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
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Subject: [friday@ischool] Friday Afternoon Seminar: Aug 24: Klein & Proffitt:
Wikipedia and libraries
FRIDAY AFTERNOON SEMINAR ON INFORMATION ACCESS.
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
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
Friday, Aug 31: No Seminar meeting.
Friday, Sep 7: Ray R. LARSON: The Social Networks and Archival Context Project: Status
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
<http://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(a)ischool.berkeley.edu
Co-Director, Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative
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