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titleEngaging the University Community with Wikipedia Curating and Creation
statusAccepted
themeGlobal & Local
typePanel
abstract

We propose a panel of University faculty with experience in teaching and research to discuss their experiences of engaging with Wikipedia curation. Curation of Wikipedia pages by faculty or other research experts with advanced knowledge in specific areas can greatly improve the content of pages. Graduate trainees and postdoctoral fellows have strong abilities to learn and are en route to becoming experts in their areas of interest. Therefore, university communities provide rich environments for engaging experts and advanced trainees in curating Wikipedia. Contributing to Wikipedia also brings groups together across historically siloed University departments. Workshops and seminars about the use of Wikipedia in education provide a medium for engaging members from across the breadth of the University community. Incorporating Wikipedia curating into classroom projects engages emerging professionals with the Wikipedia process and gives graduate trainees experience in writing for a public audience. The panel will discuss the variety of ways in which they have engaged with Wikipedia within their respective university communities, and reciprocally learn from the audience community.

Member; Institution; Focus
Ben Wolozin, MD, PhD; Boston University; Pharmacology
Denise Smith, MLIS; MacMaster University; Health Sciences
Amin Azzam, MD, MA; University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Wikiproject Medicine
academicNo
authorBenjamin Wolozin
emailbwolozin@bu.edu
usernameBrainMan2017
affiliatesBoston University
time60 min
requests
presented

Yes, in workshops at Boston University