WMF GLAM report
1Lib1Ref, Image Description Week, Commons calls, and the Add an image events
The May campaign for 1Lib1Ref is starting soon
The annual #1Lib1Ref campaign is inviting librarians, researchers, book lovers, wikimedians, and any other knowledge enthusiasts to add missing references to articles, in order to make Wikipedia more reliable, complete, and useful!
The May edition of the 2022 #1Lib1Ref campaign will happen from May 15th to June 5th and is an opportunity for people in the southern hemisphere (Africa, Asia, Latin America & Oceania) to participate.
This year we are experimenting with new contribution methods and expanding the languages on Citation Hunt. During the January campaign, we encouraged contributions on Wikisource and Wikidata and added 9 new languages from CEE. This round, we are hoping to add a new contribution method focused on gender, as a way to test thematic or topical contributions, and we are also adding some more languages from Africa and Asia.
If you're planning to organize an event, join the campaign on Outreach Dashboard, and don’t forget to check the Meta-Wiki page for more information.
Banana Plant Flask, by Max Gruber
Image Description Week
You’re invited to take part in Image Description Week, a conversation linked to International Museum Day (18 May) and Global Accessibility Awareness Day (19 May). It’s a week-long call-to-action to make images more accessible and discoverable, in all languages.
Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan conversations about Commons
As part of a broader effort to get feedback on the Foundation’s annual plan, we co-hosted two conversations about Commons. The main purpose of the meetings was to bring the sub-networks of Commons users together and start sharing perspectives about different user needs. The meetings were attended by more than 100 people, representing a range of Commons contributors, from Wikipedia editors, to photographers, curators, campaign organizers, batch content uploaders, GLAM staff, technical contributors, and admins.
If you’re following the Commons conversations, you may be interested to know that the audio and video player for all Wikis was recently updated to new software by volunteer developer Derk-Jan "the DJ" Hartman and Staff Software Architect Brion Vibber. MediaWiki documentation, Phabricator ticket, and community announcement. The new player is already live on Commons and Wikisource.
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