Open Access report
Wikidata for research proposal rejected
On January 14, a research proposal had been submitted to the European Commission, suggesting a project to integrate Wikidata with research workflows. On May 11, the rejection came in. A blog post by Europeana (who were a partner in the proposal) reflected on the outcomes of that funding call.
Arbitrary access is coming to more and more Wikimedia sites. In the context of the Open Access signalling project, this allows, for instance, to pull metadata about a scholarly publication from non-associated Wikidata items into wiki pages, as demonstrated here for licensing information.
As explained in this blog post, Magnus Manske has built a tool to automatically generate lists based on Wikidata queries. It is called Listeria (after the genus of bacteria) and can be invoked on a number of wikis, including Wikidata itself. Some example lists:
PLOS Computational Biology published another one of its Topic Pages, which live on as Wikipedia articles. This time, the topic is Inferring Horizontal Gene Transfer.
Two session proposals related to open access have been accepted into the Wikimania 2015 program so far:
Another session proposal — on the Wikimedia Foundation's new Open Access policy — is still under review.
Recent uploads: Open access & humanities; Swim theory; Motion tracking
The following represents a selection of the files that have been uploaded this month from open-access sources. Most of these came through the Open Access Media Importer, whose uploads now total over 19,700. If you can think of wiki pages where these files (or other files from the same source articles) could be useful, please put them in there or let us know.
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