Come and join us for a brown bag this Friday December 4 at 12 PT to learn about 
unique identifiers and scholarly citations in Wikipedia, why they matter and 
how we can bridge the gap between the Wikimedia, research and librarian 

Wikipedia as the front matter to all research

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Measuring citizen engagement with the scholarly literature through Wikipedia 
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.

Bonus read: a real-time tracker of scholarly citations added to Wikipedia, 
built with Raspberry Pi

Dario Taraborelli  Head of Research, Wikimedia Foundation <> • 
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