This year for the second time Wikimedia Ukraine engaged in the international initiative #1Lib1Ref. We invited Ukrainian librarians and the wiki community to join librarians across the world and add missing references to articles, helping make the encyclopedia more reliable and valuable. From January 15th to February 5th, more than 50 users made over 1000 improvements to 700 articles using the #1Lib1Ref hashtag! We are proud that our result can compete with other CEE countries.
Over 15 volunteers and two managers were involved in the project. Together, we communicated the initiative to the librarians and wiki community, increasing awareness about the importance of references in Wikipedia articles, organizing events, and helping new users.
We held a webinar on January 18th, more than 80 librarians registered to attend it. Also, Wikimedia Ukraine volunteers organized a workshop for the employees of Korolenko Library in Kharkiv on January 27th, less than a month before the Russian army began bombing the city.
1Lib1Ref workshop at Korolenko Library in Kharkiv
Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month 2022
This is an annual public writing contest which aims to create and improve articles about the culture and people of Ukraine in as many language editions of Wikipedia as possible. The most active participants will receive prizes from Ukraine with love <3.
Organizers prepared a list of topics that are important for this contest. It is essential, especially today, to educate the world on Ukrainian culture and legendary people whose wit, courage, and dedication amaze everyone across the world. Do your part as Wikipedian and Wikimedia, translate an article or two into your language. Stand with Ukraine!