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

New French partners for The Wikipedia Library

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.

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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.

Preserving Wikipedia citations for the future: Geoffrey Bilder

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”.

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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…

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