The Wikipedia Library/Newsletter/November-December 2023

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Issue 60, November–December 2023

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In this issue we highlight new partnerships, Google Scholar integration, tracking partner suggestions, and, as always, a roundup of news and community items related to libraries and digital knowledge.

Partner announcements[edit]

The Wikipedia Library is announcing free access to three new partners:

  • ACM Digital: all ACM publications, collections of curated and hosted full-text publications from select publishers, and The ACM Guide to Computing Literature
  • National Library of the Czech Republic offers Wikipedians a free library card, or a free prolongation of an existing library card. This service can be only used by Wikipedians from the Czech Republic.

See all available partners on your My Collections page.

Google Scholar integration[edit]

You can now add The Wikipedia Library as a link from Google Scholar results. This should send you through the library's proxy, so if you find a result in Scholar that's in the library, you can get quick and direct access to it.

  1. Go to while logged in to a Google account.
  2. Click the hamburger menu in the top left hand corner and click Settings
  3. In the 'Library links' menu, search for Wikipedia
  4. Check the box next to "The Wikipedia Library - The Wikipedia Library"
  5. Click Save.
  6. You should now see "The Wikipedia Library" links next to applicable search results.

Tracking partner suggestions[edit]

The Library Card Platform Suggest Page allows you to recommend new resources to be added to the library. You can upvote suggestions on that page to assist with prioritization. It's not been obvious where these suggestions go historically, so we're actively trying to do a better job of linking these to corresponding Phabricator tickets, where we'll post updates on our progress, so you can subscribe to tickets to learn more about how things are going with any particular organisation. Once partners become available they will also be announced in this newsletter.

Bytes in brief[edit]

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