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Citing as a public service. Building the sum of all human citations


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Slides from my talk at the Wikipedia Science Conference (#wikisci). London, September 3, 2015.

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Citing as a public service. Building the sum of all human citations

  1. 1. Citing as a public service Building the sum of all human citations Dario Taraborelli @readermeter
  2. 2. Who I am Wikimedia Research
  3. 3. Who I am The altmetrics manifesto
  4. 4. Use Wikimedia projects to democratize access to scholarly knowledge; to amplify, redistribute and reuse scientific products in a broader societal context.
  5. 5. Outline 1. The disappearance of provenance 2. A central repository of bibliographic and citation data 3. Introducing Wikiproject Source Metadata 4. How you can help
  6. 6. The disappearance of provenance
  7. 7. Goats
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  9. 9. Linking is a small act of generosity that sends people away from your site to some other that you think shows the world in a way worth considering. [...] [Sources] that are not generous with linking [...] are a stopping point in the ecology of information. That’s the operational definition of authority: The last place you visit when you’re looking for an answer. If you are satisfied with the answer, you stop your pursuit of it. Take the links out and you think you look like more of an authority. D. Weinberger (2012) Linking is a public good
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  11. 11. 83%
  12. 12. Building the sum of all human citations
  13. 13. “For society to reap the full benefits from bibliographic endeavours, it is imperative that bibliographic data be made open — that is available for anyone to use and re-use freely for any purpose.”
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  15. 15. The sum of all human citations Vision Technology Community Scale Licensing Independence
  17. 17. Wikiproject Source MetaData
  18. 18. 1. Source metadata as Wikidata items
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  20. 20. 2. Cite by reference
  21. 21. 2. Cite by reference
  22. 22. 3. Hold all the mappings DOI PMID PMC ARXIV ID
  23. 23. 4. Map and measure source usage
  24. 24. 4. Link concepts and sources main subject Paedophryne swiftorum [Q2169503] parent taxon Paedophryne [Q132975] author Eric N. Rittmeyer [Q20745424] affiliation Louisiana Museum of Natural History [Q15958804] location Baton Rouge [Q28218]
  25. 25. 5. Link and annotate sources A is licensed as CC BY A is paywalled A was retracted A cites B A extends B A uses method in B A uses data from B A disagrees with B
  26. 26. Getting involved ● Join Wikiproject Source Metadata ● Develop tools to import references from Wikipedia ● Evangelize the project with your institution ● Donate and curate references or identifier mappings
  27. 27. Questions? @readermeter @wikiresearch
  28. 28. Image credits Anchor Men - Mauretania CC0 King Billy of Dalkey Island CC BY Boston Daily Advertiser Almanac CC0 "Getting em up" at U.S.Naval Training Camp, Seattle, Washington. ca. 1917 - ca. 1918 CC0