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this movement:
the past, present & future of
Wikipedia
Phoebe Ayers
Wikimedia Foundation
UC Davis Libraries
1. Edit this movement
Taipei, Wikimania 2007
Imagine a world in which every
single human being can freely
share in the sum of all
knowledge.
- Wikimedia’s vision state...
inter-language
links
Wikimedia is global
Wikimedia chapters, 2013 (dark blue = founded)
What is Wikimedia?
12 projects
280 languages
25 million Wikipedia articles
18 million media files
 100,000 active editors...
The cultivated person’s first duty
is to always be prepared to
rewrite the encyclopedia.
-Umberto Eco
Wikimania 2005
[[user:Walkerma]]
Bangalore, 2010
Wikimania, Buenos Aires 2009
David Ferrieio, Wikimania 2012
Wikimania, Haifa 2011
• Free [to use and reuse]
• Volunteer-written
• Supported by readers
• Everyone can participate
• Neutral, encyclopedic, f...
2. How Wikipedia Works
Or: what is there to do today?
History of an article
compare
Date of edit
username
Their other contributions
Edit summary
Revision of an article – one “edit”
Evaluating an article
Becoming an editor
…saving an edit
Why bother?
3. Wikimedia and libraries
Add a reference
Information literacy
Wikipedia in the classroom
Wikipedians in libraries
Edit-a-thon, Multnomah County Library, 2012
Opening the world’s archives
“GLAM”
Edit this page
4. The future
Planning for the next 10 years
Bridging the gender gap
Contributors everywhere
And readers, too
Kenya, OLPC school project
Keeping knowledge free
SOPA blackout, Jan 18 2012
Thank you
psayers@ucdavis.edu
Edit this movement: the past, present & future of Wikipedia
Edit this movement: the past, present & future of Wikipedia
Edit this movement: the past, present & future of Wikipedia
Edit this movement: the past, present & future of Wikipedia
Edit this movement: the past, present & future of Wikipedia
Edit this movement: the past, present & future of Wikipedia
Edit this movement: the past, present & future of Wikipedia
Edit this movement: the past, present & future of Wikipedia
Edit this movement: the past, present & future of Wikipedia
Edit this movement: the past, present & future of Wikipedia
Edit this movement: the past, present & future of Wikipedia
Edit this movement: the past, present & future of Wikipedia
Edit this movement: the past, present & future of Wikipedia
Edit this movement: the past, present & future of Wikipedia
Edit this movement: the past, present & future of Wikipedia
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  1. 1. this movement: the past, present & future of Wikipedia Phoebe Ayers Wikimedia Foundation UC Davis Libraries
  2. 2. 1. Edit this movement
  3. 3. Taipei, Wikimania 2007
  4. 4. Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. - Wikimedia’s vision statement
  5. 5. inter-language links
  6. 6. Wikimedia is global Wikimedia chapters, 2013 (dark blue = founded)
  7. 7. What is Wikimedia? 12 projects 280 languages 25 million Wikipedia articles 18 million media files  100,000 active editors  100s of local meetup groups  38 local/national level chapters  150 employees at the Wikimedia Foundation, San Francisco  1,130,000 individual financial donors (in 2011-12)  500,000,000 readers
  8. 8. The cultivated person’s first duty is to always be prepared to rewrite the encyclopedia. -Umberto Eco
  9. 9. Wikimania 2005
  10. 10. [[user:Walkerma]]
  11. 11. Bangalore, 2010
  12. 12. Wikimania, Buenos Aires 2009
  13. 13. David Ferrieio, Wikimania 2012
  14. 14. Wikimania, Haifa 2011
  15. 15. • Free [to use and reuse] • Volunteer-written • Supported by readers • Everyone can participate • Neutral, encyclopedic, factual • No top down editorial control: • Community curated work Values
  16. 16. 2. How Wikipedia Works Or: what is there to do today?
  17. 17. History of an article
  18. 18. compare Date of edit username Their other contributions Edit summary Revision of an article – one “edit”
  19. 19. Evaluating an article
  20. 20. Becoming an editor
  21. 21. …saving an edit
  22. 22. Why bother?
  23. 23. 3. Wikimedia and libraries
  24. 24. Add a reference
  25. 25. Information literacy
  26. 26. Wikipedia in the classroom
  27. 27. Wikipedians in libraries Edit-a-thon, Multnomah County Library, 2012
  28. 28. Opening the world’s archives
  29. 29. “GLAM”
  30. 30. Edit this page
  31. 31. 4. The future
  32. 32. Planning for the next 10 years
  33. 33. Bridging the gender gap
  34. 34. Contributors everywhere
  35. 35. And readers, too Kenya, OLPC school project
  36. 36. Keeping knowledge free SOPA blackout, Jan 18 2012
  37. 37. Thank you psayers@ucdavis.edu
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