Wiki goes Caribbean meetup, themed 'fauna and flora'
On June 20, approximately 15 participants of the Wiki goes Caribbean project met again via Zoom. This specific bimonthly meetup, co-organized with Nationaal Archief, was themed 'fauna and flora'. Some attendees, hailing from the Netherlands and Curaçao, participated in a Wikipedia introduction while the rest of the group discussed various topics, including best practices for including common species names in Wikipedia lists, searching for images on Wikimedia Commons, and the international competitions Wiki Loves Monuments and Wiki Loves Earth.
"Zee-appelen Zee-sterren Zee-boomen en Zee-pluymen"
Young woman with child
"D'aanmerkelijkste Vogelen der Voor-eylanden"
Making references to Dutch newspapers in Wikipedia more sustainable
Dutch Wikipedia contains some 20.000 citations (URLs) to Delpher, a digital historical newspaper archive in the Netherlands. Many of those URLs are sustainable, but until recently Dutch Wikipedia also contained thousands of non-future-proof links to Delpher. In this article Olaf Janssen (Wikimedia coordinator of the National library of the Netherlands) shows how he found these links and replaced them with persistent URLs, and what the benefits of this search-and-replace operation are.