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 communities.
Wikipedia as the front matter to all research YouTube stream: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB_oexqz8pA <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB_oexqz8pA> Event information on Meta: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_as_the_front_matter_to_all_research <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_as_the_front_matter_to_all_research> 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 <http://www.slideshare.net/dartar/citing-as-a-public-service-building-the-sum-of-all-human-citations> 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 <https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_Source_MetaData> 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 http://blog.crossref.org/2015/12/crossref-labs-plays-with-the-raspberry-pi-zero.html <http://blog.crossref.org/2015/12/crossref-labs-plays-with-the-raspberry-pi-zero.html> Dario Taraborelli Head of Research, Wikimedia Foundation wikimediafoundation.org <http://wikimediafoundation.org/> • nitens.org <http://nitens.org/> • @readermeter <http://twitter.com/readermeter> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>