NCompass Live: Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: Working with Wikipedia


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Next to Google, Wikipedia is the major source of information used by people today. But libraries also own much content that isn't available on Wikipedia, so how should we make sure users don't stop there? In this session, Aaron Tay, Senior Librarian & eServices Facilitator at National University of Singapore, will cover ideas on how to link resources from Wikipedia to library resources using various tools including John Mark Ockerbloom's Forward to Libraries service. In the opposite direction, libraries can also move in and use Wikipedia entries to enhance findability of their collections.

In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library.

NCompass Live - June 12, 2013.

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NCompass Live: Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: Working with Wikipedia

  1. 1. Working with WikipediaWhat Libraries can doAaron Tay ( Librarian, Eservice FacilitatorNational University of
  2. 2. Today’s MenuImportance of WikipediaGoing fromWikipedia to LibrariesLibraries to WikipediaSimple things you can doBarbara Arnett and Valerie Forrestal’sBookmarkletJohn Mark Ockerbloom’s Forward toLibraries
  3. 3. Importance of Wikipedia
  4. 4. But…..“For God sake, you’re in college;don’t cite the encyclopedia.”-- Jimmy Wales, Founder ofWikipedia
  5. 5. G.W.R.Google > Wikipedia > References
  6. 6. Wikipedia
  7. 7. How should we work with Wikipedia (I) ?LibraryWikipedia
  8. 8. How should we work with Wikipedia (II)?Library Wikipedia
  9. 9. links from library collections intoWikipedia
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  13. 13. Catalogues to Wikipedia (I)Australian Union Catalogue (primo)
  14. 14. Wikipedia entries in Catalogue (I)State Library of Kansas (2009)
  15. 15. Wikipedia in DiscoverySummon 2.0 (Jun-Jul 2013)
  16. 16. Quick wins
  17. 17. BookmarkletWhat is a bookmarklet?“A bookmarklet is a bookmark stored in a webbrowser that contains JavaScript commands to extendthe browsers functionality. For instance, abookmarklet might allow the user to select text on apage, click the bookmarklet, and be presented with asearch engine results page for the search termselected.” – Wikipedia…..
  18. 18. BookmarkletSimple idea• When you are on a wikipedia page• Click on bookmarklet• It will use the title of the Wikipedia page tosearch for in your discovery/catalogue system
  19. 19. Barbara Arnett and Valerie Forrestal’sBookmarklet
  20. 20. John Mark Ockerbloom’s Forward to Libraries
  21. 21. John Mark Ockerbloom’s Forward to LibrariesFactors• VIAF/LCCN on page• LCSH (lcheading) /VIAF defined in template• Matching between Wikipedia title to LCSH• Wikipedia title (if all fails)AnalyzeWikipediapage todeterminesearch termsSelectappropriatelibraryQueryappropriatelibrary searchwithappropriatesearch terms
  22. 22. John Mark Ockerbloom’s Forward to Libraries
  23. 23. How to add to Wikipedia?inlined text templates• Library resources about–• Library resources by– sidebar template• “Library resources box“– 12, 2013 23
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