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The Power Of The Wikimedia Movement Beyond Wikimedia

Forbes: “In January 2017, we the constituents of Wikimedia, started an ambitious discussion about our collective future. We reflected on our past sixteen years together and imagined the impact we could have in the world in the next decades. Our aim was to identify a common strategic direction that would unite and inspire people across our movement on our way to 2030, and help us make decisions.”  “[This] is part of the preamble to Wikimedia 2030, a recently-released strategy process facilitated by the Wikimedia Foundation addressing the Wikimedia movement’s next stage. The movement refers to the more than one hundred Wikimedia affiliates worldwide as well as hundreds of thousands of volunteers and contributors. The Foundation, which supports the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, as well as wiki images and other Wikimedia sites, has been reaching out throughout 2017, in a series of meet ups, conferences, discussions. The document sets out a vision of expanding Wikimedia, and its ecosystem of free knowledge and participation; a vision of far wider participation in areas such as Africa, South America and Central America and among various populations. To review the document, though, is also to see how much the Wikimedia movement has to offer the reshaping of other economic and political institutions beyond Wikimedia…”

Wikipedia mapping project

“Wikiverse is an independent initiative and not affiliated with Wikipedia. or the Wikimedia foundation.” Wikipedia Is A Giant Unfathomable Universe—Now You Can Explore It Like One Continue Reading

Paper – The Evolution of Wikipedia’s Norm Network

The Evolution of Wikipedia’s Norm Network – Bradi Heaberlin and Simon DeDeoFuture, Internet 2016, 8(2), 14; doi:10.3390/fi8020014 “Social norms have traditionally been difficult to quantify. In any particular society, their sheer number and complex interdependencies often limit a system-level analysis. One exception is that of the network of norms that sustain the online Wikipedia community.… Continue Reading

The Social Intranet Insights on Managing and Sharing Knowledge Internally

IBM Center for the Business of Government – The Social Intranet: Insights on Managing and Sharing Knowledge Internally, March 2016: “Corporate America increasingly relies on social intranets to leverage employees’ knowledge and foster collaboration in ways that speed up work and reduce costs . While much of the federal government lags behind, some agencies are… Continue Reading

New page for people/institutions who want to get data into Wikidata

Wikidata:Data donation – “This page is written for institutions, companies, organisations and individuals who are interested in adding data to Wikidata…Wikidata aims to create a multilingual free knowledge base about the world that can be read and edited by humans and machines alike. It provides data in all the languages of the Wikimedia projects, and… Continue Reading

Wikimedia Foundation Transparency Report

“Our mission is to provide free access to the sum of all human knowledge. We believe that protecting user privacy and defending against censorship are essential to the success of that mission. Every year, we receive requests from governments, individuals, and organizations to disclose information about our users or to delete or alter content on… Continue Reading

From Freebase to Wikidata: The Great Migration

“Collaborative knowledge bases that make their data freely available in a machine-readable form are central for the data strategy of many projects and organizations. The two major collaborative knowledge bases are Wikimedia’s Wikidata and Google’s Freebase. Due to the success of Wikidata, Google decided in 2014 to offer the content of Freebase to the Wikidata… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – 6 lessons from sharing humanitarian data

Via – 6 lessons from sharing humanitarian data – This is Francis Irving’s concise and focused overview of best practices used by the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX), a data hub created by the United Nations and used by agencies, NGOs, companies, governments and academics to share data. Continue Reading

Wikipedia at 15: Millions of readers in scores of languages

Pew Factank: “Wikipedia turn[ed] 15 on Friday [January 15, 2016]. A key element in its creators’ vision of a user-generated online encyclopedia was to make it a repository of information serving audiences in multiple languages. The first non-English versions launched shortly after the Wikipedia’s founding in 2001, with offerings in six languages – German, Catalan, Swedish, French, Spanish and… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Student Research Resources on the Internet 2016

Via – Student Research Resources on the Internet 2016 – Marcus Zillman’s comprehensive, actionable guide provides links to hundreds of resources that assist students of all ages to leverage free and low cost resources to facilitate more efficient, effective learning – either as an individual, as part of a team, in a classroom, or… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Creating Information Literacy and a critical guide for using Wikipedia

Via LLRX Creating the Information Literate Warrior: Step 6 to Information Literacy – In his part of her ongoing series, Lorette Weldon concentrates on successful methods for developing needed tools for kids’ study through demonstrations to show them how to find the information on their own. Wikipedia and Information Literacy: Step 5 to Information Literacy… Continue Reading

EC – Businesses raise their internet profile by using social media

“This article presents recent statistics on the use of social media by enterprises in the European Union (EU) as part of their strategy for integrating information and communication technologies (ICT) in their business. Social media refer to internet based applications such as, for instance, social networks, blogs, multimedia content-sharing sites and wikis. In principle, enterprises use social media for image building… Continue Reading