, the Junior wives of Krishna, or the Royal Ploughing Ceremony, one of the top internet search hits will be Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Articles about these,… read more »

Scotland’s second Wikimedian in Residence

This post was written by Sara Thomas, Wikimedian in Residence at Museums Galleries Scotland As I write this, I’m sitting in the library of the Glasgow Museum of Modern Art. There’s a pleasing amount of public wifi, and an excellent cup of tea. This week I’ve also been in Kelvingrove Museum, telling the Curatorial Forum more about… read more »

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