Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at the library of the Royal Society

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  1. Tagishsimon says:

    There’s a lot of work being done on wikipedia by libraries, museums & galleries, and a thriving international outreach initiative at http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM

    Most often it tends to be the more prestigious institutions that grok the possibilities first – the Smithsonian, the British Library, etc. – and which engage wikipedians-in-residence, run edit-a-thons, donate images & video; the GLAM site has some case studies.

    Apart from the obvious commonality of mission, there’s some evidence (citation needed) that engaging with wikipedia can drive click-through to institution websites. Generally it’s a win-win proposition.

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