Wikipedian in Residence
Max Klein is OCLC Research's Wikipedian in Residence. He is working with OCLC Research as community coordinator to explore and pursue mutually beneficial projects between OCLC, library stakeholders, and the Wikipedia community through a range of activities, including working with OCLC staff and libraries to help foster a broader understanding of Wikipedia's practices. He is primarily focused on two goals: working with OCLC staff and libraries to help foster a broader understanding of Wikipedia's practices, and launching an inquiry into what technological integration is possible both technically and politically.
Max has a BA in Mathematics from University of California, Berkeley. While a student, he lead and facilitated a student-run course on the Politics of Piracy which incorporated editing on Wikipedia. He also served, recruited and lectured as a Regional Ambassador as part of Wikipedia's Education Program.