Max and I will be speaking at the iSchool on Friday (well, it’s mostly Max – I’m only library window dressing). All are welcome.

Merrilee Proffitt, Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research

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Subject: [friday@ischool] Friday Afternoon Seminar: Aug 24: Klein & Proffitt: Wikipedia and libraries



South Hall 107, Fridays 3-5 pm


Open to the public. Everyone interested is welcome!


Friday, Aug 24: Vivien PETRAS, Merrilee PROFFITT and Max KLEIN.
    Vivien PETRAS, Humboldt University, Berlin: Interfaces Across Cultural Differences.

    A brief discussion of search support across different cultures.
    Max KLEIN and Merrilee PROFFITT, OCLC Research: Wikipedia and Libraries: What's the Connection?
    We'll talk about synergies between libraries and Wikipedia, what OCLC Research has been doing to connect libraries and Wikipedia to ensure that those who start their research in Wikipedia can find resources in libraries. We'll talk about our VIAFBot project and a range of potential projects that we've identified that will be interesting to both librarians and Wikipedians.
    Max Klein is OCLC Research's Wikipedian in Residence. He is working with OCLC Research as community coordinator to explore and pursue mutually beneficial projects between OCLC, library stakeholders, and the Wikipedia community through a range of activities, including working with OCLC staff and libraries to help foster a broader understanding of Wikipedia's practices.
    Merrilee Proffitt is a Senior Program Officer in OCLC Research. She provides project management skills and expert support to institutions represented within the OCLC Research Library Partnership, with a special focus on increasing visibility of archives and special collections.

Friday, Aug 31: No Seminar meeting.
Friday, Sep 7: Ray R. LARSON: The Social Networks and Archival Context Project: Status Report.
    The SNAC project has been funded for another two years by the Mellon Foundation. This talk will review the SNAC project, and examine the new data being included in this round. This includes over 2 million MARC archival records from OCLC, as well as EAC data from the British Library, the Bibliothèque National de France, and EAD records from the UK Archives Hub. More at socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu.
    Also: Michael BUCKLAND: Editors' Notes: Update.
    The "Editorial Practices and the Web" project is a collaboration in making available working notes created in the preparation of documentary editions of historically important papers and notes made by curators of library special collections. A shared website for making notes available is now openly accessible without a password. More at ecai.org/mellon2010 and editorsnotes.org.
Friday, Sep 14: Eric KANSA.

Michael Buckland, School of Information,
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-4600
(510) 642 3159 buckland@ischool.berkeley.edu
Co-Director, Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative