A H2020 research proposal about integrating Wikidata more closely with data- and metadata-oriented research workflows is currently being drafted in the open on Wikidata, and a blog post is available for background. While the exact composition of the consortium and the descriptions of the workpackages are still being worked on, two GLAM institutions are already involved (the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and The European Library), and facilitating GLAM-related research is one of the aims of the project. This entails work on identifiers like ORCIDs (see also the Special story) as well as on enriching Wikidata with metadata and data from external sources, as well as reuse of and training about Wikidata in research contexts. The submission deadline is January 14, and feedback is much welcome until then.
Open Access signalling
The Open Access signalling pilot project ended in November, and the final report is being drafted. In brief, it established an infrastructure that allows to upload openly licensed scholarly articles onto Wikisource, so that they can be more easily referenced in Wikipedia (e.g. via deeplinking), and their open licensing signalled to the reader. Images associated with these articles go to Wikimedia Commons, from where they are embedded into the Wikisource version of the article, and can be embedded in any other Wikimedia page. The project also has provisions for integrating with the Open Access Button and with Wikidata. In preparation of further streamlining of reference management across Wikimedia platforms, an audit of the available tools has been performed (see also the Tool testing report).
Open theses: A page has been started to collect information about Open theses, i.e. PhD theses drafted and/or published in the open.
JATS-Con submissions: JATS-Con is the conference about JATS, the XML format that publishers use to deposit articles in PubMed Central. The JATS4R workgroup aims at improving the reusability of JATS in contexts like the Open Access Media Importer or the Open Access Signalling project, and the Force11 Data Citation Implementation Group on extending JATS such that it can be used for data citation. Both groups have submitted abstracts to the next JATS-Con, which will take place on April 21-22, 2015.
The following represents a selection of the ca. 300 files that have been uploaded by the Open Access Media Importer this month, bringing the total to over 18,000. If you can think of wiki pages where these files could be useful, please put them in there or let us know.