AUTHOR: STINSON, ALEX
THE WIKIPEDIA LIBRARY
AFFILIATION: WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION
Wikipedia has become one of the most influential portals for internet-based research — providing readers with an initial overview of almost any topic and acting as a first stop for expert researchers. Moreover, the platform increasingly favours both scholarship and openness: a recent study showed that journals published as open access are used more frequently on Wikipedia, and Altmetrics has begun measuring Wikipedia citationsto encourage public scholarly work. This research connection makes libraries an important part of Wikipedia’s ecosystem.
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