As we have stated in our annual plan , “currently, community members
must search many pages and places to stay informed about Foundation
activities and resources.” We have worked in the past two quarters to
create a single point of entry. We call it the Wikimedia Resource Center,
and its alpha version is now live on Meta Wikimedia:
As the movement expands to include more affiliates and more programmatic
activities every year, newer Wikimedians are faced with lack of experience
in the movement and its various channels for requesting support. In order
to expand Wikimedia communities’ efforts, we want to provide easy access to
resources that support their very important work. The [[m:Wikimedia
Resource Center]] is a hub designed in response to this issue: it is
intended to evolve into a single point of entry for Wikimedians all over
the world to the variety of resources and types of staff support they may
need to develop new initiatives or also expand existing ones.
This version of the Resource Center is only the beginning. For phase two of
the project, we will enable volunteer Wikimedians to add resources
developed by other individuals or organizations to the Wikimedia Resource
Center, and in phase three, the Wikimedia Resource Center will include
features to better connect Wikimedians to other Wikimedians that can
We want to hear what you think about this prototype and our plans for it!
If you have comments about the Wikimedia Resource Center, you can submit
your feedback publicly, on the Talk Page, or privately, via a survey hosted
by a third party, that shouldn’t take you more than 4 minutes to complete.
A feedback button is on the top right corner on every page of the hub.
Looking forward to more collaborations!
Communications and Outreach Project Manager, Community Engagement
And the winners of the first Wiki Loves Monuments Challenge are?
Last May the Dutch WLM organisation introduced the Wiki Loves Monuments
Challenge. Contenders could earn points by writing and enhancing articles
about Dutch Governmental Monuments ('Rijksmonumenten') on Wikipedia.
About 15 Wikipedians enthusiastically started the challenge. Quickly three
of them took the lead, until Vaterloader started competing. He did really
well and became, with 20.340 points the winner of the first Wiki Loves
Monuments Challenge. His articles covered mainly Monuments in Delft and
Rotterdam and were very detailed. Sometimes maybe a bit boring to read, but
they definitely have added value for the free encyclopedia.
The second price goes to DirkVE with 19.380 points. He, being the leader
from the start and also recent winner of the Gendergap writing challenge ‘The
Woman You Never Met', was engaged in a fierce struggle with Vaterloader
until the end. When DirkVE enters a writing challange, he writes a lot.
Also this time, but his articles are really solid and highly valued,
especially the detailed maps, he added..
So the first Wiki Loves Monuments Challenge was a success, for which we
also thank the other contenders.
--- Text by Nolda