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The Wikipedia Library Project—what is it, and how can you be involved?

Exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, this invitation-only webinar hosted by OCLC and Wikipedia was held to discuss Partner participation in a pilot project.

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March.

 

Speakers

Merrilee Proffitt
Senior Program Officer

Cindy Cunningham
Director, Partner Programs

 

Description

OCLC Research Library Partners were invited to participate in this invitation-only webinar hosted by OCLC and Wikipedia to discuss participation in a pilot project. Wikipedia seeks libraries who are willing to host a Wikipedia editor and give that editor access to their library materials in order to enhance the article citation process on Wikipedia. The cooperative's goal for this project is to make the library's e-collections available online via the Worldcat knowledge base, so that your students and others on campus can see links in Wikipedia to full-text articles that the library makes available. This webinar was a follow on from a small discussion at ALA Midwinter, and Senior Program Officer Merrilee Proffitt and Partner Programs Director Cindy Cunningham hope to broaden the conversation, help library staff find out more and how their institutions can play a role.

A recording of this webinar will be posted on this page, on YouTube and in iTunes in March.

Date

25 February 2014

Time

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

 

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