Imagine a World …
…where every librarian added one more reference to Wikipedia! That’s the call to action for the #1Lib1Ref, an annual campaign from Wikipedia. It runs from January 15 through February 3 this year, and participating is easy! You just find a Wikipedia article that needs a citation, find a reliable source to support it, add the citation in Wikipedia style, and then use the hashtag in the article and on social media to share your part in improving the quality of this resource that we all use at one time or another (right??). Want to know more about this great way of contributing your expertise? Check out the WebJunction webinar, “Citations Needed: Build Your Wikipedia Skills While Building the World’s Encyclopedia”, which is available for free on their site. And, if you are a National Library of Medicine (NLM) geek, which of course we are here in the PNR, check out this report of a visit from Wikipedia to the NLM and National Institutes of Health! As part of WikiProject Medicine, the meeting of the world’s largest encyclopedia (Wikipedia) and the world’s largest medical library (NLM) included discussions, tours, and hugely popular edit-a-thons. Some of the results of the meeting of the titans can be found both in Wikipedia and in the glossary for PubMed Health. Try it—a little expertise goes a long way!
Source: Dragonfly - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Blog Source Type: news
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