Wikipedia and Libraries: What's the Connection?

Speakers: 
Max Klein and Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC Research
Information Access Seminar
Friday, August 24, 2012, 3:10 pm - 5:00 pm
107 South Hall

We'll talk about synergies between libraries and Wikipedia, what OCLC Research has been doing to connect libraries and Wikipedia to ensure that those who start their research in Wikipedia can find resources in libraries. We'll talk about our VIAFBot project and a range of potential projects that we've identified that will be interesting to both librarians and Wikipedians.

Bio: 

Max Klein is OCLC Research's Wikipedian in Residence. He is working with OCLC Research as community coordinator to explore and pursue mutually beneficial projects between OCLC, library stakeholders, and the Wikipedia community through a range of activities, including working with OCLC staff and libraries to help foster a broader understanding of Wikipedia's practices.

Merrilee Proffitt is a senior program officer in OCLC Research. She provides project management skills and expert support to institutions represented within the OCLC Research Library Partnership, with a special focus on increasing visibility of archives and special collections.