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10 Years of Wikidata – Part 1

Wikidata is approaching its tenth birthday and to celebrate this incredible milestone we wanted to know more about the editors who made Wikidata the collaborative project it is today. There are countless stories to tell as well as countless projects to describe – from the occasional clean-up made by one contributor on a very limited set of Items, to bigger Wikiprojects who created new data models for all to follow, to outreach collaborations with GLAMs and cultural institutions.

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Open and Equitable – Questions on how to handle digital copies in collections from colonial contexts (Part IV)

In a dialogue with the Brücke-Museum Berlin, we learn about the challenges of digitizing objects with colonial backgrounds and publishing these digitized items. The 4th part of our blog series is a report from the field, and shows how parts of the ethnographic Schmidt-Rottluff collection are made accessible to a broad public thanks to Wikimedia Commons.

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Open and Equitable – Questions on how to handle digital copies in collections from colonial contexts (Part III)

In part 3 of our blog series on colonial collections we feature an expert interview with Andrea Wallace on the legal and ethical issues around digitisation and open data. The restitution process depends on digitisation to achieve transparency, but who should own and make decisions about the digital surrogates and intellectual property produced?

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Wikimedia Deutschland gets dual leadership

From August 2022, Franziska Heine and Christian Humborg will lead the non-profit association as joint Executive Directors, with a woman on the association’s Executive Board for the very first time. No other movement combines expertise in free digital software with the expertise needed for an open digital civil society.

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Help protect Afghanistan’s cultural heritage

Help protect Afghanistan’s cultural heritage – one Wikipedia entry at a time

An initiative by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and Wikimedia Switzerland wants to help save Afghanistan’s rich cultural heritage. And anyone can support from their own laptop. In this interview, the ICOM team talks about the project and the situation in Afghanistan.

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Nairobi National Museum

Open and Fair! Questions on how to handle digital copies in collections from colonial contexts (Part 2)

Securing access to cultural heritage is a central concern of Wikimedia – and the digitized copies of collections in museums are one of the prerequisites for free knowledge – for example in Wikipedia. How to handle objects from the colonial past is of particular importance in this context. Part 2 of a series of blog posts.

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Curated Commons/picsome: Start of the beta phase!

The beta phase starts! We would like to invite everyone interested to test picsome on their own in a closed beta phase before it goes public.

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Open and Fair! Questions on how to handle digital copies of objects in collections from colonial contexts (Part 1)

For Wikimedia, it is an essential goal to
secure access to cultural heritage – and the digital copies in museum collections are among the prerequisites for Free Knowledge in the Wikipedia, for example. How to handle objects from the colonial past is of particular importance in this context. Part 1 of a series of blog posts.

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Knowledge Equity – How to make Wikimedia more diverse, participatory and equitable

For the Wikimedia movement, the strategic focus of its work until 2030 is on “Knowledge Equity“. The aim is to remove social, political and technical barriers in order to enable everyone to use and create Free Knowledge. But how should this be realized? And what exactly does “Knowledge Equity” mean?

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Get Ready for Wikimania 2021 – and Register NOW!

This year, the annual meeting of the Wikimedia community will take place online on August 13-17th 2021. The theme of the gathering will be 20 years of Wikipedia. The program consists of four tracks, the unconference and on-demand events. We collected some useful information for you.

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Movement Strategy Playbook – Creating a Manual for Global Collaboration

Insights, experiences, and challenges from two years of open strategy – to build our movement’s future.

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Wikipedia – a place for encounters and creativity, diversity and equality

Interview with Wikipedian Nikolina Šepić about her outstanding commitment to Wikipedia and #1lib1ref

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picsome: free licenses facilitate free reuse

The new Wikimedia project makes it easier to find and use images under a free license on the internet. We welcome active participation!

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24 Hours of Open Data – The Wikidata Birthday Meetup

Wikidata celebrated its 8th birthday, and as every year the decentralized birthday celebrations brought together a community from all around the globe. This year, the community experimented with a new format: a 24 hours-long online call with different workshops and talks.

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Wikidata turns eight – An interview with Lydia Pintscher

Happy Birthday, Wikidata! The open knowledge base is turning eight. Since it came into being, the project developed by Wikimedia Deutschland in intensive collaboration with an international community has made enormous progress. In the following interview, Lydia Pintscher, Wikidata product manager, talks about Wikidata’s beginnings, milestones and plans for the future.

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