Wikimedian in Residence

Wikimedian in Residence at the Royal Society of Chemistry

This post was written by Andy Mabbett (User:Pigsonthewing) and originally published on his blog here I’m pleased to announce that I have accepted the position of Wikimedian in Residence with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), a learned society and professional body whose roots go back to 1841 (see RSC on Wikipedia). Over the next… 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 »

Wikimania Free Culture Weekend

This blog post was written by John Cummings, Wikimania support at Wikimedia UK Last weekend the Wikimania Fringe Free Culture event took place at the Barbican Centre with 20 people attending from a range of cultural organisations, Wikimedia chapters, open knowledge projects and members of the public. Saturday A series of talks on topics related to open… read more »

Six weeks in at the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol

This post was written by Marc Haynes, Wikipedia Co-ordinator at the Coleg Cymraeg. You can read this post in Welsh here In March, after several years on both the Welsh and English Wikipedias under the moniker Ham, I started an exciting new chapter in my Wikipedia career as Marc (Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol). It was the start of six… read more »

The unusual suspects…

This post was written by Pat Hadley, Wikimedian in Residence at York Museums Trust A volcanologist, watercolourist, botanist and forger….walk into a bar? No, in this case the unlikeliness of our characters was not the set up for a bad joke. In fact, we had an even larger cast of York’s luminaries as the focus… read more »

Royal Society to host Wikipedia events

This post was written by John Byrne, Wikimedian in Residence at the Royal Society I’m now a month and a half into my six months as Wikmedian-in-residence at the Royal Society, the United Kingdom’s National Academy of Science, though as the role is supposed to be one day a week only, that in theory amounts… read more »

Coleg Cymraeg to employ Wikipedian in Residence

This post was written by Robin Owain, Wikimedia UK’s Wales Manager. Welsh language text will follow soon. Following an agreement between Coleg Cymraeg (the Welsh language federal university) and Wikimedia UK, the Coleg would like to employ a Wikipedian in Residence who will report back on how best to share educational resources on the Wikimedia… read more »