Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Leveraging Library Expertise and Collections in the Wikipedia Environment

Speaker Richard Knipel, David Goodman, and Ann Matsuuchi
Richard Knipel is President of Wikimedia NYC and Wikipedia Regional Campus Ambassador to the Northeast US, and has been a volunteer for Wikipedia for several years, with a special focus on outreach initiatives to New York area libraries, museums, universities and nonprofits. David Goodman, formerly the Biology librarian at Princeton ...




Richard Knipel is President of Wikimedia NYC and Wikipedia Regional Campus Ambassador to the Northeast US, and has been a volunteer for Wikipedia for several years, with a special focus on outreach initiatives to New York area libraries, museums, universities and nonprofits.



David Goodman, formerly the Biology librarian at Princeton University, is a Wikipedia administrator and Vice President of Wikimedia NYC.  He focuses on improving the coverage of academic journals and academic people, and on rescuing borderline articles from deletion across as many subjects and languages as he can handle.



Ann Matsuuchi is an instructional technology/systems librarian at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY. Research interests include: gender studies, science fiction, free culture, online communities, and the future of the book.



Full Description

This two hour workshop is designed for library professionals and students who are interested in learning more about how their community can collaborate with the Wikimedia projects -notably Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.

This is your opportunity to learn how Wikipedia can be used successfully by your library and how you can provide effective instruction about it to your students and patrons. It is also the chance to give needed feedback on how to improve Wikimedia collaboration in the future - software, tools, projects, documentation - all ideas welcome.

Who should attend:

Anyone interested in learning more about how Wikipedia can work as an effective means of publicizing your collections and make them more visible to online communities. Relevant to public libraries, academic libraries, special collections & archives, information/digital literacy instructors.

Objectives:

- Have an overview of Wikipedia/Wikimedia collaborations with the cultural and educational institutions: galleries, libraries, archives, museums (GLAM); academic programs and classroom projects (Campus Ambassador program)

- Learn how to get their library's multimedia used in Wikipedia articles

- Learn about everything they wanted to know about Wikipedia editing and copyright policies but were too afraid to ask

Organizer Laura Forshay

When?

Tue, Sep. 27, 2011
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center (4th floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
US