**Message was originally sent to <glam(a)lists.wikimedia.org> and the
archived version can be found here
Hey #1lib1ref organizers, WikiLibrarians and GLAM-Wiki enthusiasts,
We wanted to send a brief update on how the campaign is going:
As of writing the email, the campaign has tracked over 1930 contributions
by 392 contributos in 1332 articles in 15 different languages (remember we
expect we are missing 1/4-1/2 of contributions that don't use the hashtag).
This well surpasses our [https://meta.wikimedia.org/
wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library/1Lib1Ref/Lessons contributions from last year],
and we still have another week and a half to go! We published a brief
update blog at https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/01/24/1lib1ref-first-
week-highlights/ to highlight these accomplishments.
We have seen a slightly smaller amount of blogging and newsletters as part
of the Campaign this year. We think this may be in part, because the
campaign is less novel and in part because of the broad number of
distractions in the press at the moment (we actually think this means we
have been more grassroots this year which is a good signal for the network
for Wikipedia and libraries). If you find pieces of press or blogs, make
sure to share them at:
We are testing a Central Notice Banner, to encourage Wikimedians to go talk
to their librarians about #1lib1ref. So far we have seen pageview activity
from Wikipedians, but it is not clear how much that will transfer into
activity. We have yet to see a social media boost or huge boost in
participation using the hashtag. If you want to try the banner in your
language, instructions are below 
We could still use your help reminding librarians in your context to
participate! Something as simple as visiting your library and showing the
librarians how to add a citation to Wikipedia, or sending an email to your
local library organiziations, would be awesome. Sharing in digital
communications attracts some participants to the campaign, but we also know
that many of participants are encouraged by friends, peers, colleagues or
patrons to participate.
We look forward to seeing what other activities events emerge this year. If
you need help, make sure to contact the Wikipedia Library team.
Keep up the energy through February 3!
 See the English language campaign banner banner at:
For translating and deploying a banner in your language:
* Go to https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:
* Get select your language.
*Click the first edit for "en"
-* Enter two letter language code
-* Save Translation
*Click for "Have you heard...."
- * Enter Translation
- * Save
*Ping Seddon (WMF), and he will review the translation and deploy it.
Learn more about how the communities behind Wikipedia, Wikidata and other
Wikimedia projects partner with cultural heritage organizations:
As you might already have known, we are steadily advancing towards
perfecting the Library Card Platform. Those who aren't aware of the
Library Card Platform, it is a software (in beta state) designed to
streamline and improve the efficiency of the processing of applications
for access to a number of databases we have (here:
The Platform will be available in multiple language versions for the
convenience of non-English speakers. We need your help in making sure
the platform works fine with certain languages. We are looking for
someone who speaks English and anyone of the following languages;
On volunteering, you will talk/write to the developer, assisting them
in the implementation of any of the aforementioned languages. If you are
interested, please contact Nikkimaria at <nikkinita_m(a)hotmail.com> or me
We'd also love to hear your feedback/suggestions/queries on the