AUG 2

Librarians are Wikipedians Too

Archive and related resources for a webinar presented on August 2, 2012 with Max Klein overviewing past efforts and future potential of libraries and librarians working with Wikipedia.

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Wikipedia is an increasingly prominent player in the web search environment, and more people are finding it "a good place to start research." Despite open questions regarding quality, Wikipedia shares common goals with libraries in ensuring free accessibility to information, and relying on authoritative sources. This presentation will overview the past efforts and future potential of public libraries and librarians working with Wikipedia. Discussed are strategies to drive web- and foot-traffic to libraries through the use of Wikipedia. Plus powerful tips and tricks are revealed into the software and policies of Wikipedia, helping librarians to critically address quality for themselves. Max is presenting an additional webinar on July 31 geared more toward academic libraries. For additional information about Max's work, see Wikipedian in Residence Stops By.

Presented by: Max Klein, Wikipedian in Residence at OCLC Research

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Date

02 August 2012

Time

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

Venue

Webinar

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Very nice! Particularly liked the correlation between Wikipedia and library mission statements - and the peak into the workings of Wikipedia is worth its weight in gold. Thank you so much for making this webinar available -

Norma