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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 »

I’ve lived in the UK for 9 years but the government wants to deport me

By Ally Crockford, former Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland I have lived in the UK for what will be 9 years in September. I studied for 5 of those years and worked for four. I completed a PhD, organised international conferences, published papers, spoke across the UK and internationally, and taught… read more »

OER16: Open Culture

By Lorna M. Campbell In April 2016 the University of Edinburgh will host the international Open Educational Resources Conference, OER16, which is coming to Scotland for the first time in its seven-year history. OER16 is being co-chaired by Melissa Highton, Director of Learning, Teaching and Webservices at the University of Edinburgh, and Lorna M. Campbell,… 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 »

Working with GLAMs, Working with Wikimedia

This post was written by Ally Crockford, Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland In early June a slightly different kind of GLAM:Wiki workshop was held in Edinburgh. No new content was uploaded, no new user accounts were created, and no articles were edited throughout the entirety of a four hour event. Part… read more »

Historic library collections get worldwide exposure

This post was written by the team at the National Library of Scotland and was originally published on their website here Images from the National Library of Scotland’s (NLS) historic collections have been added to one of the world’s most popular websites where they can be seen and shared by people everywhere. It is the… read more »

Anybody but Burns event a success

This post was written by Ally Crockford, Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland The weather may not have been co-operating, but the National Library of Scotland’s Anybody but Burns edit-a-thon was not going to be held up by a little bit of wind and rain this past Saturday. Thirteen participants, some established… read more »

Celebrating Scottish poets: Anyone but Burns!

Burns’ night is rapidly approaching and folk around the globe will be celebrating the Bard in style and good cheer, but the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish Poetry Library think that we should take a moment to think about the thousands of Scottish poets who won’t be toasted this weekend! Local writers and… read more »

A month as Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland

This post was written by Ally Crockford, Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland My first introduction to Wikipedia was inspired by a job prospect. A contract as editor for an external wiki aimed at entrepreneurs called ‘Entrepedia.org’ was announced on the University of Edinburgh careers website. I was in the first year… read more »

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