Using the library to make Wikipedia better

“Wikipedia is one of the most-visited sites on the internet, and an incredibly common source of facts for everything from blog posts to term papers. But as we all know, crowd-sourced sites like Wikipedia are not always correct. This Knight Foundation prize-winning project (https://knightfoundation.org), from the Online Computer Library Center, aims to both make library resources available for Wikipedia editors in order to create better, more accurate entries, and to train librarians to become Wikipedia editors themselves. Because better sources mean better entries mean better term papers.”
Source: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/future-libraries-180959925/
Watch a talk about it from Merrilee Proffitt, a senior program officer in OCLC Research: https://vimeo.com/171971272

Using the library to make Wikipedia better
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