* please join us, and disseminate to anyone who might be interested!*
Libraries in the age of Wikipedia
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 10-2 pm
IUPUI University Library, Indianapolis*
Do you want to learn how your library can harness Wikipedia to improve
discoverability of library resources, including materials in special
collections and archives? Have you always wanted to contribute to Wikipedia
but aren't sure how to get started? Have you tried to edit but haven't had
a good experience? Do you need tips on how to teach information literacy
with Wikipedia, or had faculty ask about teaching with it? Do you simply
want to learn more about using and contributing to the largest and
most-used reference work in human history?
On April 10th, just before the ACRL 2013 kickoff, you are invited to
attend: “Libraries in the age of Wikipedia: Understanding & Contributing to
Wikipedia,” a hands-on workshop that will provide an introduction and
general overview of how librarians can begin editing and contributing to
Wikipedia. The workshop is open to all and includes refreshments. ACRL
registration is not required to attend the workshop.
Three librarians who are expert Wikipedians will give an overview of the
project, guide participants through a hands-on editing session, talk about
the relationship between libraries and Wikipedia, and answer questions.
Registration is free but we do ask that you register ahead of time so we
can get an accurate count. Space is limited!*
*Date:* Wednesday, April 10, 2013
*Location:* IUPUI University Library, Indianapolis, IN, Room 2120
*Registration and additional information about the workshop:*
>From Indiana Convention Center:
By car: http://bit.ly/WnVVDF
>From JW Marriott:
By car: http://bit.ly/XMU7U6
The workshop is generously sponsored by IUPUI Libraries and OCLC.
For further information or questions, contact:
Phoebe Ayers, psayers(a)ucdavis.edu
I just want to notify you about an Individual Engagement Grant I have
proposed about furthering a project called The Wikipedia Library. The idea
is simple: to arrange for the community's most active and experienced
editors to have free, full, and convenient access to the best available
academic, scholarly, and subject-specific resources through a single
website. To date, the community has arranged four partnerships with
library partners (Credo, HighBeam, Questia, and JSTOR). Individually
purchased, that account access would have been several hundreds of
thousands of dollars. Hopefully we can increase that total, our partners,
and continue to improve the management of the program with a dedicated
You can comment on the proposal here:
The prior Fellowship proposal with community endorsements is here:
The ongoing project management page is here:
Should this project be accepted for a grant (or even if it's not), I
definitely would like your help in thinking about issues like:
* What are the highest priority resources to get first?
* How can we leverage our collective contacts in the research and
* How would we organize a successful program with tens or hundreds of
* What technical infrastructure could support a website with access to that
many sources (e.g. SAML)
I'd love to continue this conversation.
Wikipedia: Ocaasi <http://enwp.org/User:Ocaasi>
Email: jorlowitz(a)gmail.com <jorlowitz(a)yahoo.com>
I just wanted to make you aware that in these days Wikidata has being
launched, and the community is asked to propose schemas and models for
For us, I think it would be very important to give a hand to this:
I don't understand well how Wikidata works, we're atill at the early
stages, but IMHO it would be great for librarians and wikipedians to work
directly on that book model. Wikidata should be interoperable with major
metadata schemas, in a way or another.
[Pardon the cross-posts - and the English message] - Please forward as
March is Women's History Month, and this will be the second year for
WikiWomen's History Month, an *international* collaborative event that
takes place offline at edit-a-thons and online through project focuses.
Events and projects focus on improving women's history coverage on any
language project. We have a page on English Wikipedia, like last year,
to gather all of the events:
So far we have events in South America, Europe and the United States.
I hope you'll consider throwing an event in your town, village, or city
- or do a women's history focus for your WikiProject - large or small!
*/Museumist and open culture advocate/*
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