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S Bliven - Why scientists should contribute to Wikipedia

  1. BOSC 2012 Talk Why Scientists should contribute to Wikipedia Reconciling publish-or-perish with open access through PLoS Comp Biol Topic Pages Spencer Bliven, Andreas Prlić, Philip Bourne University of California, San Diego
  2. BOSC 2012 Talk Why Scientists should contribute to Wikipedia Reconciling publish-or-perish with open access through PLoS Comp Biol Topic Pages Spencer Bliven, Andreas Prlić, Philip Bourne University of California, San Diego Full Disclosure: PLoS Comp Bio Editors
  3. Spencer Bliven, Andreas Prlic, Philip Bourne 3BOSC 2012 Talk Wikipedia is the largest journal •  Currently 6th most-popular site (Alexa) •  285 Languages •  4,000,285 articles in English •  Over 1,000 new articles per day •  PLoS:ONE published 13,595 articles 2007-10 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Size_in_volumes
  4. Spencer Bliven, Andreas Prlic, Philip Bourne 4BOSC 2012 Talk Scientists Contributing to Wikipedia “ Nature surveyed more than 1,000 Nature authors and found that although more than 70% had heard of Wikipedia and 17% of those consulted it on a weekly basis, less than 10% help to update it. The steady trickle of scientists who have contributed to articles describe the experience as rewarding, if occasionally frustrating” - Jim Giles Nature 438, 900-901 (15 December 2005)
  5. Spencer Bliven, Andreas Prlic, Philip Bourne 5BOSC 2012 Talk Why Don’t Scientists Contribute More 1.  Perceived inaccuracies •  Comparable accuracy to other Encyclopedias o  Nature 438, 900-901 (15 December 2005) o  Dorothee Wiegand: "Entdeckungsreise. Digitale Enzyklopädien erklären die Welt." ct 6/2007, March 5, 2007, p. 136-145 o  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reliability_of_Wikipedia 2.  Little time for outreach activities 3.  No direct attribution or citation
  6. Spencer Bliven, Andreas Prlic, Philip Bourne 6BOSC 2012 Talk Dangling the Carrot 3(1) 41-59 SC omp Biol. (201 2 ) PL o WikiU ser et al. “Running Man” by Hector Gomez
  7. Spencer Bliven, Andreas Prlic, Philip Bourne 7BOSC 2012 Talk PLoS Comp Bio’s Solution
  8. Spencer Bliven, Andreas Prlic, Philip Bourne 8BOSC 2012 Talk Topic Pages •  Peer reviewed (Open Review) •  CC-BY license •  Similar to Review article •  Accessible language, minimal jargon •  Drafted in Wiki markup •  Full drafting history included as Supplemental Material
  9. Spencer Bliven, Andreas Prlic, Philip Bourne 9BOSC 2012 Talk Major Differences License Primary, peer-reviewed Secondary, encyclopedic References articles sources Explicit, limited number “Ownership” discouraged. Authorship of authors Authors in page history Content Abstract, Conclusions Lead, Hyperlinks Technology Word documents Wiki markup and XML Original Research Required Forbidden Reluctant Reviewers, Culture Opinionated crowd Polite Editor
  10. Spencer Bliven, Andreas Prlic, Philip Bourne 10BOSC 2012 Talk Topic Page Process 1.  Find computational biology topic not covered by Wikipedia 2.  Create account on the drafting wiki: http://topicpages.ploscompbiol.orgMikael Sunnåker, Alberto Giovanni Busetto, Elina Numminen, Jukka Corander, Matthieu Foll, Christophe Dessimoz
  11. Spencer Bliven, Andreas Prlic, Philip Bourne 11BOSC 2012 Talk Topic Page Process 3.  Draft article according to PLoS & Wikipedia guidelines 4.  Pass open peer review on Talk page Miguel A. Fortuna, Luis Zaman, Aaron P. Wagner, Charles Ofria
  12. Spencer Bliven, Andreas Prlic, Philip Bourne 12BOSC 2012 Talk Topic Page Process 5.  On publication date, copy article to Wikipedia!
  13. Spencer Bliven, Andreas Prlic, Philip Bourne 13BOSC 2012 Talk Current Pages Planned PLoSWiki Submitted Published 0 5 10 15 20 Number of Topic Pages at each stage • 25 Registered PLoSWiki users (authors, editors, and reviewers)
  14. Spencer Bliven, Andreas Prlic, Philip Bourne 14BOSC 2012 Talk User Profiles Phil Bourne PI & Editor-in-chief of PLoS:Comp Bio Andreas Prlić [[User:Andorsch]] Co-author Shoshana Wodak Daniel Mietchen Topic Page Editors
  15. Spencer Bliven, Andreas Prlic, Philip Bourne 15BOSC 2012 Talk Resources •  Email ploscompbiol@plos.org to get started •  See guidelines at http://topicpages.ploscompbiol.org/wiki/Topic_Pages or http://www.ploscompbiol.org/attachments/topicpages.pdf •  Visit Andreas or I at the PLoS booth during ISMB –  Andreas: Tuesday 1-1:15 –  Spencer: Monday 2-2:15 •  Poster #16 •  Read the editorial: –  Wodak SJ, Mietchen D, Collings AM, Russell RB, Bourne PE (2012) Topic Pages: PLoS Computational Biology Meets Wikipedia. PLoS Comput Biol 8(3): e1002446
  16. Spencer Bliven, Andreas Prlic, Philip Bourne 16BOSC 2012 Talk This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
  17. Spencer Bliven, Andreas Prlic, Philip Bourne 17BOSC 2012 Talk Coverage of Science Articles WikiProject Number of Articles Science 1,629 Biology 1,797 Physics 16,371 Chemistry 6,202 Computer Science 3,811 Molecular & Cellular Biology 21,834 Computational Biology 1,104

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