இந்த உலகில் உள்ள அனைத்து நூலகர்களும் விக்கிப்பீடியாவிற்கு இன்னும் ஒரு மேற்கோளை சேர்த்தால் எப்படி இருக்கும் என்று கற்பனை செய்துபாருங்கள்.
Wikipedia is a first stop for researchers. Let's make it better! Your goal today is to add one reference to Wikipedia! Any citation to a reliable source is a benefit to Wikipedia readers worldwide. When you add the reference to the article, make sure to include the hashtag #1Lib1Ref in the edit summary so that we can track participation.
Running from January 15 to February 3, the #1Lib1Ref campaign is and has been supported by Wikipedia Library and a number of Wikimedia Affiliates around the world. We also work closely with a number of local library networks to promote the campaign. Check out who is participating and add your organization.
As part of the campaign local libraries of all types and sizes are hosting activities to promote the campaign: check them out! If you would like to host one, check this Coffee Hour kit for ideas and tools!
If you need help at any time, connect with other librarians or post a message to the Talk page.
Why Should I Participate?
Wikipedia is an invaluable part of every researcher's process. More references make Wikipedia a better reference tool. Join us, and make a small contribution to the sum of all human knowledge!
Because anyone can edit Wikipedia, the Wikipedia community has developed a core strategy to ensure the quality of information in its articles: including footnotes to reliable sources to allow Wikipedia readers to "verify" the information. This strategy helps the global volunteer community effectively work towards meeting Wikipedia's vision: creating "the sum of all human knowledge."
Readers and editors who don't feel confident about a piece of information in an article can add a "citation needed" tag next to that statement. These tags are similar to reference questions: members of the public asking for reliable research to back up the information they are reading. English Wikipedia alone has over 380,000 citation needed statements.
Thousands of articles need more references; 210,000 articles on English Wikipedia have no references at all. Imagine if every librarian in the world took 15 minutes to address one of the citation needed queries! Wikipedia would greatly reduce these gaps.