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report for January 2019

Community and Participation[edit]

On 12 January 2019, the WikiUilen 2018 were awarded to the most appreciated contributions to the Dutch Wikipedia for the past year (2018).


2019 gendergap working group

On January 15th, the volunteers working on the gendergap project on the Dutch Wikipedia had a meeting about the activities they want to organize in 2019. Taking into account the goals set for 2019, various activities have been thought out in the field of recruitment of new editors, retention of new editors, content donations, outreach, etc. WMNL will continue to give her support to the gendergap project in 2019.

Wiki Goes Carribean
On Saturday January 26nd the first writing session of 2019 for Wiki goes Caribbean (WGC) took place in the National Archives of the Netherlands in The Hague. The theme was 'Photo, video and sound'. A number of the twelve new Wikipedians uploaded images to Wikimedia Commons and added images, videos and sound fragments to articles on Wikipedia. Others looked for documents and books in the National Archives of the Netherlands and continued writing articles on Dutch or English Wikipedia. This year, the WGC writing afternoons take place every month in the National Archives of the Netherlands.

WikiTechstorm - report published on Mediawiki

We have published the Report on the WikiTechstorm 2018 on Mediawiki. New plans are coming up for a WikiTechtstorm in 2019.

Public Domain Day
On Thursday January 3rd The KB - National Library of the Netherlands and Creative Commons Netherlands organized with the support of the National Archives of the Netherlands and Wikimedia Nederland a day full of lectures focusing on works by famous artists, writers and artists who died in 1948.



For our exploration of extending the collaboration between Wikimedia and libraries, we have distributed an online survey through our network.

Wiki Fridays at Atria
For the third year in a row the Gendergap working group in cooperation with Atria Institute on gender equality and women's history organizes a monthly ‘WikiVrijdag’. Every 4th Friday of the month we meet in the library of Atria in Amsterdam to work on a theme.

Wiki scientists
Two Wikimedians in Residence (WIR) joined the Academic Heritage Foundation in January 2019 for the Wiki Scientists project. Over the next six months they will work on the project to make the biographical data of Dutch professors and leading scientists available on Wikidata in a structured way. The WIRs will support the eleven affiliated universities to collect and process the biographical data on this platform. On Wikidata, a Wikiwetenschappers project page has been created where you can read more (in Dutch) about the progress of the project

Communication and Publicity[edit]


We have sent the newsletter of January