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Technology Wikipedia references now include book previews hosted by the Internet Archive

14:01  04 november  2019
14:01  04 november  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Wikipedia, the Internet Archive team up to help you verify citations

  Wikipedia, the Internet Archive team up to help you verify citations Through a new partnership, the Internet Archive is providing digital previews of books​ cited on Wikipedia pages.The Internet Archive and Wikipedia last week said they've teamed up to provide digital previews of books cited on Wikipedia pages, making it easier to find and verify those traditional text sources online. The Internet Archive has already turned 130,000 book references on Wikipedia into links to 50,000 digitized books. Wired earlier reported the news.

When you open a digital book hosted by the Archive , you can see a few pages of preview to check the reference information. If you want to read more, you can The Internet Archive says it intends to continue working with Wikipedia communities to scan more books and link them to references .

The Internet Archive is an American digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge." It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites

Wikipedia is an incredible resource, but the accuracy of claims published on its pages is sometimes called into question. To improve the site's credibility and usability, the Internet Archive is working to make references easier to follow by linking them to digital copies of books.

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So far, 130,000 references have been linked to 50,000 digitized books that are hosted by the Archive. To see an example of the new digital referencing in action, you can head to the Wikipedia page for Martin Luther King, Jr. If you look at the reference for Adam Fairclough's book To Redeem the Soul of America: The Southern Christian Leadership Conference & Martin Luther King Jr at the bottom of the page, you'll see it's a clickable link. Clicking takes you to the Internet Archive's digital version of the book, open to the page from which the reference was taken.

Wikipedia integrates digital book previews to help verify citations

  Wikipedia integrates digital book previews to help verify citations It's part of a new partnership with the Internet Archive.The Internet Archive and Wikipedia last week said they've teamed up to provide digital previews of books cited on Wikipedia pages, making it easier to find and verify those traditional text sources online. The Internet Archive has already turned 130,000 book references on Wikipedia into links to 50,000 digitized books. Wired earlier reported the news.

The Internet (portmanteau of interconnected network) is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.

The Internet Archive has transformed 130,000 references to books in Wikipedia into live links to 50,000 digitized Internet Archive books in several Wikipedia language editions including English Readers can see a couple of pages to preview the book and, if they want to read further, they can

When you open a digital book hosted by the Archive, you can see a few pages of preview to check the reference information. If you want to read more, you can borrow a digital copy of the book through the Controlled Digital Lending program.

The linking of references to digital books is done both by users and by robots, and has been performed in the English, Greek and Arabic versions of Wikipedia. The Internet Archive says it intends to continue working with Wikipedia communities to scan more books and link them to references. This isn't the first time the two sites have worked together, as the group previously helped fix 9 million broken links on the encyclopedia using its Wayback Machine archive.

"Together we can achieve Universal Access to All Knowledge," said Mark Graham, Director of the Wayback Machine project. "One linked book, paper, web page, news article, music file, video and image at a time."

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Adobe's next Photoshop release will give users more control over the Content-Aware Fill feature. If you've used the tool, you know that it lets you remove objects from a photo -- like people, signs or equipment. Photoshop then generates pixels to fill in the blanks. Now, Photoshop will let you determine which pixels it uses to fill the voids. Adobe released a sneak preview today. When it's time to create the sampling area, you'll have threeWhen it's time to create the sampling area, you'll have three options: rectangular, auto and custom. The rectangular option creates a box around your selection and takes pixels from that box -- this is how Content-Aware Fill works now.

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