Wikipedia and Web.20. Search & Use for scientific purpose

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Wikipedia and Web.20. Search & Use for scientific purpose

  1. 1. Wikipedia and Web 2.0 Search & use for scientific purpose by Patrick Danowski
  2. 2. About me Computer scientist Librarian (Master of LIS) State Library of Berlin Member of the board Wikimedia Germany Scientific interests: library 2.0, Wikipedia, digitalization, open access
  3. 3. Programm Basics Web 2.0 Searching Quality Using / Citing Writing
  4. 4. Basics
  5. 5. Wikipedia User Generated Content Free Licenses Living Documents
  6. 6. Free Licences GFDL CC-BY CC-BY-SA Alle licences are Open Access Conform
  7. 7. Web 2.0 Content by the users Everyone can publish Wikipedia Weblogs Social Tagging
  8. 8. Searching
  9. 9. Methods Finding Information Searching Browsing
  10. 10. The „normal“ search
  11. 11. Other search engines Wikimedia Search LuMrix Clusty Exlead
  12. 12. Wikimedia - Search http://tools.wikimedia.de/~kolossos/tree multi-lingual auto complete but slow
  13. 13. LuMriX http://wiki.lumrix.net faster autocomplete search article beginnings
  14. 14. LuMrix
  15. 15. Clusty http://clusty.com Categories Sub Categories Pictures
  16. 16. Exalead http://www.exalead.de/wikipedia/ Multilingual pictures facial browsing: categories, places, people related terms, organizations details editable
  17. 17. Other Tools Widgets Plugin for Open Office
  18. 18. Browsing Links Categories in Wikipedia Portals
  19. 19. Categories
  20. 20. Portals Starting Point for thematic browsing For readers For writers Lot of themes for example ....
  21. 21. General Tips Try out more Search Engines (Always!) The Firefox integration is a good helper Browsing will sometimes bring interesting results
  22. 22. Quality
  23. 23. Quality test Wikipedia / Encyclopedia Britanica Average 4 Errors / 3 Errors
  24. 24. Featured articles
  25. 25. Good articles
  26. 26. How can we know which article is good and which not? A few tips for critical reading Wikipedia
  27. 27. Indicators Markers at the page Discussion Page History of the article
  28. 28. Markers This Article is not neutral In this Article is missing ... Source is missing
  29. 29. History of the Article How long is the article stable? What are the comments of the editors? Is there an edit war?
  30. 30. Discussion Page Quality Classification Read the Discussion Also on the page: Reviews of the article
  31. 31. Citation
  32. 32. How should articles be cites? Gene therapy. (2007, April 23). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 20:31, April 23, 2007, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/ index.php? title=Gene_therapy&oldid=125190686
  33. 33. Should articles be cites? Yes but.... not as proof not alone Source critic
  34. 34. Writing
  35. 35. Why writing? Help others to find what there are searching Share your knowledge
  36. 36. How Writing
  37. 37. But i have no time... Other ways to help: use free licenses for publications & pictures (GFDL, CC-BY, CC-BY-SA) support Open Access allow commercial use and changes
  38. 38. Conclusions Try out different Searches Support the open knowledge movement And you will get something back All links will be soon at: http://del.icio.us/user/PatrickD/BIOCONTROL Contact: Patrick.Danowski@web.de

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