Wikipedia is the 5th most viewed website on the internet. It receives over 500 million views a day. While there are over 5,500,000 articles in the English Wikipedia, many are incomplete or missing references. More references will make Wikipedia a better reference tool and provide you an opportunity to expose your library’s collections.
Launching in honour of Wikipedia’s birthday on 15 January 2018, one of the goals of #1Lib1Ref (One Librarian, One Reference) is to bring together libraries and Wikipedia to expand access to authoritative information. All library staff are invited to add one reference to Wikipedia from 15 January 2018 – 3 February 2018. 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 Wikipedia can track participation.
You are invited to join us for an awareness training session at the State Library of Queensland on Thursday 11 January 2018 9.30AM – 11.30AM. We will also be web conferencing this session using GoToMeeting for anyone unable to attend in person.
If you are interested in participating please contact Mary Kajewski.