After the Wikicite conference that was held November 27-29 in Berkeley, California, more than a dozen attendees made a group visit to the Internet Archive to meet with Brewster Kahle and the IA staff. For the last few years, Wikimedia-Internet Archive collaboration has become more regular and coordinated, especially in the area of fixing broken links in references of Wikipedia articles. See "More than 9 million broken links on Wikipedia are now rescued", October 1, 2018, Mark Graham.
Andrew Lih, Mark Graham (IA) and Wendy Hanamura (IA) have worked to connect the two institutions at conferences like Wikimania and Wikiconference North America, so that now IABot is more integrated into the operation of Wikipedia editions in multiple languages. Work is now proceeding on archiving links in Wikidata, and IA and Wikimedians in the US are looking to do joint training for journalists and news organizations on effective use of Wikimedia and Internet Archive resources.
This visit was the culmination of lots of hard work to connect the two communities and increase collaboration.
Internet Archive in San Francisco, California
IA founder Brewster Kahle greets Wikimedians
Wikimedia Foundation's Dario Taroborelli talking about Wikimedia-IA partnerships
Wikimedians take lunch with Internet Archive staff
Wendy Hanamura, Director of Partnerships at the Internet Archive helps welcome Wikimedians
Museum Computer Network and Wikidata
Andrew Lih (User:Fuzheado) gave an introductory talk about Wikidata at the Museum Computer Network conference in Denver, Colorado for museum professionals and tech staff. See the full report.