An archived version of the the brown bag talk was recorded on December 4, 2015 and titled, “Wikipedia as the Front Matter to All Research”>Wikipedia as the Front Matter to All Research,” was just made available on YouTube.
Background About Presentations
Measuring citizen engagement with the scholarly literature through Wikipedia citations
Geoffrey Bilder, CrossRef
Wikipedia (in toto) is probably the 5th largest referrer of citations to the scholarly literature. That is, more Wikipedia users click on and follow citations to the scholarly literature *from* Wikipedia domains than from any single scholarly publisher in the world. What does this tell us about general interest in the scholarly literature? What does this tell us about scholarly engagement with editing Wikipedia articles? The short answer is we don’t know. But we are actively working with Wikimedia to find out.
Building the sum of all human citations
Dario Taraborelli, Wikimedia Foundation
As sourcing and verifiability of online information are threatened by the explosion of answer engines and the changing habits of web users, Wikimedia has an outstanding opportunity to extract and store source data for every conceivable statement and make it transparently verifiable by its users. In this talk, I’ll present a grassroots effort to create a human-curated, comprehensive repository of all human citations in Wikidata.
Wikipedia as the Front Matter to All Research
Wikimedia Research Brown Bag