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found redirect deletion notice, fwiw[edit]

How to publish your own research?[edit]

As a new member of the WikiProject Open I would like to publish my own research as open as possible on Wikidata and WikiSource. Moreover, I would like to prepare the data in a way that the it could be linked on Wikipedia, by using the Wikidata item ID, e.g., Q29540796, alone. Is that something that can be done (manually) at the moment? And is there a guide how to do it? I found a tool to create a Wikidata item from a DOI but thereafter I got stuck. --Physikerwelt (talk) 07:44, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

@Physikerwelt: Not sure if this is what you're asking for, but you can link the Wikidata item you made to your Wikisource entry by going to the bottom of your wikidata entry and clicking "edit" next to the title of the box labeled "Wikisource", then you type in the name of the Wikisource page, which will link the Wikidata entry to your Wikisource page. Respectfully, InsaneHacker (💬) 08:35, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

migrating content from UNESCO Global Open Access Portal[edit]

Hi all I have created all this pages https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_United_Nations/Open_Access_Descriptions

some of them has been flagged for deletion or the format is incorrect following WP:Wikify if any of you would like to help on making the pages more alive and on wiki style before deletion, it will be much appreciated!

thank you (Filippo Morsiani (talk) 13:55, 10 May 2017 (UTC))

Popular pages report[edit]

We – Community Tech – are happy to announce that the Popular pages bot is back up-and-running (after a one year hiatus)! You're receiving this message because your WikiProject or task force is signed up to receive the popular pages report. Every month, Community Tech bot will post at Wikipedia:WikiProject Open/Popular pages with a list of the most-viewed pages over the previous month that are within the scope of WikiProject Open.

We've made some enhancements to the original report. Here's what's new:

  • The pageview data includes both desktop and mobile data.
  • The report will include a link to the pageviews tool for each article, to dig deeper into any surprises or anomalies.
  • The report will include the total pageviews for the entire project (including redirects).

We're grateful to Mr.Z-man for his original Mr.Z-bot, and we wish his bot a happy robot retirement. Just as before, we hope the popular pages reports will aid you in understanding the reach of WikiProject Open, and what articles may be deserving of more attention. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at m:User talk:Community Tech bot.

Warm regards, the Community Tech Team 17:16, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Proposal regarding WP:PAYWALL (WP:V)[edit]

Discussion at: Wikipedia_talk:Verifiability#Encouraging_accessibility

Current

Some reliable sources may not be easily accessible. For example, an online source may require payment, and a print-only source may be available only in university libraries. Do not reject reliable sources just because they are difficult or costly to access. If you have trouble accessing a source, others may be able to do so on your behalf (see WikiProject Resource Exchange).

Suggested (new)

Some reliable sources may not be easily accessible. For example, an online source may require payment, and a print-only source may be available only in university libraries. Do not reject reliable sources just because they are difficult or costly to access. If you have trouble accessing a source, others may be able to do so on your behalf (see WikiProject Resource Exchange).

That said, all else being equal, a source freely available to read online is preferable because more readers will be able to verify its claims. If two sources are equally suitable to verify a claim, accessibility is a reason to prefer one over the other.

Thoughts welcome. Ocaasi t | c 11:00, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

Identifying the status of resources that have their own Wikipedia articles[edit]

Firstly, apologies if this is the wrong place to be raising this issue.

In browsing for podcasts today, I stumbled upon a podcast of a book entitled From Dictatorship to Democracy, by Gene Sharp. Upon further investigation I found that the book is in the public domain, and available for download in both audio (link to LibriVox) and text (PDF) formats, online (the PDF is provided by the Albert Einstein Institution). (Page 2 of the PDF shows the public domain notice.)

This public domain status is not at all clear from the article, and when I checked Wikipedia articles on other books by the same author it was not clear what was in the public domain and what was not. This leads me to some questions:

  1. Should Wikipedia articles seek to contain such information - for instance, as part of the 'book' template?
  2. If so, how does Wikipedia deal with items that are in the public domain in some places but not others?
  3. Should Wikipedia seek to provide links - in articles about public domain information - to a or the public domain source? (This may not be possible in all cases.)

These questions presumably would apply equally to works with a range of licences that fall short of public domain but permit sharing/copying/viewing in some way. I have not asked about language at all, as I am sure this topic could get very complicated very quickly.

Please feel free to tell me where to go if these questions are misplaced; otherwise I look forward to thoughts from those who have been thinking about how Wikipedia might address the casual browser's request for further information (short of "It's somewhere in the multitudinous links at the bottom of the article"). Ambiguosity (talk) 10:11, 10 June 2017 (UTC)