Wikisource turned 18 years old on 24th November 2021. Wikisource enthusiasts, partners, and Foundation staff celebrated the occasion with the incoming CEO of the Foundation, Maryana Iskander. The event attracted more than 70 participants and was the fourth most attended event in Maryana’s Listening Tour. A second birthday party was organized on 28th November 2021 and attended by another 10 people.
The Foundation will be running the Community Wishlist Survey 2022 in January. The Community Wishlist Survey is run annually to help identify the features and fixes that are most important to Wikimedia contributors. Eligible proposals that attract the most votes are then prioritized for development by the Community Tech product team. Last year, the Community Tech team worked on ebook export and OCR improvements to Wikisource.
While you wait for the full announcement, you can use a dedicated sandbox to develop your GLAM & Culture feature requests for 2022.
Conversation about courses for GLAM professionals
In December, the GLAM & Culture team will close the year by reflecting on recent trainings and courses for museum workers and librarians.
On Monday, 13 December at 15:00 UTC, Wikimedia Argentina will present their Cultura para abrir course, which attracted more than 600 GLAM professionals in Latin America, and Wiki Movimento Brasil will share their GLAMs tutorial and its use in the Wiki Loves Bahia campaign.
On the next day, Tuesday, 14 December at 10:00 UTC, we will have Alice Kibombo talking about the Wikipedia in African Libraries course she delivered for AfLIA, and Wikimedia UK presenting the Connected Heritage webinars and program.