The Victorian Librarian:
As a follow-up to yesterday’s post on the Medieval Feminist Wikipedia Write-in event at Kalamazoo, here’s an interesting post from the Hack Library School blog on librarians using, and actively editing, Wikipedia. My becoming a Wikibrarian is looking more and more likely by the day. Who’s with me?
Originally posted on Hack Library School:
Are you a Wikibrarian? I recently became one—a librarian who edits
(“the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit”)—and I have found the experience rewarding in the extreme. I have even stumbled into a role as an embedded consultant, helping faculty teach undergrads how to write Wikipedia articles on
, on which improvements are urgently
. So what are the benefits to becoming a Wikibrarian while in library school?
Wikipedia is legit
My role as a Wikibrarian is possible because Wikipedia has become increasingly “legit” among the more open-minded educators and information professionals. Wikipedia’s rigor and quality have come a long way from Steve Carell’s classic deadpan in The Office a few years ago. Now Harvard University’s rare books library is recruiting a Wikipedian in Residence! Best uses of Wikipedia are to find background information, bibliographies, topic ideas, quick facts, and keywords. Selective editing, conflict of interest, copied and pasted text, and other…
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Christine de Pizan, in her study at the beginning of the ‘Cent balades’. From her book of “Various works” (also known as ‘The Book of the Queen’), Harley 4431, c.1410-c.1414, France. (Copyright: British Library.)
This post is partly to publicise and partly copied from the wonderful In the Medieval Middle blog
, which I can’t recommend highly enough. Some of my favourite medievalists, most notably Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
(Professor of English and the Director of the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute (MEMSI) at the George Washington University in Washington).
Delegates attending the upcoming International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, known as Kalamazoo (where the University can be found), from 8-11 May, will have the opportunity to take part in a “Wikipedia Write-in”. The particular focus of this Wikipedia exercise, organised by the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship, is a Medieval Feminist Wikipedia Write-in. Continue Reading »
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Yesterday morning, after waiting for what feels like centuries, I attended a preview screening of Effie Gray, at the Barbican Centre. The screening was the first part of a day-long symposium, Effie Gray: innocence, betrayal, and the strivings of the soul, with the film’s producer Donald Rosenfeld and co-producer Andreas Roald in attendance. The symposium took the form of four papers on the psychological themes of the film. More information on the papers and speakers is available here.
But we were only there to see the film. Continue Reading »
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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
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