Critical issues presentations/Wikipedia Library

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Submission no. 4
Title of the submission

Wikipedia Library

Author of the submission
  • Houcemeddine Turki
Country of origin




  • GLAM
  • Wikipedia
  • Wikipedia Library

The Wikipedia Library is an open research hub, a place for active Wikipedia editors to gain access to the vital reliable sources that they need to do their work and to be supported in using those resources to improve the encyclopedia. We aim to make access and use of sources free, easy, collaborative and efficient.

The Wikipedia Library is run by a team of Wikimedia Foundation staff and global volunteers. We operate on a community-organized satellite model: we administer the global project but work with local coordinators in local Wikipedia projects to help each community set up their own libraries.

In this brief presentation, I will give an overview about the reasons of the creation of Wikipedia Library, how it has been created, how to collaborate to the project and why it is useful for Wikipedia community.


Accepted as reserve