This page facilitates a 2023 reappraisal of the 2018 roadmap and the developments since.
There is consensus that this work includes at least three parts:
- a bibliographic commons, comprising a Wikibase of bibliographic metadata,
- a database of citation events, a structured database of references that appear on Wikipedia articles, with an understanding that not all of them cleanly map to specific sources
- a clarification of Wikidata scope, addressing what sorts of citation metadata about what references belong in Wikidata (under a range of WikiCite implementations)
Database of citation events
Internet Archive Reference Explorer, which uses a data service developed by the Internet Archive
- We could generate dumps of Wikipedia based on this code
This could be federated (Proposals for federation), centralized, or polycentric. Approaches should address how to integrate existing specialized common sources, such as IA / OL / OpenAlex.