Hot on the heels of last week’s launch of the map search and display, we have added another new feature to the Europeana portal – ‘Cite on Wikipedia’. Thanks to this update, it is now easier for Wikipedia editors to reference and link to Europeana items from Wikipedia articles. When you use this new feature, your citation includes the title of the work, the creator, attribution to Europeana and a link to the item on the portal. We are always looking for new ways to enrich content inside and outside of Europeana and this functionality is a big step forward. We hope this new feature will assist Wikipedians with their citations and open up a large external resource for them to easily reference.
On all Europeana item pages you will now see ‘Cite on Wikipedia’ on the right, below the translation tool. When clicked, an overlay window will appear with a code snippet formatted in wiki-markup for direct inclusion in articles. For many items, content providers include the birth and death dates of the creator, although this can be easily removed by the editor before publishing.
If you are a Wikipedian it would be great to hear what you think of this new feature.