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Working well with Wikipedia

            Phoebe Ayers
Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
          UC Davis Libraries
Why?
Imagine a world in which every single human
   being can freely share in the sum of all
                knowledge.
Wikimania 2005
[[user:Walkerma]]
Bangalore, 2010
Wikimania, Buenos Aires 2009
Wikimania, Haifa 2011
Values
•   Free [to use and reuse]
•   Volunteer-written
•   Supported by readers
•   Everyone can participate
•   Neutral...
How to cite
Evaluating an article
Becoming an editor
Adding a reference
Phoebe Ayers
Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
          UC Davis Libraries
       payers@wikimedia.org
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Intro to Wikipedia 2012

  1. 1. Working well with Wikipedia Phoebe Ayers Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees UC Davis Libraries
  2. 2. Why? Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.
  3. 3. Wikimania 2005
  4. 4. [[user:Walkerma]]
  5. 5. Bangalore, 2010
  6. 6. Wikimania, Buenos Aires 2009
  7. 7. Wikimania, Haifa 2011
  8. 8. Values • Free [to use and reuse] • Volunteer-written • Supported by readers • Everyone can participate • Neutral, encyclopedic, factual • No top down editorial control: • Community curated work
  9. 9. How to cite
  10. 10. Evaluating an article
  11. 11. Becoming an editor
  12. 12. Adding a reference
  13. 13. Phoebe Ayers Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees UC Davis Libraries payers@wikimedia.org

Basic introduction to Wikipedia, written for educators and students, April 2012

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