Wikimedian in Residence on Open Science/Interim report
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This project ran from July 2011 till July 2013. Its activities are being continued under the umbrella of WikiProject Open Access.
The project has three goals:
improving the coverage of topics related to
Open science (and Open Access in particular) on Wikimedia projects facilitating their reuse of suitably licensed scholarly materials - an ongoing
media donation project development of
policies regarding open access and open data pertaining to research about Wikimedia projects
Outreach [ edit ]
Little interest from the community so far, but will keep trying.
Coverage of Open Access topics [ edit ]
Catalogue of OA-related topics for which it would be desirable to have an article on the English Wikipedia
Tracking work on articles within that scope across languages
Reuse of Open Access materials [ edit ]
Signaling of OA-ness of references used in Wikipedia Signpost
Gathering of usage stats of files from OA sources
Uploading OA files for use on articles that lack suitable illustrations
Collaboration with academic journals on getting peer-reviewed materials onto Wikipedia, including some articles specifically designed for that purpose Co-wrote an
article on how the non-commercial clause in CC licenses impedes the dissemination of scientific information, taking biodiversity as an example. In most cases, dropping the -NC clause would mean that the materials become eligible for reuse on Wikimedia projects. WebMed Central reacted by dropping the -NC and switching to CC BY.
Open Access File of the Day
Open Access policy [ edit ]
WMF policy on Open Access and Open Data
WMF statement on EU consultation
WMF statement on White House Request for Information