Submissions:2023/From British Newspaper Archives to Sage Journals: Learn how to access more than 90 paywalled resources for free through The Wikipedia Library
- From British Newspaper Archives to Sage Journals: Learn how to access more than 90 paywalled resources for free through The Wikipedia Library
- Equity / Inclusion / Community Health, Research / Science / Medicine, Credibility / Mis and Disinformation (WikiCred)
Type of session:
While disinformation and misinformation spread freely across the Internet, many of the most authoritative sources of knowledge are hidden behind paywalls, out of reach for volunteer editors. Through The Wikipedia Library, we make over 90 of the world's top subscription-only databases free for Wikimedians of all backgrounds. Any editor of good standing qualifies for access if they have edited for more than 6 months, made more than 500 edits overall, and been active in the last month.
In this session, you will see a demo of The Wikipedia Library in use and learn more about the resources that are available, and how to access them. We’re having exciting conversations with new types of publishers at the moment and hope to be able to share more about that soon.
We’ll also collect feedback on The Wikipedia Library:
- What other publications, journals, and databases do you need to support your editing interests? - How can we make the Library easier to use? - How can we get more eligible editors to know about and use the Library to improve the reliability of our projects? - How can we best use non-free information sources in our projects, while continuing to promote open access?
- Wikimedia Foundation
- 30 mins
Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?:
Okay to livestream?
- Livestreaming is okay
If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)