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Open Access Media Importer: Apology, frontend & usage

More than a month ago, I promised to blog about my quest to build the Open Access Media Importer for Wikimedia Commons about once a week. Obviously, I failed. In the first few weeks, I was stuck, not having any … Continue reading

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Project Introduction: Open Access Media Importer for Wikimedia Commons

Open Access scientific literature contains, almost by definition, content suitable – both in substance and licensing – for Wikimedia Commons. However, currently, there seems to be no automated, easy way to identify such files, convert them into appropriate formats and … Continue reading

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Supplementary materials to Wikimedia Commons: “See you soon!”

This autumn, like last year, Wikimedia Germany issued a call for proposals for projects that foster the free sharing of information. Today, the winners of this Wissenswert (Ideas Worth Knowing) initiative have been announced, and I am glad to report that amongst … Continue reading

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Open Access File of the Day on Wikimedia Commons: Scincus scincus.ogv

Today’s Open Access File of the Day on Wikimedia Commons is the first video in this series. There are very few multimedia files from genuinely Open Access sources on Wikimedia Commons, even though PLoS ONE alone has more than 1600 … Continue reading

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