Talk:Wikimedia Blog/Drafts/The Wikipedia Library Strives for Open Access

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As it seems we are now settling in for two posts, I suggest to organize them as follows:

  • Preface: Open Access has two main components: read access and the right to reuse
  • Part 1: providing Wikipedia editors with read access to the scholarly literature
  • Part 2: Wikimedia platforms as reusers of openly licensed scholarly materials

This should be reflected in the titles of both parts - perhaps a shared title but different subtitles. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 02:45, 12 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]


I suggest that part 1 explicitly use only files from non-OA sources, whereas part 2 uses files from OA sources. I think illustrations in both articles should have a caption and a clear relation to the text. I do not see that with the owl picture right now (even though I like it). -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 02:45, 12 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]


I think the opening "Our editors are desperate for knowledge. They crave sources to use to build Wikipedia..." should be rephrased to something a little less dramatic. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 02:50, 12 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]