I am pleased to announce the 23 recipients of the *WikiCite* project grants
and eScholarships. The WikiCite initiative focuses the development of open
citations and linked bibliographic data to serve free knowledge.
There is impressive diversity among these recipients in terms of:
- the types of activities (content creation & upload, outreach & training,
software development, and documentation/localization),
- the topics (everything from Balinese palm-leaf manuscripts, to Brazilian
legislation, to Nigerian newspapers...)
- and the recipient locations (15 countries, the majority of which are in
the global South).
Combined these grants are valued at $69k USD, yet we received more than
double the number of excellent applications than the budget could support.
To learn about each recipients’ project see this blogpost:
And while I’ve got your attention...
The WikiCite 2020 Virtual Conference is happening on Monday-Wednesday.
Sessions will be live-streamed on several platforms, in time zones across
the globe, and with presentations in English, French, German, Indonesian,
Please come and join us.
*Liam Wyatt [Wittylama]*
WikiCite <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiCite> Program Manager & Okapi
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Okapi> Community Liaison