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)
Follow or tweet this webinar with #orwikipedia
All are welcome to attend this free webinar with OCLC Research
Wikipedian in Residence Max Klein
<http://www.oclc.org/research/people/klein.htm> 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
s_Too.html> ," with a public library focus on 2 August that is free and
open to all.
<https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=714623168> * 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 <http://www.oclc.org/research/events/webinars.htm> , in
4834> and on YouTube <http://www.youtube.com/oclcresearch>
Merrilee Proffitt, Senior Program Officer
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