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Wikipedia + the Internet Archive offer a new reason to include Wikipedia in student research

The Internet Archive and an army of Wikipedians are working towards achieving improved consensus around knowledge and greater historical accuracy by, as founder Brewster Kahle shares, weaving books into the fabric of the web itself. Last week, at its annual celebration, the Internet Archive announced the initiative in which it will be Weaving Books into […]

Isn’t it time to stop Wikipedia shaming?

I am currently working on a research project with partners from the University of Florida and OCLC. Researching Students’ Information Choices (RSIC), our IMLS-funded study, uses simulated Google result lists to examine what happens when student researchers make real-time search engine result page decisions. I thought I’d share some of our preliminary findings. This post […]

Wikipedia and JSTOR partner

In a Wikimedia blog post this week, Steven Walling shared news of an exciting partnership. JSTOR, that non-profit consortium-based database, beloved by high school and college students everywhere for its scholarly, authoritative content, will now provide the 100 most active Wikipedia editors with free access to the complete archive collections on JSTOR, including more than […]

Research and an infographic about research

Infographics are viral. In my own PLN, one of us discovers an infographic relevant to learning or libraries or research and it’s all over the edtech/library world in a matter of minutes.  And many of us are now using infographics as a student assessment. But, like political or commercial messages, infographics are carefully-crafted media messages.  […]

Wikipedia to go dark tomorrow in opposition to SOPA/PIPA

You may want to warn the kids about this. You may want to chat with them about it too.  (Read Digital Shift, ALA’s PIPA, SOPA and the OPEN Act Quick Reference Guide, and my previous post for background.) The official release from the Wikimedia Foundation: English Wikipedia to go dark January 18 in opposition to […]