Community

  1. Free Knowledge: Hard-won Impact at the European Level

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    Lobbying efforts for Free Knowledge are showing prominent effect in the EU copyright reform: Making digitised cultural heritage accessible will be safer in future, and in several places it has been possible to mitigate or eliminate expected negative side effects of the reform. … Weiterlesen

  2. Lexicographical data on Wikidata: Words, words, words

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    Language is what makes our world beautiful, diverse, and complicated. Wikidata is a multilingual project, serving the more than 300 languages of the Wikimedia projects. This multilinguality at the core of Wikidata means that right from the start, every Item about a piece of knowledge in the world and every property to describe that Item can have a label in one of the languages we support, making W … Weiterlesen

  3. Final stretch at Wiki Loves Monuments

    People from over 40 countries are taking part in this year’s Wiki Loves Monuments photo competition with tens of thousands of pictures. More and more cultural institutions see the added value in opening up to free digital knowledge projects such as Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Deutschland supports this opening process with a wide variety of projects. … Weiterlesen

  4. Wikipedia Day: “An unexpected huge success”

    For the first time, Wikimedia communities and organisations from Germany, Austria and Switzerland jointly invited to a local Wikipedia day. We knew that people would like to look behind the scenes of the online encyclopedia. But the actual rush surprised us all.  … Weiterlesen

  5. Many Faces of Wikibase: Lingua Libre makes [ˈlæŋ̩ɡwɪdʒəz] audible

    Languages and multilinguality have always been an important part of the Wikimedia projects. A project called “Lingua Libre” now aims to make languages and their sound freely available as structured metadata. WMDE’s Jens Ohlig spoke to Antoine Lamielle, Lead developer of Lingua Libre, about the project and its use of the Wikibase software.  … Weiterlesen

  6. Where did that paragraph go? This software change helps volunteers hold up Wikipedia’s high quality

    Charles J Sharp (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Meerkat_(Suricata_suricatta)_Tswalu.jpg), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode

    High quality and reliability of content are at the heart of Wikipedia, but this requires a massive collaborative effort. Recent technical improvements have made the process easier. … Weiterlesen

  7. WikidataCon 2017

    Jens Ohlig (WMDE), CC by-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode 4.0/deed.de)

    WikidataCon, the first conference dedicated to the Wikidata community took place in Berlin on October 28th and 29th. How to summarize this event? It was a huge success, both from the point of view of the community and the organizing team, and we hope that you enjoyed the event as much as we did. … Weiterlesen

  8. Using Wikidata to Improve the Medical Content on Wikipedia

  9. Data for the people!

  10. Wikidata quality and quantity