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  1. New French partners for The Wikipedia Library

    The Wikipedia Library aims to connect writers with high-quality sources. Photo by JHistory, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    The Wikipedia Library added a new French-language branch earlier this month. Along with this new branch, the library has received three new donor partners to help contributors of Wikipedia articles use higher-caliber sources.... Read more

  2. Preserving Wikipedia citations for the future: Geoffrey Bilder

    Geoffrey Bilder is working to preserve Wikipedia citations for the future -- and prevent the death of hyperlinks, also known as "link rot". Photo by Helpameout, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    The average lifespan of a hyperlink is around six years—a problem for a site like Wikipedia, which relies on many linked references. That’s what Geoffrey Bilder and others have worked to prevent: the death of hyperlinks, also known as “link rot”.... Read more

  3. JSTOR provides free access to Wikipedia editors via pilot program

    One of the challenges facing the volunteer editors of Wikipedia is finding reliable sources to use as reference material — in our last editor survey, 39 percent named this as one of the largest problems hindering their contributions. The need was especially pronounced among our most active volunteers, who make hundreds or thousands of edits per month. To address this issue, the Wikimedia Fou... Read more