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How Wikipedia infiltrated academia

By John Lubbock, Communications Coordinator of Wikimedia UK It was about 2007 when Wikipedia hit the mainstream. Millions of students were now using one website to get an introduction to their new course subjects, and many, of course, were not particularly careful about their use of copy paste. In a way, Wikipedia was the victim… read more »

Is Wikipedia Relevant to University Web Managers?

This guest post is by Brian Kelly and was originally published here. Re-used with kind permission. Areas Apparently Not Being Addressed By Web Managers Recently in a post entitled “Pondering the Online Legacy of my Work” I described how two recent Facebook messages highlighted areas which appear not to be being addressed widely across the web management community. The post… read more »

Let’s get serious about Wikipedia

This post was written by Dr Martin Poulter, Jisc Wikimedia Ambassador If you use Wikipedia to read about shell shock, look at the skeleton of a greater flamingo, or investigate the Enquiry into the Cost of the National Health Service, you benefit from scholarly content shared by academics or institutions. Over the last year, I’ve… read more »

EduWiki kicks off amid great anticipation

There’s excitement in the air in Leicester this morning as our EduWiki Conference gets under way. Academics from three continents are meeting with Wikipedians and opinion-formers to discuss the use of Wikimedia projects, such as Wikipedia, in higher education. As well as universities, organisations represented include JISC and the Mozilla Foundation. Delegates will be examining the… read more »

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