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Royal Society of Chemistry; Thinktank; Oxford
Royal Society of Chemistry
Andy Mabbett's residency at the Royal Society of Chemistry is ongoing.
An editathon was held at the society's London HQ, Burlington House. For details of the articles created and improved, and pictures taken, see the event page.
A Wikiquote comeptition was held - results to be announced shortly.
List of artworks in the collection of the Royal Society of Chemistry has been considerably expanded.
See the project diary and the blog (aimed at non-Wikipedians) for other news.
Andy Mabbett's work as Wikimedian in Residence at Thinktank Museum in Birmingham was all-but-concluded (he'll be speaking in that capacity at an event, to be decided, later this year).
For more details, see the Thinktank project diary.
The images uploaded from the Bodleian Libraries cover a wide variety of global themes from the 11th to the 19th centuries. Themes include Hindu gods, Pharaohs of Egypt, Buddhism, old maps of the world, Islamic astrology, Japanese and Indian folk tales, and the palace of Minos in Crete. A gallery page on Commons gives an overview of the different themes.
The Bodleian WIR, Martin Poulter, has given workshops for staff from the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican Library), Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford Museum of the History of Science, Oxford Museum of Natural History and Ashmolean Museum. He also spoke at a staff conference attended by librarians from across Oxford University. Seven editathons are planned so far, plus an "open knowledge ambassador" course for University of Oxford staff which will take place in early 2016.