Wikimedian in Residence

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 »

National Library of Wales residency, month one: laying foundations

This post was written by Jason Evans, Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Wales The focus during the first weeks of the residency has been on meeting with teams from various departments in the Library. The fact the I have worked with many of the staff for nearly ten years made introductions a… read more »

Reviewing a residency – National Library of Scotland

  This post was written by Daria Cybulska, Programme Manager It’s time to take a look back at the longest standing UK Wikimedian in Residence project. When we were setting up a Wikimedian in Residence (WIR) in Scotland, in 2013, we planned it for a pilot lasting several months, designed to see if such a… read more »

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 »

National Library of Wales with a birthday gift to Wikipedia

Wikimedia UK is proud to announce that the National Library of Wales has appointed a full time Wikipedian in Residence; this follows a 6-month appointment by the federal Welsh language university ‘Coleg’. The announcement comes on the day that Wikipedia celebrates its 14th birthday. Wicipedia Cymraeg and the National Library have had a good working… read more »

Bodleian Library seeks a Wikimedian in Residence

The Bodleian Libraries and Wikimedia UK have joined forces to support a year-long Wikimedian in Residence in Oxford. The post provides the opportunity to work with some of the world’s richest library collections to improve content on Wikipedia and its sister projects and to share with the world the resources held in the Bodleian Libraries…. read more »

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