Open Access Reader
Open Access Reader is a project to systematically ensure that all significant open access research is cited in Wikipedia.
There's lots of great research being published in good quality open access journals that isn't cited in Wikipedia. It's peer reviewed, so it should count as a reliable source. It's available for anyone to read and probably comes with pretty decent metadata too. Can we set up a process to make it super convenient for editors to find and cite these papers?
We break down this endeavour into four parts:
I: Sourcing Papers
There exist projects to provide API access to the aggregation of all open access repositories, such as CORE. It makes sense to use one of these instead of re-inventing the wheel, but which should we use?
There are millions of papers published every year. What's the best way to decide which papers editors should tackle first?
It's likely that OA papers come with metadata. How can we use this to find editors that are likely to take an interest?
How can we make this convenient for editors to use?
Milestones to MVP:
- Identify best Open Access Aggregator
- Identify and assess available open metrics to create specification for significance filter.
- Produce a system that generates an up-to-date list of most significant papers.
- Assess quality of topic metadata to create specification for paper-to-keyword filter.
- Build and demonstrate paper-to-keyword filter.
- Configure automated report of most significant papers for a particular keyword
- Create feedback process
- Introduce the report to sample communities via Wikiprojects, lists.
- Project Lead: EdSaperia (talk)
- Grantwriter: Katherine Bavage
- Open Access consultants
Perhaps you'd like to volunteer?
How can we measure the success of this project?
The OAR team is creating an application for an IEG grant.
If you think this is a cool idea, please put your name below!
- Dennymeta (talk) 16:22, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
- Helen Lambert 17:25, 30 March 2014
- Rod McKinley 17:41, 30 March 2014
- Alex Davies 17:49, 30 March 2014
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- Oliver Pitt 09:24 31 March 2014
- Aditya Chaturvedi (talk) 23:50 IST, 30 March
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- Robert Hayes (talk) 10:35, 31 March 2014 (PST)
- Dr. Paul A. Higgins --Pohuigin (talk) 23:34, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
- Patricia Castillo-Briceño 18:38 , 31 March 2014
- Shane Greenup 00:21, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
- Nmillerche (talk) 00:51, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
- Seems like an idea with potential. Steven Walling (WMF) • talk 02:26, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
- Humpath (talk) 10:33, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
- --Lambo (talk) 16:49, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
- Stevie Benton (WMUK) (talk) 14:43, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
- I want to see more of this.--AldNonUcallin?☎ 03:38, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
- James Knight
- NoPolyMath (talk) 11:34, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
- Would love to hear more about this! Minuette Le 11:02, 24 April 2014
- OR drohowa (talk) 17:30, 26 July 2014 (UTC)