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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS) to contribute to Wikipedia

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society, has announced that they will contribute to Wikipedia!

CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, is pleased to announce that it will contribute to the Wikipedia project. CAS will work with Wikipedia to help provide accurate CAS Registry Numbers® for current substances listed in Wikiprojects-Chemicals section of the Wikipedia Chemistry Portal that are of widespread general public interest.

The CAS Registry is the world’s most comprehensive collection of chemical substances and the CAS Registry Number is the recognized global standard for chemical substance identification.

CAS views Wikipedia as an important societal tool for the general public, and this collaboration with Wikipedia is in line with CAS’ mission as a Division of the American Chemical Society.

We look forward to working with the Wikipedia volunteers over the next few weeks to make this happen.

Kudos to CAS and the American Chemical Society - what a great contribution to Open Chemistry!

Thanks to Peter Suber on Open Access News.

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