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Wikipedia and Academic Libraries: A Global ProjectEdited by Laurie M. Bridges, Raymond Pun, and Roberto A. Arteaga
“This book is the perfect retort to anyone who claims Wikipedia has no place in higher education. There is no resource more global or better suited to supporting student (and staff!) development, from media literacy to civic participation, critical thinking or research skills, anti-racism to employability. So read this and ask yourself, why isn’t your library using it?”
--Caroline Ball, Academic Librarian, University of Derby; UK Wikimedian of the Year, 2020
“Tertiary institutions all over the world are choosing Wikipedia as an answer to twenty-first-century existential questions such as:
- What are the pathways to achieving information equity in a vastly diverse world where every voice deserves to be heard?
- How can students learn information literacy skills in digital collaborative workspaces?
- How can openness be integrated into academics so that knowledge can be a factor of shared, accessible human experiences and intellectual capital that can act as scaffolding for the generation of more knowledge?
This book collates great examples of how academic librarians from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America are using Wikipedia to answer these questions and more!”
--Nkem Osuigwe, PhD, Human Capacity Development & Training Director, African Library and Information Associations & Institutions (AfLIA)