Imagine a Wikipedia where everyone can verify their sources
Wikipedia is a first stop for researchers, students and those looking for reliable information. Let's make it even better!
Just go to oabot.org and you can add a free-to-read link alongside a closed access, paywalled citation.
Early in 2017 #1lib1ref engaged librarians in the process of adding just one reference to Wikipedia. Every citation to a reliable source is a benefit to Wikipedia readers worldwide. Now, we want to make as many of these references possible Open Access. Open Access, in its broadest sense, is a term to describe academic publications that are freely available to everyone.
When you check a reference to the article, make sure to include the hashtag #OAWiki in the edit summary so that we can track participation.
Running in fall to coincide with Open Access Week, the #OAWiki campaign is supported by The Wikipedia Library. We work closely with a number of local library networks to promote the campaign. Check out who is participating and add your organization.
As part of the campaign local libraries of all types and sizes are hosting activities to promote the campaign: check them out! If you would like to host an event, check The Coffee Hour Kit for ideas and tools!