In the current issue of D-Lib Magazine, a web journal for
reasearch into digital libraries, Ann M. Lally and Carolyn E.
Dunford at University of Washington Libraries describe how they
have inserted external links into (the English) Wikipedia articles
as a way to promote use of their library's website of digitized
"Using Wikipedia to Extend Digital Collections",
I think this is a legitimate extension of our purpose, making information
available. I would encourage them if they are encountered.
I strongly agree. Having attended a meetup at UofW Library, I agree
that we need more libraries that exhibit this kind of positive approach.