Hey all, 

I would highly recommend engaging in these talks if you can: the technical implications of research on Wikipedia have a lot of potential for activating more Education, Library and GLAM partners.


Alex Stinson
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May be of interest to GLAM folks.


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Date: Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 11:01 AM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] "Wikipedia as the front matter to all research": A brown bag on scholarly citations in Wikipedia this Friday 12/4 @ 12 PT
To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org, Research into Wikimedia content and communities <wiki-research-l@lists.wikimedia.org>

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>

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