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The Wikipedia Library/Newsletter/January-April 2020

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Books & Bytes
Issue 38, January–April 2020

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In this issue we highlight a new partner, global initiatives and, as always, a roundup of news and community items related to libraries and digital knowledge.

New partnership

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for free, full-access, accounts for a new partner:

Are you fluent in German? We're looking for help translating our interface. Please visit translatewiki to contribute.

In addition to our new partnership, JSTOR has announced expanded access to ebooks during the COVID-19 crisis.

Other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page.

Global roundup

  • This year's first #1lib1ref campaign was a great success, with 18,032 edits in nearly 60 languages by more than 731 editors; the most active languages were Hebrew, Serbian and French. This campaign featured the first Wikisource interventions and saw events co-organizing with other thematic editathons, from #Wiki4HumanRights Campaign.
  • African Library & Information Associations & Institutions (AfLIA) is hosting a training series for African librarians interested in contributing to Wikipedia
  • On English Wikipedia, Headbomb has posted a new script for identifying potentially unreliable sources: en:User:Headbomb/unreliable
  • The COVID-19 crisis is creating challenges for people around the world. en:Wikipedia:WikiProject_COVID-19/Sources provides a roundup of reliable sources on the topic in English.

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