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Foundation Research Wikipedia

How many Wikipedia references are available to read? We measured the proportion of open access sources across languages and topics.

Let’s say you’re planning a trip to a subtropical region and you want to learn about available vaccines for yellow fever. You look up the English Wikipedia article. You’re lucky to find a well-sourced section, with a wealth of references, many of them pointing to information from public health agencies and reputable news articles. Great!….

Communications From the archives GLAM Wikipedia Wikipedia Library

You can now add automatically generated citations to millions of books on Wikipedia

Wikipedia editors can now draw on WorldCat, the world’s largest database of books, to generate citations on Wikipedia thanks to a collaboration between OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) and the Wikimedia Foundation's Wikipedia Library program.

Foundation From the archives GLAM Wikipedia Wikipedia Library

Wikipedia builds a digital library system

Through the Wikipedia Library program, the resources available to Wikipedians continue to grow, allowing these editors to use the best sources available to improve Wikipedia.

Foundation From the archives GLAM Wikipedia Library

Engaging librarians (and others) through social technologies: A #1lib1ref think-piece

This campaign was more than an outreach effort: it helped us to explore new technologies that facilitate diverse communities to participate in Wikipedia. To support a clear call to action for librarians, we incorporated three social technologies to grow the campaign: social media, hashtags (both inside and outside of Wikipedia), and microcontributions. Together they helped us share an inviting and compelling story of collaboration between Wikipedia and libraries.