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Interested in us investigating a partnership with a particular publisher or resource? Add the following to the list below:

Publication or database name, publisher, website link, language(s) of content, how much community demand, Username suggesting


  • Is there any chance that a partnership with the digital library HathiThrust is possible? Mainly english, but several europeans languages as well, huge database of books, maybe not have an acces to everything but at least to the Public domain content. Thanks for the answer. --Chome36 (talk) 06:18, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • To have a partnership account (for Public domain content) would be very helpfull. The possibility to download pdf (of Public domain content) would make research much more easy. Greetings --Konrad Stein (talk) 19:32, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
@Chome36 and Konrad Stein: Could you clarify what an account would enable you to access? It looks like the majority of their content isn't hidden behind that login. Would it just be the ability to download pdfs? Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 12:28, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
Well, first of all it would enable you to download books (which are in public domain) as a whole. With other means (HathiHelper) it can take days until you can receive a volume. So, its about "the ability to download pdfs". If you want to check and report the content of a volume (e.g.) of a periodical it drives you crazy to display it page by page. --Konrad Stein (talk) 15:27, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
Right, that makes sense. I'll enquire. Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 09:47, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

British Museum of Natural History[edit]

All Editions of British Museum of Natural History! Yahadzija (talk) 07:48, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

The Journal of Homosexuality[edit]

The Journal of Homosexuality would be extremely useful for our work at WikiProject LGBT Studies. It is published by Taylor & Francis, but the current agreement with the Wikipedia Library does not give us access to this journal, as far as I can tell.Zigzig20s (talk) 19:27, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

@Zigzig20s: There are some ongoing discussions with T&F about expanding the collection, I'll see what I can do :) Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 19:47, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

ACM and IEEE[edit]

ACM publications including Communications, IEEE publications IBM Systems Journal and Journal of Research and Development —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Peter Flass (talk) 16:21, 10 July 2017 (UTC)‎