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interview with Michael Barera, Ford Presidential Library’s new Wikipedian in Residence

White campaign tab with “WIN” in bold, red letters accompanied by a small red fish. I had read with interest the articles that came out recently about the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library getting a Wikipedian in Residence. For more … Continue reading

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Shiny Toys or Useful Tools? Wikis and Blogs

Walt Crawford’s new version of Cites & Insights contains the freestanding article version (pdf) of the talk he gave at the OLA Superconference that I thought was so useful. Lots of good charts and graphs and stats about the world … Continue reading

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on wikis

I find that ever since I edited a typo on the celebrity sex tape entry on Wikipedia (slightly nsfw), I’ve become more interested in the site. This is because Wikipedia lets you have a watchlist, a list of all the … Continue reading

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Wikipedia vs. Britannica from a librarian perspective.

Good article in this month’s Searcher Magazine comparing and contrasting Wikipedia and Britannica with an eye towards castigating neither. Let’s act like careful, reasonable people. Wikipedia is a great starting point. It’s a lesson in research methodology, a fun way … Continue reading

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best practices wiki

It’s possible, though unlikely that you haven’t yet checked out Meredith’s Best Practices wiki where librarians can share their success stories. It’s filling with content slowly and remember, you can help. For those who are new to wiki culture, I … Continue reading

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