Aktuelles

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.

arrow_forward

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?

arrow_forward

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.

arrow_forward

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.

arrow_forward

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

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

arrow_forward

Curated Commons: 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!

arrow_forward

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.

arrow_forward

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.

arrow_forward

OPEN!NEXT creates new standard for open hardware

OPEN!NEXT is a research project funded by the European Union that researches and promotes open hardware. It is intended to help users and companies to create hardware collaboratively and on the basis of open standards. Wikimedia Deutschland is one of the project partners.

arrow_forward

ProWD: Detecting Knowledge Imbalances on Wikidata

The Wikidata community strives to improve the quality of its data and to balance its coverage. The application ProWD is a tool that detects data gaps and imbalances in Wikidata. In the following interview, Nadyah Hani and Refo Ilmiya, who worked on the tool as their final thesis in computer science, explain how ProWD fills the gaps.

arrow_forward

Celtic Knot 2020: Wikimedia’s language conference went digital

In July the online language conference Celtic Knot 2020 took place. Organised by Wikimedia UK and WIkimedia Ireland, and supported by Wikimedia Germany, the conference was a forum for the support of Wikipedias in minority languages. The conference brought together 60 participants who share a passion for language on the Wikimedia projects and the ways in which Wikidata helps strengthen these.

arrow_forward

Visiting Wikimedian 2020 Alice Kibombo

Ah, to be the Visiting Wikimedian! Being in its fifth year, I believe this role has been sufficiently explained by my predecessors so perhaps what remains is to share with you my experience.

arrow_forward

Wikidata weekend: The community meets for virtual hacking

In June, the virtual Wikidata weekend took place where 30 members of the Wikidata community met to get to know Wikidata and support each other in programming with open data. We introduce some of the participants and their projects.

arrow_forward

Wiki Loves Pride – supporting LGBT* content across Wikimedia projects

Wiki Loves Pride! The vision of Wikimedia is a world where every single person can free share in the sum …

arrow_forward

Getting started with Wikibase

Wikibase is the free and customizable knowledge base that drives Wikidata. It’s perfect for setting up open archives that serve GLAM institutions*, libraries and databases for scientists as well as anyone else working with large datasets. To make installing and setting up Wikibase easier, we’ve added a lot of new information on our Wikibase website to help users with the process.

arrow_forward