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    1. To Wikipedia…and Beyond!

    2. Don’t forget: You can copy-paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll.

    3. Don’t forget: You can copy-paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll.

    4. Statistics on Wikipedia Source :

    5. Wikimedia Foundation

    6. “The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is 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.” Source: Wikimedia: The Mission

    7. Wikimedia ALA Access Diversity Role of community Intellectual Freedom Source: • Freedom • Accessibility • Quality • Independence • Commitment to openness and diversity • Transparency • Community as asset • Source: Wikimediavalues….

    8. Yearly global conference • Extension of mission and values • Ignited interest in Wiki Group picture @ Wikimania 2012 at GWU in D.C. Credit: Wikipedia Wikimania Conference

    9. 2005, the journal Nature discovered that Wikipedia was nearly as accurate as the Encyclopedia Britannica. • • 2007 peer-review study found 42% of damage is repaired almost immediately. • • 2008 study by PC Plus indicated that accuracy was on par with World Book Encyclopedia. • • Wikipedia has a Protection Policy for pages that are often vandalized (i.e. religions, political figures) Reliable and Relevant

    10. Articles in 287 Languages Global Collaboration

    11. Original Wiki Site • English Wikipedia: >4m articles • Anyone can add or edit content • Supports 287 languages • 5th most popular site • 500 million/month Credit: Wikipedia Wikipedia: An Overview

    12. 5 Pillars • Encyclopedia • Neutral • Free content • Respect and Civility • No firm rules Credit: Pillars of Creation, NASA Wikipedia (cont’d)

    13. Research • ESL • Writing Credit: Flickr user orangejack Wikipedia: Applications

    14. Public domain, freely licensed provided by users and used in other Wikimedia projects (ex. Wikipedia articles). • Global repository : All images, sound and video files are available in the user’s language. • Wikipedia Loves Monuments : Events aimed at making more freely licensed photos available. • Great way to contribute if you prefer media to writing! Wikimedia Commons

    15. “Library of free text” • Contains novels, documents, and other public domain or license-free materials • >250K texts as of Nov 2011 Wikisource Credit: Wikisource

    16. Wikidata Wikibooks Open content to be used by anyone, edited by anyone. Textbooks + two sub-projects: Wikijunior and Cookbooks Sort by subject, completion status or reading level. • Data in structure form, not articles. • Secondary database so users can access information in any language. • Useful for economics, social statistics, etc. • Launched 2012 by Wikimedia Deutschland Additional Wiki Sites

    17. Contributing to Wikimedia Credit: Credit: Wikicommons

    18. Make an account, poke around. Edit something! (Fixing other people’s mistakes feels good.) • Engage in discussion with other users • Wikimedia’s role in free information • Policy changes and influence in online market of information • Check out! • Includes D.C., Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Delaware • Attend editing parties, tours of local museums, or participate in Wiki Loves Monuments/Libraries events. Getting Started

    19. Transcribing Adding Content Creating articles Expanding article stubs Digitizing physical materials • Scanning and uploading documents • Editing and formatting Credit: Flickr user PugnoM Other Ways to Contribute

    20. Editing Virtual Reference Like a library reference desk Covers a variety of subjects Gain new skills! • Removing spelling/grammatical errors • Adding/reviewing citations • Removing inconsistencies, etc. Other Ways to Contribute

    21. 2011 – present • Wiki edit-a-thons hosted in libraries • Encourages collaboration between libraries, Wikipedia community, and general public • Promotes open access • Other activities – meetups, workshops • Credit: Wikicommons Wiki Loves Libraries

    22. Wikimedia is a growing, dynamic organization • Wikipedia quality depends on YOU! • Librarians CAN get involved Wrapping Up Credit: Wikicommons

    23. Questions?