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Wikipedia Shows the Value of a Vibrant Public Domain (from Wikimedia blog)

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 in Wikimedia blog | Comments Off on Wikipedia Shows the Value of a Vibrant Public Domain (from Wikimedia blog)

Posted by Yana Welinder on January 14, 2014 While more commonly known as New Year’s Day, January 1 is also international Public Domain Day. It celebrates the day when creative works (such as books, images and songs) enter the public domain, which is the collective wealth of works that are not covered by copyright. Public domain works can be freely published, performed, remixed, translated and otherwise shared with the world. They can also be used to write and illustrate the largest online encyclopedia — Wikipedia. In relying on the public domain to provide free knowledge to millions of...

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Editing Wikipedia, a print guide for new contributors (from Wikimedia blog)

Posted on Jan 15, 2014 in Wikimedia blog | Comments Off on Editing Wikipedia, a print guide for new contributors (from Wikimedia blog)

Posted by Sage Ross on January 14, 2014 Editing Wikipedia brochure For newcomers, figuring out how to edit Wikipedia can be challenging. Although help pages abound, many new contributors like to have something to hold on to: printed guidance. That was the motivation for the first Welcome to Wikipedia brochure we created in 2010, and since then it’s made its way into the hands of thousands of people through editing workshops, Wikipedia classroom assignments, and other outreach events. The original welcome brochure was translated into more than 12 languages… Read full article here...

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