Thanks to practicum student Jamie Morin, we have a GLAM/ODW Wiki project page underway. The WikiProject will act as ODW’s central location on Wikipedia and was developed to build ODW’s authority as an author in the Wikisphere and provide an infrastructure to launch more projects and expand existing sections as needed.
For the launch, we have included one project: Ontario Community Newspapers. This project links in all articles about newspaper publications already created and published on Wikipedia by ODW staff and volunteers. The project invites volunteers to:
check and improve citations on already existing articles
connect orphan articles to related Wikipedia articles
edit existing Wikipedia articles
upload new Wikipedia articles
We invite our VITA partners and the wider community to participate in growing this project and building a strong web of information around Ontario Community Newspapers with links back to online digital newspaper collections.
Finnish settlement to Ontario, especially to northern Ontario, exploded 100 years ago. They brought their culture with them and have been keeping it strong ever since – including in such places as Thunder Bay’s Finnish quarter.
All month long, we’ll be sharing Mystery items from our VITA members’ collections. A mystery item is any record tagged with a question – often a request to help organizations complete their metadata about a piece of local history.
#1Lib1Ref is a yearly chance for library and heritage professionals to try their hand at improving Wikipedia’s accuracy and reliability. The campaign starts today and goes until February 5th. Continue reading It’s #1Lib1Ref time again!
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