Author Archives: Andy Mabbett

About Andy Mabbett

Enjoying my freelance career, helping organisations to understand on-line communities, open content, and related issues; often as a Wikimedian (or Wikipedian) in Residence.

Documenting public art, on Wikipedia

Andy Mabbett asks for your help, to compile lists of public art on Wikipedia. Continue reading

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United Kingdom parliamentary URL structure: change needed

Andy Mabbett suggests how the United Kingdom parliamentary website’s URL structure for biographies could be improved; and why it should be. Continue reading

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HLF licensing requirement considered harmful

Andy Mabbett calls on the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to relax the licensing conditions they impose on grantees Continue reading

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Public Keys in ORCID Profiles

Andy Mabbett suggests that people include a reliable link to their PGP public key, in their ORCID profile. Continue reading

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Matching ORCID and other authority control identifiers in Wikidata BEACON

Andy Mabbett, describes a new tool, Wikidata BEACON, which can match authority control and other identifiers, including ORCIDs. Continue reading

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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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