OCLC is holding two webinars on the topic of libraries and Wikipedia. The first will be on July 31st, and will focus on academic and research libraries; the second will be on August 2nd and wil focus on public libraries. All are welcome and both are free! Please register, invite your friends who work in libraries, and help us spread the word!


Reminder: Register to Attend the OCLC Research "Wikipedia and Libraries: What's the Connection?" Webinar on 31 July at 11:00 a.m. PDT / 2:00 p.m. EDT (UTC 18:00)

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All are welcome to attend this free webinar with OCLC Research Wikipedian in Residence Max Klein to learn what’s happened between Wikipedia and libraries in the past and what it means for the future. In addition, Max will explain the connection between Wikipedia and libraries, discuss the variety of Wikipedia in Residence positions and the opportunities for libraries working with Wikipedia, as well as describe how OCLC Research is working to integrate Authority Control into Wikipedia.  He’ll also present “Behind the Secret Door: Tips and Tricks for Librarians using Wikipedia.”


This free OCLC Research webinar is open to all and is geared toward academic libraries. WebJunction will also host a webinar with Max Klein, “Librarians are Wikipedians Too,” with a public library focus on 2 August that is free and open to all.


Register here* to attend the OCLC Research "Wikipedia and Libraries: What's the Connection?" webinar on 31 July 2012 at 11:00 am PDT/2:00 pm EDT.

A recording of this webinar will be made available on the OCLC Research webinars page, in iTunes and on YouTube




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