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Andy Mabbett, User:Pigsonthewing, is Wikimedian in Residence at The History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group.


A Wikimedian in residence is an experienced Wikimedian, who works as such, inside an institution, much like an artist in residence.

This means that Andy is employed by the Group, to act as an advocate among its staff, partner organisations, members, and the general public, to encourage them to improve the coverage of medical history in Wikipedia, its sister projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, and other initiatives with an "open content" ethos.

Among other things, this may involve:

  • Explaining what "open content" means in this context, what the projects are, and how they work
  • Supporting existing contributors to the projects, in improving coverage of historical, biomedicine-related content
  • Training people to edit Wikipedia and other projects
  • Advocating and explaining the use of open licences
  • Running public engagement events, such as editathons
  • Giving talks to interested groups
  • Speaking at conferences
  • Writing guest blog posts or articles
  • Encouraging the use of Wikimedia projects in biomedicine education
  • Acting as a liaison between interested parties
  • Encouraging the reuse of openly-licensed content from the projects
  • Deploying existing Wikimedia projects, such as voice recording article subjects and QRpedia




Images are being uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, from:


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Missing items with Wikidata property History of Modern Biomedicine ID (P3885); see queries, below

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  • 62 Wellcome Witnesses Volumes
    • Cite like this: <ref name="witsem5">{{cite book |title=Looking at the Unborn: Historical aspects of obstetric ultrasound |url=|year=2000 |editor1-first=Tilli |editor1-last=Tansey |editor2-first=Daphne |editor2-last=Christie |publisher=[[History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group]] |isbn=978-1-84129-011-9}}</ref>
    • Metadata is in Wikidata
  • YouTube playlists (one per person)

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