Cambridge, MA — Tuesday, 05 July 2011 - The AcaWiki project has been named Wiki of the Month for July 2011 by the Semantic MediaWiki community. The honor highlights the unique features of the AcaWiki website (http://acawiki.org
), and demonstrates growing interest in the project's mission to improve global access and exposure to academic research and scientific findings.
Semantic MediaWiki (http://semantic-mediawiki.org/
) is the free, open-source extension to MediaWiki which allows a website to store and annotate semantic data within its wiki pages. Semantic MediaWiki is used on hundreds of public and private, corporate and not-for-profit wikis around the world.
AcaWiki leverages Semantic MediaWiki in order to facilitate the creation, organization and cataloging of bibliographic data for research paper summaries. Semantic MediaWiki gives AcaWiki's users an easy way to enter publication information for academic papers, as well as to add tags and categorize the paper by subject matter.
AcaWiki is the ninth wiki to be chosen by the Semantic MediaWiki community as Wiki of the Month. For the month of July 2011, AcaWiki will be featured prominently on the front page of the Semantic MediaWiki website, and has an article devoted to its features (http://semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/AcaWiki
The honor comes as AcaWiki has just kicked off a summer-long campaign to solicit summaries for the Top 100 Academic Papers across 20 research disciplines. You can find out more about the campaign and how to contribute at http://acawiki.org/AcaWiki:Top_100_Papers
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AcaWiki is like "Wikipedia for academic research" designed to collect summaries and literature reviews of peer-reviewed academic research, and make them available to the general public. AcaWiki is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with seed funding from the Hewlett Foundation. We've just launched, and there are lots of ways to communicate about the site.