Writing an open-access encyclopedia in a closed-access world – Wikimedia Blog
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On September 2015 "Elsevier, one of the world’s largest academic publishers, announced its partnership with the Wikipedia Library—a program that helps editors access reliable sources to improve Wikipedia. The collaboration gave 45 ScienceDirect accounts to Wikipedia volunteers, to use the database’s scholarly literature for research when writing and editing the encyclopedia. The announcement led to a valuable and constructive conversation about open access and the Wikimedia movement. Wikipedia editors receive free access to content through more than 40 partnerships"