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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 »

A message from Josie Fraser, new Wikimedia UK Chair

I am delighted to have become the new chair of Wikimedia UK at today’s AGM. I was initially elected to serve as a trustee in July 2015, and re-elected to serve a further term last year until 2019. Over the last two years I’ve been privileged to be able serve the organisation through both the… read more »

Wikipedia Collaboration of Dental Schools

Written by Nour Geres It has been over a year and a half since Dundee Dental School first established the Wikipedia Editing Project, a student-led effort with the intent of improving dental articles on the site. Students at Dundee first learned of the deficiency and often absence of dental information on Wikipedia from a former Wikipedian… read more »

Wacky Wiki Races!

By Martin Poulter, Wikimedian-in-Residence at Bodleian Libraries Wikipedia has more than five million articles in its English language version. No article is an island: with few exceptions, they have multiple incoming links as well as multiple links to other articles. Articles connect in a web, or like the cells in a brain. Take two widely… 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 »

Reflections on a Wikipedia assignment – Reproductive Medicine

This was originally posted on Ewan McAndrew’s blog where he writes about his role as the University of Edinburgh’s Wikimedian in Residence Wikipedia as an important source of health information and not medical advice. “The Internet, especially Wikipedia, had proven its importance in everyday life. Even the medical sector is influenced by Wikipedia’s omnipresence. It has… read more »

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