Wikidata

Reflections on Roberta’s internship as it comes to an end

In 2019 Wikimedia UK, Archaeology Scotland and The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland recruited a graduate intern through the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities Internship programme. These funded placements give PhD researchers the opportunity to spend up to three months with a partner organisation; improving their research skills and giving them an opportunity to… read more »

My first week as the new Wikimedia Training Intern

Hannah Rothmann is an intern at Edinburgh University, training with our Wikimedian in Residence who is based there, Ewan McAndrew. Hannah wrote this post for the University’s blog. Hi, my name is Hannah and I will be going into the final year of my Classics degree in September. I have just finished week 1 of… read more »

Wikidata and Aberdeen – a virtual hackathon

Introduction by Sara Thomas, Wikimedia UK’s Scotland Programme Coordinator. Over Easter weekend I attended a virtual hackathon, hosted by Code The City. It was originally supposed to be held in person in their space in Aberdeen, but what with lockdown and all, to Zoom we went.   The hackathon was concerned with a number of areas… read more »

New Year Wikimedia ideas from Magnus Manske

By Magnus Manske, MediaWiki developer and longtime Wikimedian The new year is just over two weeks old, but the WikiVerse already celebrated a joyous event: Wikipedia’s 18th birthday! 50 million seems to be the number of the day – 50M articles across Wikipedia editions, 50M files on Commons, 50M items on Wikidata. But all this… read more »

WikiCite conference 2018

By Jason Evans, National Wikimedian at the National Library of Wales Imagine a world in which anyone could use an open citation database to support free knowledge, with rich information about every citable source. Any Wikipedian or Wikipedia advocate will tell you that one of the great strengths of Wikipedia is its citations. In fact,… read more »

Emergence of a Wikidata Community

This post was written by Fabian Tompsett, Volunteer Support Organiser “Emergence (…) refers to the arising of novel and coherent structures, patterns, and properties during the process of self-organization in complex systems.” (Emergence as a Construct: History and Issues, Goldstein 1999) Technological innovation can appear as the determining factor of how are habits are reshaped… read more »

The Wikidata revolution is here: enabling structured data on Wikipedia

This post was written by Tilman Bayer, Senior Operations Analyst of the Wikimedia Foundation. It was originally posted on the Foundation’s blog here. A year after its announcement as the first new Wikimedia project since 2006,Wikidata has now begun to serve the over 280 language versions of Wikipedia as a common source of structured data that can… read more »

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