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.
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.