Tag Archives: wikipedia

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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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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What have I been up to, lately?

A round-up of some of Andy Mabbett’s recent activities. Continue reading

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All your video are belong to us: open licence recordings of local government meetings

Andy Mabbett calls on local government bodies to open licence the videos of their meetings Continue reading

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Teaching OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia editing, Tupperware Party style

Andy Mabbett recommends teaching people to edit OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia in small groups in a social setting, based on recent experience. Continue reading

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My interview, about Wikipedia, with Jamillah Knowles, for BBC Radio 5 Live’s ‘Outriders’

Andy Mabbett was interviewed, about Wikipedia, by Jamillah Knowles, for BBC Radio 5 Live’s ‘Outriders’. Continue reading

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Open Up Your Content – a piece written for Hyperlocal West Midlands

Andy Mabbett wrote about Open Content for the Hyperlocal West Midlands unconference. Continue reading

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Requesting open-licensed, open-format recordings of the voices of Wikipedia subjects for Wikimedia Commons

Andy Mabbett asks people who are the subject of Wikipedia biographies to provide a short recording of their spoken voice, under an open licence. Other people can contribute sound recordings to Wikimedia Commons, too. Continue reading

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The BBC, Open Content and Wikipedia

Andy Mabbett describes how the BBC could make more use of Wikipedia’s open-licensed content on its regional news and sport pages Continue reading

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