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US National Archives Will Upload All Its Holdings To Wikipedia 108

An anonymous reader writes The U.S. National Archives has revealed to Wikipedia newspaper The Signpost that it will be uploading all of its holdings to the Wikimedia Commons. Dominic McDevitt-Parks told the Signpost that "The records we have uploaded so far contain some of the most high-value holdings ... However, we are not limiting ourselves ... Our approach has always been simply to upload as much as possible ... to make them as widely accessible to the public as possible."
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US National Archives Will Upload All Its Holdings To Wikipedia

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  • Deleted (Score:5, Funny)

    by wisnoskij ( 1206448 ) on Sunday June 29, 2014 @06:30PM (#47346577) Homepage
    If Wikimedia Commons works anything like Wikipedia, it will probably all be deleted in a week as "not important enough".
  • Re:why? (Score:3, Funny)

    by bswarm ( 2540294 ) on Sunday June 29, 2014 @06:56PM (#47346689)
    In case their hard drive crashes like the IRS's did.
  • Re:Deleted (Score:5, Funny)

    by wiredlogic ( 135348 ) on Sunday June 29, 2014 @07:20PM (#47346795)

    Hey but you can learn about all the Pokemon and Transformers trivia you could ever want to know.

  • Re:Deleted (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 29, 2014 @07:42PM (#47346873)

    I created a page for my uncle

    OK, tell you what. Since we're dealing with anecdotal evidence here, let's just go ahead and put it on the table.

    Tell us who your uncle is, which "multi-platinum" recordings he's made, and which "national talk shows" he was on and we'll decide if he's notable enough. Let the court of Slashdot public opinion, (aka "Judge Nerdy") decide. The People's Court, FTW!

    Also, as someone else here has noted, cite three different articles in three different reliable sources about your uncle. That's Wikipedia's standard. You do that, and we'll make sure he gets in Wikipedia.

    There has to be some cut-off, you know. I tried to create a Wikipedia page for my old dog, Smokey, who was beloved by dozens of people and about whom I have written numerous reliable blog posts on my blogspot page, as well as many Facebook and Google+ posts and a heart-rending essay when I was in the fourth grade. And that fucking Wikipedia tried to tell me it wasn't notable. So I fixed them, I found an article about Chinese opera in the 1920s and just inserted a few paragraphs about old Smokey. It's been up there for going on four months now.

    So you see, I've got a very personal axe to grind with those selfish, leeching monsters who line their pockets working for Wikipedia and I would be happy to help you in your righteous cause to get your uncle a Wikipedia page so your aunt might write you into the will.

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