The research world and Wikipedia

In a post on the Wikimedia Blog Erik Moeller writes about feedback from the scholarly community regarding participating in improving Wikipedia. In his words (excerpt):

At Wikimedia, we’ve been thinking for a while about ways to directly work with scientists and open access journals. While scientists already contribute to Wikipedia in a self-organized manner (an example being the Gene Wiki effort), we have never made a systematic, large-scale effort to invite them to participate. Our exploratory survey indicates that such an invitation would be welcomed with open arms.

I feel this might be of interest to readers of this blog as well. More can be found on the Wikimedia Blog.

Jan Velterop

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