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Event hashtag: 
#CILIPSAG14 
Why and How Librarians Should 
Engage With Wikipedia 
Presentation by Brian Kelly, UKOLN on 2...
Event hashtag: #CILIPSAG14 
Why and How Librarians Should 
Engage With Wikipedia 
Brian Kelly 
Innovation Advocate 
Cetis ...
3 
Source cited! 
3 
You are free to: 
Idea from Cameron Neylon 
copy, share, adapt, or re-mix; 
photograph, film, or broa...
About Me 
Brian Kelly: 
• Innovation Advocate at Cetis, Bolton University 
Involvement in Wikipedia and Wikimedia UK: 
• C...
About This Talk 
Abstract 
It's a popular information resource: it's one of the 
five most popular websites in the world, ...
Your Approaches 
Which aspect of following 
spectrum best summarises your 
library’s approaches to use of 
Wikipedia by yo...
About You 
Who has: 
• Used Wikipedia? 
• Has a Wikipedia account? 
• Has edited Wikipedia 
articles? 
• Has taught or adv...
Wikipedia's Purpose and Key Principles 
Wikipedia's purpose is: 
to benefit readers by acting as an 
encyclopedia, a compr...
Wikipedia's Key Principles 
Wikipedia seeks to achieve its goal by its five pillars: 
1. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia: Wik...
Characteristics of Librarians 
According to LibraryScienceList.com key characteristics 
of librarians include: 
• A love o...
Librarians and Wikipedia – An Ideal Match! 
zz 
11 
Librarian Characteristics Relevance to Wikipedia 
A love of knowledge ...
Wikipedia and Librarians – An Ideal Match! 
How do Wikipedia’s five pillars relate to librarians: 
1. Wikipedia is an ency...
Creating A Wikipedia Account 
Who would: 
• Like to create an account? 
• Create a user profile? 
Feel free to do this dur...
Is Wikipedia Relevant? 
Is Wikipedia: 
• Relevant to your engagement with your 
user community? 
• A problem for your enga...
Is Wikipedia Relevant? 
Is Wikipedia: 
• Relevant to your engagement with your 
user community? 
• A problem for your enga...
Why Wikipedia is Important 
From Wikimedia UK 
https://wiki.wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Expert_outreach
Top Tips 
No. 1: Understand why Wikipedia is important to librarians 
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Eduwiki (UK) 2013 
Eduwiki 2013 conference: 
• Held in Cardiff on 1-2 Dec 
2013 
• Second EduWiki UK 
conference 
Covered:...
Two Case Studies 
Summary of two case studies presented at EduWiki 2013: 
• Safe Use of Wikipedia in the Transition from S...
Outreach work by University 
of Birmingham Library 
• Demonstrate information 
literacy approaches to 
school pupils 
• St...
Introducing Students to Independent Research 
through Editing Wikipedia Articles on English Villages 
This was the assignm...
Introducing Students to Independent Research 
through Editing Wikipedia Articles on English Villages 
22 
Notice how Neutr...
Introducing Students to Independent Research 
through Editing Wikipedia Articles on English Villages 
Original Wikipedia a...
After Updates 
24 
EduWiki 2013 
Map and factual 
information in “infobox” 
Introduction (with 
links to other relevant 
W...
Introducing Students to Independent Research 
through Editing Wikipedia Articles on English Villages 
Students learn about...
Top Tips 
No. 2: Understand how Wikipedia is being used in 
education 
26
Wikipedia Behind the Article 
Who has looked at the information about a Wikipedia 
article (the Talk and View history page...
Wikipedia Behind the Article 
We can see the history of the development of an 
article (contributors, update dates; …) 28
Top Tips 
No. 3: Gain a better understanding of the Wikipedia service 
29
Be Willing to Update Wikipedia Articles 
You: 
• Spot an error in a 
Wikipedia article 
30 
Are there still 28 public 
lib...
Be Willing to Update Wikipedia Articles 
You: 
• Spot an error in a 
Wikipedia article 
• Identify an area for 
improvemen...
Top Tips 
No. 4: Be willing to update Wikipedia articles 
32
Metadata for Wikipedia Articles 
You: 
• Identify gaps in 
Wikipedia’s 
coverage 
33 
Does this category cover all 
Librar...
Metadata for Wikipedia Articles 
You: 
• Identify gaps in 
Wikipedia’s 
coverage 
34 
Does this category cover all 
Cities...
Top Tips 
No. 5: Be willing to create new Wikipedia articles 
(but first learn editing basics by creating a Wikipedia prof...
Why You Should Have a Wikipedia 
Account 
Using a Wikipedia 
account to edit 
articles is 
recommended: 
• Openness 
• Rec...
Creating an Account 
Feel free to: 
• Go to a Wikipedia page 
and click Create 
Account 
• Then complete the form 
A: New ...
Top Tips 
No. 6: Create a Wikipedia account 
38
Create a User Profile 
Nancy Graham’s user profile 
39 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Msnancygraham 
Use search box as...
Create a User Profile 
Nancy Graham’s user profile 
40 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Msnancygraham 
User: msnancygrah...
Today’s Goal : Create a User Profile 
http://en.wikipedia.org/ 
wiki/User:Lawsonstu 
41
Top Tips 
No. 7: Create a Wikipedia profile 
42
Be Ethical! 
Quality of 
Wikipedia 
articles is 
provided by 
volunteer effort 
Please do not: 
• Introduce 
errors to see...
Outreach work by Uni of 
Birmingham Library 
• Demonstrate information 
literacy approaches to 
school pupils 
• Surprise ...
Top Tips 
No. 8: Be ethical 
45
Content Can Change! 
Changes to the Jalalpur, Bihar arty=icle 
46 
Pages which can be improved are 
tagged (can be useful ...
Content Can Change! 
Changes to the Jalalpur, Bihar arty=icle 
47 
This article was proposed for deletion by 
Lfstevens on...
Content Can Change! 
Current version (15 Oct 2014)48
Top Tips 
No. 9: Be prepared for your contributions to be changed 
(normally improved!) 
49
The Five Pillars 
Fundamental principles by which the Wikimedia 
community operates... 
Wikipedia: 
1. is an encyclopedia ...
Key Principles for Content (1) 
No original research 
All research must come from published sources e.g. 
• Peer-reviewed ...
Key Principles for Content (2) 
Neutral Point of View 
Content should be provided from a neutral point of view: 
• If your...
Top Tips 
No. 10: Understand the Wikipedia principles 
53
Be Bold! 
The “Be bold” principle 
54
User Queries About CILIP 
Queries which you might expect answers to be easily 
found: 
• How many members does CILIP have?...
CILIP Entry (June 2014) 
CILIP Entry (June 2014) - 
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Chartered_Inst 
itute_of_Lib...
CILIP entry, Sept 2014 
CILIP entry, Sept 2014 
57
CILIP Entry (Soon!) 
Planned update to CILIP article 
58
What Do The Numbers Tell Us? 
Linear trends in decline of CILIP membership numbers 
No evidence of impact of: 
• Change of...
Advocacy Or Unbiased Information? 
Member attrition 1st 
January – 28th February 
2014 
.. Whilst there has been a 
slight...
Advocacy Or Unbiased Information? 
“CILIP is the leading body representing the information 
professions. We believe in a l...
A Wikipedia Article for CILIPS? 
Should there be a 
Wikipedia article 
for CILIPS? 
Issues: 
• Is CILIPS 
62 
noteworthy? ...
Top Tips 
No. 11: Be aware of tensions and conflicts of interest when 
seeking to provide factual information on Wikipedia...
Conclusions 
1. Understand why Wikipedia is important to librarians 
2. Understand how Wikipedia is being used in 
educati...
ANY QUESTIONS? 
Cartoon 
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Questions? 
Any questions, comments, …? 
66
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  1. 1. Event hashtag: #CILIPSAG14 Why and How Librarians Should Engage With Wikipedia Presentation by Brian Kelly, UKOLN on 25 October 2012 for an Open Access Week event at the University of Exeter 1 Talk by Brian Kelly, Cetis on 30 October 2014 at the CILIPS Autumn Gathering in Edinburgh
  2. 2. Event hashtag: #CILIPSAG14 Why and How Librarians Should Engage With Wikipedia Brian Kelly Innovation Advocate Cetis University of Bolton Bolton, UK Contact Details Email: ukwebfocus@gmail.com Twitter: @briankelly Cetis Web site: http://www.cetis.ac.uk/ Blog: http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/ Slides and further information available at http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/events/why-and-how-librarians-should-engage- with-wikipedia/
  3. 3. 3 Source cited! 3 You are free to: Idea from Cameron Neylon copy, share, adapt, or re-mix; photograph, film, or broadcast; blog, live-blog, or post video of this presentation provided that: You attribute the work to its author and respect the rights and licences associated with its components. Slide Concept by Cameron Neylon, who has waived all copyright and related or neighbouring rights. This slide only CCZero. Social Media Icons adapted with permission from originals by Christopher Ross. Original images are available under GPL at: http://www.thisismyurl.com/free-downloads/15-free-speech-bubble-icons-for-popular-websites
  4. 4. About Me Brian Kelly: • Innovation Advocate at Cetis, Bolton University Involvement in Wikipedia and Wikimedia UK: • Created first article in 2004 and involved in training / edit-a-thons since 2013 as an accredited Wikipedia trainer • Recent talks on:  Wikipedia, Wikimedia UK and Higher Education: Developments in the UK, Eduwiki Serbia 2014  Editing Wikipedia: Why You Should and How You Can Support Your Users, CILIP Wales 2014  Wikipedia Editing Workshop – In a Nutshell, LILAC 2014  Open Knowledge: Wikipedia and Beyond, Cetis 2014 • Poster display on Wikimedia & Metrics at 1:AM Alt.metrics conference Regard Wikipedia as: • An example of an Open Educational Practice • Of particular importance to library sector Introduction 4
  5. 5. About This Talk Abstract It's a popular information resource: it's one of the five most popular websites in the world, clocking over 21 billion hits every month. So why wouldn't librarians engage with Wikipedia? Don't librarians and information professionals have responsibilities to ensure that not only are they able to evaluate Wikipedia articles and advise their users but also for improving Wikipedia articles and helping their users to do this? 5
  6. 6. Your Approaches Which aspect of following spectrum best summarises your library’s approaches to use of Wikipedia by your users: A. Against: Warn against it B. Neutral, but negative: Accept it will be used, but begrudgingly C. Neutral, but positive: Accept it will be used, and content with this approach D. Positive & pro-active: Welcome its use and advise on its strengths and weaknesses (courses, posters, etc.) 6 Poster on teaching Wikipedia to school pupils at University of Birmingham
  7. 7. About You Who has: • Used Wikipedia? • Has a Wikipedia account? • Has edited Wikipedia articles? • Has taught or advised their users on use of Wikipedia Who would: • Like to create an account? • Create a user profile? • Perhaps even update an article? Feel free to do this during this talk! 7 Is the article accurate? Can it be improved?
  8. 8. Wikipedia's Purpose and Key Principles Wikipedia's purpose is: to benefit readers by acting as an encyclopedia, a comprehensive written compendium that contains information on all branches of knowledge. As described by Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia's founder: Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing. 8
  9. 9. Wikipedia's Key Principles Wikipedia seeks to achieve its goal by its five pillars: 1. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia: Wikipedia is not, for example, a soapbox, an advertising platform, a vanity press, an indiscriminate collection of information, or a web directory. 2. Wikipedia is written from a neutral point of view: Wikipedia strives for articles that document & explain the major points of view, giving due weight with respect to their prominence in an impartial tone. It avoids advocacy and we characterize information and issues rather than debate them. 3. Wikipedia is free content that anyone can use, edit, and distribute: Since all editors freely licence their work to the public, no editor owns an article and any contributions can and will be freely edited and redistributed. 4. Editors should treat each other with respect and civility: Contributors are expected to respect fellow Wikipedians, even when you disagree. Apply Wikipedia etiquette, and don't engage in personal attacks. 5. Wikipedia has no firm rules: Wikipedia has policies and guidelines, but they are not carved in stone; their content and interpretation can evolve over time. Their principles and spirit matter more than their literal wording, and sometimes improving Wikipedia requires making an exception. 9
  10. 10. Characteristics of Librarians According to LibraryScienceList.com key characteristics of librarians include: • A love of knowledge and learning • A desire to work around people • Broad overall knowledge of life and the world • Strong organisational skills • Good with numbers • Friendly • Ethical • Personable • Affinity for working with large volumes of information • Computer skills 10 In addition, IMHO, a desire to: • Share these interests & passions with others • Enhance the information literacy of others • Encourage others to adopt ethical approaches in use of information See http://librarysciencelist.com/core-competencies-of-librarianship/
  11. 11. Librarians and Wikipedia – An Ideal Match! zz 11 Librarian Characteristics Relevance to Wikipedia A love of knowledge and learning Aligned with Wikipedia's goal of "a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge". A desire to work around people There is a strong Wikipedia community: in October 2013 there were 31,000 active editors with about half of the active editors spending at least one hour a day editing. Broad overall knowledge of life and the world Wikipedia provides access to broad knowledge of life and the world and the ability to share such knowledge with others. Strong organizational skills In order to help manage the 4,616,531+ articles there will be a need to have good organisation skills. Friendly and personable Aligned with Wikipedia principle that Editors should treat each other with respect and civility. Ethical Ethical considerations underpin the five pillars. Affinity for working with This is of direct relevance to Wikipedia. large amount of information Computer skills This is of direct relevance to Wikipedia.
  12. 12. Wikipedia and Librarians – An Ideal Match! How do Wikipedia’s five pillars relate to librarians: 1. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia: Librarians are familiar with encyclopedias, including their strengths and weaknesses. 2. Wikipedia is written from a neutral point of view: Librarians will warn against personalisation features of Google, which can act as an ‘echo chamber’ and not provide neutral answers to queries. 3. Wikipedia is free content that anyone can use, edit, and distribute: Librarians have been pro-active in encouraging open access policies, to minimise costs of journal subscriptions and maximise access to research. 4. Editors should treat each other with respect and civility: Librarians will have similar rules regarding use of library space. 5. Wikipedia has no firm rules: Hmm 12 Ranganathan’s Five Laws of Library Science (1931): And growth due to technological developments! 5: The library is a growing organism This law focused on the need for internal change than on changes in the environment itself. Ranganathan argued that library organizations must accommodate growth in staff, the physical collection and patron use. This involved allowing for growth in the physical building, reading areas, shelving, and in space for the catalog.
  13. 13. Creating A Wikipedia Account Who would: • Like to create an account? • Create a user profile? Feel free to do this during this talk. Note: • Creating a user account takes ~ a minute! • Creating / updating a user profile takes ~ 1 - 5 minutes! 13 Click here from any Wikipedia page If you create a Wikipedia account or create/ update a profile page, feel free to: • Send a Twitter message that you have done so. • Say how long it took
  14. 14. Is Wikipedia Relevant? Is Wikipedia: • Relevant to your engagement with your user community? • A problem for your engagement with your user community? Wikipedia in the library - the elephant in the (reading) room? Nancy Graham and Andrew Gray, LILAC 2014 14
  15. 15. Is Wikipedia Relevant? Is Wikipedia: • Relevant to your engagement with your user community? • A problem for your engagement with your user community? Wikipedia in the library - the elephant in the (reading) room? Nancy Graham and Andrew Gray, LILAC 2014 15
  16. 16. Why Wikipedia is Important From Wikimedia UK https://wiki.wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Expert_outreach
  17. 17. Top Tips No. 1: Understand why Wikipedia is important to librarians 17
  18. 18. Eduwiki (UK) 2013 Eduwiki 2013 conference: • Held in Cardiff on 1-2 Dec 2013 • Second EduWiki UK conference Covered: • Case studies from higher education and schools • Broader considerations 18 Note Eduwiki 2014 conference to be held in St Leonard's Hall, Edinburgh tomorrow (fully booked)
  19. 19. Two Case Studies Summary of two case studies presented at EduWiki 2013: • Safe Use of Wikipedia in the Transition from School to University, Lisa Anderson and Nancy Graham, University of Birmingham (now Roehampton) • Introducing Students to Independent Research through Editing Wikipedia Articles on English Villages, Humphrey Southall, University of Portsmouth 19 EduWiki 2013
  20. 20. Outreach work by University of Birmingham Library • Demonstrate information literacy approaches to school pupils • Students surprised that Wikipedia was shown 20
  21. 21. Introducing Students to Independent Research through Editing Wikipedia Articles on English Villages This was the assignment (see “Telling the stories of rural England with Wikipedia” ) Humphrey Southall at EduWiki conference 21
  22. 22. Introducing Students to Independent Research through Editing Wikipedia Articles on English Villages 22 Notice how Neutral Point of View principle was addressed
  23. 23. Introducing Students to Independent Research through Editing Wikipedia Articles on English Villages Original Wikipedia article for Sawley, North Yorkshire Example of article chosen for updating by student 23
  24. 24. After Updates 24 EduWiki 2013 Map and factual information in “infobox” Introduction (with links to other relevant Wikipedia articles Table of contents (auto-generated) History
  25. 25. Introducing Students to Independent Research through Editing Wikipedia Articles on English Villages Students learn about researching and citations 25
  26. 26. Top Tips No. 2: Understand how Wikipedia is being used in education 26
  27. 27. Wikipedia Behind the Article Who has looked at the information about a Wikipedia article (the Talk and View history pages)? 27
  28. 28. Wikipedia Behind the Article We can see the history of the development of an article (contributors, update dates; …) 28
  29. 29. Top Tips No. 3: Gain a better understanding of the Wikipedia service 29
  30. 30. Be Willing to Update Wikipedia Articles You: • Spot an error in a Wikipedia article 30 Are there still 28 public libraries in Edinburgh?
  31. 31. Be Willing to Update Wikipedia Articles You: • Spot an error in a Wikipedia article • Identify an area for improvement As an information professional wouldn’t you wish to ensure that information (text, links & metadata) is accurate and comprehensive? Especially if: 31 • This can be done in minutes (or seconds!) • Page is likely to be easily found in Google Do these links still work? Are these categories comprehensive? Text & images Links Metadata
  32. 32. Top Tips No. 4: Be willing to update Wikipedia articles 32
  33. 33. Metadata for Wikipedia Articles You: • Identify gaps in Wikipedia’s coverage 33 Does this category cover all Libraries in Edinburgh with Wikipedia articles? Note there are 28 public libraries
  34. 34. Metadata for Wikipedia Articles You: • Identify gaps in Wikipedia’s coverage 34 Does this category cover all Cities in Scotland with Libraries 
  35. 35. Top Tips No. 5: Be willing to create new Wikipedia articles (but first learn editing basics by creating a Wikipedia profile) 35
  36. 36. Why You Should Have a Wikipedia Account Using a Wikipedia account to edit articles is recommended: • Openness • Record of contributions Ability to: • Create new articles • Join in discussions • Have customised preferences • … 36
  37. 37. Creating an Account Feel free to: • Go to a Wikipedia page and click Create Account • Then complete the form A: New users 37 Did you do it in less than a minute?
  38. 38. Top Tips No. 6: Create a Wikipedia account 38
  39. 39. Create a User Profile Nancy Graham’s user profile 39 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Msnancygraham Use search box as a quick way to find user profiles User: msnancygraham
  40. 40. Create a User Profile Nancy Graham’s user profile 40 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Msnancygraham User: msnancygraham
  41. 41. Today’s Goal : Create a User Profile http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/User:Lawsonstu 41
  42. 42. Top Tips No. 7: Create a Wikipedia profile 42
  43. 43. Be Ethical! Quality of Wikipedia articles is provided by volunteer effort Please do not: • Introduce errors to see how soon they are corrected 43 [[London]]
  44. 44. Outreach work by Uni of Birmingham Library • Demonstrate information literacy approaches to school pupils • Surprise that Wikipedia was shown Discussion: “Live edit a Wikipedia entry – highlight how quickly edits are corrected” But should pages be ‘vandalised’ in order to demonstrate how the community fixes such vandalism? Highlighted need to address best practices for those who teach use of Wikipedia. 44
  45. 45. Top Tips No. 8: Be ethical 45
  46. 46. Content Can Change! Changes to the Jalalpur, Bihar arty=icle 46 Pages which can be improved are tagged (can be useful for new editors) Minor edit made
  47. 47. Content Can Change! Changes to the Jalalpur, Bihar arty=icle 47 This article was proposed for deletion by Lfstevens on 2 May 2014 with the comment: unnotable, uncited stub It was contested by Necrothesp on 7 May 2014 with the comment: deprod; all settlements are considered to be notable; cleaned up
  48. 48. Content Can Change! Current version (15 Oct 2014)48
  49. 49. Top Tips No. 9: Be prepared for your contributions to be changed (normally improved!) 49
  50. 50. The Five Pillars Fundamental principles by which the Wikimedia community operates... Wikipedia: 1. is an encyclopedia 2. is written from a neutral point of view 3. is free content that anyone can edit / use/ modify / share 4. editors should respect each other 5. does not have any firm rules 50
  51. 51. Key Principles for Content (1) No original research All research must come from published sources e.g. • Peer-reviewed journals • Peer-reviewed books • University-level textbooks • Magazines, journals and books published by respected publishing houses • Mainstream newspapers 51
  52. 52. Key Principles for Content (2) Neutral Point of View Content should be provided from a neutral point of view: • If your viewpoint is in the majority, then it should be easy to substantiate it with reference to commonly accepted reference texts; • If your viewpoint is held by a significant minority, then it should be easy to name prominent adherents; • If your viewpoint is held by an extremely small minority, then — whether it's true or not, whether you can prove it or not — it doesn't belong in Wikipedia, except perhaps in some ancillary article. 52
  53. 53. Top Tips No. 10: Understand the Wikipedia principles 53
  54. 54. Be Bold! The “Be bold” principle 54
  55. 55. User Queries About CILIP Queries which you might expect answers to be easily found: • How many members does CILIP have? • What are the trends in membership numbers since CILIP was founded? • (What are the reasons for trends in membership numbers?) 55
  56. 56. CILIP Entry (June 2014) CILIP Entry (June 2014) - http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Chartered_Inst itute_of_Library_and_Information_Professionals&oldid= 613774361 56
  57. 57. CILIP entry, Sept 2014 CILIP entry, Sept 2014 57
  58. 58. CILIP Entry (Soon!) Planned update to CILIP article 58
  59. 59. What Do The Numbers Tell Us? Linear trends in decline of CILIP membership numbers No evidence of impact of: • Change of government • Onset of austerity measures • Changes in CILIP management • Changes in CILIP governance 59 ALA membership numbers ALA membership nos. available (and easily found) since 1900
  60. 60. Advocacy Or Unbiased Information? Member attrition 1st January – 28th February 2014 .. Whilst there has been a slight increase in attrition rates for the same period last year, the recent figures support the trend towards an “attrition plateau”. Trends Looking at the year on year graph of membership figure, 2014 continues to reflect positive trends compared with previous years, but this will become more realistic as the year progresses. 60 Taken from Financial report for the year ended December 2013 and membership report to 28 February 2014 (page 8)
  61. 61. Advocacy Or Unbiased Information? “CILIP is the leading body representing the information professions. We believe in a literate, knowledgeable and connected society. We build the professionalism of our members by supporting the development of skills, knowledge and excellence. We provide unity through shared values and advocate on behalf of the information professions.” 61 Tension: CILIP acts as a advocacy body for a profession in which neutrality and objectivity are an important characteristic
  62. 62. A Wikipedia Article for CILIPS? Should there be a Wikipedia article for CILIPS? Issues: • Is CILIPS 62 noteworthy? • Sources of information for an article. • Having a neutral POV • See CILI talk page
  63. 63. Top Tips No. 11: Be aware of tensions and conflicts of interest when seeking to provide factual information on Wikipedia (and use Talk page to declare possible conflicts of interest) 63
  64. 64. Conclusions 1. Understand why Wikipedia is important to librarians 2. Understand how Wikipedia is being used in education 3. Gain a better understanding of the Wikipedia service 4. Be willing to update Wikipedia articles 5. Be willing to create Wikipedia articles 6. Create a Wikipedia account 7. Create a Wikipedia profile 8. Be ethical 9. Be prepared for your contributions to be changed 10.Understand the Wikipedia principles 11.Be aware of tensions and conflicts of interest when seeking to provide factual information on Wikipedia 64
  65. 65. ANY QUESTIONS? Cartoon 65
  66. 66. Questions? Any questions, comments, …? 66
  67. 67. Licence and Additional Resources This presentation, “Why and How Librarians Should Engage With Wikipedia” by Brian Kelly, Cetis is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence Note the licence covers most of the text in this presentation. Quotations may have other licence conditions. Images may have other licence conditions. Where possible links are provided to the source of images so that licence conditions can be found. 67 Slides and further information available at http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/events/why-and-how-librarians-should-engage- with-wikipedia/

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