November 25, 2015

Wikipedia’s Library Project Works to Expand Local History With Material From Scholarly Sources

More positive news from the Wikipedia Library project.

From a Wikipedia Blog Post by Alex Stinson:

We have been having a lot of success meeting the goals of our Individual Engagement Grant from the Wikimedia Foundation. Established partnerships, like that with JSTOR, are expanding, getting Wikipedia editors more access to high quality research materials! Moreover, because of those successes, we are having many fruitful discussions with organizations large and small that are interested in helping Wikipedians create public knowledge and link Wikipedia in to the larger network of scholarly source materials.

We surveyed Wikipedia users interested in the Wikipedia Library about which sources would be best for us to get access to, and one from that list, British Newspaper Archive, has been a very active recent success. It started with 50 accounts and has since expanded to 100 because of the enthusiasm in the initial sign-up period.

Learn More About the Wikipedia Library
Includes the full text of an item about the Wikipedia Library recently published on the British Newspaper Archive blog.

See Also: Wikipedia Library Programs Expands With More Accounts From JSTOR, Credo, and Other Database Providers (June 22, 2014)

See Also: The Signpost Features Article About The Wikipedia Library (March 10, 2014)

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