Attend Wikipedia & Libraries webinar to increase your library's visibility in the world's largest encyclopedia


Join us on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 from 1:00-2:30 EDT to learn how libraries can become more visible on the world's largest free encyclopedia, and find out what steps your library can take to gain visibility on this important reference site. Hear examples of how libraries are engaging with Wikipedia, including hosting an editor, undertaking usage research and using OCLC’s knowledge base API and a Wikipedia script.

Panelists include John McCullough, Product Manager for Discovery Services, OCLC; Merrilee Proffitt, Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research; Kenning Arlitsch, Dean of the Library, Montana State University; Jake Orlowitz, Director of Wikipedia Library; Lily Tordorinova, Undergraduate Librarian; Yu-Hung Lin, Technical Services, Rutgers University; and Cindy Aden, OCLC Business Development.

This webinar is part of the OCLC series, Collective Insight.  Collective Insight is a series of programs created to frame and facilitate conversations across the academic community around important topics that are relevant to libraries today. Through this series we offer thought provoking meetings and discussions around specific topics of interest.  By applying some massively collaborative thinking to issues and opportunities that libraries face today, we can deepen our collective knowledge, broaden our expertise, and discover specific actions that can be applied immediately—both at your library, and across the OCLC cooperative.

Register to attend. This webinar is free and open to all but advanced registration is required.

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

For more information:

Merrilee Proffitt
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research


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Register to attend Wikipedia and Libraries: Increasing Your Library's Visibility​ Webinar on 21 October 2014 from 1:00-2:30 EDT [link]