This reminds me of ugly practices of proprietary software companies
giving free software to students so that they are able to learn the
tools and then later on have to pay. So we will be making links to
paywalled journals and we will be able to do it for free, but then our
readers will have to pay to read them? So Wikipedia will provide free
advertisements for paywalled content? Nicely done, nicely done.

This is not open access. This direct opposite to open access. We
should not be proud of this.

(Please don't take this as an attack on anybody personally and I think
The Wikipedia Library Team is doing a great job, but I really feel
this is a bad deal. And it was sent to the open access mailing list.
Which this is not.)


On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 3:30 PM, Jake Orlowitz <jorlow...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi!
> The Wikipedia Library has new, free research donations available:
> *DeGruyter: 1000 accounts for English and German-language research, sign up
> on one of two language Wikipedias:
>   English signup <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:De_Gruyter>
>   German signup <https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:De_Gruyter>
> *Fold3: 100 accounts for American history and military archives
>    <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Fold3>
> *Scotland's People: 100 accounts for Scottish Genealogy database
>    <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:ScotlandsPeople>
> *British Newspaper Archive: 100+ new accounts for British Newspapers
> archives
>    <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:BNA>
> *Highbeam: 100+ accounts for newspapers and magazines
>    <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:HighBeam>
> *Questia: 100+ accounts for various aggregated journals and social science
>    <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Questia>
> *JSTOR: 100+ accounts for journal archives
>    <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:JSTOR>
> Accounts are available to ALL global editors with a 1 year old account and
> 1000 edits.  Please notify your local community about the signups.  Signups
> for now are mostly on English Wikipedia, UNLESS you have started a local
> Wikipedia Library branch like we've done on Arabic, Chinese, and German.  To
> get started, please contact Ocaasi at [[m:User:Ocaasi (WMF)]] or
> oca...@wikimedia.org
> Thanks!
> The Wikipedia Library Team
>  <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library>
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