The Wikipedia Library Project Adds More Publishers Including Elsevier and Royal Society of Chemistry
Jake Orlowitz, founder and the person in charge of the Wikipedia Library Project, alerts members (and potential) members that more publishers have joined the project and are now donating Wikipedia editors (who qualify) access to paywalled content for research and citation purposes and at no charge.
Orlowitz reports (in an email) that four more publishers are providing access via the program.
Orlowitz goes on to write:
Accounts are open to ALL global editors with a 1 year old account and 1000 edits. Signups mostly happen on English Wikipedia, UNLESS a local Wikipedia Library branch has been started, like we’ve done on Arabic, Chinese, and German.
You can find a complete list of Wikipedia Library Project partners here.
See Also: Learn More About the Wikipedia Library Project in this March 2014 Article from The Signpost
See Also: Royal Society of Chemistry Grants Journals Access to Wikipedia Editors (December 18, 2014
Orlowitz and his team continue to do impressive work developing the Wikipedia Library Project. Kudos.
At the same time libraries should also market/promote/conduct outreach to their community and tell those involved with Wikipedia (and everyone else for that matter) they they very likely have access to a number of remotely accessible databases and tools DIRECT from the library and available via the Internet, 24x7x365. All that’s required is a library card.
About Gary Price
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.