Wikipedia e le biblioteche: alleanze per costruire il futuro

Merrilee Proffitt

Abstract


The vision statement of the Wikimedia Foundation states: “Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge”. If libraries had a shared mission statement, it would be something quite similar. However, librarians sometimes discount Wikipedia as being unreliable, low quality, and as a competitor to library services. In so doing, they may be missing an opportunity to leverage the omnipresence of this gentle giant in the online world. This paper highlights both the ways that OCLC has invested in partnerships with Wikimedia projects, as well as international success stories from academia, archives, museums, and libraries that all share a goal of connecting communities of knowledge.

Keyword


Wikipedia; Wikimedia; biblioteche; OCLC; Entity Management Infrastructure

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3302/0392-8586-202101-019-1

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