Imagine a Wikipedia where everyone can check their sources.
If you have questions, share them by:
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Engage your network
We are looking for partner organizations. Partner organizations can help spread the campaign by:
- Participating in blogging, email and social media sharing during the campaign
- Directly calling on librarians in your network to participate in the campaign
- Holding webinars or other educational activities during the week
We are also excited to help librarians learn about this campaign, but we need to share it. Tweeting about your contributed Wikipedia references, links to this page, and generally sharing the page using social media are all helpful. Here are the platforms where we have a presence:
Also, reach out to your press contacts, to helps share the news about the campaign in library and information science networks.
If you post or see a post related to OAWiki on another site, add it to our Press list!
Further engage your library!
Libraries are fundamental allies to the mission of Wikipedia: collecting and disseminating the sum of all knowledge. Because of this basic mission alignment, Wikipedia editors have been engaging their local libraries as part of the Wikimedia movement's GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) outreach strategy. There are some amazing and impressive examples of librarian engagement with case studies from the Catalan Network of Public Libraries, the State Library of New South Wales, the National Library of Israel, the National Archives of the United States, and many more.
- Check out the two Discussion Papers supported by IFLA, about the opportunities for Libraries and Wikipedia to collaborate
- To learn more about how research libraries can engage with Wikipedia, check out this guide for research libraries
- To find a Wikimedia editor or community near you to help get your library more engaged, reach out to a local Wikimedia movement affiliate, the library contacts listed above, or a volunteer who act as a contact for cultural heritage organizations in their region.