What are the relationships between libraries and Wikipedia? What can Wikipedia do for libraries? This panel lays out histories, lessons learned, and possibilities for future collaboration between libraries and Wikipedia, the “free” online collaborative encyclopedia that is the sixth-most trafficked internet property globally. Panel presentations offer perspectives about engagement from an academic library, a special library, and public libraries, to describe how engaging with Wikipedia can augment the vision and mission of libraries writ large in our contemporary social milieu. Participants: Theresa Embry, Pritzker Military Museum & Library; Monika Sengul-Jones, OCLC; Aaron Shaw, Northwestern (discussant); Scott Walter, DePaul.
Meeting Type: Conversation Starter
Interests: Collection Development, Community Engagement, Digitial Libraries, Diversity, Equity of Access, Information Literacy, Knowledge Management, Outreach Services, Transforming Libraries
Type of Library: Academic, Community College, High School, Information-related Organization, Museum, Other, Public, Research Library, Special, Tribal, Undergraduate
Cost: Included with full conference registration.