The Wikipedia Library/Processes/Announcing partnerships

Because we want to make sure that the Wikimedia community gets notified of new accounts in multiple venues within the same block of time in order to create an even playing field for Wikipedians in multiple language communities, make sure to do the following within a narrow window of time (preferably a couple of hours, but at least in the same 12-hour window).

Status for most recent release edit

  • Make sure all new partners are set to Available in the Library Card platform admin interface
  • UpdateThe_Wikipedia_Library/Journals
  • Notify requesting editors (check English, Meta, non-English, check-in surveys)
  • Mass Message Global
  • Mass Message TWL Subscribers (Books & Bytes)
  • Do an English Language watchlist notice
  • Email relevant listservs
  • Notify relevant WikiProjects
  • Post on Twitter and Facebook about the announcement
  • Announce to Signpost newsroom
  • Add to en:Template:Find sources twl

One of the most important steps is to update The_Wikipedia_Library/Journals to include all of the newest partnerships.

Watchlist notice edit

  • You have to be an admin to edit watchlist notices. Post the message on the talk page and request that an admin add it.

On en:MediaWiki:Watchlist-messages update and add a revised version of:


{{Display/watchlist
 |until=8 September 2020
 |cookie=192
 |text=New '''[[WP:The Wikipedia Library|Wikipedia Library]]''' research access: '''[https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/partners/101/ Al Manhal]''' (Arabic journals and ebooks), '''[https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/partners/102/ Ancestry.com]''' (genealogical and historical records), '''[https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/partners/100/ RILM]''' (music reference). Many other resources are freely available on the '''[https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/partners/ Wikipedia Library Card Platform]'''. Sign up!
}}

Displays as:

New Wikipedia Library research access: Al Manhal (Arabic journals and ebooks), Ancestry.com (genealogical and historical records), RILM (music reference). Many other resources are freely available on the Wikipedia Library Card Platform. Sign up!

Mass Message on Meta edit

Using https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MassMessage send a message to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Global_message_delivery/Targets/Wikipedia_Library with information about accessing signups on English Wikipedia or on other language sites. Instructions for requests for permissions can be found at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meta:MassMessage_senders .

Sample message:

Subject: New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (August 2020)

Message:
<div lang="en" dir="ltr" class="mw-content-ltr">


Hello Wikimedians! 
[[File:Wikipedia_Library_owl.svg|thumb|upright|The TWL OWL says sign up today!]]
[[m:The Wikipedia Library|The Wikipedia Library]] is announcing signups today for free, full-access, accounts to published research as part of our [[m:The_Wikipedia_Library/Journals|Publisher Donation Program]]. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials on the [https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/ Library Card platform]: 
* '''[https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/partners/101/ Al Manhal]''' – Arabic journals and ebooks
* '''[https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/partners/102/ Ancestry.com]''' – Genealogical and historical records
* '''[https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/partners/100/ RILM]''' – Music encyclopedias

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on [https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/partners/ our partners page], including [https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/partners/49/ Adam Matthew], https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/partners/57/ EBSCO], [https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/partners/55/ Gale] and [https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/partners/54/ JSTOR].

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
<br>--[[w:en:Wikipedia:TWL/Coordinators|The Wikipedia Library Team]] ~~~~~

:<small>This message was delivered via the [https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/MassMessage#Global_message_delivery Global Mass Message] tool to [https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Global_message_delivery/Targets/Wikipedia_Library The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List].</small>
</div>

Books and Bytes Mass message edit

The_Wikipedia_Library/Newsletter/July-August_2020

Email listservs (example) edit

Please send out individual emails:

  • wikipedia-library lists.wikimedia.org
  • wikipedia-l lists.wikimedia.org
  • wikimedia-l lists.wikimedia.org
  • glam lists.wikimedia.org
  • libraries lists.wikimedia.org
  • wikimediareference-l@lists.wikimedia.org
  • openaccess lists.wikimedia.org
  • wikimediaannounce-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Additional Wikimedia listservs can be found at Mailing_lists/Overview; make sure to post to relevant listservs if you think a partnership will have broad appeal in that space. For some of the listservs you need to be a subscriber to post.

Subject: 
New Free Research Accounts via the Wikipedia Library

Message:
Hi!
The Wikipedia Library has new, free research donations available through the Library Card platform (https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/):

* Al Manhal (Arabic journals and ebooks): https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/partners/101/

* Ancestry.com (Genealogical and historical records): https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/partners/102/

* RILM (Music encyclopedias): https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/partners/100/

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on: <https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/partners/>
Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library Team
 <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library>

Post to Facebook and Twitter edit

Make sure to post to: