Video: Wikipedia and Libraries: What’s the Connection?

Wikipedia and Libraries: What’s the Connection?, a project briefing presented at CNI’s fall 2012 membership meeting by Merrilee Proffitt of OCLC and Sara Snyder of the Smithsonian Institution, is now available on CNI’s two video channels:



This presentations examines how OCLC Research, Smithsonian Institution, and others are connecting researchers to unique materials through Wikipedia; it highlights the special role library data can play in Wikipedia, examines how Wikipedia data may be useful to libraries and scholarly institutions, introduces Wikipedia’s GLAM-Wiki initiative, and includes discussion about ways that information professionals can work collaboratively with the World’s Largest Free Encyclopedia.

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Previously-released video from CNI’s fall 2012 meeting:
Force11: The Future of Research Communications and E-Scholarship (Maryann Martone of the University of California, San Diego)
The PressForward Project & Scholarly Communication on the Open Web (Dan Cohen & Joan Fragaszy Troyano, CHNM/GMU)
Extending Access to Scholarly Resources: JSTOR’s Alumni Program (Heterick, JSTOR; Gibbons, Yale; Jaggers, Columbia; Tamarkin, Duke)
What Is College For? The Future of Higher Education (Hunter R. Rawlings III, Association of American Universities)
MOOCs, Mobility, and Changing Scholarly Practice: CNI’s Perspective on 2012 and 2013 (Cliff Lynch, CNI)
Massive Open Online Courses as Drivers for Change (Lynne O’Brien, Duke U.)

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Last updated:  Monday, March 18th, 2013