The OCLC Research Library Partnership

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Research Library Partnership: Wikimedia Interest Group


The OCLC Research Library Partnership (RLP) Wikimedia Interest Group is for those engaged in activities with Wikipedia, Wikidata, or other Wikimedia projects. This interest group extends the work that has been done in OCLC Research related to Wikipedia and Wikidata. Participants will:

  • attend monthly or bimonthly virtual meetings (via WebEx),
  • through the interest group, also build relationships with other librarians engaging in Wikipedia, Wikidata, or other Wikimedia projects across the partnership, digging into core concepts, sharing challenges and successes, and identifying areas for learning more together about this new and emerging area that connects to the mission of libraries.

Interest group sessions will be facilitated by OCLC RLP Senior Manager Merrilee Proffitt. Participants will bring their experience and curiosity and engage in discussion with fellow interest group participants. Participants can also sustain conversation with other RLP members through a listserv. 

Anyone currently engaged with leveraging a Wikimedia project at their institution is eligible to join; early career librarians are particularly encouraged to join us.

To join the list, contact Merrilee Proffitt.