Wikipedia Loves Libraries @ Harvard
Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 4:00 PM (EST)
Wikipedia Loves Libraries
Harvard students and librarians are invited to attend a learning session on Wikipedia at 4pm on Thursday, November 17th, in the Lamont Forum Room. The Forum Room event will be followed by a hands-on editing workshop in the Lamont Collaborative Learning Space (B30). (Please bring your own computer to participate in the editing workshop). The event is being led by Harvard Wikipedians, with participation by Boston area Wikipedians. The event is being sponsored by the Harvard Library Strategic Conversations planning committee, which is a group of volunteer members of the library community with a mission to engage library colleagues in open, community-driven discussion about the future of libraries.
If you are a Boston area Wikipedian not affiliated with Harvard and you would like to attend, please email Corinna Baksik, corinna _ baksik @ harvard dot edu.
3:30pm - Meet 'n' Greet for librarians. Meet face-to-face with Wikipedians and talk about librarian-specific interests vis-a-vis Wikipedia.
4:00pm - An introductory presentation:
• Everything you need to know to edit Wikipedia in 5 minutes
• An overview of the culture and 'governance' of Wikipedia
• How Wikipedia handles external sources (citing sources, "reliable sources" policy, etc.)
• Wikipedia's content inclusion policies (why some content gets deleted)
• How academic communities can use their resources to improve Wikipedia
4:45pm - Q&A
5:30pm - Editing workshop in B30 (limited to 40 people)
Please note that there is no food permitted in B30, so grab pizza beforehand. Drinks in covered containers are fine.
When & Where
Harvard Library Strategic Conversations
A group of volunteer members of the Harvard Library community with a mission to engage library colleagues in open, community-driven discussion about the future of libraries.