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Putting the documents library in wikipedia

One of our past guest bloggers, Rebecca Blakeley, tweeted a little while ago about this Online article of interest. In it, Lauren Pressley and Carolyn McCallum talk about how libraries should participate in Wikipedia. Besides the easy step-by-step directions, Pressley and McCallum give a compelling argument for librarians adding content to Wikipedia in order to raise awareness of library collections and, more importantly, to “change academicians’ minds about Wikipedia.” Please read it, think about it, roll your sleeves up and get wiki-ing 🙂

Putting the Library in Wikipedia By Lauren Pressley and Carolyn J. McCallum. Online. Vol. 32 No. 5 — Sep/Oct 2008.

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