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#1Lib1Ref in Scotland

Glasgow Women’s Library; the Scottish Poetry Library; the Scottish Storytelling Centre; James Kelman’s classic How Late It Was, How Late; and Helen Cruickshank – all Wikipedia articles that were improved during the course of SLIC’s #1Lib1Ref activity.   In case you missed the hubbub around the campaign, #1Lib1Ref is the annual drive to get more… read more »

The first week’s highlights from #1lib1ref

We are just over a week into the second annual #1lib1ref campaign, where we “imagine a world where every librarian adds one more reference to Wikipedia.” We are just over a week into the second annual #1lib1ref campaign, where we “imagine a world where every librarian adds one more reference to Wikipedia.” Wikipedia is based on… read more »

Celebrate women in science with Wikipedia

This post was written by Martin Poulter, Wikimedian in Residence at the Bodleian Libraries, and was originally published on the library’s blog. This October will mark the bicentenary of Ada Augusta Byron, otherwise known as Ada Lovelace, often called the first computer programmer. Among the many events happening in Oxford this autumn, the Bodleian Libraries and IT… read more »

Found: more maps than we’d reckoned

This post was written by Kimberly Kowal of the British Library and was originally published here. Reused with kind permission.  Without looking, you can’t know what’s there. That was our experience locating maps amongst the one-million British Library images released to the public domain. We had not guessed that 50,000 images of maps were lurking… read more »

ROH Editathon: Improving Wikipedia’s entries on dance

This post was written by Rachel Beaumont of the Royal Opera House and published here. Used with kind permission. You can also contact Rachel via her Wikipedia user page here. Our recent event brought together ballet fans with Wikipedia experts to improve the online encyclopedia’s articles on choreographer Kenneth MacMillan. When was the last time… read more »

“There’s a lot of benefit both ways”: John Byrne and the Royal Society

This post was written by Joe Sutherland Established in 1660, the Royal Society is dedicated to preserving and promoting science expertise. From its base in central London, it serves as the United Kingdom’s academy for the sciences, boasting a wide portfolio of fellows from every walk of scientific life. Though rooted in tradition, they are… read more »

“We’re in the same business”: Andrew Gray and the British Library

This post was written by Joe Sutherland Andrew Gray is a long-time Wikipedian. Having joined in late 2004, while the project was in its infancy, his personal account has racked up almost 50,000 edits. He is also a librarian by trade, working at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, and holds a Master’s degree in… read more »

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