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Message From a Student in Your KDL "What is Wikipedia" Class[edit]

Ms Cousineau,

I was in your July 2013 KDL "What is Wikipedia" class. Want you to know that I am still actively editing -- from quick corrections of spelling or grammar to adding new sections. Your best piece of advice was to be fearless which took me a while to master. Today I created a new article! Your second best piece of advice was to copy & paste any format/info I wish to “borrow.” Thank you.

When I took the class you sent each of your students a list of helpful Wiki links. Highly recommend that you send future students the below Navigation Charts as includes nearly all the links you shared plus many, many more that are helpful to (new) editors.

IMO the page Wikipedia:A primer for newcomers is still a good initial intro which all should read as homework for week 2.

I did keep the links for ‘Wiki Markup' Cheatsheet, Citing Sources and Help Directory as continue to use them frequently. Note that "The Teahouse" is easy access at the top of the Help navigation chart.

Helpful Navigation Charts


Denise B-K (talk) 11:19, 22 October 2014 (UTC)Denisebk

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Hi User:Denisebk-
Congratulation on your new article! That is a great achievement. Which article is it? Send me the link, if you have a moment.
I'm excited to read that you've continued on with your Wikipedia editing activities - good for you! I hope you are having a fun time being fearless and interacting with this vibrant community.
I really appreciate that you took the time to contact me, and that you sent along those links. I will certainly use them in the future. Keep up the good work, and keep in touch! Bdcousineau (talk) 11:31, 22 October 2014 (UTC)
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Ms Cousineau,
It's Fall & I set my books aside to watch TV. The title of my new article is Project Runway: Threads, a new TV show premiering tomorrow. Most pleased that I successfully created an Infobox. Initially my lists of judges and producers was horizontal so I went on a treasure hunt looking at editing of other articles until I found something that works. "Show Preview" gives me confidence to try different things. I added my article to the main "Project Runway" page & to a couple templates & to "List of..." pages.
Always learning. For this response I read about indentation which I've not yet used.
I have found my biggest pet peeve is that articles contain a zillion links to the same page. One could have a full-time job deleting these zillion [].
Denise B-K (talk) 13:50, 22 October 2014 (UTC)Denisebk
Looks great! Keep up the good work. PS - I couldn't do anything without the "show preview" too! Bdcousineau (talk) 15:42, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

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Ford holdings made public[edit]

RE: "I work for the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, and I believe that our holdings should be made available to the public in as many ways as possible."[1] Right on! I wish more museums would do this. I posted a request[2] at the Signpost (The Wikipedia newspaper) to request that they put something in their next edition about the Museum's contributions. -- Uzma Gamal (talk) 13:27, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

Thank you - I responded more on my Wikimedia user page. 22:07, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

President Gerald Ford-Related Article Assistance[edit]

Thank you for your recent offer of assistance regarding articles relating to President Gerald Ford. The most relevant article I have created relating to the Ford Administration is on Stanley K. Hathaway who briefly served as Secretary of the Interior in President Ford's Cabinet. Any additional updates you can provide to the Hathaway article would be most appreciated. I may have created other articles related to President Ford, but cannot think of any others off the top of my head, so please free feel to peruse the list on my UserPage to identify any other articles you might be able to contribute to. --TommyBoy (talk) 11:11, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for this edit. I meant to change that before I posted the article, but lost track. -- Uzma Gamal (talk) 06:58, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

no problem, this article helps me more than you know.Bdcousineau (talk) 14:16, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Language extention[edit]

Always happy to be of service. Not that I recall doing so. If I've inadvertently offended, I apologize. If it wasn't inadvertent I'd love to know what I did and why? - Amgine (talk) 02:15, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Ah! MCN 2012! Sorry, slow brains today! - Amgine (talk) 03:00, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
What!? No offense at all. I saw that terrm in a discussion you were in. Today was esp trying - determining copyright status of presidential gifts with lawyery-strangers from the great land to the North.
this project rocks on, my army of darkness (or light?) expanding; and I have an offical WiR starting in 1/2013 to keep me in line, a nice young man I hope to not influence unduly. So happy to reconnect. Bdcousineau (talk) 03:14, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
<grin> No worries; I was just pulling a blank and couldn't figure out why someone might possibly be calling me an asshat! not that I don't occasionally deserve it. Great to hear about the WiR! Congratulations! And remember, not all who wander (from the great white north) are native to there. - Amgine (talk) 04:28, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

Hi Bdcousineau[edit]

Do you have an interest in Gerald Ford?
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Then maybe you might have an interest in joining WikiProject Gerald Ford! We're a group of editors working to improve Wikipedia's coverage of the life, career, and presidency of Gerald Ford.

We're very much a new project, so you have the opportunity to help form the design and structure of the WikiProject itself in addition to creating and improving content about Ford. You are more than welcome to join us by adding your username under the "Participants" section of our WikiProject page. Everyone is welcome, and you are free to contribute where and when you like.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask a member, and we'll be happy to help you. Hopefully we'll see you around the WikiProject! Michael Barera (talk) 23:02, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Images from Edit-A-Thon[edit]

The edit-a-thon was a blast. Thanks for hosting and providing an excellent selection of pizza and cookies. Here are the images that I captured at the event Dmalicke (talk) 20:36, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

participants editing articles related to Gerald R. Ford
participants learning how to edit Wikipedia
participants beginning to edit articles related to Gerald R. Ford

February update from WikiProject Gerald Ford[edit]

Thanks for joining WikiProject Gerald Ford!
A red and white "WIN" button from President Gerald R. Ford's 1974 "Whip Inflation Now" economic initiative.jpg

Now that the project has more or less completed the start-up, assessment, and tagging phases, we're really getting going now. If you're interested, there are a few things you can do:

  1. There is a new article on the Vladivostok Summit in our new Peer Review section that could use a look-over before it goes live in the main article space.
  2. There are a number of documents to be transcribed and proofread on Wikisource: currently, we've only scratched the surface on this one and there is more than plenty for everyone who wants to chip in.
Thank you again for becoming a member of the WikiProject. Take care! Michael Barera (talk) 02:05, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks! Just learning. Think I fixed it, though. Feel free to keep an eye out. Bdcousineau (talk) 13:57, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the edits![edit]

Finally figured out how to reply using 'Talk' since its called "New Section". Will get back to this but not today! David — Preceding unsigned comment added by Michener david (talkcontribs) 16:55, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

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Re: Libraries![edit]

Thank you so much. We've just started this kind of work in Italy but I have many hopes it'll be fine! --Virginia Gentilini (talk) 17:09, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Many thanks! I'll be glad to see your tutorial materials for using it on my lessons.you can see my material here and here. Ciao Susanna --Giaccai (talk) 11:45, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

I'll be very glad if you translate may manual. Thanks. Susanna --Giaccai (talk) 11:01, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi Bettina, thanks for translation; I'll look at your changes and adaptations. Bye Susanna --Giaccai (talk) 05:19, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

September 2013[edit]

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thanks lil bot, but the brackets were fine. Have a great day, and thanks for the note, was beginning to think I was alone out here! Bdcousineau (talk) 00:13, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

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Fixed, thanks for the help. Bdcousineau (talk) 12:53, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

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Fixed, thanks for letting me know! Bdcousineau (talk) 20:26, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Thank You![edit]

So excited to start this new adventure ```` — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chimp1cards (talkcontribs) 23:17, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

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Learning Wikipedia[edit]

This is much more involved than I had ever imagined. Dino.mighty1 (talk) 00:21, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

This class is almost over. Sewsamples (talk) 00:24, 6 March 2014 (UTC)


Greetings![edit]

This Wikipedia class is very interesting and takes a lot to figure out all the different areas. SEW glad I am learning, I hope we can continue this class in the very near future. We may need to have a little help after we have explored areas. Sewsamples (talk) 22:24, 12 March 2014 (UTC)


April 30, 2014[edit]

SEW now that I have learned more, I am ready to advance! Sewsamples (talk) 22:26, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

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Where do I find the pictures? Sewsamples (talk) 02:32, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

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Wikimedia Midwest group[edit]

Hey, so I see that you would be interested on working to organize people in the Midwest into a group. Barring any sort of change in the last year, would you be still willing to do so? I know that Varnent and Keilana are active in outreach and that sort of thing, so it might not be a bad idea to start moving in that direction to become a user group if you wanted to do so. I know that the process is fairly straightforward, and getting the interest of those involved in the meetups wouldn't be hard to do. Also, Varnent is involved in the Affiliations Committee, so he would be able to help you along should you need it. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 04:46, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi - sure thing! I'd be happy to help build a group. I'm not a very active as an editor right now, actually doing more IRL teaching Wikipedia editing classes, and trying to build a real world community in my region. There's an active student group at the UnivMich I loosely know, and I've seen others scattered around my state....I guess I don't really know where to start, and don't want to slog it out alone. Do you have a process in mind? How committed are Keilana and Varnent? and really , what is the advantage to having a group, beyond getting some funds and having a conference (which of course would be fabulous!) Bdcousineau (talk) 11:34, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
You rang? ;) I'm quite committed but also time-limited. Glad to see you're interested! Keilana|Parlez ici 18:49, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
I agree with what Ktr101 suggested, and now commence with a rant of additional thoughts.  :) On the question of my involvement, I would absolutely love to see my area of the USA get a chapter one-day. The basic requirement for a user group is two interested leaders, ideas for activities, and some evidence that there will be others beyond the initial two. Thanks to meta:Wikimedia Midwest page, you already have a place to lay out some ideas for activities, and have evidence there is indeed an interest. What the group is lacking are a few leaders willing to shepherd things along. I am happy to serve as an advisor, similar to what I am doing for Wikimedia LGBT. It presents a conflict of interest for me as a member of the Affiliations Committee to be a contact or leader of a group before our committee. Given my involvement already, I will have to abstain from the AffCom vote, but I prefer for groups I am supporting to be approved without my involvement influencing AffCom's decision. I can set you up as an administrator on the Wikimedia Midwest mailing list - which is basically dormant - if you are interested in getting things moving forward. As to the question about value of user groups, that is a great question. There is some information available at Meta:Wikimedia user groups, but I can share a few highlights/personal favorites. Some of it is the benefit of recognition by a Wikimedia Foundation entity. Having a group approved by AffCom indicates a WMF Board Committee has already screened your group, and will not a requirement for things like funding, certainly adds weight to your requests. Probably the biggest benefit people discuss is use of the Wikimedia trademarks - so permission to use Wikimedia logos on promotional materials, etc. User groups also get their own logo to help with having a "brand" and public identity that is visibly tied to the movement and foundation. It also qualifies the group to attend affiliate meetings, like the conference just held in Berlin, and greater access to WMF resources - like group wiki, recognition in WMF materials, greater access to post on the Wikimedia blog, etc. While funding is not generally a problem, it does make fundraising outside of WMF easier..if that's in the group's plans at some point. Again, some of those things you can get through other means (anyone can request one-time trademark usage), but the user groups are meant to help streamline that process for Wikimedians/Wikipedians interested in a series of organized activities under one group. Given the tech corridors in Chicago and Ann Arbor - plus the already established efforts you indicated (like the Ann Arbor wiki and U of M student group) imply to me that the area is ripe for an organized user group and maybe eventually a chapter with resources to help with efforts in those areas. So the short answer I suppose is that in the technical sense of doing things and the Wikipedia culture, group recognition may not be necessary. However, in the context of the overall Wikimedia movement structure and especially "Meta" or offline work, being a recognized affiliate can make your organizing work easier. We want a large number of successful user groups, and the recognition process is intentionally much easier than it is for chapters and thematic organizations - so I would strongly encourage you to organize a user group if you have any interest in helping getting this project off the ground.  :) Thank you for your work already and in advance for anything you are willing to do to advance a Midwest affiliate. --Varnent (talk)(COI) 17:53, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Well, I am certainly the least experienced editor on this thread ... so an advisor is essential, Varnent. That said, I think it's important for the movement to have some sort of loose recognized org structure for legitimacy both here and irl. And for boxen! :)
So, yes, set me up on that mailing list, perhaps now is our time, eh? Let me see if any of the UnivMich students are interested; also I have a friend editor who might also be interested in joining up. Can anyone point me to a "how to make a local Wikimedia chapter" article? Bdcousineau (talk) 20:16, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Sorry for the delay, as I had a faulty keyboard. In terms of organized structure, feel free to check out our page on Meta, as it contains a basic outline of what New York has done, as well as improvements upon their concept. Either way, I would be happy to help you guys as well, as I think you guys are in a good place to start in the coming months! Kevin Rutherford (talk) 05:35, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
Ok, still here. Let me do some reading, research and thinking. Thanks for the link! Bdcousineau (talk) 11:27, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
No problem! Also, if you want us to scrape together a list of persons who might be able to go to a meetup or at least get people into the idea, let me know, as I would be happy to help! Kevin Rutherford (talk) 03:18, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Ok, everyone, sorry, I have been v remiss about responding to the group. When I think about this offline, I get overwhelmed: too much time, not enough experience in Wikipedia, etc. But then I get excited about growing a community... I do know two things: I'm super busy until July 15, and the UofM student group might be dormant since school is out for the summer. Let me ponder some more, or is there a rush? Bdcousineau (talk) 01:22, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

There's no rush on everything, and it might not be a bad idea to do something in either August or early September. I would be willing to chat with you and @Varnent: on Skype if you wanted to chat more about this offline. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 00:26, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Great! Thanks. Bdcousineau (talk) 16:42, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

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Library interns[edit]

Hey Bdcousineau: User:Michael Barera said I should reach out to you since you are a librarian. Would you mind taking a look at this new resource page: WP:TWL/I and its associated course page? We are trying to develop a resource that makes it really easy for libraries and academic interns to begin editing Wikipedia. Also, would you be interested in running such an internship as a pilot? Sadads (talk) 18:38, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Hello User:Sadads! What a great project. I'm certain it will help create lots of editors.
I'm actually not a librarian, even though I work at a GLAM. Sadly, I'm not knowledgeable enough to help with with this. However, I do know a librarian who might like to get involved - I'll have her stop by this page and take a look.
I'd love to be involved in a pilot as you suggest, but could not do it where I work. Perhaps my friend user:Chimp1cards and I could team up. Bdcousineau (talk) 01:13, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
Brilliant! I look forward to hearing from you both on the possibilities. And of course, feedback or helping develop/revise materials always welcome! Sadads (talk) 12:41, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library: New Account Coordinators Needed[edit]

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New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (November 2014)[edit]

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Happy New Year Bdcousineau![edit]

Books and Bytes - Issue 9[edit]

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A new reference tool[edit]

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  • New donations - MIT Press Journals, Sage Stats, Hein Online and more
  • New TWL coordinators, conference news, and new reference projects
  • Spotlight: Two metadata librarians talk about how library professionals can work with Wikipedia

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:20, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library needs you![edit]

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Call for Volunteers

The Wikipedia Library is expanding, and we need your help! With only a couple of hours per week, you can make a big difference in helping editors get access to reliable sources and other resources. Sign up for one of the following roles:

  • Account coordinators help distribute research accounts to editors.
  • Partner coordinators seek donations from new partners.
  • Outreach coordinators reach out to the community through blog posts, social media, and newsletters or notifications.
  • Technical coordinators advise on building tools to support the library's work.
Sign up to help here :)

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Books and Bytes - Issue 12[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 12, May-June 2015
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), Sadads (talk · contribs), Nikkimaria (talk · contribs)

  • New donations - Taylor & Francis, Science, and three new French-language resources
  • Expansion into new languages, including French, Finnish, Turkish, and Farsi
  • Spotlight: New partners for the Visiting Scholar program
  • American Library Association Annual meeting in San Francisco

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The Interior 15:23, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 13[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 13, August-September 2015
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), Sadads (talk · contribs), Nikkimaria (talk · contribs)

  • New donations - EBSCO, IMF, more newspaper archives, and Arabic resources
  • Expansion into new languages, including Viet and Catalan
  • Spotlight: Elsevier partnership garners controversy, dialogue
  • Conferences: PKP, IFLA, upcoming events

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The Interior via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:29, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:56, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 14[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 14, October-November 2015
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), Sadads (talk · contribs), Nikkimaria (talk · contribs)

  • New donations - Gale, Brill, plus Finnish and Farsi resources
  • Open Access Week recap, and DOIs, Wikipedia, and scholarly citations
  • Spotlight: 1Lib1Ref - a citation drive for librarians

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The Interior, via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:12, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 15[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 15, December-January 2016
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), Sadads (talk · contribs), Nikkimaria (talk · contribs), UY Scuti (talk · contribs)

  • New donations - Ships, medical resources, plus Arabic and Farsi resources
  • #1lib1ref campaign summary and highlights
  • New branches and coordinators

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The Interior via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:19, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 16[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 16, February-March 2016
by The Interior (talk · contribs), UY Scuti (talk · contribs)

  • New donations - science, humanities, and video resources
  • Using hashtags in edit summaries - a great way to track a project
  • A new cite archive template, a new coordinator, plus conference and Visiting Scholar updates
  • Metrics for the Wikipedia Library's last three months

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The Interior via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:16, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

GLAM Boot Camp announced (June 14-16 in DC)[edit]

You have expressed interest in the GLAM-Wiki US Consortium, so you may be interested in attending the GLAM Boot Camp next month in Washington, DC. This is a training designed to help Wikipedians interested in guiding museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions in wiki engagement. Travel funding available for those in North America. Since the event is coming up soon, please be sure to add your name to the page if you are interested -- and please pass this announcement along. (You may want to share on Facebook or on Twitter.) Thanks for your interest! -MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:24, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Link for GLAM Boot Camp[edit]

My apologies - here is the link for the GLAM Boot Camp mentioned above: Wikipedia:GLAM/Boot Camp. -Pete (talk) 04:30, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 17[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 17, April-May 2016
by The Interior, Ocaasi, UY Scuti, Sadads, and Nikkimaria

  • New donations this month - a German-language legal resource
  • Wikipedia referals to academic citations - news from CrossRef and WikiCite2016
  • New library stats, WikiCon news, a bot to reveal Open Access versions of citations, and more!

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The Interior via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:36, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 18[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 18, June–July 2016
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi, Samwalton9, UY Scuti, and Sadads

  • New donations - Edinburgh University Press, American Psychological Association, Nomos (a German-language database), and more!
  • Spotlight: GLAM and Wikidata
  • TWL attends and presents at International Federation of Library Associations conference, meets with Association of Research Libraries
  • OCLC wins grant to train librarians on Wikimedia contribution

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The Interior via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:25, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 19[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 19, September–October 2016
by Nikkimaria, Sadads and UY Scuti

  • New and expanded donations - Foreign Affairs, Open Edition, and many more
  • New Library Card Platform and Conference news
  • Spotlight: Fixing one million broken links

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19:07, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 20[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 20, November-December 2016
by Nikkimaria (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), UY Scuti (talk · contribs), Samwalton9 (talk · contribs)

  • Partner resource expansions
  • New search tool for finding TWL resources
  • #1lib1ref 2017
  • Wikidata Visiting Scholar

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:59, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 21[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 21, January-March 2017
by Nikkimaria (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), UY Scuti (talk · contribs), Samwalton9 (talk · contribs), Sadads (talk · contribs)

  • #1lib1ref 2017
  • Wikipedia Library User Group
  • Wikipedia + Libraries at Wikimedia Conference 2017
  • Spotlight: Library Card Platform

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Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:54, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 22[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 22, April-May 2017

  • New and expanded research accounts
  • Global branches update
  • Spotlight: OCLC Partnership
  • Bytes in brief

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Sent by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of The Wikipedia Library team --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:35, 20 June 2017 (UTC)