May 20, 2022

eBooks: New EPUB Export Feature Enabled on Wikipedia

UPDATE (9/24/2012): A New Screencast Taking You Through the Process of Creating a Wikipedia eBook (via The Digital Shift)

From a Wikimedia Foundation Tech Blog Post by Matthew Roth:

“We’re happy to announce that a new EPUB export feature has been enabled on English Wikipedia. You can use it to cllate your personal collection of Wikipedia articles and generate free ebooks. These can be read on a broad range of devices, like mobile phones, tablets and e-ink based e-book readers.”

Using an e-book to read Wikipedia articles has a number of advantages. Although mobile online access is becoming more prevalent, it is still not available everywhere. Think about situations when you are commuting or in the outdoors. Now imagine you live in a country where logging onto the Internet is a luxury and accessing Wikipedia is a challenge. Clearly this feature will be an asset.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.