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What is the Visiting Scholars program?

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What is the Visiting Scholars program?

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answered 2015-10-04 15:32:44 -0500

The Wikipedia Visiting Scholars program is a way for Wikipedians and university libraries to expand the impact of their collections while improving Wikipedia in areas of mutual interest.

We connect university libraries, departments, and other institutions with experienced Wikipedia editors. The university provides remote access to research resources, such as academic journals and digital collections, for a temporary position called a "Wikipedia Visiting Scholar." We connect those universities to Wikipedians whose topic interests and editing experiences can make best use of a campus library's digital collection or a department's research database.

Institutions set goals for article quality and quantity, how long the scholar's term lasts, and how they incorporate the scholar into their resources. There is no compensation for the Visiting Scholar (beyond access to those resources), and the Visiting Scholar is remote.

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