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Latest comment: 5 years ago by Bluerasberry in topic Credit to the first big project

About this page[edit]

Over the years various people in the Wikimedia community have collaborated in different ways with the Internet Archive. There has been no on-wiki documentation of everything that has happened. I set this page up as a common community space for any wiki-person to list whatever they might do with the Internet Archive. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:26, 18 January 2019 (UTC)Reply

What's missing[edit]

The Internet Archive supports the Wikimedia community in various ways which I think no one has articulated. I will list some IA programs here which I think ought to be described on this page, but for which I do not think there is prior documentation as in the other cases which I posted to establish this page.

  1. General research - I am not sure that anyone has told the basic story of how Wikipedia editors use Internet Archive as a place to discover source material
    1. Open Library - this merits special mention among their other products
  2. Television news citations - This is new, perhaps from 2018 or 2017. IA keeps television broadcasts and the closed captions, and offers a tool for anyone to generate citations to the content of video. This is the first video citation tool which is accessible to the Wikipedia community. It is not actually used so much but if the Wikipedia community did know about it, then I think it would be very popular here.
  3. Policy - IA has an advocacy division which collaborates both with the Wikimedia community and the Wikimedia Foundation.
  4. Cultural and social exchange - The Wikimedia community and the Internet Archive community have lots of overlap. I do not know how to survey or report this.
  5. File exchange - Wikimedia compatible files from the Internet Archive sometimes get migrated to Commons. Currently there often is no indication of the IA being the source of the file.

Others could probably think of other major collaborative projects!

Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:35, 18 January 2019 (UTC)Reply

Credit to the first big project[edit]

I have user:Cyberpower678's InternetArchiveBot project listed here but I want to emphasize for this historical record that assuming that the Wikimedia + IA relationship grows from 2019, that collaboration is close, highly mutual beneficial, and operated for years in the absence of other planned collaboration.

A journalist should cover this story. I wish I had time to do interviews and documentation because it was a weird project, crazy successful, and will be fundamental to the future of Wikimedia projects and Internet Archive as anyone can imagine them. This is the big project to date. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:40, 18 January 2019 (UTC)Reply