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Wikimedia’s vision
Imagine a world in which every single
human being can freely share in the
sum of all knowledge. That's ...
15 million articles…
• Free
• Volunteer-written
• Supported by readers
• Neutral, encyclopedic, factual,
non-original
• No...
reference librarians and Wikipedia
adding references
user education
reference projects
archive & collection partnerships
Unexpected risks are accounted
for, unexpected rewards are
discounted.
– Liam Wyatt
(2010 British Museum “Wikipedian-in-Re...
Tapei, Taiwan: Wikimania 2007
Be Bold
Phoebe Ayers
Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
UC Davis Libraries
payers@wikimedia.org
Librarians & Wikipedia
Librarians & Wikipedia
Librarians & Wikipedia
Librarians & Wikipedia
Librarians & Wikipedia
Librarians & Wikipedia
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Librarians & Wikipedia

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Short presentation given at the 30th Charleston Acquisitions Conference, Charleston SC. Presents an overview of Wikipedia & the Wikimedia Foundation, and suggests ways libraries & librarians can help.

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Librarians & Wikipedia

  1. 1. Wikimedia’s vision Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment.
  2. 2. 15 million articles… • Free • Volunteer-written • Supported by readers • Neutral, encyclopedic, factual, non-original • No top down editorial control: • Community curated work
  3. 3. reference librarians and Wikipedia
  4. 4. adding references
  5. 5. user education
  6. 6. reference projects
  7. 7. archive & collection partnerships
  8. 8. Unexpected risks are accounted for, unexpected rewards are discounted. – Liam Wyatt (2010 British Museum “Wikipedian-in-Residence”)
  9. 9. Tapei, Taiwan: Wikimania 2007 Be Bold
  10. 10. Phoebe Ayers Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees UC Davis Libraries payers@wikimedia.org

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