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Welcome to the April 2012 edition of the Bugle! April has been a quiet month so far in Milhist, but there are always places you can jump in and help. For example, coordinator Dank has published a list of the FACs which he believes needs more attention; see FAC stuff to do (now archived). Anyone can jump in and review, so we encourage the old-timers and newbies alike to jump in and see how you can help ensure FAC is passing our best-quality work. Nick-D has also notified the project of a new online collection of free, relatively new, scholarly books which should be of assistance to many in the project. Keep an eye on it, as its roster of books is slated to increase (the site is currently only in beta).

An RfC on the use of medal ribbon pictograms in articles that began in March was archived without clear consensus being reached, but some points did garner a good deal of discussion, including the differing attitudes to ribbon display of the US vs. the British Commonwealth, and ways of reducing the impact of the pictogams if the ribbons are to be displayed. This may provide a basis for developing project guidelines on the subject.

The GLAM movement on Wikipedia has began to coalesce, and they are looking for online volunteers to help facilitate the projects they are undertaking. For GLAM-US, the message is located at from GLAM-Wiki US and the signup is here. The main page is at WP:GLAM. Whether one of these projects will be with a Milhist institution is unknown – perhaps one of our readers would like to step up and follow Hawkwye's example with the Australian War Memorial? (see "Wikipedia meets the Australian War Memorial", Bugle, March 2012). Your editors, Ed [talk] [majestic titan] and Ian Rose (talk).

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