Wikipedia and Academic Libraries: A Global Project

 

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Wikipedia is the largest open repository of information in the world. Since its creation in 2001, Wikipedia has become an unparalleled resource, and the de facto research starting point, for researchers of all types. When academic librarians* engage with Wikipedia, they educate users about how and why Wikipedia works, add resources and expand Wikipedia’s usability and content, and promote libraries as the center of knowledge sharing and building.

This edited volume is a collection of chapters authored by academic library workers and faculty, Library and Information Science faculty, and disciplinary faculty from around the globe that highlight their engagement with Wikimedia-related projects and activities.

This edited volume is, by design, being developed as an Open Access publication, and the editors will work to obtain Creative Commons licenses (CC BY) for all published chapters. In doing so, the editors align their work to the mission of the Wikimedia Foundation by continuing to “empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally.”

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