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Is there any possibility of the Bloomsbury access being extended to cover their Food Library (at I know there will be a small but very grateful number of editors keen to access the resource. Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 10:11, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

@SchroCat: I'll look into it :) Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 12:05, 11 October 2017 (UTC)
That's great - thanks Sam! - SchroCat (talk) 12:10, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

Guide for access to research: looking for early readersEdit

To help researchers (and Wikipedians), I've been collaboratively working on a now 24-option guide about how to access sources when you don't have access to them. The folks at WP:RX are pros at this kind of digging. Could you give it 10 minutes and feel free to make comments, suggestions, corrections, or additions? Don't hesitate to be bold :)

You're a Researcher without Access to Research: What do you do?

Thank you!

Jake Orlowitz Ocaasi (WMF) (talk) 18:47, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

Zotero TranslatorsEdit

Zotero translators are bits of computer code used by Zotero to scrape or parse metadata about an individual work, from a web page. Wikipedia uses them in the Citoid tool that many of us use for adding citations. A list of currently-available translators is here. Some translators are site-specific, others rely on generic embedded metadata.

I have just commented on a proposal to create a pair of translators specifically for the British Newspaper Archive, saying that having one would be useful for Wikipedia editors with access to that site via the Wikipedia Library.

That has led me to think that it would be sensible, when we agree a new WL partnership, to check whether there is a suitable translator (or set of them), and if not, to encourage someone to write one, and in either case to then have the translator(s) added to Citoid. Of course, once they are written, they remain available in perpetuity, for the benefit of the world at large.

The Zotero community may be reluctant to invest effort in creating translators for paywalled sites, so we may have to turn to coders in our own community for assistance.

I'm happy to advise on the process, or act as a link with the Zotero community, when needed. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:17, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

I've written multiple translators and can also advise as needed czar 17:30, 6 November 2017 (UTC)


Hi, thanks for helping.

I'd like to use this to improve the Svedka article.

Does anyone have know how I might get access to this?

Benjamin (talk) 23:27, 19 December 2017 (UTC)

Hi Benjamin, I'd suggest posting a request at the resource exchange. Nikkimaria (talk) 01:59, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
Already did a while ago. Benjamin (talk) 02:00, 20 December 2017 (UTC)


Have there been any conversations about adding access to Newsbank? Billhpike (talk) 14:31, 8 January 2018 (UTC)


"We are happy to inform you that your application has been approved. You can expect to receive details about how to access this source within a week or two. Cheers! The Wikipedia Library." It has been over a month, and I have not received any additional details, unless I missed them somehow. Can anyone help?

--RAN (talk) 19:20, 11 January 2018 (UTC)
I’ll look into the situation ASAP. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 21:58, 11 January 2018 (UTC)
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