Wikimedian in Residence

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 »

Spotlight on the residency – York Museums Trust WIR 2013-14

This post was written by Pat Hadley and Daria Cybulska and was written with excerpts from the final case study report  With three large, historically-important museums in their care York Museums Trust (YMT) have overwhelmingly rich and diverse collections – an incredibly exciting range of opportunities to work with Wikipedia. From October 2013 to April… read more »

Wikimedian in Residence at the Royal Society of Chemistry

This post was written by Andy Mabbett (User:Pigsonthewing) and originally published on his blog here I’m pleased to announce that I have accepted the position of Wikimedian in Residence with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), a learned society and professional body whose roots go back to 1841 (see RSC on Wikipedia). Over the next… read more »

New images released are quickly put to use

This post was written by John Byrne, Wikimedian in Residence at the Royal Society and Cancer Research UK I’ve had two recent uploads of images released by organizations where I am Wikimedian in Residence. Neither of them are huge in quantity compared to some uploads, but I’m really pleased that an unusually large percentage of them are… read more »

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