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Digital Initiatives: Wikipedia/ Wikimedia Commons

Digital Initiatives department at the North Dakota State Library

Project Overview

Wikipedia/ Wikimedia Commons

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world. Wikimedia Commons is a collection of millions of freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute. Both are hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation.

Digital Initiatives will occasionally contribute content in the public domain or items without copyright restrictions from its digital collections to Wikimedia Commons. The uploaded items will then be inserted into applicable Wikipedia articles. Digital Initiatives will also occasionally add content and/or submit edits to Wikipedia articles that relate to North Dakota history.

The goals of this project are to:

  • Boost access and discoverability of the ND State Library's digital collections
  • Provide reliable and readily available information

Click on the link below to access and view all of the content the ND State Library has contributed to Wikimedia Commons and then inserted into Wikipedia articles.

Project Resources

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Many of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.