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Submissions/A system to cite all open access papers on Wikipedia

This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2015.

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Title of the submission

Open Access Reader: a system to cite all OA papers

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Presentation & Q&A

Author of the submission
Edward Saperia
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Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
WMF IEG grant. And I ran Wikimania last year, does that count? :)
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The amount of academic work being released free-to-read online is growing very fast, and there are now a few aggregator projects springing up that hold the metadata for tens of millions of papers. One interesting thing we can do with this resource is find papers that are both influential and aren't cited in Wikipedia yet; notably, a project to cite them is composed of discrete and measurable but still significant pieces of work, ideal for crowdsourcing. We propose the creation of a tool that guides a contributor through finding, summarising and citing a missing paper in a relevant Wikipedia article, suitable for beginner or serious editor alike. We will demonstrate a proof of concept, sketch out a roadmap for the project and ask for feedback and advice.

This is an update on Open Access Reader, which was awarded an IEG grant in September 2014.

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Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
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