Submissions:2019/Leveraging On-Campus Expertise to Improve Wikipedia
- Leveraging On-Campus Expertise to Improve Wikipedia
- Reliability of Information
+ Relationship Building & Support
+ Editor Recruitment & Retention
Type of session:
A Health Sciences Librarian at a prominent health sciences university in Canada has been leveraging relationships with experts on campus to improve Wikipedia.
This presentation will discuss initiatives set in motion by a health sciences librarian who seeks to foster a culture of Wikipedia campus-wide. These activities include:
1. Leveraging a relationship with an undergraduate educational program to teach a course that requires students to learn evidence-based practice and critical appraisal skills by editing 1-2 Wikipedia articles over the course of a term 2. Co-Founding a "Wiki Club" based out of the university that invites the entire community to learn how to edit Wikipedia's health information 2. Initiating an annual "Wikipedia + Health" event in 2018 that invites participants to engage in dialogue around Wikipedia has a health information source and encourage professionals to contribute their expertise.
The impact measures of this work will be discussed in addition to a discussion of the challenges and achievements of changing on-campus perceptions of Wikipedia.
Academic Peer Review option:
- McMaster University
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