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How eBay could help Wikimedia Commons get more open-licensed images

Andy Mabbett asks eBay to help Wikimedia Commons gather open-licensed images of historic items offered for sale through them. Continue reading

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The Prime Minister, Social Media Surgeries and Me

Andy Mabbett is a recipient, with others, of the “Big Society Award”, for his work running Social Media Surgeries. Continue reading

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Politician pin ups – open-licensed pictures, please

Andy Mabbett calls on public bodies to provide open-licensed pictures of politicians and senior officers. Continue reading

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Lightning Talks Strike Twice

0000-0001-5882-6823I very much enjoyed attending Local Gov Camp North West last weekend. Although it was attended by fewer people than other unconferences I’ve been to (due to people crying off for fear the impending snowpocalypse would leave them stranded in … Continue reading

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Bullet points from UK Govcamp 2012

Twenty of Andy Mabbett’s thoughts after UKGovCamp 2012. Continue reading

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Transport Scotland/ ScotRail refuse plaque marking Jordanhill Station as subject of one-millionth Wikipedia article

Andy Mabbett is disappointed by Transport Scotland’s response to his suggestion of a plaque to mark Jordanhill station as the subject of Wikipedia’s one-millionth article. Continue reading

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Talking about GLAM, Wikipedia and QRpedia in Amsterdam and Hamburg

Andy Mabbett visited Amsterdam and Hamburg in December 2011, to talk about Wikipedia’s GLAM collaborations and the QRpedia project. Continue reading

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Open-licensing your images. What it means and how to do it.

Andy Mabbett gives an introduction to the concept of open-licensing images, and explains how you can contribute to the community by open-licensing yours. Continue reading

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I’ve been appointed ‘Wikipedia Outreach Ambassador’ to ARKive

Andy Mabbett has been appointed ‘Wikipedia Outreach Ambassador’ to ARKive. Continue reading

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My interview about Wikipedia, with BBC WM’s Carl Chinn

Andy Mabbett was interviewed, about Wikipedia, on Carl Chinn’s BBC WM radio programme. Continue reading

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