VIAFbot Edits .25 Million Articles, Augmenting Authorities Data
VIAFbot's final statistics
VIAFbot, the bot that links English Wikipedia biography pages to their corresponding authoriy record at VIAF.org, an international disambiguation tool, has finished its run for >250,000 articles. In its algorithm the bot compared its own determinations of which Wikipedia pages corresponded to which VIAF ID, to that of German Wikipedia utilizing Wikipedia's multilingual features. During its process the bot recorded the agreements and disagreements between the two Wikipedias, and now a report on the comparison has been released. See the debriefing blog post for more details at http://hangingtogether.org.
The Brooklyn Museum strikes back, now with African contents
Drum roll for the nth institution happily joining WikiAfrica and Share Your Knowledge: African contents from the Brooklyn Museum are finally online. Reviving an almost historic GLAM partnership this summer, the project finally managed to publish thousand of pictures of gorgeous art pieces from the large collections of the Museum, and the full story is already available in English. As mentioned last month, a mask was also hosted on the main page of Wikimedia Commons and many linguistic versions of Wikipedia on December 1st.
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