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Adding journals to spam whitelist
There's a great suggestion Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard#Whitelisting_sites_for_newbies here to expand use of a facility in Mediawiki to list sites that are generally reliable sources and low risk for spam. It would be great to add all the websites in the Wikipedia library's collection to that whitelist. Can anyone create a list of the Wikipedia Library's websites? Cheers, Clayoquot (talk | contribs) 18:22, 28 March 2018 (UTC)
- @Clayoquot: Sure, and that definitely does sound like a good idea! I've compiled a list of the domains for TWL partners below, along with a few extra at the bottom that come to mind as obvious additions:
Library Card Platform update
Hi everyone - just wanted to post a quick update about some changes we just made to the Library Card platform! I've summarised the major updates below:
- You can now filter the Browse page by language or topic - we appreciate that this page isn't super easy to navigate but hope that these filtering options should help you find what you need!
- On your User page, the site no longer tells you when your accounts have expired, and instead you can always send a request for the renewal of your account (if renewals are available for that publisher). Before now, we estimated that an account given to you for a publisher lasted for a year, and at the end of that year told you categorically 'Your account has expired', this was rarely accurate and gave a false sense of when exactly your account actually needed renewing - that's information we don't often have on a per-user basis, so for now we're leaving it up to you to request renewals when needed.
- On partner pages (e.g. https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/partners/24/) the Apply button will change based on whether you have an open or accepted application, allowing you to either view your open application or renew an approved one.
Routledge History of Feminism
I recently had a couple of days trial with the Routledge History of Feminism (which was offered because of my access to Taylor & Francis resources through the WP Library). I found this dedicated resource hugely useful, and provided a larger amount of information than is normally accessible through Taylor & Francis. Would someone be able to examine if we would be able to get access to this specialist data source? Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 13:19, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
I am still waiting for my access to Newspaperarchive.com as promised in an email. I still have no access. I requested it in 2017. "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" from "Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 12:12 PM". Where is my login and password? Every time I write an inquiry, I get a response weeks or months later that someone will look into it. 4 months is a long time to wait for something that should be simple to take care of. This is my 4th time asking. --RAN (talk) 00:31, 28 April 2018 (UTC)
- Newspaperarchive.com accounts have been migrated from the original (i.e. here) signup procedure and to the new Wikipedia Library Card platform. It's possible your account got lost in the migration or something like that, the coordinator for Newspaperarchive.com accounts is Iazyges, but it's possible he only watches WP:Newspaperarchive.com, so I'm pinging him to see what's up. --Xover (talk) 16:48, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (May 2018)
The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for free, full-access, accounts to research and tools as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials on the Library Card platform:
- Rock's Backpages – Music articles and interviews from the 1950s onwards - 50 accounts
- Invaluable – Database of more than 50 million auctions and over 500,000 artists - 15 accounts
- Termsoup – Translation tool
- Fold3 – Available content has more than doubled, now including new military collections from the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
- Oxford University Press – The Scholarship collection now includes Electronic Enlightenment
- Alexander Street Press – Women and Social Movements Library now available
- Cambridge University Press – Orlando Collection now available
Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 18:03, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
RSC Gold account details
The Wikipedia Library kindly gave me an RSC Gold account about a year ago. Due to a hard-drive failure a couple of weeks ago I’ve now lost the password for it. I’ve tried the password reset options on the RSC website without success. Would the details be held by a custodian here, and if so could someone please re-email them to me? Thanks. --Project Osprey (talk) 08:31, 31 May 2018 (UTC)