Does this mean I won't have to be relying on Yadkard so much? Hooray!

On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 3:41 PM, James Forrester <jforres...@wikimedia.org>
wrote:

> Hey all,
>
> I'm delighted to announce here that you can now use ISBNs to add
> automatically-generated citations to Wikipedia. This is thanks to a
> partnership with OCLC, a global non-profit library cooperative, whose
> WorldCat database of books is the largest in the world.
>
> One of the editing features for which we've had the most praise is the tool
> to generate citations. This tool, started back in 2014, allows you to type
> in a URL, DOI, or PMCID and have it suggest a filled-in citation. Making it
> quicker and easier for new and existing editors alike to do the right thing
> is a key part of our work.
>
> However, Wikimedians love our books, and the most-requested feature was to
> add to this the most common identifier for books, ISBNs. I know that a few
> wikis built their own custom gadgets to do this, but I felt that we should
> provide a proper, reliable tool that works on mobile as well as desktop
> platforms, for all users and in all languages.
>
> Over the past while, we agreed a partnership with OCLC to provide this data
> for editors to use, to make referencing stronger and clearer for our
> readers around the world. Identifiers for books will help them find further
> information on topics that catch their interest, using our long-standing
> BookSources tool and OCLC's WorldCat database.
>
> This is now live on all wikis which have Citoid set up. If your wiki
> doesn't have it, we'd love to help your community out – ask on the talk
> page
> <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Citoid/Enabling_Citoid_on_your_wiki>.
> You can read more in the blog post
> <https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/05/11/wikimedia-oclc-partnership/>, and
> of
> course I'd love for you to try it out on a wiki that's configured with it
> near you.
>
> My very big thanks to OCLC, in particularly Merrilee Proffitt, and to my
> colleagues at the Wikimedia Foundation, particularly Marielle Volz, Marko
> Obrovac, and Jake Orlowitz, for making this possible.
>
> Yours,
> --
>
> James D. Forrester
> Lead Product Manager, Editing
> Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
> jforrester at wikimedia.org
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