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Wikipedia’s photo competition Wiki Loves Monuments announces 2018 winners

The winners of the UK section of the world’s biggest photo contest Wiki Loves Monuments have just been announced, with the judges awarding fIrst prize to this stunning image of Gloucester Cathedral cloisters taken by Christopher JT Cherrington. Chris has written a short blog post on the Wiki Loves Monuments website explaining how he took… read more »

‘Can my business have a Wikipedia page?’

So you’re a business. You’ve got a company that’s number #3 in the UK at making spoons, or something like that, and you want to make sure that when people search for your company, they can see you’re legit because a Wikipedia page confers an aura of legitimacy on your noble pursuit of creating the… read more »

How should the music industry engage with Wikipedia?

By John Lubbock, Communications Coordinator If I was a music industry promoter, I would make sure the artists I worked with had accurate Wikipedia pages, because those pages will come at the top of the Google rankings when you search for the artist’s name. In practice, this doesn’t happen, largely because they don’t understand how… read more »

Let’s get serious about Wikipedia

This post was written by Dr Martin Poulter, Jisc Wikimedia Ambassador If you use Wikipedia to read about shell shock, look at the skeleton of a greater flamingo, or investigate the Enquiry into the Cost of the National Health Service, you benefit from scholarly content shared by academics or institutions. Over the last year, I’ve… read more »

High profile keynote speakers confirmed for GLAM-Wiki 2013

Wikimedia UK is delighted to announce that we have confirmed our keynote speakers for our GLAM-Wiki 2013 conference. The conference takes place at the British Library on 12-14 April this year. It builds on the success of GLAM-WIKI 2010 and is aimed at Wikimedians and cultural institutions alike. Michael Edson is the Director of Web and… read more »

Support Wikimedia UK – Donate now!

Wikimedia UK, in conjunction with the Wikimedia Foundation, recently started its first fundraiser. So far we have raised over £9,000 and hope to raise several times that much before the fundraiser ends in January. That money will enable us to run various initiatives to improve Wikipedia and its sister projects and increase access to them…. read more »

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