De Gruyter Joins Wikipedia Library Program, Publisher Will Provide Full Text Access to Active Wikipedia Editors
Another scholarly publisher has joined the Wikipedia Library Program.
Today, De Gruyter announced that they will provide, “access to all of its scholarly content to 1,000 highly active Wikipedia editors and will allow them to use it for their encyclopedia research.”
From Today’s Announcement:
“De Gruyter is looking at ways to further enhance the use of scholarly content, and we are convinced that our cooperation with Wikipedia is an excellent way to reach this goal”, says Dr. Sven Fund, De Gruyter’s CEO. “We expect external links from Wikipedia into De Gruyter content as well as usage to increase from this cooperation.”
“Wikipedia strives to create even better content for its users, and a partnership like the one with De Gruyter is instrumental in achieving that goal”, says Jake Orlowitz, Head of The Wikipedia Library – a project funded by the Wikimedia Foundation. “De Gruyter offers 18.5 million documents in its system, and we are excited that our top editors can use them now.”
The Wikipedia Library and De Gruyter have agreed on measures to secure not only its copyright, but also on clear rules of who will get access to De Gruyter’s scholarly content. “Scholarly publishing has always been about sharing knowledge and not building fences, and we are glad to cooperate on this project”, Fund adds.
More About the Program
- Wikipedia Library Program Expands With More Accounts From JSTOR, Credo, and Other Database Providers
- The Wikipedia Library Program began in November 2012: New Pilot Program Offers Free Access to JSTOR for Wikipedia’s Top 100 Most Active Editors (November 12, 2012)
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.