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Ukraine report: Celebrating Wikipedia milestone, WLM photos illustrating books, and Lady in Red project on Ukrainian Wikipedia
Lady in Red Month in Ukrainian Wikipedia
- By antanana
On November 15, volunteers have started first ever thematic month on creating articles about women in Ukrainian Wikipedia. The idea to do it was formed in August, during WikiConference 2017 in Kherson. 13,69% (18120) biography articles on Ukrainian Wikipedia are about women. Sergento has created lists of articles about women that already exist in English and Russian Wikipedias, and do not exist in Ukrainian Wikipedia. The month turned out to be a success: more than 200 articles created in two weeks. The thematic month will continue until December 15. Wikimedia Ukraine will provide souvenirs to the most active contributors.
Wiki Loves Monuments pictures illustrate a 25 volumes bibliographic index about towns of Ukraine
- By antanana
On November 16-17, a presentation of a 25-volume bibliographic index about towns of Ukraine took place in Zabolotnoho State Scientific Architecture and Construction Library in Kyiv, Ukraine. The publishing of this edition was the result of the library's project on towns of Ukraine they have been doing since 2008. Wikimedia Ukraine has helped the library to select the pictures of the cultural monuments from the Wiki Loves Monuments contests in Ukraine, and helped to attribute the authors and correctly mention the info needed (the link, author, license). Ilya had to write a program to create a gallery of monuments from a specific towns with all monuments and all pictures with the IDs from those towns, so the library could choose the pictures they wanted. Then he had to create a simple program to convert long (as the file names are usually in Cyrillic) links to the chosen files into short links. This cooperation between the library and Wikimedia Ukraine has been going on for almost a year. In the end: 963 pictures from the photo contest Wikimedia Ukraine has been doing for 6 years now are illustrating the bibliographic index. The books will be distributed among the libraries of Ukraine and a part of them are also available for purchase. The library plans to publish these books also on their website, so they can be used even more widely. It is curious to note that a former Wiki Loves Monuments jury member has suggested the library to ask Wikimedia Ukraine about how to use pictures from Wikimedia Commons.
750 000 articles on Ukrainian Wikipedia
- By antanana
Ukrainian Wikipedia reached 750 000 articles on November 28. The lucky author was Tohaomg (Anton Obozhyn). He has been trying to publish an article that would be noted as a milestone article in the history of Ukrainian Wikipedia since the 500 000th article was published. He has prepared 5 articles in advance, working all night on them. The 750 000th article was Committees of the European Parliament - Tohaomg wanted to add an important article on something connected to Europe or the European Union. If the articles continue to be created at this pace - 280 articles per day - we expect Ukrainian Wikipedia to reach 800 000 article in May 2018.