Andrew Gray, the Wikipedian in Residence at the British Library, has been working with a collection of around 40,000 books made available by the British Library from a previous digitisation program. These are not yet widely available online due to their size, but can be uploaded on request to Commons or to Wikisource. All suggestions for new material are welcome - the collection appears particularly strong in local histories and travelogues.
The first book has been fully transcribed through Wikisource - A Journey in Khorassan and Central Asia, an 1890 travelogue by an English diplomat and his wife in eastern Persia and Russian Central Asia.
From 5th to 9th November, Andrew Gray and Katie Chan ran a series of four workshops in Edinburgh for the University of Edinburgh, the National Library of Scotland, and EDINA. Around thirty librarians, academics and researchers attended the sessions.
On 19 November, Andy ran a session on Wikipedia and its relevance to local government (including, of course, museums and libraries) at the HyperLocalWM unconference. He also wrote a piece advocating open licensing, for the unconference's own newspaper!
On 20 November, Andy spoke about Wikipedia, and GLAM work, in an interview with Jamillah Knowles, for BBC Radio 5 Live's "Outriders". The thankfully pre-recorded interview was broadcast at 3am, but is also available as a podcast.