DPLAfest 2015 has ended
DPLAfest 2015 took place on April 17-18, 2015 in Indianapolis, bringing together over 300 to discuss everything from technology and development, to (e)books, law, genealogy, and education. The annual DPLAfest celebration will appeal to teachers and students, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, genealogists, and members of the public alike who are interested in an engaging mix of interactive workshops, hands-on activities, hackathons, discussions with community leaders and practitioners, and more. To join the conversation on Twitter, check out #dplafest

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Saturday, April 18 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Source Discovery Anyone Can Edit: Meeting Readers Where They Are…On Wikipedia

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The route to discovery for most students and researchers inevitably involves a Google search and then a click through to Wikipedia. Wikipedia is where researchers congregate on the internet to begin their search, and to reach them, open cultural data and resource curators like DPLA and its affiliates need to be involved in the process that creates and curates Wikipedia.  We will highlight the growing number of projects and programs developed by the Wikipedia Library and larger Wikipedia community that make Wikipedia a complementary partner to the efforts of DPLA.  These projects have developed in cooperation with university libraries, archivists, cultural institutions, and organizations like DPLA, Europeana and OCLC.

The discussion will focus on helping cultural institutions decide how to best leverage Wikipedia using tools like: direct editing of Wikipedia to highlight and expose collections with editathons and image uploads, linking to finding aids on relevant articles, hosting Wikipedians-in-Residence, and integration with tools like WikipeDPLA.  We will also explore new opportunities for collaboration— such as our Wikipedia Visiting Scholars program and the Wikipedia Education program. Our desire is to bring more archivists and cultural heritage curators into our midst as subject experts, connecting the circle of research and dissemination between readers, Wikipedia, and knowledge institutions.

Notes available at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1a1MuJZfOHnY0lyrQM56f5bAbJkahsUSAJMSshytYLxQ&authuser=1 

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Jake Orlowitz

Director, The Wikipedia Library
Jake Orlowitz is the Director of the Wikipedia Library. The Wikipedia Library's motivation is addressing the biggest challenges facing information professionals today: discovery and access. For libraries and publishers, the challenge today is having their resources found and used... Read More →
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Alex Stinson

Project Manager, The Wikipedia Library
Alex Stinson is a digital humanist and Wikipedian currently located in Kansas. He currently works as the Project Manager for The Wikipedia Library at the Wikimedia Foundation, where he supports libraries, publishers, and other knowledge holding institutions, like those supporting... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Indiana Historical Society: Day Classroom B 450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

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