Wikipedia Library

  1. Celebrate Wikipedia’s birthday by joining your local library in the #1Lib1Ref campaign

    The annual #1lib1ref campaign asks librarians to add a citation to a reliable source to Wikipedia—and it’s easy to get involved.... Read more

  2. Community digest: Wikimedia Israel takes on fake news with comics; the Wikipedia Library names first Star Coordinator; news in brief

    To believe or not to believe? This is the question. Wikimedia Israel is extrapolating Wikipedia’s reliable sources guideline to the rest of the internet; The Wikipedia Library names Tunisia’s Houcemeddine Turki as the first Star Coordinator. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from the first WikiCamp in Macedonia, English Wikipedia’s Wikicup wraps up, af... Read more

  3. Celebrate Open Access Week by adding open citations to Wikipedia

    “Wikipedia is open access by nature, but it’s important that our citations be free to read as well,” says Jake Orlowitz, who leads the Wikipedia Library. “For readers to use Wikipedia as a starting point for deeper research, it’s essential that our citations lead to sources that are not behind paywalls.”... Read more

  4. You can now add automatically generated citations to millions of books on Wikipedia

    Wikipedia editors can now draw on WorldCat, the world’s largest database of books, to generate citations on Wikipedia thanks to a collaboration between OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) and the Wikimedia Foundation’s Wikipedia Library program.... Read more

  5. Wikipedia builds a digital library system

    Through the Wikipedia Library program, the resources available to Wikipedians continue to grow, allowing these editors to use the best sources available to improve Wikipedia.... Read more

  6. Engaging the world’s libraries with Wikipedia—what are the opportunities?

    Do library patrons get the best information for the topic they are looking for? Do they have the skills needed to use Wikipedia as part of a research process that helps with learning and advancement of human society?... Read more

  7. Engaging librarians (and others) through social technologies: A #1lib1ref think-piece

    This campaign was more than an outreach effort: it helped us to explore new technologies that facilitate diverse communities to participate in Wikipedia. To support a clear call to action for librarians, we incorporated three social technologies to grow the campaign: social media, hashtags (both inside and outside of Wikipedia), and microcontributions. Together they helped us share an inviting and... Read more

  8. Updated: the story of Wikipedia and libraries is being rewritten around the world this week with #1Lib1Ref

    The libraries community has a huge number of opportunities to help solve gaps on Wikipedia.... Read more

  9. How can you write an open access encyclopedia in a closed access world?

    John G. Dove, whose efforts with Credo Reference helped establish The Wikipedia Library, reflects on Wikipedia’s complex connections to the Open Access Publishing movement.... Read more

  10. Librarian as public knowledge leader: ways to use Wikipedia