this movement:the past, present & future ofWikipediaPhoebe AyersWikimedia FoundationUC Davis Libraries
1. Edit this movement
Taipei, Wikimania 2007
Imagine a world in which everysingle human being can freelyshare in the sum of allknowledge.- Wikimedia’s vision statement
inter-languagelinks
Wikimedia is globalWikimedia chapters, 2013 (dark blue = founded)
What is Wikimedia?12 projects280 languages25 million Wikipedia articles18 million media files 100,000 active editors 100...
The cultivated person’s first dutyis to always be prepared torewrite 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, factu...
2. How Wikipedia WorksOr: what is there to do today?
History of an article
compareDate of editusernameTheir other contributionsEdit summaryRevision 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 librariesEdit-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, tooKenya, OLPC school project
Keeping knowledge freeSOPA blackout, Jan 18 2012
Thank youpsayers@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
Edit this movement: the past, present & future of Wikipedia
Edit this movement: the past, present & future of Wikipedia
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Edit this movement: the past, present & future of Wikipedia

  1. 1. this movement:the past, present & future ofWikipediaPhoebe AyersWikimedia FoundationUC Davis Libraries
  2. 2. 1. Edit this movement
  3. 3. Taipei, Wikimania 2007
  4. 4. Imagine a world in which everysingle human being can freelyshare in the sum of allknowledge.- Wikimedia’s vision statement
  5. 5. inter-languagelinks
  6. 6. Wikimedia is globalWikimedia chapters, 2013 (dark blue = founded)
  7. 7. What is Wikimedia?12 projects280 languages25 million Wikipedia articles18 million media files 100,000 active editors 100s of local meetup groups 38 local/national level chapters 150 employees at the Wikimedia Foundation, SanFrancisco 1,130,000 individual financial donors (in 2011-12) 500,000,000 readers
  8. 8. The cultivated person’s first dutyis to always be prepared torewrite 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 workValues
  16. 16. 2. How Wikipedia WorksOr: what is there to do today?
  17. 17. History of an article
  18. 18. compareDate of editusernameTheir other contributionsEdit summaryRevision 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 librariesEdit-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, tooKenya, OLPC school project
  36. 36. Keeping knowledge freeSOPA blackout, Jan 18 2012
  37. 37. Thank youpsayers@ucdavis.edu

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