Author Archives: Andy Mabbett

About Andy Mabbett

Enjoying my new freelance career, helping organisations to understand on-line communities, open content, and related issues.

Finding ORCID identifiers used in Wikidata & Wikipedia

A brief note from Andy Mabbett, describing a new tool, Resolver, which can find whether an ORCID identifier is used in Wikidata or Wikipedia – in any language. Continue reading

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Using AutoHotKey macros to make typing – and life – easier

Andy Mabbett has started using the open-source application AutoHotKey, and recommends it. Continue reading

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It was twenty years ago today…

Andy Mabbett marks the twentieth anniversary of his on-line presence with a call to protect user’s rights Continue reading

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Wikimedian in Residence at the Royal Society of Chemistry

Andy Mabbett has been appointed Wikimedian in Residence at the Royal Society of Chemistry. Continue reading

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Whatever happened to Henry Wheeler of Bath: tailor, naval signalman, and Desert Island Discs castaway?

Andy Mabbett wonders what became of Henry Wheeler, a wartime “Desert Island Discs” castaway, about whom little is known. Continue reading

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ORCID plugin for WordPress

Andy Mabbett has worked on a WordPress plugin to add ORCID identifiers to author profiles and user comments in WordPress blogs Continue reading

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A reply from the UK government to my request for road gritting open data

Andy Mabbett is not happy with the government’s delayed and inadequate response to his request for open data on gritting routes. Continue reading

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Help Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons by transcribing small pieces of text

Andy Mabbett invites you to help Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons by transcribing small pieces of text, such as those on images of foundation stones and signposts. Continue reading

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Using IrfanView for image slideshows

Andy Mabbett explains how to make images into slideshows, with optional audio, using “IrfanView”, a Windows-based software package that is free for non-commercial use. Continue reading

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