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Adding academics to Wikipedia by academic librarians: reflections on Ukrainian context

Name(s) and/or username(s)[edit]



Type of submission (Please choose one)[edit]

  • Individual Presentations (15 minutes)

Keywords and hashtags[edit]

academics, scholars, faculty staff, biographical Wikipedia articles, academia representation, conflict of interest, quality issue


Promoting Wikipedia by Ukrainian Wikimedians and Wikipedia’s reputation as another space for scholar profile brought some visible results over the past decade. Along with hosting edit-a-thon events and encouraging library users to edit Wikipedia, academic librarians are also getting involved in editing. They add content as part of their professional activity: articles about professors and academia seems to be on the top of their interest in this process. And by reviewing those articles, I observe some advantages and disadvantages of such work. Let's figure what prevails...

Expected outcomes[edit]

  • Pros and cons of writing on academics by librarians of the same institution shared
  • does and donts on involving librarians in editing discussed

Duration (without Q&A)[edit]

15 min

Specific requirements[edit]

Also submitted Like Wikipedia but showier: gallery page about library on WikiCommons

Interested attendees (Please add yourself, and you may indicate your questions to the presenter).[edit]

  1. I'm always curious about how to get academic librarians interested in editing! Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 16:40, 22 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  2. I personally avoid editing articles about professors or employees at my institution. However, I did help an academic library in Europe that was doing this (because it did not go as planned and they needed help fixing the situation). Bridges2Information (talk) 17:31, 22 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Ngostary2k (talk) 10:06, 26 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Lilian Viana (talk) 22:33, 26 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Klaul (talk)