Hi folks,

My name is Jake Orlowitz and I coordinate Wikipedia's open research hub,
The Wikipedia Library.  Wikimedia Foundation board member Phoebe Ayers
recommended that I reach out to you to see if we might be able to
collaborate in some way.

The Wikipedia Library has several different platforms, several of which
would benefit from better technical integration.  One of our primary goals
is to get active, experienced Wikipedia editors access to paywalled sources
and university libraries.  We have received donations from several
publishers and interest from several libraries.  The challenge for us is
managing those partnerships at scale and in a secure fashion.

We're also working towards more functional research desks, programs that
let reference librarians field research queries from editors or the public,
remote 'visiting scholar' or 'research affiliate' positions at
institutional libraries, University partnerships with online library
access, open access awareness programs, and other related activities.

I'd love to talk more about these projects with you, either through email
or voice chat.


Jake Orlowitz
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