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"This book takes a fresh look at Wikipedia and considers collaborations that will improve the visibility of library collections and the quality of Wikipedia"-- Provided by publisher. The vision statement of the Wikimedia Foundation states, "Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge." Libraries need not see Wikipedia as competition; rather, failing to leverage its omnipresence in the online world constitutes a missed opportunity. As a senior program officer at OCLC, Proffitt has encouraged collaboration between Wikipedia and cultural heritage institutions, leading to increased visibility and user engagement at participating organizations. Here, she brings onboard a raft of contributors from the worlds of academia, archives, libraries, and members of the volunteer Wikipedia community who together point towards connecting these various communities of knowledge. This book will inspire libraries to get involved in the Wikipedia community through programs and activities such as: hosting editathons; contributing content and helping to bridge important gaps in Wikipedia; ensuring that library content is connected through the world's biggest encyclopedia; working with the Wikipedia education community; and engaging with Wikipedians as allies in a quest to expand access to knowledge. Speaking directly to librarians, this book shows how libraries can partner with Wikipedia to improve content quality while simultaneously ensuring that library services and collections are more visible on the open web. ICALA.
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Introduction: Why Wikipedia and libraries? / Merrilee Proffitt What are galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAM) to the Wikimedia community? / Andrew Lih Connecting citizens and the military: the experiences of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library as a GLAM institution in Wikipedia / Theresa A.R. Embrey Bringing Wikipedians into the conversation at libraries / Alex Stinson, Jason Evans Minding the gaps: engaging academic libraries to address content and user imbalances on Wikipedia / Kelly Doyle The Wikipedia library: the largest encyclopedia needs a digital library, and we are building it / Jake Orlowitz Wikipedia and education: a natural collaboration, supported by libraries / LiAnna L. Davis Wikipedians and new service models: an exploration / Lily Todorinova, Yu-Hung Lin Edit-a-thons and beyond / Sara Snyder Embracing Wikipedia at the New York Public Library: a personal view / Bob Kosovsky Wikidata and libraries: facilitating open knowledge / Mairelys Lemus-Rojas, Lydia Pintscher Wikipedia and Wikidata help search engines understand your organization: using semantic web identity to improve recognition and drive traffic / Kenning Arlitsch, Justin Shanks Bringing archival collections to Wikipedia with the Remixing Archival Metadata Project (RAMP) editor / Mairelys Lemus-Rojas, Timothy A. Thompson "I'm a librarian on Wikipedia": U.S. public librarianship with Wikipedia / Monika Sengul-Jones Becoming a Wikipedian / Merrilee Proffitt.
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Chicago : ALA Editions, the American Library Association, 2018.