The annual *#1Lib1Ref* campaign is inviting librarians, researchers, book
lovers, wikimedians, and any other knowledge enthusiasts to add missing
references to articles, in order to make Wikipedia (and, as a consequence,
all other Wikimedia projects) more reliable, complete, and useful!
The May edition of the 2022 #1Lib1Ref campaign will happen from May 15th to
June 5th and is an opportunity for people in the southern hemisphere
(Africa, Asia, Latin America & Oceania) to participate.
This year we are experimenting with new contribution methods and expanding
the languages on Citation Hunt <https://citationhunt.toolforge.org/>.
During the January campaign, we encouraged contributions on Wikisource and
Wikidata and added 9 new languages from CEE. In this round, we are hoping
to add a new contribution method focused on thematic or topical
contributions (for example: adding references written by people who
identify as women) and adding some more languages from Africa, Asia, and
Latin America. We will keep you updated on how things shape up!
Are you excited about the May edition of #1Lib1Ref? Do you have any ideas
or suggestions on how to invite more people to participate? Would you like
to help organize and promote the campaign in your communities? If your
answer is “yes” to any of the previous questions, you can share your
thoughts with the 1Lib1Ref community via the Libraries (
libraries(a)lists.wikimedia.org) and 1Lib1Ref mailing list (
1lib1ref(a)lists.wikimedia.org), by joining the Wikimedia + Libraries User
on Facebook or by reaching out directly to me at gfontenelle(a)wikimedia.org.
If you're planning to organize an event, join the campaign on Outreach
don’t forget to check the Meta-Wiki page for more information:
Giovanna Fontenelle (she/her)
Program Officer; GLAM and Culture
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
Call for Proposals: 2022 LD4 Conference on Linked Data,
“Linking Global Knowledge”
Submission deadline: Monday, April 15, 2022
Less than 2 weeks are left to propose content for the 2021 LD4 Conference!
The deadline to propose content for the 2022 LD4 Conference is fast approaching! All proposals are due April 15, 2022.
The 2022 LD4 Conference will be held online from July 11-15. We are accepting proposals for content in a variety of formats and we invite you to submit your proposal to be part of creating this conference! By bringing together a broad range of perspectives, the conference seeks to foster a community of practice for linked data in cultural heritage institutions.
The conference will include activities tailored to all levels of experience with linked data, with a focus on themes of:
* Linked Data visualization
* Linked Data and ethics
* Workspace learning and new competencies in Linked Data
* Linked Data workflows
* Linked Data and Open Knowledge
* Linked Data quality assessment
We are accepting proposals for content in a variety of formats and especially encourage proposals from participants from groups and regions that are traditionally underrepresented in conferences related to linked data in libraries and other cultural heritage organizations, as well as proposals from early career professionals. Successful proposals will focus on concrete ways that linked data impacts GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) institutions, and will share pathways that allow others to participate in linked data.
To submit a proposal, please fill out the form: https://forms.gle/bz9BPh36C77KhGQ67
The Program Committee will select proposals based on the following criteria:
* Support of the conference theme and goals
* Contribution to the ongoing linked data conversation within the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) community
* Potential to encourage attendee participation and engagement and make the most of bringing people together “live”, online
* Representation from groups, regions, and topics that are traditionally underrepresented in conferences related to linked data
* The conference will take place online, July 11-15, 2022.
* The language of the conference is English, but there may be opportunities to meet in language-specific groups if there is interest.
* The conference is free of charge, and general registration will open in May.
* The conference is an initiative of the LD4 Community<http://ld4.io>.
2022 LD4 Conference Co-Chairs
The Education team at the Wikimedia Foundation is happy to share a
survey aiming to investigate academic faculty’s perceptions of Wikipedia in
Higher Education. You are kindly invited to participate in this survey if
you are working in the higher education related sector. We appreciate your
participation. And you are also very welcome to share this survey with your
The goal of this survey is (1) to retrieve a demographic observation about
the academic faculty’s perception of Wikipedia in Higher Education, (2) to
understand the factors that contribute to the perception of the academic
faculty towards Wikipedia, and (3) with the findings analyzed, develop
Please click the link below to participate in this survey.
Academia survey link
You can find the link to the privacy statement below.
Legal:Faculty and Affiliates Perception of Wikipedia in Higher Education
Privacy Statement - Wikimedia Foundation Governance Wiki
If you have any questions about this survey, please contact
Thank you so much.
Fu-Ying (on behalf of the Education team)
 Education - Meta (wikimedia.org)
Wikimedia Foundation | Graduate Education Fellow
User:FLin (WMF) - Meta (wikimedia.org)