Wikipedia

October 30, 2007 at 7:32 pm (conference notes, Library 2.0) (, , )

Just had a conversation with someone here about being part of making popular web spaces better – regarding facebook and myspace, mainly, but it got me thinking about other things, like Wikipedia. Here’s a link to the Wikipedia article “Fort Vancouver Regional Library District.” It’s very brief. This page, and many other community oriented pages about the cities and counties that we’re a part of, would benefit from our knowledge and expertise, and our ability to research, cite sources, and evaluate good information. The more i go to sessions here, and conferences everywhere, the more i think that we have to be active about content creation online. We’re users and guides, but we need to be creators too – in a social internet environment, there are few divisions between users and creators, and in many cases, a single act on a social site is both use and creation, as well as dissemination. You make something, revise something, reinterpret something, and publish it, all within a very small space of time.

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