Wikimedia and research impact

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  1. Wikimedia and research impact Nick Sheppard Open Research Advisor Leeds University Library @OpenResLeeds
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  4. • Guerrilla inscription: Transatlantic abolition and the 1851 census - Wilson Armistead Did you know… …that in 1851, Wilson Armistead from Leeds hosted escaped slaves Ellen and William Craft when they fled the United States after the Fugitive Slave Act?
  5. “The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit” • permanent and evolving source of verified information • transparent record of edits over time • set of fundamental principles • accuracy comparable to Encyclopedia Britannica • Wikipedia just one of 16 interconnected projects (e.g. Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata) Wikipedia is only as good as its contributors All articles must strive for verifiable accuracy, citing reliable, authoritative sources, especially when the topic is controversial or is about a living person. Editors' personal experiences, interpretations, or opinions do not belong on Wikipedia
  6. Top 10 DOI referrals from websites in 2015 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Wikipedia shapes language in science papers .22656 SSRN preprint (2017) Thompson et al “Academia is fighting Wikipedia””
  7. • White Rose Research Online (Leeds, Sheffield, York) • data extracted from (April 2019) • results analysed for Open Access compliance using Unpaywall • 6454 citations of White Rose Universities’ research on Wikipedia: Leeds (2406) | Sheffield (2523) | York (1525) • approx. 50% open access • 904 links to White Rose Research Online (insource search results) (04/08/21) Links from Wikipedia to WRRO %22&ns0=1&fulltext=Search
  8. Might this be automated by bots using unpaywall, CORE etc? Wikipedia:OABOT
  9. • Wikipedia • Just one of 16 interconnected projects • Wikimedia Commons • repository of openly licensed media files • photographs, diagrams, video, audio • Wikidata • fastest growing Wikimedia project • structured data • read / edited by human or machine Wikimedia ecosystem Wikimedia, screenshot of Wikimedia project icons,
  10. • Manage it locally to share it globally: RDM and Wikimedia Commons (2018) • Data Management Engagement award - Cambridge University, SPARC Europe, Jisc • link RDM with the open science movement via the Wikimedia suite of tools • Wikimedian in Residence • Edinburgh • Coventry • Oxford (Bodleian) Wikimedia in Universities ‘Universities really can’t afford not to have a Wikimedian in Residence these days. It still surprises me how few do.’ Melissa Highton, Director of Learning, Teaching and Web Services, University of Edinburgh
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  12. • Knowledge graph • Experimenting with datasets • • • Datasets and Wikidata
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  14. “The original idea of the web was that it should be a collaborative writing something together [people] could iron out misunderstanding” Tim Berniers Lee (2003) “It has taken all of us to build the web we have, and now it is up to all of us to build the web we want - for everyone” Tim Berniers Lee (2017) The World Wide Web in 2021 Paul Clarke [CC BY-SA 4.0 (] “open infrastructure that easily enables research outputs, media and other digital assets to be distributed at scale with clear provenance and copyright information that can be linked back to institutional systems via persistent identifiers (PIDs) such as DOIs.” Wikimedia and Universities: Contributing to the Global Commons in the Age of Disinformation
  15. • Poulter, Martin, and Nick Sheppard. 2020. “Wikimedia and Universities: Contributing to the Global Commons in the Age of Disinformation”. Insights 33 (1): 14. DOI: • Wikimedia resources from the University of Edinburgh - Edinburgh/Resources • Wilson Armistead - Thank you