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Éclairages sur Wikimédia, janvier 2015

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Faits marquants du blog de Wikimedia pour le mois de janvier 2015 contenant une sélection d'activités de la Wikimedia Foundation et d'autres événements du mouvement Wikimedia.

Wikipédia a 14 ans et reçoit le prestigieux prix Erasmus 2015

Desiderius Erasmus was a renowned humanist, scholar and theologian.
Erasmus portrait by Hans Holbein, from Le Musée du Louvre and The Yorck Project. Public Domain.

Wikipedia turned fourteen years old on January 15, 2015. On that same day, the Wikipedia and the Wikimedia community were honored with the prestigious Erasmus Prize -- one of Europe’s most distinguished recognitions. We are very grateful to the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation for this award.

Civility, Wikipedia, and the conversation on Gamergate

Écrire une encyclopédie nécessite de travailler ensemble, même sur les sujets difficiles.
US Navy Photo by Johansen Laurel. Public domain.

The debates on Wikipedia about the Gamergate controversy have been heated. At times, contributors on various sides of the debate have violated Wikipedia’s standards of civility. The Wikimedia Foundation believes inclusion and diversity are essential to achieving the mission of free knowledge, and that civil discourse is key to making that happen.

Comment le lycéen Jack Andraka a utilisé Wikipédia pour découvrir un nouveau test pour le cancer

Le lycéen Jack Andraka explique comment Wikipédia a permis ses recherches d'un test diagnostic du cancer du pancréas.
Vous pouvez également voir la vidéo sur YouTube.com et Vimeo.com — ou regarder ici l'enregistrement de son discours lors de Wikimania 2014 à Londres.

After a family member died from pancreatic cancer, high school student Jack Andraka set out to find a cure for the disease, using Wikipedia as a primary reference for this research. His fast, inexpensive test may someday be used to detect pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer.

La bibliothèque Wellcome fait don de 100 000 images médicales sur Wikimedia Commons

Cette image d'une mouche (Chrysomya chloropyga) fait partie de la collection d'images médicales de la bibliothèque Wellcome, maintenant disponible sur Wikimedia Commons.
Drawing by Amedeo John Engel Terzi. From Wellcome Library, licensed under CC-BY-4.0.

Wellcome Images provide free public access to their digital collection online, covering topics from medical and social history to current healthcare and biomedical science. The high resolution photographs and scans they just donated are used to illustrate a wide range of Wikipedia articles such as disease, art history, cartoons, sexuality and biographies. This collection can be browsed here on Wikimedia Commons.

Des séniors apprennent à éditer Wikipédia en République Tchèque

Cours d'édition à Wikipédia pour séniors à la bibliothèque municipale de Prague.
“Senior citizens class photo” by Pavla Pelikánová, licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0.

A new training program in the Czech Republic shows senior citizens how to edit Wikipedia. Here are some of the lessons learned from three separate weekly classes held in Prague last year. After learning how Wikipedia works and how to edit it, participants edited a wide range of articles -- and about half of the registered senior citizens continued to edit after the program ended.

Try Content Translation: A quick way to create new articles from other languages

Video: How to translate a Wikipedia article in 3 minutes with Content Translation.
This video can also be viewed on YouTube (4:10). Screencast by Pau Giner, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Wikimedia Foundation’s Language Engineering team announced the first version of Content Translation on Wikipedia. This new tool makes it easy to translate articles from one language to another. It is now available as a beta feature in 8 different languages.

Des edit-a-thons hebdomadaires aident à créer de nouveaux articles sur le thème : Femmes et littérature en Suède.

Un groupe de Wikipédiens heureux réunis pour un edit-a-thon hebdomadaire à Gothenburg.
“Edit-a-thon photo” by Lennart Guldbrandsson, licensed under CC-Zero

During 2014, Wikimedia Sverige organized a new series of regular edit-a-thons and workshops focused on the Gender gap issue. Altogether, 35 weekly edit-a-thons were held in Gothenburg, the second largest city of Sweden. About 15 different Wikipedians edited over 100 different articles about women and literature.

Fabrice Florin, Movement Communications Manager, Wikimedia Foundation
Andrew Sherman, Digital Communications Intern, Wikimedia Foundation

Posted on the blog on February 17th