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The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

As a subscriber to one of The Wikipedia Library's programs, we'd like to hear your thoughts about future donations and project activities in this brief survey. Thanks and cheers, Ocaasi t | c 14:53, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Copy and paste[edit]

These changes are not enough [1]. You need to put the text in your own words. We have "function or fails to progress beyond a prolonged plateau after a period of relatively normal development." Text says " function or fails to progress beyond a prolonged plateau after a period of relatively normal development" This is exactly the same. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 17:04, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: November 2013[edit]

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Headlines
  • Australia and New Zealand report: From East to West
  • Belgium report: Wiki Loves Monuments in Belgium and Luxembourg
  • France report: Mass uploads; Wiki Loves Monuments; Edit-a-thon; GLAM conference
  • Germany report: MS Wissenschaft; Science Gallery; Zugang gestalten; Science 2.0; OKFest 2014
  • Italy report: Libraries and librarians (but there are still shoes)
  • Mexico report: Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 award ceremony; Day of the Dead photo contest winners
  • Netherlands report: Edit-a-thon Amersfoort; Wikipedia seminar Oslo; Wikimedia Nederland Conference; Europeana Fashion
  • Spain report: Wiki Loves Monuments; Fundación Joaquín Díaz González; Wiki Party in Salamanca
  • Sweden report: Motorcycles, Norway and shoes
  • Switzerland report: Wiki Loves Monuments Awards Ceremony; Wikipedians in Residence; Image Donations
  • UK report: Open content at the BBC; edit-a-thons; photography
  • USA report: GLAM-Wiki Activities in Philadelphia and Vancouver, Washington
  • Open Access report: Open Access Button and Berlin 11 conference
  • Calendar: December's GLAM events


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A cup of coffee for you![edit]

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Adeebmuhsin (talk) 10:35, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

thanx — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fahizkp (talkcontribs) 10:37, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Netha, thank you for sharing all of your expertise on the Individual Engagement Grants Committee again this round! I know you are so very busy, and I've really appreciated you lending your insights to these proposals. Best wishes, Siko (WMF) (talk) 00:24, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for the barnstar, Siko! Congratulations on steering the IEG committee successfully so far! -- Netha (talk) 10:35, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

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Welcome to The Wikipedia Adventure![edit]

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This Month in GLAM: December 2013[edit]

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Books & Bytes New Years Double Issue[edit]

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Volume 1 Issue 3, December/January 2013

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Happy New Year, and welcome to a special double issue of Books & Bytes. We've included a retrospective on the changes and progress TWL has seen over the last year, the results of the survey TWL participants completed in December, some of our plans for the future, a second interview with a Wiki Love Libraries coordinator, and more. Here's to 2014 being a year of expansion and innovation for TWL!

The Wikipedia Library completed the first 6 months of its Individual Engagement grant last week. Here's where we are and what we've done:
Increased access to sources: 1500 editors signed up for 3700 free accounts, individually worth over $500,000, with usage increases of 400-600%
Deep networking: Built relationships with Credo, HighBeam, Questia, JSTOR, Cochrane, LexisNexis, EBSCO, New York Times, and OCLC
New pilot projects: Started the Wikipedia Visiting Scholar project to empower university-affiliated Wikipedia researchers
Developed community: Created portal connecting 250 newsletter recipients, 30 library members, 3 volunteer coordinators, and 2 part-time contractors
Tech scoped: Spec'd out a reference tool for linking to full-text sources and established a basis for OAuth integration
Broad outreach: Wrote a feature article for Library Journal's The Digital Shift; presenting at the American Library Association annual meeting
...Read Books & Bytes!

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This Month in GLAM: January 2014[edit]

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  • France report: Public Domain Day; photographs
  • Germany report: WMDE-GLAM-Highlights in 2014
  • Netherlands report: New Years Reception; 550 years States General; Content donation University Museum; Wikipedians in Residence; OpenGLAM Benchmark Survey
  • Sweden report: Digitization; list creation
  • Switzerland report: The Wikipedians in Residence of the Swiss National Library have started their work
  • UK report: Voices from the BBC Archives plus Zoos, coins and Poets
  • USA report: GLAM-Wiki activities in the USA
  • Open Access report: Open Access Media Importer; Open Access File of the Day
  • Calendar: February's GLAM events
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Thank you![edit]

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Hello, Netha Hussain. You have new messages at Parul :)'s talk page.
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The Signpost: 12 February 2014[edit]

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UserBoxes[edit]

I noticed the cool user boxes you have on your page. How do one get that? Parul :) (talk) 05:21, 20 February 2014 (UTC)Parul :)

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Books & Bytes, Issue 4[edit]

Books and Bytes

Volume 1, Issue 4, February 2014

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News for February from your Wikipedia Library.

Donations drive: news on TWL's partnership efforts with publishers

Open Access: Feature from Ocaasi on the intersection of the library and the open access movement

American Library Association Midwinter Conference: TWL attended this year in Philadelphia

Royal Society Opens Access To Journals: The UK's venerable Royal Society will give the public (and Wikipedians) full access to two of their journal titles for two days on March 4th and 5th

Going Global: TWL starts work on pilot projects in other language Wikipedias

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International women's day in Telugu wikipedia[edit]

I have created a page for International Women's Day 2014 in Telugu Wikipedia. The link is here: [2]. We are planning a physical meeting at TOU, Hyderabad on March 8. Kindly advise me for improving the women's participation in Wikipedia. Thank you.Dr. Rajasekhar A. 04:18, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

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You've got mail![edit]

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Hello, Netha Hussain. Please check your email – you've got mail!
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TitoDutta 22:53, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Happy 8th of March[edit]

Hey Netha, here's wishing you a wonderful International Women's Day. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 04:20, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Rsrikanth05! -- Netha (talk) 18:40, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

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This Month in GLAM: February 2014[edit]

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Headlines
  • France report: National Archives; Sèvres & mass uploads; Wikipedians in the European Parliament
  • Germany report: Claim open culture, again and again
  • India report: National Museum, New Delhi, India (January 2-5, 2014)
  • Netherlands report: Art and Feminism; Wikipedian in Residence; War memorials
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This Month in GLAM: February 2014[edit]

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  • Germany report: Claim open culture, again and again
  • India report: National Museum, New Delhi, India (January 2-5, 2014)
  • Netherlands report: Art and Feminism; Wikipedian in Residence; War memorials
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Event date[edit]

Aren't tomorrow and the day after tomorrow the event dates? I'll be there. I have heard you are going to award a 4 days' 4 nights' South India tour package to the prominent editors of this edit drive? Is it true? Face-smile.svg TitoDutta 18:29, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Happy 14th of March[edit]

Happy 14th of March. I can see someone has wished "happy 8th March" above. I forgot to wish on that date. Never mind, I wish happy 14 March. Every day is women's day, baki sab Allah Rakha. TitoDutta 18:32, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

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Re: Everyday[edit]

I have started. A good number of those articles will face WP:Notability issue. Let's see. TitoDutta 00:18, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Keep this article in your task list, I am expanding now: Rajeshwari Chatterjee. This woman stood first in both B.Sc and M.Sc exams. I'll try to hook it at DYK, Don't know if they will reject it as ""common event".
    Let me know the articles you'll be starting, I'll attend those. --TitoDutta 03:27, 15 March 2014 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) @Titodutta: As for the hook, you can try something like she was the first woman engineer from Karnataka. Vensatry (Ping) 05:53, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

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Talkback message from Tito Dutta[edit]

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Indian kitchen[edit]

We created an Indian kitchen Wikipedia:WikiProject India/Indian cuisine personal user awards. If you give people PUA, those cupcakes, baklavas are excellent, please consider giving some Indian foods too. Thanks TitoDutta 23:07, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Help me[edit]

Hello Netha I came to know about you from the news paper that you have been working for women to keep in wikipedia. I deeply appreciate your work and effort. I have a request just go through this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Articles_for_creation/Atmaprajnananda_Saraswati Swamini Atmaprajnananda Saraswati is a living Indian philosopher, as well as a published author. Her books on the Vedas (most ancient literature in the world) are extensively research-based and are meant for highly educated scholars with scientific temper.She has done a lot of Work. This article stay for 2 years then it was deleted reason non existence of links.I go through all the points and correct it and resubmit it. But it still it was rejected Could you help me out ? Yes, you may see or expand it. Thank you. --Stallion444 01:47, 20 March 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stallion444 (talkcontribs)

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A cup of coffee for you![edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG -Srikar :) Ananthulasrikar (talk) 16:35, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

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Reminder of previous post[edit]

Stallion444 17:47, 4 April 2014 (UTC) Hello Netha Hussain I know you are very busy but kindly go through my request which is posted on 20th March and help me out. For your reference I am posting it again. Thank you very much. I deeply appreciate your effort.

I came to know about you from the news paper that you have been working for women to keep in wikipedia.
I deeply appreciate your work and effort. I have a request just go through this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Articles_for_creation/Atmaprajnananda_Saraswati Swamini Atmaprajnananda Saraswati is a living Indian philosopher,
as well as a published author. Her books on the Vedas 

(most ancient literature in the world) are extensively research-based and are meant for highly educated scholars with scientific temper.She has done a lot of Work. This article stay for 2 years then it was deleted reason non existence of links.I go through all the points and correct it and resubmit it. But still it was rejected Could you help me out. Thank you --Stallion444 17:47, 4 April 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stallion444 (talkcontribs)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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You deserve this for your extra-ordinary efforts with the translations. A belated honour, but think it has come at the right time! Vensatry (Ping) 17:34, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

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The Wikiwomen's Ally Award[edit]

My Pleasure Neetha :-) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 176.203.5.6 (talk) 18:41, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Re: Form[edit]

I can not understand this question First Time Editor
Are You editing for the first time ?
— Where? At Wikipedia? — TitoDutta 19:02, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Done. TitoDutta 19:07, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the award, but I feel that I do not deserve it as I was not able to contribute. I will surely try next time to dedicate time. Thanks. -- Abhijeet Safai (talk) 07:42, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for kind words. I have restored the award on talk page. Thanks. --Abhijeet Safai (talk) 09:27, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 5[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 5, March 2014
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  • New Visiting Scholar positions
  • TWL Branch on Arabic Wikipedia, microgrants program
  • Australian articles get a link to librarians
  • Spotlight: "7 Reasons Librarians Should Edit Wikipedia"

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Leaflet for Wikiwomen's Collaborative at Wikimania 2014[edit]

Hi User: Netha Hussain,

Hope you are well. Thanks for submitting a leaflet for Wikiwomen's COllaborative.

We're doing our best to make these leaflets intelligible to non-wikipedians, and we think your leaflet could be confusing for them; try and include a clearer "call to action" - what are some specific ways they could get involved? We think Wikiproject Military History is a good example to follow.

Additionally, I noticed that the text you have used for the "longer description" is currently over the word limit as per the template at the top of the page. Please try and reduce that as well.

Thanks in advance. Adikhajuria (talk) 14:59, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for the message. I have made some changes to the leaflet. Let me know if this version is okay. If it is not, I will seek help from other volunteers of the Wikiwomen's Collaborative and get it re-written. -- Netha (talk) 15:56, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Books & Bytes, Issue 6[edit]

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Books & Bytes
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  • New donations from Oxford University Press and Royal Society (UK)
  • TWL does Vegas: American Library Association Annual plans
  • TWL welcomes a new coordinator, resources for library students and interns
  • New portal on Meta, resources for starting TWL branches, donor call blitzes, Wikipedia Visiting Scholar news, and more

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The Pulse (WP:MED newsletter) June 2014[edit]

The first edition of The Pulse has been released. The Pulse will be a regular newsletter documenting the goings-on at WPMED, including ongoing collaborations, discussions, articles, and each edition will have a special focus. That newsletter is here.

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Verifiable process needs some more accuracy[edit]

I felt some data provided by a contributor seems to be irrelevant by casting a religion name over it, also no proper evidence apart from a fabricated so called can be data is provided. What i found is some contributors tried to edit the same, the falsified data is overwritten all the time. It means a purposeful lobbying is going around here to spread wrong information. I am not a regular contributor nor a scholar, how can people like me will get the true data ensured by Wikipedia. The major fault is when the war or riots normally occurred during any conquests is purposefully tied to a religion to communalize the matter thereby destroying the harmony. The topic i found this issue is: Muslim conquest in the Indian subcontinent

I hope you as a well versed contributor could do something to avoid falsified data. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arenishr (talkcontribs) 08:14, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

BMJ offering 25 free accounts to Wikipedia medical editors[edit]

Neat news: BMJ is offering 25 free, full-access accounts to their prestigious medical journal through The Wikipedia Library and Wiki Project Med Foundation (like we did with Cochrane). Please sign up this week: Wikipedia:BMJ --Cheers, Ocaasi via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:14, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: May 2014[edit]

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  • Norway report: 2 x GLAM edit-a-thons
  • Sweden report: Award, competitions and Coat of Arms
  • UK report: No trouble at t'mill; Assisting Metropolitan Police with image licensing enquiries; Wikimania is coming
  • USA report: New Edit-a-thons; GLAM at Wikiconference USA; Activities in New York City
  • Open Access report: WikiProject Open Access launched on the English Wikisource
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The Wikipedia Library: New Account Coordinators Needed[edit]

Hi Books & Bytes recipients: The Wikipedia Library has been expanding rapidly and we need some help! We currently have 10 signups for free account access open and several more in the works... In order to help with those signups, distribute access codes, and manage accounts we'll need 2-3 more Account Coordinators.

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Ada Camp Awesomeness Barnstar[edit]

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To Netha, I award you the first ever AdaCamp Awesomeness Barnstar with thanks for your good cheer and for co-facilitating the session on "How to Edit Wikipedia" with me. I hope there are many more co-facilitated edit-a-thons in our future. Rosiestep (talk) 20:23, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

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Great to meet you![edit]

Hi Netha - It was great to meet you at AdaCamp. It seems Rosie already gave you a AdaCamp Barn Star so just know that I echo that too. You were awesome and clearly are an editing powerhouse! --LibraryGurl (talk) 18:04, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

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A Barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks a ton for helping me understand about the Wikimedia lists and guiding me to subscribe to them! You deserve this! Cheers, ƬheStrikeΣagle 17:51, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

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  • Belgium report: Bouchout Declaration on Open Access to Biodiversity data; Virtual collaboration in the government
  • France report: Round table in Brussels; Video at Sèvres; 70th anniversary of the D-Day
  • Germany report: Exhibition photography
  • Mexico report: Edit-a-thon of Museo Soumaya; simulthaneous edit-a-thon in Argentina, Mexico and Spain about Spanish Exile; new cultural partner of Wikimedia México
  • Netherlands report: Music edit-a-thon; Library workshops; Videos, maps and Japanese art donations; Wiki Loves Earth
  • Sweden report: Wiki Loves Monuments is being prepared for Sweden
  • UK report: Free Culture; Image releases
  • USA report: A GLAM Day Out! in Philadelphia; Local History at the Local Library
  • Wikimania report: GLAM presentations at Wikimania
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Medical Translation Newsletter[edit]


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Medical Translation Newsletter
Issue 1, June/July 2014
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This is the first of a series of newsletters for Wikiproject Medicine's Translation Task Force. Our goal is to make all the medical knowledge on Wikipedia available to the world, in the language of your choice.

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Spotlight - Simplified article translation


Wikiproject Medicine started translating simplified articles in February 2014. We now have 45 simplified articles ready for translation, of which the first on African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness has been translated into 46 out of ~100 languages. This list does not include the 33 additional articles that are available in both full and simple versions.

Our goal is to eventually translate 1,000 simplified articles. This includes:

We are looking for subject area leads to both create articles and recruit further editors. We need people with basic medical knowledge who are willing to help out. This includes to write, translate and especially integrate medical articles.

What's happening?


IEG grant
CFCF - "IEG beneficiary" and editor of this newsletter.

I've (CFCF) taken on the role of community organizer for this project, and will be working with this until December. The goals and timeline can be found here, and are focused on getting the project on a firm footing and to enable me to work near full-time over the summer, and part-time during the rest of the year. This means I will be available for questions and ideas, and you can best reach me by mail or on my talk page.

Wikimania 2014

For those going to London in a month's time (or those already nearby) there will be at least one event for all medical editors, on Thursday August 7th. See the event page, which also summarizes medicine-related presentations in the main conference. Please pass the word on to your local medical editors.

Integration progress

There has previously been some resistance against translation into certain languages with strong Wikipedia presence, such as Dutch, Polish, and Swedish.
What was found is that thre is hardly any negative opinion about the the project itself; and any such critique has focused on the ways that articles have being integrated. For an article to be usefully translated into a target-Wiki it needs to be properly Wiki-linked, carry proper citations and use the formatting of the chosen target language as well as being properly proof-read. Certain large Wikis such as the Polish and Dutch Wikis have strong traditions of medical content, with their own editorial system, own templates and different ideas about what constitutes a good medical article. For example, there are not MEDRS (Polish,German,Romanian,Persian) guidelines present on other Wikis, and some Wikis have a stronger background of country-specific content.

  • Swedish
    Translation into Swedish has been difficult in part because of the amount of free, high quality sources out there already: patient info, for professionals. The same can be said for English, but has really given us all the more reason to try and create an unbiased and free encyclopedia of medical content. We want Wikipedia to act as an alternative to commercial sources, and preferably a really good one at that.
    Through extensive collaborative work and by respecting links and Sweden specific content the last unintegrated Swedish translation went live in May.
  • Dutch
    Dutch translation carries with it special difficulties, in part due to the premises in which the Dutch Wikipedia is built upon. There is great respect for what previous editors have created, and deleting or replacing old content can be frowned upon. In spite of this there are success stories: Anafylaxie.
  • Polish
    Translation and integration into Polish also comes with its own unique set of challenges. The Polish Wikipedia has long been independent and works very hard to create high quality contentfor Polish audience. Previous translation trouble has lead to use of unique templates with unique formatting, not least among citations. Add to this that the Polish Wikipedia does not allow template redirects and a large body of work is required for each article.
    (This is somewhat alleviated by a commissioned Template bot - to be released). - List of articles for integration
  • Arabic
    The Arabic Wikipedia community has been informed of the efforts to integrate content through both the general talk-page as well as through one of the major Arabic Wikipedia facebook-groups: مجتمع ويكيبيديا العربي, something that has been heralded with great enthusiasm.
Integration guides

Integration is the next step after any translation. Despite this it is by no means trivial, and it comes with its own hardships and challenges. Previously each new integrator has needed to dive into the fray with little help from previous integrations. Therefore we are creating guides for specific Wikis that make integration simple and straightforward, with guides for specific languages, and for integrating on small Wikis.

Instructions on how to integrate an article may be found here [5]

News in short


To come
  • Medical editor census - Medical editors on different Wikis have been without proper means of communication. A preliminary list of projects is available here.
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