Wednesday, August 06, 2014


The annual Wikimania conference (focusing on Wikipedia) is just starting, being held in London. The latest news was that a sponsor dropped out so it wasn't going to livestream, but there is of course a Twitterstream (people seem to be variously using #wikimania, #wikimania2014 and #wikimanialondon) and the website (a wiki, naturally) is at
Following up from one of the abstracts, I was reminded about the monthly Wikipedia research newsletter at (which has annotations about articles, conferences etc. about Wikipedia) and from that I came across an open-access version of a useful recent article:
Okoli, C. et al. (2014) Wikipedia in the eyes of its beholders: A systematic review of scholarly research on Wikipedia readers and readership. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. [at time of writing the official version is "early publication" on the JASIST site, with no further details] Open access version
Photo by Sheila Webber: guess the vegetable, 2 (it's the same one as yesterday)

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