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From Wikipedia to our libraries

"Looked at the right way, Wikipedia can be a big help in making online readers aware of their library’s offerings. One of the things we spend a lot of time on in libraries is organizing information into distinct, conceptual categories. That’s what Wikipedia does too: so far, their English edition has over 4 million concepts identified, described, and often populated with reference links. And Wikipedia has encouraged people to add links to relevant digital library collections on various topics, through programs like Wikipedia Loves Libraries and Wikipedian in Residence programs. But while these programs help bring some library resources online, and direct people to those selected resources, there’s still a lot of other relevant library material that users can’t get to via Wikipedia, but can via the libraries that are near them."


We need to market more libraries on the Wikipedia, by adding and maintaining entries for more library systems. This is free marketing, but many library systems refuse or ignore the ability to mount their information on Wikipedia. Preesently, large national libraries such as the Library of Congress or the National Library of Medicine have entires, but many county and college libraries do not, even when the college itself or thye individual county already has an entry.