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Wikimedia UK

Wikimedia UK is the national open knowledge charity that supports and promotes Wikipedia and its sister projects, such as Wikidata and WIkimedia Commons.

Website: http://www.wikimedia.org.uk

Explore content from the National Library of Wales with the excellent new Histropedia ‎Wikidata‬ timeline viewer http://bit.ly/2bDRrt6

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Here is a talk from Deryck Chan, one of our volunteers, on how to reach consensus https://lnkd.in/dVNmPWt

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

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Deryck Chan - An Admin's Guide to Voting and Consensus | WIkimedia UK
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Do you want to help people learn to edit Wikipedia? We have a free training workshop this month to give you the skills to do so https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Traini…2016_event

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Our AGM takes place on 9 July in Birmingham. Be sure to sign up if you'll be joining us there https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wikimedia…6093909586

Wikimedia UK AGM 2016
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk
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Elvis is also the King of Wikipedia:
1 - Elvis
2 - History of Poland
3 - Manhattan Project
4 - Military History of Puerto Rico
5 - Pope Pius XII
6 - Byzantine Navy
7 - Michael Jackson

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These are Wikipedia's best articles
http://www.independent.co.uk
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Hello everybody! This Saturday, independent factchecking charity Full Fact are hosting an EU Referendum editathon taking place at Newspeak House in East London. If you agree that we can only make the best political decisions by having the best, most accurate information, why not come along and help make Wikipedia the place to turn to for accurate information on the referendum? https://fullfact.org/blog/2016/apr/eu-wikipedia-edit-thon/

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Wikimedia UK has helped volunteers upload thousands of photographs to Wikimedia Commons, but we need your help to see where these images can be used on Wikipedia.

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Commons:Wikimedia UK/Adding images - Wikimedia Commons
https://commons.wikimedia.org
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On Saturday 7 May we are holding a Shakespeare in London editathon at Senate House Library, concentrating on places in the Bard's work. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shakespea…3100613557

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Shakespeare in London: a Wikipedia workshop
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk
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This map shows the cultures represented in media uploads from our Wikimedian in Residence at the Bodleian Libraries

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Martin Poulter, Wikimedian in Residence at the Bodleian Libraries, talk about Wikipedia as a creative space for sharing knowledge, connecting scholarly work with the general public http://bit.ly/1RVrV0Y

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Wikipedia and Open Access: making research as useful as it can be
https://blog.wikimedia.org.uk
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The Wellcome Library are looking for a Wikimedian in Residence. If you want to help make their world-class collections accessible through Wikimedia make sure to apply by the 12th February deadline. http://blog.wellcomelibrary.org/2016/01/wik…e-library/

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Wikimedian in Residence at the Wellcome Library
http://blog.wellcomelibrary.org
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Join us in celebrating 15 years of Wikipedia: share what Wikipedia means to use with the hashtag #Wikipedia15

https://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2016/01/wik…knowledge/

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Wikipedia celebrates 15 years of free knowledge
https://blog.wikimedia.org.uk
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Looking to kick-start the editing year? The 'Take the Lead!' contest runs through January http://bit.ly/1ZilCn5

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Wikipedia:Take the lead!
https://en.wikipedia.org
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Wikimedia UK would like to invite volunteers, editors and partners to a drinks party from 7:30pm on *Saturday 16th January* to mark the 15th birthday of Wikipedia. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wikipedia…0509187532

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Sara Thomas, Wikimedian in Residence at Museums Galleries Scotland, recaps some of the questions she gets about how museums can interact with their Wikipedia page. #Wikipedia #Scotland #GLAM

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How to fix your museum's Wikipedia page: an FAQ
https://blog.wikimedia.org.uk
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Use Wikimedia data for research or business? Please take a survey "Understanding 3rd-party use of Wikipedia content" https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yU…ested=true

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Survey: Understanding third-party use of Wikipedia content
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We supported the #Wikipedia Stub Contest which saw 36 people improve nearly 3,000 of the encyclopedia's shortest articles! Well done to everyone who took part.

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Learn more about our Wikipedia Science Conference, held at the Wellcome Collection in London from 2-3 September 2015. The video features interviews with organisers and delegates, talking about their experiences of the event, and the relationship between the Wikimedia movement and the scientific community.

This video is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...

For full licensing details and more information see: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...

Music:
Montmartre -- Jahzzar (http://betterwithmusic.com/), CC-BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)

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Wikipedia Science Conference 2015 summary video | Wikimedia UK
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A novel by Jules Verne was amongst the articles improved through Wikipedia's Stub Contest, supported by Wikimedia UK:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backwards_to_Britain

https://en.wikipedia.org
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