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Leveraging Wikipedia : connecting communities of knowledge

Author: Merrilee Proffitt
Publisher: Chicago : ALA Editions, the American Library Association, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Merrilee Proffitt
ISBN: 9780838916322 0838916325
OCLC Number: 1004555519
Description: vii, 263 pages : illustrations; 23 cm
Contents: 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 and 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 and 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 and Lydia Pintscher --
Wikipedia and Wikidata help search engines understand your organization: using semantic web identity to improve recognition and drive traffic / Kenning Arlitsch and Justin Shanks --
Bringing archival collections to Wikipedia with the Remixing Archival Metadata Project (RAMP) editor / Mairelys Lemus-Rojas and Timothy A. Thompson --
"I'm a librarian on Wikipedia": U.S. public librarianship with Wikipedia / Monika Sengul-Jones --
Becoming a Wikipedian / Merrilee Proffitt.
Responsibility: edited by Merrilee Proffitt.

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Libraries need not see Wikipedia as competition; rather, failing to leverage its omnipresence in the online world constitutes a missed opportunity. This book will inspire libraries to get involved in  Read more...

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