Wikipedia:UK Wikipedians' notice board

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This is a page to function as a notice board for things that are particularly relevant to Wikipedians from the United Kingdom or who are writing about UK related topics.

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Project scope[edit]

WikiProject United Kingdom was formed with the intent of improving articles and coverage related to the United Kingdom in a fair and accurate manner, with an emphasis on subjects with national significance. Editors are encouraged to also participate in the more regional and/or topic specific UK related projects listed below.

As of 21 July 2014, there are 11,225 articles within the scope of WikiProject United Kingdom, of which 81 are featured. This makes up 0.25% of the articles on Wikipedia and 1.16% of featured articles and lists. Including non-article pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, etcetera, there are 32,594 pages in the project.

Related projects[edit]

The following WikiProjects and task forces also deal with UK related content:

By region[edit]

By topic[edit]

GLAM collaborations[edit]

Future developments[edit]

It is expected that as this project grows we will be able to branch out into notice boards for the individual countries of the UK. It is intended that these will run alongside the main UK board.

Note that Wikipedians in Northern Ireland may also be found at Wikipedia:Irish Wikipedians' notice board.

Announcements[edit]

Meet-ups[edit]

Wikipedia Meetups +/-
Upcoming
Manchester 24 July 26, 2014 (2014-07-26)
Glasgow 4 July 26, 2014 (2014-07-26)
London 84 August 8, 2014 (2014-08-08)–August 10, 2014 (2014-08-10)
Liverpool 13 August 23, 2014 (2014-08-23)
Portsmouth 2 August 31, 2014 (2014-08-31)
Recent
Oxford 18 July 20, 2014 (2014-07-20)
London 83 July 13, 2014 (2014-07-13)
Portsmouth 1 June 29, 2014 (2014-06-29)
Liverpool 12 June 21, 2014 (2014-06-21)
Leeds 3 June 14, 2014 (2014-06-14)
Edinburgh 6 June 8, 2014 (2014-06-08)
Cardiff 3 May 31, 2014 (2014-05-31)
Manchester 23 May 18, 2014 (2014-05-18)
Cambridge 22 May 17, 2014 (2014-05-17)
Plymouth 1 April 3, 2014 (2014-04-03)
Outside the UK
Past meetups

Participants[edit]

See Category:Wikipedians in the United Kingdom.

Talk Page Template[edit]

For general UK-related articles, use {{WikiProject UK}}, which appears like so:

WikiProject United Kingdom  
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject United Kingdom, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the United Kingdom on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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Resources[edit]

Material from the following sources are available on subscription databanks. The specific material may be in abstract, citation, or full text format. To obtain information, please send me an e-mail indicating the e-mail address to send to, as well as the specific subject of interest or the title and dates of sources requested, and I will forward what I can find. John Carter (talk) 19:05, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

  • AB UK (2003-2006)
  • Albion (2002-2004)

UK public library online resources at home[edit]

Most UK public libraries offer their members access to a wide range of online resources which can be accessed from any computer (eg at home or work, without having to physically visit the library). These can include The Times archive 1785-1985, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford English Dictionary, 19th-century newspapers, Newsbank (current national and regional newspapers), Encyclopedia Brittanica and more. They also usually offer further databases which are for in-library use only. Find your local library's website and look for "Online resources" or "24 hour library". You will need to join the library, and have a membership number, to use the online resources: some libraries allow you to join online.

See also[edit]


Directory Directory of WikiProjects

 

Council WikiProject Council

 

Guide Guide to WikiProjects