January 26, 2022

Video and Text Report: Conference Presentation From OCLC Research: “Wikipedia and Libraries”

Presenter: Merrilee Proffitt, Senior Manager, OCLC Research

From the Description:

Originally presented in 2020 at the Convegno Stelline (Bibliostar) 2020, this session “Wikipedia and Libraries: Partnerships to reach the future” highlights how OCLC has invested in partnerships with Wikimedia projects, and shares success stories from different types of institutions that all share a goal of connecting communities of knowledge.

The accompanying conference paper “Wikimedia and Libraries: From Vision to Practice” makes an argument that libraries and Wikimedia make great partnerships that can collaborate to strengthen shared information access goals. The paper also shares illustrative examples from OCLC’s direct experience on efforts that partner librarians and Wikimedians working in common purpose.

See Also: Full Text Book (Open Access Version): “Leveraging Wikipedia: Connecting Communities of Knowledge; Edited by Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC Research

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.