Film, Video Cultural Institutions & Wikipedia: A Mutually Beneficial Relationship

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Title
Cultural Institutions & Wikipedia: A Mutually Beneficial Relationship
Summary
Over the past few years, cultural institutions have formed partnerships with Wikipedia in order to increase their visibility on the web and connect with a vibrant community of online volunteers. As a purpose-driven, non-profit educational project, Wikipedia and its sister sites have shared values and interests with cultural institutions that are only now being fully realized. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has become an enthusiastic and vocal participant in this movement to build bridges with Wikipedia and its community. Using specific examples, Dominic McDevitt-Parks discusses how NARA views the partnership as a vehicle for increasing access to holdings, citizen engagement, and openness, while addressing practical concerns and challenges institutions will likely face if they choose to become involved.
Event Date
August 13, 2012
Notes
-  Dominic McDevitt-Parks was Wikipedian in residence at the National Archives and Records Administration from 2011-2012. He came to NARA from the Archives Management program at Simmons College and also holds a B.A. in history from Reed College. He has been a volunteer Wikipedia contributor since 2004.
-  Kristin Anderson is a cataloging librarian in the History and Military Science section at the Library of Congress. She is an active volunteer in the Wikipedia community.
Related Resources
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page External
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration: http://www.archives.gov/
Running Time
1 hours, 27 minutes, 48 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
video
online text

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